Good news for coffee lovers: Espresso may prevent Alzheimer’s protein clumping

Espresso, whether savoured on its own or combined into a latte, Americano, or even a martini, delivers an ultra-concentrated rush of caffeine to coffee lovers. But it could be doing more than just wake you awake. According to preliminary in vitro laboratory testing, espresso components can suppress tau protein aggregation – a mechanism thought to be linked in the beginning of Alzheimer’s disease.

Another Alzheimer’s drug, made by Eli Lilly, shows promise to slow disease

Eli Lilly’s Alzheimer’s drug has shown promise to slow down cognitive and functional decline in people who are in early stages of the disease’s progression, according to results of phase 3 trial. This comes on the heels of Eisai and Biogen’s lecanemab, known by the brand name Leqembi, becoming the first to get US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) full approval, earlier this month, to slow down disease progression in adult patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

WHO classifies non-sugar sweetener Aspartame as possibly carcinogenic to humans, but safe within limits

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday classified non-sugar sweetener aspartame as a possible carcinogen and said it is safe to have it with a daily intake of 40 milligrams per kilogram of a person’s body weight. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) released the assessments of the aspartame.

Women scientists are powering India’s moon mission Chandrayaan-3

Even though the Chandrayaan-3 mission is helmed by men, unlike the Chandrayaan-2 mission, a sizable number of women are behind the latest moon mission, said a senior official of Indian Space Research Organization. (ISRO) “There are about 54 female engineers/scientists who worked directly in the Chandrayaan-3 mission. They are associate and deputy project directors and project managers of various systems working at different centres,” a senior official of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.

Indian-origin researchers’ air monitor device can check for Covid, flu & RSV

A team of Indian-origin American researchers has developed a real-time monitor that can detect any of the SARS-CoV-2 virus variants in a room in about five minutes. The inexpensive, proof-of-concept device, developed by combining recent advances in aerosol sampling technology and an ultrasensitive biosensing technique, could also potentially monitor for other respiratory virus aerosols, such as influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).