May 17, 2020

Lack of sleep affects different hormones in men, women study says

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Lack of sleep affects different hormones in men, women study says
New study has found that lack of sleep affects the different hormones in men and women and also raises the appetite in men while preventing women from...

New study has found that lack of sleep affects the different hormones in men and women and also raises the appetite in men while preventing women from feeling full after a meal.

The researchers from the Columbia Medical Centre in an experiment of 27 healthy volunteers found that restricted sleep affects the level of different hormones in men than in women.

The scientists have also thought that long-term sleep deprivation may contribute to obesity as it increases the number of calories eaten the following day. 

It has now been found that the mechanism for differs between the genders. Lead author Dr. Marie-Pierre St-Onge said, “Restricting sleep in healthy, normal weight participants has limited effects on the metabolic risk factors and may affect the food intake regulating hormones differently in men and women.” 

The team also measured the hormonal levels in the blood taken from the volunteers after sleeping for four hours and for nine hours. 

It was reported that short sleep increased the total ghrelin levels in men but not women and reduced GLP-1 levels in women but not in men.

The results also suggested that the common susceptibility to overeating during the period of short sleep is related to the increased appetite in men and reduced feeling of fullness in women.

Dr. Marie says, “The state of energy balance, whether someone is in a period of weight loss or weight gain, may be critical in the metabolic and hormonal responses to sleep restriction.”

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Jul 16, 2021

Vuram launches automated app to track COVID-19 supplies

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Vuram launches automated app to track COVID-19 supplies
Vuram's Trackable app uses automation to monitor COVID-19 essential supplies in real time

A new app that tracks COVID-19 supplies in real time time has launched. 

Built by hyper-automation services company Vuram, Trackable can monitor the progress of vaccines, oxygen cylinders, PPE, and masks as they move through the supply chain. 

The app's features include street view to facilitate coordination between drivers, and trained facial recognition software powered by Microsoft Azure to ensure goods are only handled by authorised personnel. 

Other functions include: 
 * Demand management for inventories, to prioritise deliveries using automation
 * Demand analysis to predict sales trends based on stock levels
 * Offline multilingual feature for drivers
 * A dashboard to see the status and location of drivers
 * Insights on how products are performing in real-time 

The team at Vuram built Trackable as part of the Appian World 2021 Online Hackathon, where participants can take their ideas for innovative software and create a custom app. The tracking app went on to win the contest. 

“Custom component building is at the heart of this application, and we focussed on making them more creative to provide an improved user experience" said Santosh Kumar, co-developer of Trackable.

"We are happy that we have managed to make it to the top in just a month. On behalf of Vuram, I thank the Appian Hackathon team for their efforts in conducting the event, and my hearty congratulations to all the winners." 

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