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What is good for banana, is also good for cumin
Lucknow, Dec 26 (IANS) ICAR-FUSICONT, a unique bio-fungicide to control fungal disease causing wilting of banana crops, can also prove effective in managing the cumin wilt disease in Rajasthan, according to a study.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
How Webb telescope plans to uncover first galaxies, distant worlds
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Described as the Apollo moment for science, NASA's James Webb telescope -- on its way toward its destination in orbit about 1 million miles from Earth -- has begun six months of commissioning in space, before it scouts for first galaxies and distant worlds.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech
Chemotherapy many not be needed to treat cancer: New research
Prayagraj, Dec 26 (IANS) A team of 11 scientists from the Cleveland Clinic in the US and a researcher from Allahabad University (AU) have found a way in which chemo and radiation therapy will not be required to kill cancer cells.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Third dose of Sinovac vax insufficient against omicron: Study
Hong Kong, Dec 26 (IANS) Contradicting the vaccine maker's pronouncement, a new study has found that a third dose of Sinovac's Covid-19 vaccine does not provide sufficient protection against the Omicron variant.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Hong Kong,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
This therapy may swiftly reduce depression, suicidal thoughts
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Ketamine therapy has a swift short-term effect on reducing symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts, new research has found.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Indian scientists reveal new layer of monsoon circulation's link to Antarctica
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Identifying several occurrences of interchanging intense and weak monsoon circulation events during the 145 kyr period (roughly a millennia), Indian scientists have found that warm/cold conditions in Antarctica show a near one-to-one coupling with weak/strong monsoon phases, suggesting a strong mechanistic link between them during the period.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Booster protection fades within 10 weeks against Omicron: UK study
London, Dec 24 (IANS) While countries are racing to administer booster shots to protect against the Omicron variant of Covid-19, a new study released by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has shown that protection wanes even after taking the third dose of a vaccine within 10 weeks.
2021-12-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Technology
Samsung's Chinese chip plant in emergency mode due to Covid lockdown
Beijing, Dec 24 (IANS) Samsung on Friday said its memory chip complex in the Chinese city of Xi'an went into an emergency mode as the Chinese authorities enforced a lockdown to control the spread of the coronavirus.
2021-12-24
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
2021 set the stage for revolutionary 2022 for space players
Chennai, Dec 24 (IANS) The year 2021 will go down as a landmark year for the space industry players in the private sector and a forgettable one for the government owned Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), said industry officials.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Aussie astronomers capture black hole eruption
Sydney, Dec 23 (IANS) Astronomers from Curtin University, as part of an international team, have produced the most comprehensive images of the nearest active black hole to earth.
2021-12-23
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Science/Tech
NASA in 2021: From Mars landing to launch of next-gen space telescope
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Despite facing several delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic in the last year, NASA had its busiest year of development yet in 2021.
2021-12-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Hydroxyurea gets DCGI approval for treatment of sickle cell anaemia
Hyderabad, Dec 23 (IANS) The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved hydroxyurea for treatment of Sickle Cell Anaemia.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Scientists trace first clue to understand transient high energy pulses from magnetars
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Scientists have found the first clues to understand violent short duration flares from a compact star of rare category called magnetar located 13 million light years away, an official statement said.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech
Have Omicron cases hit peak? Data from South Africa, UK hint so
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The super-mutant Omicron variant that has rapidly spread to 106 countries in less than a month from its discovery, may have peaked, suggests data from South Africa and the UK.
2021-12-22
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Unvaccinated, Delta survivors have no protection against Omicron: Study
London, Dec 22 (IANS) While it is known that Covid infections give natural antibodies, a new study has shown that people who are unvaccinated but were previously infected by the Delta Covid variant may have very little protection against the new vaccine-evading Omicron.
2021-12-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Is untreated HIV behind emergence of Omicron?
London, Dec 21 (IANS) The hypothesis that the emergence of new Covid-19 variants could be linked, in some cases, to untreated HIV is "highly plausible", according to South African scientists.
2021-12-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
No evidence on Omicron transmissibility, immune evasion yet: INSACOG
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) There is no clear evidence regarding transmissibility, immune evasion, or severity of Omicron in India, at this time, the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) has said.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Omicron renders most monoclonal antibody therapy ineffective: Study
New York, Dec 21 (IANS) Monoclonal antibody therapy, once hailed as 100 per cent effective in stopping Covid-19 in its tracks, has been defeated by the new super mutant Omicron variant of the coronavirus, according to an international study involving researchers from the US, Japan, and Switzerland.
