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Indian teen, tech operator among finalists for UK royal's green prize
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) A 14-year-old girl and a pioneering technology from India are two of the 15 finalists announced on Friday by the UK's Prince William for the first edition of the Earthshot Prize, and have a potential chance of winning 1 million pounds to support their innovative environmental solutions.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Renowned cosmologist Padmanabhan dies of cardiac arrest in Pune
Pune, Sep 17 (IANS) Cosmologist Prof Thanu Padmanabhan, a globally renowned theoretical physicist and Dean of the Academic Department of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, passed away in Pune on Friday following a massive heart attack, a top scientist said.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Science/Tech
Y chromosome regulates genes on other chromosomes, reveal CCMB studies
Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) The Y chromosome regulates genes on other chromosomes involved in male reproduction, reveal studies done at CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, a statement said on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Top cosmologist T. Padmanabhan passes away in Pune
Pune, Sep 17 (IANS) Cosmologist Prof. T. Padmanabhan, a globally renowned theoretical physicist and Dean of the Academic Department of Inter-University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics, passed away following a massive heart attack, a top official said here on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Science/Tech
Coronavirus might have multiple animal origins: Study
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, could have spilled from animals to people multiple times, according to a preliminary analysis of viral genomes sampled from people infected in China and elsewhere early in the pandemic.
2021-09-17
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Scientists find part of universe's missing matter
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) A team of scientists has mapped a galactic wind for the first time, a finding that may help to reveal where some of the universe's missing matter is located and to observe the formation of a nebula around a galaxy.
2021-09-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
'Menstrual changes after Covid vax plausible, must be investigated'
London, Sep 16 (IANS) Some women say they experienced period changes after getting a Covid-19 vaccination. While the reported changes are short-lived, research into this possible adverse reaction remains critical to the success of the vaccination programme, according to an editorial published in The BMJ.
2021-09-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Thousands of massive, ancient volcanic eruptions on Mars: NASA
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Scientists at NASA have found evidence that a region of northern Mars called Arabia Terra experienced thousands of "super eruptions," the biggest volcanic eruptions known, over a 500 million year period.
2021-09-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Punjab sets up first genome sequencing facility
Chandigarh, Sep 16 (IANS) The Punjab government has commenced its first genome sequencing facility in Patiala town and 150 samples were tested with no new variant of coronavirus identified, state Health Minister Balbir Sidhu said on Thursday.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
How AI can help in Covid-19 treatment
London, Sep 16 (IANS) A team of international researchers have built an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that can predict how much extra oxygen a Covid-19 patient might need.
2021-09-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
SpaceX's all-civilian ready for launch on Thursday
San Francisco, Sep 15 (IANS) SpaceX, run by tech billionaire Elon Musk-run, is all set to launch into orbit its first all-civilian mission 'Inspiration4' on Thursday morning.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
Bat-related coronaviruses more frequent than thought: Study
Singapore, Sep 15 (IANS) An average of about 400,000 people are infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus (SARSr-CoVs) annually in South and Southeast Asia, according to a new study.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Saliva test for Covid outperforms commercial swab tests: Study
New York, Sep 15 (IANS) Saliva test to detect Covid-19 performs better than the nasal and oral swab tests authorised by the US Food and Drug administration (FDA), according to a study.
2021-09-15
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
ISRO working on fleet of heavy lift rockets
Chennai, Sep 15 (IANS) The Indian space agency is working on a fleet of medium to heavy lift rockets with a carrying capacity ranging from 4.9 ton to 16.3 ton, said a senior official.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech
J&J's two-dose Ebola vax regimen safe: Study
London, Sep 15 (IANS) The two-dose vaccine against Ebola virus developed by US drug maker Johnson and Johnson is safe, well tolerated and produces a strong immune response in people over the age of one, according to two new papers published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
2021-09-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Sepsis will kill more people than cancer, heart attacks by 2050: Experts
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection, is likely to kill more people by 2050 than cancer and heart attacks due to irrational use of antibiotics, said doctors and health experts here.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Clinical trial of Umifenovir proves successful in treating Covid
Lucknow, Sep 15 (IANS) The Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) has claimed that the clinical trials of antiviral drug, Umifenovir, in treatment of Covid-19, have been a successful exercise.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
India reiterates its commitment to promote nuclear programme
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Calling for greater Indo-US cooperation in the field of clean and green energy, India on Tuesday reiterated its commitment to promote atomic/nuclear programme for providing not only a major source of clean energy, but also as a major tool of application in areas like healthcare and agriculture sector.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Science/Tech
Physicists accidentally discover black holes exert pressure
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Physicists have for the first time discovered that black holes exert a pressure on their environment.
