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Umesh Prasad

Chief Editor, Scientific European
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Stem Cell Models of Diseases: First Model of Albinism Developed

Scientists have developed the first patient-derived stem cell model of albinism. The model will help studying eye conditions related to oculocutaneous albinism (OCA).   Stem cells...

Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) of ISRO: New Insight into Prediction of Solar Activity

The researchers have studied the turbulence in Sun’s corona using radio signals sent to Earth by the ultra-low-cost Mars orbiter when the Earth and...

Why Omicron Should be Taken Seriously

Evidences so far suggest that Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 has high transmission rate but fortunately is low on virulence and is not usually leading...

SARS-CoV-2: How Serious is B.1.1.529 variant, now named Omicron

The B.1.1.529 variant was first reported to WHO from South Africa on 24th November 2021. The first known confirmed B.1.1.529 infection was from a specimen...

Discovery of Interior Earth Mineral, Davemaoite (CaSiO3-perovskite) on Earth’s surface

The mineral Davemaoite (CaSiO3-perovskite, the third most abundant mineral in lower mantle layer of Earth’s interior) has been discovered on the surface of the Earth for the...

Climate Change: Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Air Quality are not Two Separate Problems

Climate change as a result of global warming attributed to excessive greenhouse emissions in the atmosphere is a serious threat to the societies across the...

What are we ultimately made up of? What are the Fundamental Building Blocks of the Universe?

Ancient people thought we are made up of four ‘elements’ - water, earth, fire and air; which we know are not elements and there...

James Webb Space Telescope (JWST): The First Space Observatory Dedicated to the Study of Early Universe

James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will specialise exclusively in infrared astronomy to study early universe. It will search for optical/infrared signals from the early...

Iboxamycin (IBX): a Synthetic Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic to address Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR)

Development of multi-drug resistance (MDR) bacteria in the past five decades have led to increasing research in search of a drug candidate to address this AMR...

Fluvoxamine: Anti-depressant can Prevent Hospitalisation and COVID death

Fluvoxamine is an inexpensive anti-depressant commonly used in mental healthcare. Evidence from the recently concluded clinical trial suggest that it can be repurposed to treat...

Chinchorro Culture: Mankind’s Oldest Artificial Mummification

The oldest evidence of artificial mummification in the world comes from pre-historic Chinchorro culture of South America (in present Northern Chile) which is older than Egyptian by about two...

Discovery of the first Exoplanet Candidate outside our Home Galaxy Milky Way

Discovery of the first exoplanet candidate in X-ray binary M51-ULS-1 in the spiral galaxy Messier 51 (M51), also called the Whirlpool Galaxy using transit technique by observing dips...

Variants of Coronavirus: What We Know So Far

Coronaviruses are RNA viruses belonging to coronaviridae family. These viruses display remarkably high rates of errors during replication due to lack of proofreading nuclease activity of their polymerases....

COVID-19 and Darwin’s Natural Selection among Humans

With the advent of COVID-19, there seems to be a negative selection pressure working against those who may be genetically or otherwise (due to...

Nitric Oxide (NO): A New Weapon in Fight against COVID-19

Findings from recently concluded phase 2 clinical trials in Canada and the UK suggest nitric oxide (NO) could be very helpful in preventing and...

Mars 2020 Mission: Perseverance Rover Successfully Lands on the Mars Surface

Launched on 30th July 2020, Perseverance rover has successfully landed on the Mars surface at Jezero Crater on 18th February 2021, after travelling almost seven months from...

Space Weather, Solar Wind Disturbances and Radio Bursts

Solar wind, the stream of electrically charged particles emanating from the outer atmospheric layer corona of Sun, poses threat to life form and electrical...

Burden of Disease: How COVID-19 has Affected Life Expectancy

In countries like UK, USA and Italy which are badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, the life expectancy has reduced by at least 1.2-1.3 years. Diseases...

Genetics of COVID-19: Why Some People Develop Severe Symptoms

Advanced age and comorbidities are known to be high risk factors for COVID-19. Does genetic make-up predispose some people making them more susceptible to...

Thapsigargin (TG): A Potential Anti-cancer and Broad-spectrum Anti-viral Agent That May be Effective Against SARS-CoV-2

The plant derived agent, Thapsigargin (TG) has been used in traditional medicine for long time. TG has shown promises as a potential anti-cancer drug because of its...

Dentistry: Povidone Iodine (PVP-I) Prevents and Treats Early Phases of COVID-19

Povidone Iodine (PVP-I) can be used in the form of mouthwash and nasal spray (especially in Dental and ENT settings) to prevent the spread...

Types of COVID-19 Vaccines in Vogue: Could There be Something Amiss?

In the practice of medicine, one generally prefers time tested proven path while treating and trying to prevent diseases. An innovation is usually expected...

Galápagos Islands: What Sustains its Rich Ecosystem?

Situated about 600 miles west of coast of Ecuador in Pacific Ocean, Galápagos volcanic islands are known for its rich ecosystems and endemic animal...

DNA Vaccine Against SARS-COV-2: A Brief Update

A plasmid DNA vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 has been found to induce immunity in animal trials. Few other DNA based vaccine candidates are at early stages of...

Gravitational-wave Background (GWB): A Breakthrough in Direct Detection

Gravitational wave was directly detected for the first time in 2015 after a century of its prediction by Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity in 1916....
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Stem Cell Models of Diseases: First Model of Albinism Developed

Scientists have developed the first patient-derived stem cell model...

Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) of ISRO: New Insight into Prediction of Solar Activity

The researchers have studied the turbulence in Sun’s corona...

Why Omicron Should be Taken Seriously

Evidences so far suggest that Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2...

SARS-CoV-2: How Serious is B.1.1.529 variant, now named Omicron

The B.1.1.529 variant was first reported to WHO from...

Discovery of Interior Earth Mineral, Davemaoite (CaSiO3-perovskite) on Earth’s surface

The mineral Davemaoite (CaSiO3-perovskite, the third most abundant mineral in lower...

Climate Change: Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Air Quality are not Two Separate Problems

Climate change as a result of global warming attributed to...

What are we ultimately made up of? What are the Fundamental Building Blocks of the Universe?

Ancient people thought we are made up of four...

James Webb Space Telescope (JWST): The First Space Observatory Dedicated to the Study of Early Universe

James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will specialise exclusively in...

Iboxamycin (IBX): a Synthetic Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic to address Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR)

Development of multi-drug resistance (MDR) bacteria in the past...