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Umesh Prasad

Chief Editor, Scientific European
38 Articles written

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....

The Fireworks Galaxy, NGC 6946: What Make this Galaxy so Special?

NASA recently released the spectacular bright image of the firework galaxy NGC 6946 taken earlier by Hubble space telescope (1)   A galaxy is a system...

Space Biomining: Inching Towards Human Settlements Beyond Earth

The findings of the BioRock experiment indicate that bacterial supported mining can be carried out in the space. Following the success of BioRock study, the  BioAsteroid experiment is currently underway...

Human Proteome Project (HPP): Blueprint Covering 90.4% of the Human Proteome Released

Human Proteome Project (HPP) was launched in 2010 after successful completion of Human Genome Project (HGP) to identify, characterise and map human proteome (the...

COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine: A Milestone in Science and a Game Changer in Medicine

Viral proteins are administered as antigen in the form of a vaccine and the immune system of the body forms antibodies against the given...

Understanding Life-threatening COVID-19 Pneumonia

What causes severe COVID-19 symptoms? Evidences suggest inborn errors of type I Interferon immunity and autoantibodies against type I Interferon are causal for critical...

COVID-19: ‘Neutralising Antibody’ Trials Begins in the UK

University College London Hospitals (UCLH) has announced neutralising antibody trial against COVID-19. The announcement on 25 December 2020 says ‘’UCLH doses first patient in...

New Strains of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus responsible for COVID-19): Could ‘Neutralising Antibodies’ Approach be Answer to Rapid Mutation?

Several new strains of the virus have emerged since the pandemic began. New variants were reported as early as February 2020. The current variant...
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The Novel Langya virus (LayV) identified in China  

Two henipaviruses, Hendra virus (HeV) and the Nipah virus...

The Moon’s Atmosphere: Ionosphere has high Plasma Density  

One of the most beautiful things about mother Earth...

Climate change and Extreme Heatwaves in the UK: 40°C Recorded for the first time 

Global warming and climate change has led to ...

Thiomargarita magnifica: The Biggest Bacterium that Challenges the Idea of Prokaryote 

Thiomargarita magnifica, the biggest bacteria have evolved to acquire...

James Webb’s Ultra Deep Field Observations: Two Research Teams to Study Earliest Galaxies  

James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the space observatory designed...

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...