2021-09-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Pfizer initially rejected BioNTech's offer to develop Covid vaccine
London, Sep 13 (IANS) US drug maker Pfizer wrongly assumed that the coronavirus outbreak would be quickly contained and thus declined the offer made by BioNTech to develop a vaccine against the infectious disease that has so far claimed more than 4 million lives globally.
2021-09-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Why the US' FDA is taking time to approve Covid shots for kids
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) While parents are eagerly waiting to inoculate their kids with Covid-19 vaccines to protect them from infections, the US Food and Drug Administration has warned against using the currently available shots for children under 12.
2021-09-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Green tea, cocoa-rich diet may help boost survival in elderly
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Drinking green tea and taking a cocoa-rich diet may reduce age-related neuromuscular alterations that occur with sarcopenia -- the progressive loss of skeletal muscle mass and function, finds a mice study.
2021-09-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Long Covid may spike early risk of dementia
Singapore, Sep 13 (IANS) Covid survivors who continue to experience poor concentration, memory difficulties and other cognitive issues may be at high risk of developing dementia years later, according to a research.
2021-09-13
Category: International, Singapore,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Saline gargle RT-PCR test tech transferred to MSME Ministry
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) has transferred the know-how of the indigenously-developed saline gargle RT-PCR technique, used for testing Covid-19 samples, to the Union Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Ministry on a non-exclusive basis, an official statement said on Sunday.
2021-09-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Astronomers capture best images yet of peculiar 'dog-bone' asteroid
New York, Sep 12 (IANS) A team of astronomers have obtained the sharpest and most detailed images yet of the asteroid Kleopatra, using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (ESO's VLT).
2021-09-12
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Alcohol-free wine maybe just as good for your heart as real wine
London, Sep 12 (IANS) While wine has long been linked to lower risk of heart disease, a new study shows that alcohol-free versions may also give you all the health benefits of the real stuff.
2021-09-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
Covid jabs do not raise risk of miscarriage: Study
New York, Sep 12 (IANS) Pregnant women who received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine were not at higher risk for miscarriage than their unvaccinated counterparts, according to a new study.
2021-09-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Oxygen therapy may put a brake on Alzheimer's: Study
Jerusalem, Sep 12 (IANS) Oxygen therapy halted the build-up of plaque on the brain -- a key characteristic of Alzheimer's disease, in a mice model, as per a novel study.
2021-09-12
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Perseverance's rock sample to give insight into Mars' history
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has now collected two rock samples, giving scientists insight into Mars' history.
2021-09-12
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Indian rocket startup Skyroot signs MoU with Dept of Space
Chennai, Sep 11 (IANS) Private rocket startup Skyroot Aerospace Pvt Ltd and the Department of Space signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Saturday.
2021-09-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech
Regular exercise may cut anxiety risk by almost 60%
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Those who engage in regular exercise may lower their risk of developing anxiety by almost 60 per cent, finds a new study.
2021-09-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Moderna's Covid vax more effective against Delta than Pfizer, J&J: Study
New York, Sep 11 (IANS) Moderna's vaccine for Covid-19 is significantly more effective against the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV2 virus than Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson, suggests a new study.
2021-09-11
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Can Covid shots improve mental health?
New York, Sep 10 (IANS) While Covid vaccinations are known to reduce risk of death and hospitalisation from the infectious disease, a new study points out that they can also reduce anxiety and boost mental health.
2021-09-10
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Indian scientists get rare view in Sun's interior workings
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Indian scientists, along with international collaborators, have measured the magnetic field of an eruption from the Sun's atmosphere, by observing the weak thermal radio emission associated with the erupted plasma for the first time, offering a rare peek into the interior of the Sun.
