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Hubble telescope back in action, releases new images
Washington, July 23 (IANS) NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has returned to full science observations and released new images, following recovery from a computer anomaly that suspended the telescopes observations for more than a month.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
'No way': China on WHO's plans to revisit Covid lab leak theory
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) China on Thursday accused the World Health Organisation of "arrogance" and a "disrespect for common sense" as it proposed a second phase investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic, media reports said.
2021-07-22
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Why Delta Covid variant is spreading rapidly
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) People infected with the Delta variant of Covid-19 produce far more virus than those infected with the original version of coronavirus making it very easy to spread, according to a study.
2021-07-22
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Kerala researchers upbeat after documenting 1st black palm squirrel in subcontinent
Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS) The journey to document what is billed as the first black palm squirrel to be scientifically documented in the Indian subcontinent, has taken a team of research professionals from Kerala 13 long years.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Traditional Japanese breakfast may be effective against Covid
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) Researchers have found that a fermented soybean dish often served for breakfast in Japan, can prove to be effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
GUVNL withdraws subsidy, leaves 4,000 solar projects stranded
Ahmedabad, July 22 (IANS) State-run Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) withdraws subsidy to small-scale distributed solar projects, affecting about 4000 projects with an aggregate capacity of around 2500 MW signed power.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Gujarat,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
IITM model to help reduce air pollution in Delhi
July 21, New Delhi (IANS) Much ahead of the air pollution season in north-west India, especially in Delhi-NCR, scientist have come up with a Decision Support System (DSS) that will not just help zero in on the exact sources contributing to Delhi's pollution, but also predict practical scenarios in winters.
2021-07-21
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Covid is a test and world is failing: WHO chief
Tokyo, July 21 (IANS) As Japan goes ahead with Olympics 2021, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday said that the coronavirus pandemic is a test in which the world is failing.
2021-07-21
Category: International, Japan,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Scientists discover 15,000-year-old viruses from Tibetan glacier
New York, July 21 (IANS) Scientists have found viruses nearly 15,000-years-old in two ice samples taken from the Tibetan Plateau in China. Most of those viruses, which survived because they had remained frozen, are unlike any viruses that have been cataloged to date.
2021-07-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Took 3 different Covid shots, says Chinese top health official
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) While scientists across the globe are debating on the need for a third booster jab against Covid-19 and whether the shots can be mixed, China's top disease control official said he has taken three different shots against the infectious disease, the media reported.
2021-07-21
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Heart-related test may indicate death risk in Covid patients
London, July 21 (IANS) Testing people for heart-related issues may help to identify patients hospitalised with Covid-19 who face an especially high risk of dying, suggests a study.
2021-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Low-cost electrical contact material developed for thermoelectric devices
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new low-cost electrical contact material for thermoelectric devices that is stable at high temperature and gives more than 10 per cent conversion efficiency.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Technology
Novel autoantibody sparks inflammation, blood clots in Covid patients
New York, July 20 (IANS) US researchers have discovered a functional autoantibody in Covid-19 patients that contributes to the disease's development and the "firestorm" of blood clots and inflammation it induces.
2021-07-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Scientists discover novel coronavirus in British bats
London, July 20 (IANS) A coronavirus related to the virus that causes Covid-19 in humans has been found in UK horseshoe bats. It is the first time that a sarbecovirus (SARS-related coronavirus) has been found in a horseshoe bat and the first to be discovered in the UK.
2021-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
US boosts funding to breed more test monkeys in wake of Covid
Washington, July 19 (IANS) The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has invested nearly $29 million in the last two years to breed more monkeys for biomedical research, Nature reported.
2021-07-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
'Fingerprints' of long Covid in blood may lead to diagnostic test
London, July 19 (IANS) Markers in our blood -- fingerprints of infection -- could help identify individuals who have been infected by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, several months after infection, even if the individual had only mild symptoms or showed no symptoms at all, say researchers.
2021-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Covid antibodies persist at least 9 months after infection: Study
London, July 19 (IANS) Antibody levels remain high nine months after infection from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic, researchers have found.
