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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 are unspecialised. They cannot do...

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...

‘‘A living WHO guideline on drugs for COVID-19’’: The Eighth version (Seventh update) Released

The eighth version (seventh update) of a living guideline is released. It replaces earlier versions. The latest update...

….Pale Blue Dot, the only Home We’ve Ever Known

''....astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human...

First Successful Transplant of Heart of a Genetically-engineered Pig (GEP) into Human

Doctors and scientists of University of Maryland School of Medicine have successfully transplanted heart of a genetically engineered...
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‘‘A living WHO guideline on drugs for COVID-19’’: The Eighth version (Seventh update) Released

The eighth version (seventh update) of a living guideline is released. It replaces earlier versions. The latest update includes a strong recommendation for the...

First Successful Transplant of Heart of a Genetically-engineered Pig (GEP) into Human

Doctors and scientists of University of Maryland School of Medicine have successfully transplanted heart of a genetically engineered pig (GEP) into an adult patient...

Britain’s Largest Ichthyosaur (Sea Dragon) Fossil Discovered

The remain of Britain’s largest ichthyosaur (fish-shaped marine reptiles) has been discovered during routine maintenance work at Rutland Water Nature Reserve, near Egleton, in Rutland. Measuring...

The Research.fi Service to provide Information on Researchers in Finland

The Research.fi service, maintained by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland is to provide Researcher Information service on the portal enabling quick...

New ‘IHU’ Variant (B.1.640.2) detected in France

A new variant called ‘IHU’ (a new Pangolin lineage named B.1.640.2) is reported to have emerged in south-eastern France.   Researchers in Marseille, France have reported detection...

Nuvaxovid & Covovax: the 10th & 9th COVID-19 vaccines in WHO’s Emergency Use List

Following assessment and approval by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), WHO has issued an emergency use listing (EUL) for Nuvaxovid on 21 December 2021. Earlier on...
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