2021-12-21
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
NASA's Artemis 1 moon mission delayed to March 2022
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) After facing an issue with the engine, NASA's uncrewed Artemis 1 moon mission has been delayed to March next year, the US space agency said.
2021-12-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
NASA-SpaceX resupply mission sends detergent, skin bioprinter to space
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) The NASA-SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft on Tuesday successfully lifted off to space carrying more than 6,500 pounds of science experiments, crew supplies, and other cargo, including detergent, skin bioprinter.
2021-12-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Device for faster weaving Pochampally silk revives traditional saree industry
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) He was pained by his mother's drudgery when she would be at the 'Asu' machine for hours together, ending with pain but less money. Desire to bring her relief led to an innovation that not just helped his mother but the entire weaving community in the region of Telangana.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
Moderna says its booster shot effective against Omicron
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) US drugmaker Moderna on Monday announced that its booster shot increases neutralising antibodies against the new vaccine evading Omicron variant, compared to two doses.
2021-12-20
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
IIT Mandi's mathematical model studies non-invasive brain simulation
Mandi, Dec 20 (IANS) An international team of scientists led by the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi has performed a mathematical simulation studies on non-invasive brain simulation techniques.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Even triple vaccination cannot limit Omicron spread: BioNTech CEO
Paris, Dec 20 (IANS) Three doses of a Covid vaccine may not be able to curb the rapid spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of Covid, warned Ugur Sahin, CEO of Germany-based BioNTech.
2021-12-20
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Goat pox vaccine launched in India
Bengaluru, Dec 19 (IANS) A vaccine to control goat pox disease among India's significant goat population, which has high economic importance for rural livestock growers, was launched on Sunday.
2021-12-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
NASA's Perseverance rover discovers organic chemicals on Mars
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) Scientists at NASA's Perseverance Mars rover mission have discovered that rocks in the Jezero Crater on the Red Planet have interacted with water multiple times over the eons and that some contain organic molecules.
2021-12-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Novavax vax 90% effective at preventing Covid infections
New York, Dec 17 (IANS) Novavax's Covid-19 vaccine is 90 per cent effective at preventing Covid-19 illness, according to results from a Phase 3 clinical trial.
2021-12-17
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Novavax vax 90% effective at preventing Covid infections
New York, Dec 17 (IANS) Novavax's Covid-19 vaccine is 90 per cent effective at preventing Covid-19 illness, according to results from a Phase 3 clinical trial.
2021-12-17
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Ancient gout drug may cut Covid-related death by 50%: Study
Jerusalem, Dec 17 (IANS) A drug used by ancient Greeks to treat gout may have the potential to reduce the risk of death from Covid-19 by as much as 50 per cent, claims a new study.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Israel,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
A runny nose and itchy throat? It may be Omicron, says study
London, Dec 17 (IANS) If you are having cold-like conditions such as sniffles, headaches, and tiredness. you are likely to be positive for Covid's Omicron variant, according to a UK study.
2021-12-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Sputnik V Covid vax effective against Omicron variant: Study
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The Sputnik V vaccine and the one-shot Sputnik Light booster are effective against the vaccine-evading and super mutant Omicron variant of Covid, claimed a preliminary laboratory study conducted by Russia's Gamaleya Center on Friday.
2021-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Sputnik V Covid vax effective against Omicron variant: Study
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The Sputnik V vaccine and the one-shot Sputnik Light booster are effective against the vaccine-evading and super mutant Omicron variant of Covid, claimed a preliminary laboratory study conducted by Russia's Gamaleya Center on Friday.
2021-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
DST-CII tech summit lauds industrial innovations, 33 awards given
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) A total of 33 awards were presented to companies and academic and research institutions for their industrial innovations at the 27th DST CII Technology Summit 2021 on Friday.
2021-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Technology
Extreme weather threat predicted for US following deadly tornadoes
New York, Dec 16 (IANS) Record December heat surging northward to Canada is fueling severe weather across the central US, creating hurricane-force winds, potentially strong overnight tornadoes and an extreme fire threat.
