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Scientists spot genes linked with severe Covid-19 risk
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DNA is a big, complex molecule and so, genetic associations alone cannot pinpoint the exact gene responsible for Covid-19. "However, by combining Covid-19 genetic information with gene expression and proteomic datasets, we can figure out which genes are driving the relationship with Covid-19," explained Ana Hernandez Cordero, postdoctoral fellow with the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, University of British Columbia.
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China succeeds in first Mars landing
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It is the first time China has landed a probe on a planet other than Earth, reports Xinhua news agency. "The Mars exploration mission has been a total success," Zhang Kejian, head of the CNSA, announced at the Beijing Aerospace Control Centre. "It's another important milestone for China's space exploration," he said.
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2-DG drug cuts down oxygen demand in Covid-19 patients: Process co-inventor
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"The 2-DG drug impacts the cells that are affected by coronavirus and prevent their multiplication. The drug will not affect the good cells," Rakesh Kumar Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMTS) here. Sharma was one of the co-inventors of the improved process of 2-DG when he was with the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO).
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Covid outcomes may be more severe in children: Study
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The study led by researchers at University of Alabama - Birmingham, US, found that children with Covid-19 may develop poor clinical outcomes such as requiring hospitalisation, critical care services and mechanical ventilation. For the study, the team identified nearly 12,000 pediatric Covid-19 patients.
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Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to travel to ISS
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Space Adventures, a space experiences company, said on Thursday that Maezawa and his production assistant, Yozo Hirano, are planning to get onboard the Russian Soyuz MS-20 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on December 8, reports Xinhua news agency. The two have successfully passed the required medical examinations for the space trip.
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Delaying 2nd Covid vax dose in under 65 may cut deaths: Study
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These conditions include a one dose vaccine effectiveness (efficacy) of 80 per cent or higher and vaccination rates of 0.1 per cent to 0.3 per cent of the population per day, according to the study, published by The BMJ. If these conditions apply, the strategy could prevent between 47 and 26 deaths per 100,000 people, respectively, the study noted.
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Covid vax safe in pregnancy, does not damage placenta: Study
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The placenta is the first organ that forms during pregnancy. It performs duties for most of the fetus' organs while they're still forming, such as providing oxygen while the lungs develop and nutrition while the gut is forming.
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People with HIV more likely to get sick with, die from Covid: Study
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The study led by Pennsylvania State University researchers found that people living with HIV had a 24 per cent higher risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection and a 78 per cent higher risk of death from Covid-19 than people without HIV. The most common comorbidities among the HIV-positive population were hypertension, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic kidney disease.
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India's Geo Imaging Satellite GISAT-1 launch further delayed
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The GISAT-1 will be the country's first sky eye or earth observation satellite to be placed in geostationary orbit. The satellite supposed to be put into orbit this month is all set to be delayed as employees at various centres of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) including that of the rocket launch centre in Sriharikota were affected by Covid-19.
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Scientists develop coronavirus protocols to quickly spot mutants
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The global consortium, led by researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt and TU Darmstadt, provides working protocols that will allow laboratories around the world to work quickly and reproducibly on SARS-CoV-2 proteins and also the mutants to come. When the Covid-19 virus mutates, this initially only means that there is a change in its genetic blueprint.