2021-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Jeff Bezos to fly 'beyond Karman line' on Tuesday
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Jeff Bezos is all set to fly to the edge of space, beyond the Karman line, on Tuesday, along with three others, aboard his company Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech
Mathematical, computer models new edge in Covid drug trials
Toronto, July 19 (IANS) Researchers are using computer models to simulate Covid-19 infections on a cellular level -- the basic structural level of the human body.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
China's first human infection case with Monkey B Virus dies
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) A Beijing-based vet, who was confirmed as China's first human infection case with Monkey B Virus (BV), has died from the virus, but his close contacts are safe from it, for now, Global Times reported.
2021-07-18
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
UK to launch studies to find long Covid causes, treatments
London, July 18 (IANS) UK researchers have received a 20 million pound fund to investigate 'long Covid", its causes, and potential treatments, the media reported.
2021-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
NASA's Hubble space telescope returns to science operations
Washington, July 18 (IANS) NASA has returned the science instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope to operational status, almost a month after suspending their work due to trouble with its payload computer.
2021-07-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Climate change to bring more intense storms across Europe
London, July 18 (IANS) Climate change is driving a large increase in intense, slow-moving storms, a new study has found.
2021-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
How our immune system may help prevent miscarriage
New York, July 18 (IANS) The US researchers have discovered a class of immune cells that plays a role in miscarriage, which affects about a quarter of pregnancies.
2021-07-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Covid: Psychiatric patients at high risk of hospitalisation, death
London, July 18 (IANS) The odds of dying or being hospitalised following Covid-19 infection in individuals with psychiatric disorders were found to be twice as high in comparison to persons without mental disorders, finds a study.
2021-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
No sign of Covid-19 vaccine in breast milk: Study
New York, July 18 (IANS) Vaccines against Covid-19 were not detected in human milk, according to a small study, indicating vaccine safety for pregnant and lactating women and providing early evidence that the shots are not transferred to the infant.
2021-07-18
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
NASA celebrates 100th birthday of 1st American to orbit the planet
Washington, July 17 (IANS) The US space agency on Saturday celebrated the 100th birthday of astronaut John Glenn who changed the history of spaceflight, becoming the first American to orbit the planet.
2021-07-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Engineers prints 3D soft robotic hand that can play Nintendo
New York, July 17 (IANS) A team of researchers has 3D printed a soft robotic hand that is agile enough to play Nintendo's Super Mario Bros, and win too.
2021-07-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
CMFRI scientist wins ICAR award for research on seaweed
Kochi, July 17 (IANS) Kajal Chakraborty, principal scientist at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), has won national recognition for his research efforts to develop a series of nutraceutical products from seaweeds to treat various lifestyle diseases, including diabetes.
2021-07-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Science/Tech
Risat-1A, GISAT-1 : More eyes in sky for India soon
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) Indian space agency ISRO is gearing up to put two eyes in the sky to look at the country soon.
2021-07-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech
No scientific proof to show 3rd wave will impact kids: Experts
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) There is no scientific evidence to prove that the impending third wave of coronavirus disease will have a detrimental effect on children, said experts here on Friday, asking people to stay away from such misinformation, which has been on the rise since the outbreak of pandemic.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Delta variant infected even vaccinated people during 2nd wave: ICMR
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The highly contagious Delta Covid variant infected more than 80 per cent people in India during the devastating second wave of the pandemic, affecting even those who took at least one vaccine dose, revealed a study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
2021-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Wobbling moon, climate change to raise flood risk in 2030s: NASA
Washington, July 16 (IANS) A natural alteration in the Moon's orbit -- also known as wobble -- coupled with rising sea levels will lead to dramatic increases in floods in the 2030s and will last about 10 years, according to a study by NASA.
2021-07-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
IIT Madras student team qualifies for European Hyperloop Week
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) Team Avishkar of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has qualified for the European Hyperloop Week. The team, consisting of 40 students, has earned its place in the international event because of the self-propelled, autonomous hyperloop pod developed by it.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Over 5 symptoms in 1st week of infection may up risk of long Covid
London, July 16 (IANS) The presence of more than five symptoms of Covid-19 in the first week of infection is significantly associated with the development of long Covid, irrespective of age or gender, according to a new study.