2021-12-16
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Science/Tech
NASA-Boeing to launch Starliner to space station in May 2022
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) NASA and Boeing's Starliner cargo spacecraft is now slated for launch to space in May 2022, the company has announced.
2021-12-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Existing Covid vax enough, no need to tweak for Omicron: Fauci
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) Existing vaccines and booster shots against Covid are sufficient to prevent Omicron infections, said top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci, as he advised against changing the vaccines to fight the new, highly contagious strain of the virus at this time.
2021-12-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Scientists analyse links between climate change, deadly tornadoes in US
New York, Dec 15 (IANS) The deadly tornado outbreak that tore through the central US was so unusual in its duration and strength, particularly for December, that many people are asking how climate change might be linked to the event.
2021-12-15
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Science/Tech
NASA's solar probe creates history, touches Sun's upper atmosphere
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) For the first time in history, a spacecraft has touched the Sun. NASA's Parker Solar Probe has now flown through the Sun's upper atmosphere -- the corona -- and sampled particles and magnetic fields there, the US space agency has said.
2021-12-15
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Europe rolls out Covid vaccine for kids aged 5-11
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Even as the Omicron variant continues to spread, European nations including Germany, Hungary, Greece, and Spain have started vaccinating children as young as five and upto 11 years of age, against Covid-19 from Wednesday.
2021-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
James Webb telescope launch delayed again to December 24
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, touted as NASA's next great space observatory, has yet again been delayed as the team is working to fix a communication issue.
2021-12-15
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Smaller solar storms in the last decade baffle scientists
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Sun, an explosive celestial object, has been much quieter between 2008 and 2019 than it was between 1996 and 2007, and scientists have quantified that radial size of its Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) are two-thirds the radial size of CMEs in the last decade.
2021-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech
Research on Himalayas encouraged to find solutions to calamities: Govt
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Scientists studying glaciers in the upper Kali Ganga valley in Uttarakhand have found that a 5-km-long unnamed glacier abruptly changed its main course and merged with an adjacent glacier named Sumzurkchanki several lakh years ago, the Parliament was informed on Wednesday.
2021-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
West Africa must ramp up vax rate 10-fold to curb Covid: Report
London, Dec 15 (IANS) West African nations need to drastically ramp up their Covid-19 vaccination programmes by factor of 10 if they are to reach at least 60 per cent coverage by 2022 and achieve the population level immunity needed to bring the pandemic under control in Africa and elsewhere, a team of international researchers have written in BMJ Global Health.
2021-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Gross expenditure on R&D increased three times over 10 years: Govt
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Gross Expenditure on R&D (GERD), in absolute terms, has increased by three times during the last 10 years, the Parliament was told on Wednesday.
2021-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Science/Tech
NASA selects Axiom for 2nd private astronaut mission to space
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) NASA has selected space habitat company Axiom Space for the second private astronaut mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
2021-12-14
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Omicron will not likely affect India the way Delta did: Top virologist
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The new hyper-mutated Omicron variant of Covid-19 will not affect India as badly as Delta did early this year, yet the country cannot be complacent but must be careful and alert, as per top virologist Dr Shahid Jameel.
2021-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Omicron will not likely affect India the way Delta did: Top virologist
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The new hyper-mutated Omicron variant of Covid-19 will not affect India as badly as Delta did early this year, yet the country cannot be complacent but must be careful and alert, as per top virologist Dr Shahid Jameel.
2021-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Malaria parasite elements in focus for hints into alternative drug targets
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Scientists are trying to identify proteins, which influence the shape-function of the single mitochondrion that the malaria parasite harbours as well as how it undergoes repair, which, in turn, will help them understand how the parasite adapts to environmental changes.
2021-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Key contributor to Antarctic ice cloud cover found, will aid accuracy of climate models
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) A study by Japanese scientists has explained how marine aerosols contribute to ice cloud formation over the Southern Ocean at comparatively high temperature conditions - a finding, which, in turn, will help improve the accuracy of climate models.
2021-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
IISER Bhopal develops process to make silver nanomaterials as antimicrobials
Bhopal, Dec 13 (IANS) A team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal has developed a safe and easy procedure to produce silver nanomaterials that can be used as antimicrobial agents.
2021-12-13
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,Science/Tech