Hope for chronic pain sufferers as scientists discover new pain-sensing organ in the skin
Friday, 16 August 2019 Scientists have discovered a new pain organ in the skin. The cells form a network that senses painful stimuli such as pricks and impact. 1 Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden say the organ is...
The Centre for Medicinal Plants Research of Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasala discovered four new species of plants in the bio-rich Western Ghats.The team of researchers led by Dr. KM Prabhukumar, Senior Scientist and Dr. Indira Balachandran, Center Director, Department of Plant Horticulture, Kottakkal Arya Vaidyashala have discovered these new plants named as Gentiana Sasidharani, Peucedanum Pradeepianum, Hedyotis Soolamudianus and Oberonia Muthikulamensis.These new findings were accepted after a detailed study by the scientific world. The results of the study are from the world-renowned International Plant Classification Journal, published in New Zealand Phytotaxa and in the Nordic Journal of Botany from Sweden.
Unlike most European countries, Sweden opted for the 'herd immunity' strategy to battle the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. In April, Swedish state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell predicted that by the end of May, 40% of the population would develop antibodies to fight the virus. Sweden didn't impose a strict lockdown. Instead, it kept schools, restaurants and bars open. Instead, it merely asked Swedes to be careful and to enact voluntary social distancing.