Science

COVID-19 May Be Linked To Risk Of Rare Disorder Causing Paralysis: Study

COVID-19 May Be Linked To Risk Of Rare Disorder Causing Paralysis: Study

Press Trust of India | Thursday September 23, 2021, London

Infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 may be associated with risk of developing Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare disorder in which a person's immune system attacks the nerves, causing muscle weakness and occasionally paralysis, a study says.

Severe COVID-19 Can Lead To Delirium, US Study Finds

Severe COVID-19 Can Lead To Delirium, US Study Finds

Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 22, 2021, Washington

A study of 150 patients hospitalised for COVID in the US at the beginning of the pandemic found that 73 per cent had delirium, a serious disturbance in mental state wherein a person is confused, agitated and unable to think clearly.

Inhibiting Targets Of Covid Virus Proteases Can Block Infection, Shows Study

Inhibiting Targets Of Covid Virus Proteases Can Block Infection, Shows Study

Asian News International | Tuesday September 21, 2021, Liverpool

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have shown how SARS-CoV-2 viral proteases attack the host cell, and how this can be targeted to stop virus replication in cell culture using existing drugs.

2 Space Technology Startups Get Access To ISRO Facilities. What They Plan To Test

2 Space Technology Startups Get Access To ISRO Facilities. What They Plan To Test

Press Trust of India | Saturday September 18, 2021, Bengaluru

The Department of Space (DoS) has entered into a Framework MoU with aerospace startup Agnikul Cosmos for access to ISRO facilities and expertise towards the development and testing of subsystems/systems of space launch vehicles.

EU Lawmakers Seek To Intensify Efforts To Protect Animals Used In Scientific Research

EU Lawmakers Seek To Intensify Efforts To Protect Animals Used In Scientific Research

Agence France-Presse | Thursday September 16, 2021, Strasbourg

The European Parliament on Thursday asked the European Union to intensify efforts to stop using animals for scientific research.

New Artificial Intelligence Tool Can Help Treat COVID-19 Patients Globally: Study

New Artificial Intelligence Tool Can Help Treat COVID-19 Patients Globally: Study

Press Trust of India | Thursday September 16, 2021, London

A team of international researchers has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that can predict how much extra oxygen a COVID-19 patient might need during hospital care.

COVID-19 Vaccine May Have Link With Menstrual Changes, Must Be Investigated: Study

COVID-19 Vaccine May Have Link With Menstrual Changes, Must Be Investigated: Study

Press Trust of India | Thursday September 16, 2021, London

A link between changes in the menstrual cycle and COVID-19 vaccination is plausible, and must be investigated, according to an editorial published in the peer-reviewed British Medical Journal today.

6 Feet Distance May Not Be Enough To Prevent Virus Spread Indoors: Study

6 Feet Distance May Not Be Enough To Prevent Virus Spread Indoors: Study

Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 15, 2021, Washington

Physical distancing of two metres - about six and a half feet - may not be enough to sufficiently prevent transmission of virus-carrying airborne aerosols indoors, according to a study.

Scientists Unravel Mystery Behind Odisha's Rare, Endemic 'Black Tigers'

Scientists Unravel Mystery Behind Odisha's Rare, Endemic 'Black Tigers'

Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 14, 2021, New Delhi

The enduring mystery behind the 'black tigers' of Similipal in Odisha may finally have been resolved with researchers identifying a single mutation in a gene that causes their distinctive stripes to broaden and spread into their tawny pelt.

NASA's $10 Billion Space Telescope To Launch In December

NASA's $10 Billion Space Telescope To Launch In December

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday September 08, 2021, Washington

The James Webb Space Telescope, which astronomers hope will herald a new era of discovery, will launch on December 18, NASA said Wednesday.

Animals "Shape-Shifting" To Adapt To Climate Change, New Study Shows

Animals "Shape-Shifting" To Adapt To Climate Change, New Study Shows

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday September 08, 2021, Paris

Some animals are "shape-shifting" and have developed bigger tails, beaks and ears to regulate their body temperatures as the planet warms, according to a new study.

Northwest, Central, South-Central India New Heatwave Hotspots, Says Study

Northwest, Central, South-Central India New Heatwave Hotspots, Says Study

Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 07, 2021, New Delhi

Northwestern, central and south-central India are new hotspots of intense heatwave over the past 50 years, a study has said.

"I've Got It," Says NASA After Mars Rover Collects Its First Rock Sample

"I've Got It," Says NASA After Mars Rover Collects Its First Rock Sample

Agence France-Presse | Monday September 06, 2021, Washington

NASA confirmed Monday that its Perseverance Mars rover succeeded in collecting its first rock sample for scientists to pore over when a future mission eventually brings it back to Earth.

Robots To Patrol Singapore Streets To Detect Bad Social Behaviour

Robots To Patrol Singapore Streets To Detect Bad Social Behaviour

Reuters | Monday September 06, 2021, Singapore

Singapore has started trials of robots to patrol public areas and deter poor social behaviour, in its latest effort to further augment its strong portfolio of surveillance tools.

NASA Believes Mars Rover Succeeded In Taking Rock Sample

NASA Believes Mars Rover Succeeded In Taking Rock Sample

Agence France-Presse | Saturday September 04, 2021, Washington

NASA's Perseverance rover succeeded in its second attempt to scoop up a piece of Martian rock for future analysis by scientists on Earth -- probably.