2021-07-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Cholesterol lowering statins can cut death risk in Covid patients
New York, July 16 (IANS) Patients taking statin medications -- commonly used to reduce blood cholesterol levels -- are at a 41 per cent lower risk of in-hospital death from Covid-19, researchers have found.
2021-07-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Brain implant turns paralysed man's thoughts into words
New York, July 15 (IANS) US researchers have successfully developed a "speech neuroprosthesis" that has enabled a man with severe paralysis to communicate in sentences, translating signals from his brain to the vocal tract directly into words that appear as text on a screen.
2021-07-15
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Keeping your brain active may delay dementia by 5 years
New York, July 15 (IANS) Reading, writing letters and playing card games or puzzles even in advanced old age may help delay the onset of Alzheimer's dementia by up to five years.
2021-07-15
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
IIT-Hyd makes India's 1st Rapid Electronic Covid-19 RNA test kit for home use
Hyderabad, July 15 (IANS) Scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) have developed COVIHOME, an artificial intelligence-powered Covid-19 test that allows self-testing at home.
2021-07-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Hyderabad professor wins Visitor's award 2020
Hyderabad, July 15 (IANS) Professor Anunay Samanta from the School of Chemistry at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been chosen for the prestigious Visitor's Award, 2020 for Research in Physical Sciences.
2021-07-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech
Covid-related heart inflammation in kids may resolve rapidly
New York, July 15 (IANS) Heart problems in children, who were hospitalised with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) -- an inflammatory condition triggered by Covid -- lasted just a few months and resolved rapidly, suggests a study.
2021-07-15
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Covid disrupted delivery of DTP-1 jab in over 3mn kids in India: WHO
Geneva, July 15 (IANS) More than three million children in India missed a first dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis combined vaccine (DTP-1) in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to data published on Thursday by WHO and UNICEF.
2021-07-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Latest China study sheds new light on human evolution
Beijing, July 14 (IANS) A recent study led by Chinese scientists has shed new light on the origin and evolution of human language and tool use.
2021-07-14
Category: International, China,Science/Tech
Blood test to track evolution of Covid infection developed
London, July 14 (IANS) A team of researchers has developed a blood test that could be a simple and effective method for monitoring the infection caused by SARS-CoV-2, the virus leading to Covid-19.
2021-07-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Amazon acquires Facebook's satellite Internet team: Report
San Francisco, July 14 (IANS) Tech giant Amazon has acquired a team of more than a dozen wireless Internet experts from Facebook to boost its multibillion-dollar project of launching thousands of satellites and offer broadband service globally, reports The Information.
2021-07-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
Cells damaged by chronic lung disease can result in severe Covid
New York, July 14 (IANS) The airway cells of patients with chronic lung diseases are "primed" for infection by the Covid-19 virus, resulting in more severe symptoms, poorer outcomes and a greater likelihood of death, according to a study.
2021-07-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Misinformation spikes Google searches on infertility, Covid jabs
New York, July 14 (IANS) Google searches related to infertility and coronavirus vaccines increased by 34,900 per cent after two physicians submitted a petition to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) questioning the safety and efficacy data of the Covid-19 Pfizer vaccine.
2021-07-14
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Treatment with blood thinners may reduce death in Covid patients
Toronto, July 14 (IANS) Administering a full dose of a standard blood thinner early to moderately ill hospitalised patients with Covid-19 could halt the formation of blood clots and reduce the risk of severe disease and death, finds a study.
2021-07-14
Category: International, Canada,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
First liver transplant in pandemic at KGMU is a success
Lucknow, July 14 (IANS) A 43-year-old man, who underwent a liver transplant in the surgical gastroenterology department of King George's Medical University (KGMU) last month, has been discharged after recovery. This was the first liver transplant in the university after Covid-19 pandemic outbreak and done almost free.
2021-07-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Israel's SpaceIL to launch Beresheet-2 in 2024, raises $70 mn
Jerusalem, July 13 (IANS) Israel's non-profit space organisation SpaceIL has raised $70 million for a second trip to the Moon in 2024, a media report said.
2021-07-13
Category: International, Israel,Science/Tech,Technology