2021-09-09
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech
Is Covid severity linked to genetic clotting predisposition?
London, Sep 9 (IANS) Several genetically determined traits are associated with Covid-19 susceptibility and severity, finds a study by UK researchers.
2021-09-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Covid infections plus vax may arm some with 'superhuman immunity'
New York, Sep 9 (IANS) Once infected with Covid and later fully vaccinated likely boosts immune systems of some people, providing them with a lasting defence against all future variants, according to a study.
2021-09-09
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Passion, intimacy in couples took a hit post Covid lockdown
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Relationship satisfaction, love, intimacy, and passion significantly dipped post Covid-induced lockdowns, compared with the pre-lockdown period, among both dating and married couples in India, finds a study.
2021-09-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
'Will we see humans as machines?'
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) "Zero Dark Thirty" meets "The Social Network" in this science-fiction thriller by the Hugo and Nebula award finalist S.B. Divya. "Machinehood" (Hachette) is about artificial intelligence, sentience (awareness of feelings and sensations), and labour rights in a near future dominated by the gig economy - a labour market characterised by short-term contracts as opposed to permanent jobs.
2021-09-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech
NASA confirms James Webb telescope launch in December
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) NASA has confirmed plans to launch the James Webb Space Telescope into orbit on December 18, 2021.
2021-09-09
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
ICRISAT bags 2021 Africa Food Prize
Hyderabad, Sep 8 (IANS) The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has been awarded the 2021 Africa Food Prize for work that has improved food security across 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
2021-09-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Science/Tech
DGCI approves Truenat test kit for diagnosis of Nipah
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The Drugs Controller General of India (DGCI) has granted emergency use authorisation to Truenat, a real-time PCR platform manufactured by Goa-based Molbio Diagnostics, for testing people infected with Nipah virus.
2021-09-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Covid pushed back progress made on HIV, TB & malaria: Report
Geneva, Sep 8 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic have had a devastating impact on the fight and progress made against HIV, TB and malaria worldwide in 2020, according to a new report released by the Global Fund on Wednesday.
2021-09-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Changes in plasma, immune cells linked to Covid-19 severity: Study
New York, Sep 7 (IANS) Covid-19 patients have differing immune responses that lead to disease outcomes ranging from asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection to death.
2021-09-07
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Covishield-like vax may help fight Nipah virus
London, Sep 7 (IANS) A Covishield-like vaccine has been found successful in monkey trials against Nipah virus, according to an international team of researchers.
2021-09-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Mini-brains in lab mimic Parkinson's disease
Singapore, Sep 7 (IANS) A team of researchers here has for the first time grown tiny brains-in-a-dish that mimic the major pathological features of Parkinson's disease -- a common age-related neurodegenerative disorder.
2021-09-07
Category: International, Singapore,Science/Tech
What's driving Delta Covid variant to spread
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The ability to evade neutralising antibodies while increasing infectivity is the reason why the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 has turned dominant in several countries including the UK, the US and India, according to an international team of researchers.
2021-09-07
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
NASA confirms first Mars rock sample by Perseverance rover
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) NASA's Perseverance rover on Tuesday completed the collection of the first sample of Martian rock, a core from Jezero Crater slightly thicker than a pencil.
2021-09-07
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Chandigarh gets its own pollen calendar
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Chandigarh now has its first pollen calendar, which can identify potential allergy triggers and provide a clear understanding for clinicians as well as allergy sufferers about their causes to help limit their exposure during high pollen loads.
2021-09-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Russia's new space station to use AI, robots
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS) Russia's new space station will operate autonomously to a large extent, using artificial intelligence as well as include extravehicular robots, Roscosmos CEO Dmitry Rogozin has said.
2021-09-06
Category: International, Russian Federation,Science/Tech,Technology
ISRO commemorates two years of Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter
Chennai, Sep 6 (IANS) Commemorating the completion of two years of operation of Chandrayaan-2 orbiter around the moon, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman and Secretary, Department of Space K. Sivan inaugurated two day Lunar Science Workshop 2021 on Monday.
2021-09-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech