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Alzheimer's Disease And COVID-19 Share Genetic Risk Factor, Says UK Study

Alzheimer's Disease And COVID-19 Share Genetic Risk Factor, Says UK Study

Press Trust of India | Friday October 08, 2021, London

Scientists have identified a gene that impacts the risk of both Alzheimer's disease and severe COVID-19, a finding that could pave the way for new targets for drug development for both the diseases.

Pfizer Vaccine Highly Effective Against COVID-19 Hospitalisations For 6 Months: Lancet Study

Pfizer Vaccine Highly Effective Against COVID-19 Hospitalisations For 6 Months: Lancet Study

Press Trust of India | Tuesday October 05, 2021, Washington

Two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are 90 per cent effective against hospitalisation from the disease for all variants, including Delta, for at least six months, according to a study published in The Lancet journal on Tuesday.

ISRO Planning "Next Generation" Astronomy Satellite, Says Top Space Agency Official

ISRO Planning "Next Generation" Astronomy Satellite, Says Top Space Agency Official

Press Trust of India | Saturday October 02, 2021, Bengaluru

The Indian Space Research Organisation is exploring the possibility of developing a next-generation astronomy satellite, a top official from the space agency has indicated.

New Drug Combination Found Effective Against COVID-19 Infection: Study

New Drug Combination Found Effective Against COVID-19 Infection: Study

Press Trust of India | Friday October 01, 2021, London

A new drug combination can suppress infection by the S-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, according to a study conducted in animals and cell cultures.

New Discovery About Immune "Sentinel" Cells May Aid In Cancer Treatment

New Discovery About Immune "Sentinel" Cells May Aid In Cancer Treatment

Asian News International | Sunday September 26, 2021, Parkville (Australia)

Researchers during a recent study made a surprise discovery about how immune ''sentinel'' cells are maintained, which could have implications for drugs in development for cancer treatment.

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.