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A bill H.R.2316 - Fire Fauci Act1 has been introduced into the US Senate to reduce Dr. Anthony Fauci salary along with audit for his correspondence and financial statements linked to COVID-19 outbreak. During the initial days of COVID-19 outbreak, in March...
The complete human genome sequence of the two X chromosomes and autosomes from the female tissue derived cell line has been completed. This includes the 8% of the genome sequence that was missing in the original draft that was...
A recent study suggests increased risk of formation of coronavirus hotspots caused due to deforestation and livestock revolution leading to zoonotic transmission of coronavirus from bats to humans. The study seems to sow enough subliminal seeds in the minds...
Results from the phase2 trial support the view that subcutaneous administration of IFN- β for treatment of COVID-19 enhances speed of recovery and reduces mortality. The extraordinary situation presented by the COVID-19 pandemic has warranted exploring different possible avenues for...
Carbon emission from commercial aircrafts could be reduced by about 16 % through better use of wind direction   Commercial aircrafts use lot of fuels to generate sufficient power to sustain flight. The burning of aviation fuels contributes in greenhouse gases in...
The rate of ice loss for Earth has increased by 57% from 0.8 to 1.2 trillion tonnes per year since 1990s. As a result, the sea level has risen by about 35 mm. The majority of the ice loss is attributed...
The seven planets in the stellar system of TRAPPIST-1 are similar in densities. Stars in the galaxies have stellar systems comprising mainly of their planets and satellites. For example, our home stellar system viz. solar system has nine planets...
COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major economic impact all over the globe and has resulted in disruption of “normal” life. Countries across the world are battling to find solutions to this disease that includes strengthening the immune system and...
The researchers from the Sloan Digital Sky survey have reported most detailed look at the warp of our home galaxy   Usually, one think of spiral galaxies as a flat disc rotating around its centre but about 60-70% of the spiral galaxies including...
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 clinical trials. Interestingly, plasmid DNA vaccines can be developed in a short period of time....
Researchers at Southern Illinois University have reported a new variant of SARS COV-2 Virus in the USA.   According to reports published on preprint server which is yet to be peer-reviewed, researchers have identified a new variant using genomic virus surveillance approach.   Referred as 20C-US, this variant...
New research expands role of Earth’s magnetic field. In addition to protecting Earth from harmful charged particles in incoming solar wind, it also controls how the energy generated (by charged particles in solar winds) is distributed between two the...
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the regulator of all medicines and medical devices in the UK has approved Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine after meeting the required safety, quality and effectiveness standards for use in the UK (1).   This is the...
Fibrotic diseases are known to affect several vital organs in the body and are a major cause of mortality and morbidity. There has been a little success in treatment of these diseases so far. ILB®, the Low Molecular Weight...
The preliminary report of findings from the clinical trial NCT02735707 reported in preprint suggests that Tocilizumab and Sarilumab, the interleukin-6 receptor antagonists are effective in treating critically ill COVID-19 patients and improve survival. Severely ill COVID-19 patients receiving intensive care support responded well to...
Controlling the rate of COVID-19 spread requires an accurate and a faster virus testing strategy. RT-PCR (reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction), the most accurate testing method being currently employed is a two-step test that takes around 60 minutes per sample.   The researchers from...
Interim data from the phase III clinical trial of Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine show the vaccine is effective at preventing COVID-19 caused due to SARS-CoV-2 virus and offers a high level of protection against the disease.  The phase III trial tested two...
Notre-Dame de Paris, the iconic cathedral suffered serious damages due to fire on 15 April 2019. The spire was destroyed and the structure considerably weakened due to flames that raged for hours. Some amount of lead volatilized and deposited...
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. These errors can be identified using whole genome sequencing, thereby leading to proper quarantine...
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 the world in Covid-19 antibody trial’’ and ‘’ Researchers in the STORM CHASER study led by...
Plastic pollution poses a major threat to ecosystems worldwide especially marine environment as most of the plastics used and discarded reach finally in rivers and oceans. This is responsible for the imbalance of marine ecosystems causing harm to oceanic...
Death Valley, California recorded a high temperature of 130°F (54.4C)) at 3:41 PM PDT on Sunday, August 16, 2020.  This temperature was measured at Furnace Creek near the Visitors Center using a National Weather Service owned automated observation system. This...
In June 2020, RECOVERY trial from a group of researchers in Oxford University UK reported use of low-cost dexamethasone1 for treatment of severely ill COVID-19 patients by reducing inflammation. Recently, a protein-based drug, called Aviptadil, has been fast tracked by FDA...
There are reports of Russia registering world’s first vaccine against novel corona virus while the phase 3 trial of this vaccine is still in progress. Developed jointly by the Gamaleya Research Institute and the Russian Defence Ministry, this vaccine is based on the use...
NASA’s ambitious mars mission Mars 2020 was successfully launched on 30 July 2020. Perseverance is the name of the rover.   The main task of Perseverance is to seek signs of ancient life and collect rock and soil samples for possible return to Earth.  Mars is cold, dry...

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