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In addition to risk factors such as old age and diabetes, the scientists, including those from Karolinska Institute in Sweden, said gene variants in people also make them more or less sensitive to developing severe Covid-19.(Pixabay)

Gene variant inherited from Neanderthals decreases severe Covid-19 risk: Study

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 07:49 PM IST
Half of all people outside Africa carry a gene variant inherited from Neanderthals that reduces the risk of needing intensive care for Covid-19 by 20 per cent, says a new study.
Ancient string provides further evidence of Neanderthals’ hunting-gathering talents.(Unsplash)
Ancient string provides further evidence of Neanderthals’ hunting-gathering talents.(Unsplash)

Ancient string provides further evidence of Neanderthals’ hunting-gathering talents

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 11:51 AM IST
The string dates to an occupation by Neanderthals at the Abri du Maras archeological site in southeastern France, 30 miles (50 km) north of Avignon, between 42,000 and 52,000 years ago, where they apparently hunted reindeer during seasonal migrations.
A Neanderthal skull, flattened by thousands of years of sediment and rock fall, is seen in Shanidar Cave in northern Iraq in an undated photo. Courtesy of Graeme Barker/Handout via REUTERS(via REUTERS)
A Neanderthal skull, flattened by thousands of years of sediment and rock fall, is seen in Shanidar Cave in northern Iraq in an undated photo. Courtesy of Graeme Barker/Handout via REUTERS(via REUTERS)

Did Neanderthals bury their dead with flowers? Iraq cave yields new clues

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 04:28 PM IST
The cave was a pivotal site for mid-20th century archaeology. Remains of 10 Neanderthals - seven adults and three infants - were dug up there six decades ago, offering insight into the physical characteristics, behaviour and diet of this species.
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