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What really is sarcopenia?

Sarcopenia is defined as the slow loss of muscular mass, strength, and function. The disorder primarily affects the elderly and is thought to be caused by ageing. Sarcopenia can have a significant influence on your quality of life by impairing your capacity to conduct regular duties. It can cause you to lose your independence and […]

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Porosity Variation of the Major Rock Types

Normally, Rocks are categorized under the three major types, such as; Igneous rocks, Sedimentary rocks and Metamorphic rocks according to the origin. Igneous rocks: Igneous rocks are formed by the molten rocks which called as magma within the Earth interior and the Lava on the Earth surface. The rock texture is decided by the cooling

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Water bearing Formations

Any geological structure/formation/strata which contains water is called as a Water bearing formation. Typically, water bearing formations are named as Aquifers in geology. Those structures have capacity to absorb or transmit water, and generally formed as soil or rock formations. Most of the aquifers are highly porous and permeable. Thus, those structures are mainly taken

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Origin of Groundwater

Origin of Groundwater Groundwater is the water which established in the geological formations (Fractures, Fissures, Pore Spaces) in the underground. Those groundwater bearing formations are called as Aquifers in Geology. However, groundwater copies the surface topography; Mostly groundwater flows from high pressure to low pressure (pressure gradients) fracture paths. Generally, groundwater of the world is

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Predictive Modeling

Utilizing predetermined outcomes to develop, process, and validate models is known as predictive modelling. To develop, process, and evaluate a model that can be used to predict future outcomes, predictive modelling is the process of employing known findings. It is an instrument used in predictive analytics, a data mining technique that seeks to provide an

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Magic Mushrooms

Magic mushrooms are a variety of naturally occurring mushrooms that contain Psilocybin. Psylocibin is a psychedelic drug that can affect all the senses of a person and can cause hallucinating effects. Psilocybin in magic mushrooms get converted to Psilocin upon digestion, which can cause psychoactive effects. The appearance of magic mushrooms look much similar to

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First pictures from Nasa’s James Webb space telescope uncover antiquated galaxies

Nasa has delivered a picture of remote as they were 13bn quite a while back, the very first look from the most remarkable telescope sent off into space, which promises to reshape how we could decipher the start of the universe. The little cut of the universe, called SMACS 0723, has been caught in sharp

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Chronic kidney diseases of uncertain etiology (CKDue) in Sri Lanka: geographic distribution and environmental implications

Rohana Chandrajith,  Shanika Nanayakkara,  Kozuyoshi Itai,  T. N. C. Aturaliya, C. B. Dissanayake,  Thilak Abeysekera,  Kouji Harada,  Takao Watanabe,  Akio Koizumi Abstract The increase in the number of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients from the north central region of Sri Lanka has become a environmental health issue of national concern. Unlike in other countries where

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Serum and urine fluoride levels in populations of high environmental fluoride exposure with endemic CKDu: a case–control study from Sri Lanka

W. B. N. T. Fernando1 . Nishantha Nanayakkara 2. Lishanthe Gunarathne3, Rohana Chandrajith4 1Centre for Education, Research and Training on Kidney Diseases (CERTKiD), Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 2Transplant and Dialysis Unit, Teaching Hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka 3Base Hospital, Girandurukotte, Sri Lanka 4Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya,

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