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Novel Face Mask Developed By MIT, Harvard Can Detect COVID-19 Infection

Novel Face Mask Developed By MIT, Harvard Can Detect COVID-19 Infection

Press Trust of India | Wednesday June 30, 2021, Boston

Researchers at MIT and Harvard University have designed a new face mask that can diagnose if the wearer is infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, within 90 minutes.

Chinese Covid Vaccine Safe, Effective In Children, Adolescents: Lancet Study

Chinese Covid Vaccine Safe, Effective In Children, Adolescents: Lancet Study

Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 29, 2021, Beijing

Two doses of the China-made COVID-19 vaccine, CoronaVac, are safe and produce a strong antibody response among children and adolescents aged 3-17 years, according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.

US University Developing Face Masks That Can Detect Covid Infection

US University Developing Face Masks That Can Detect Covid Infection

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 29, 2021, Paris

Tiny sensors incorporated into wearable fabrics like masks and jackets could provide instant information on exposure to disease-causing pathogens such as the coronavirus, according to research published on Monday in the journal Nature Biotechnology.

"Nesher Ramla Homo": New Type Of Early Human Found In Israel

"Nesher Ramla Homo": New Type Of Early Human Found In Israel

Agence France-Presse | Friday June 25, 2021, Jerusalem

Israeli researchers said Thursday they had found bones belonging to a "new type of early human" previously unknown to science, shedding new light on the course of human evolution.

Method Found To Accurately Detect COVID-19 From Mobile Phone Swabs: Study

Method Found To Accurately Detect COVID-19 From Mobile Phone Swabs: Study

Press Trust of India | Thursday June 24, 2021, London

Researchers have developed a non-invasive and low-cost method that can accurately and rapidly detect COVID-19 using samples taken from the screens of smartphones.

Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Lower Sperm Count: Study

Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Lower Sperm Count: Study

Press Trust of India | Friday June 18, 2021, Washington

COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna do not harm male fertility, suggests a study which found the levels of sperm in participants remained at healthy levels after they got two doses of the mRNA preventive.

2 COVID-19 Vaccines For Young Children Show Promise In Early Trials: Study

2 COVID-19 Vaccines For Young Children Show Promise In Early Trials: Study

Press Trust of India | Wednesday June 16, 2021, Washington

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and an experimental protein-based preventive proved to be safe and showed good antibody response against SARS-CoV-2 in a trial on baby rhesus macaques, scientists say.

Exposure To Common Cold Virus May Protect From COVID-19: Study

Exposure To Common Cold Virus May Protect From COVID-19: Study

Press Trust of India | Wednesday June 16, 2021, Washington

Exposure to the virus that causes common cold can provide protection against infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus behind COVID-19, according to a study.

Aerosol Particles Below 3 Nanometres Can Reach Sizes Having Climatic Impacts: Study

Aerosol Particles Below 3 Nanometres Can Reach Sizes Having Climatic Impacts: Study

Press Trust of India | Friday June 11, 2021, New Delhi

Scientists are researching on the concentration, size and evolution of aerosol particles smaller than 3 nanometres at an urban location in India.

AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Linked With Small Risk Of Low Blood Platelets: Study

AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Linked With Small Risk Of Low Blood Platelets: Study

Press Trust of India | Thursday June 10, 2021, London

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, also known as Covishield, may be associated with a very small risk of developing a blood condition characterised by low platelet counts, according to a nationwide study in the UK.

US Intel Report On UFOs Inconclusive But Couldn't Rule Out Aliens Existence

US Intel Report On UFOs Inconclusive But Couldn't Rule Out Aliens Existence

Agence France-Presse | Friday June 04, 2021, Washington, United States

The conclusion of a classified US intelligence report on the existence of alien UFOs is . . . inconclusive, US media reported Friday.

Pfizer Far Less Effective For Delta Variant Than Earlier Strains: Lancet Study

Pfizer Far Less Effective For Delta Variant Than Earlier Strains: Lancet Study

Press Trust of India | Friday June 04, 2021, London

People who got Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are likely to have more than 5 times lower levels of neutralising antibodies against Delta variant first identified in India compared to original strain, according to research published in The Lancet journal.

NASA Announces Two New Missions To Venus

NASA Announces Two New Missions To Venus

Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 03, 2021, Washington

NASA announced two new missions to Venus on Wednesday that will launch at the end of the decade and are aimed at learning how Earth's nearest planetary neighbor became a hellscape while our own thrived.

World May Breach 1.5 Celsius Warming Within 5 Years: UN Climate Body

World May Breach 1.5 Celsius Warming Within 5 Years: UN Climate Body

Agence France-Presse | Thursday May 27, 2021, Paris, France

The World Meteorological Organization and Britain's Met Office predicted that there is a 90 percent chance of at least one year between 2021-2025 being the hottest on record.

"Time To Peer Into The Universe": NASA's Stunning Image Of Galaxy Cluster

"Time To Peer Into The Universe": NASA's Stunning Image Of Galaxy Cluster

Edited by NDTV News Desk | Monday May 24, 2021

US space agency NASA shared a stunning glimpse of a galaxy cluster as it posted an image by itsHubble Telescope. The image features the galaxy cluster ACO S 295, which is 3.5 billion light-years away from the Earth