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Latest study in mice paves way for developing universal flu vaccine: Report

The approach by the scientists differed from previous attempts to craft a universal flu vaccine by including antigens specific to each subtype, rather than just a smaller set of antigens shared among subtypes, the study published in the journal Science said.

Antibody levels remained mostly stable four months after vaccination in the mice, the study said.(Representative Image/Unsplash)
Antibody levels remained mostly stable four months after vaccination in the mice, the study said.(Representative Image/Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 25, 2022 01:55 PM IST

France, Germany, Italy agree on next-generation space rockets for ESA

The ESA has had to scramble to find a way to get its missions into space after Russia withdrew its Soyuz rockets in response to European sanctions over Moscow's war in Ukraine earlier this year.

A model of Europe's next-generation space rocket Ariane 6 is pictured at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Lampoldshausen near Heilbronn, Germany.(REUTERS file)
A model of Europe's next-generation space rocket Ariane 6 is pictured at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Lampoldshausen near Heilbronn, Germany.(REUTERS file)
Updated on Nov 22, 2022 11:10 PM IST

Researchers examine role of copper-binding proteins in cancer cells

The conclusion drawn from studies demonstrating higher copper levels in tumor cells and blood serum from cancer patients is that cancer cells require more copper than healthy cells.

The findings in the new study mean that copper and copper-binding proteins could be targets for future cancer treatment.
The findings in the new study mean that copper and copper-binding proteins could be targets for future cancer treatment.
Published on Nov 14, 2022 08:45 AM IST

Black hole 10 times the size of Sun, closest to Earth yet discovered

The closest black hole to Earth has been named Gaia BH1 by astronomers using the Gemini North telescope on the island of Hawaii, one of the twin telescopes of the International Gemini Observatory, which is run by NSF's NOIRLab.

(File) A black hole is a celestial object that compresses a huge mass into an extremely small space.(AFP)
(File) A black hole is a celestial object that compresses a huge mass into an extremely small space.(AFP)
Published on Nov 07, 2022 05:30 PM IST

Warming climate could bring viruses in Arctic into contact with new hosts: Study

Viruses need hosts like humans, animals, plants or fungi to replicate and spread, and occasionally they can jump to a new one that lacks immunity, as seen during the Covid-19 pandemic.

(FILES) The analysis found pronounced differences between viruses and hosts in the lakebed,
(FILES) The analysis found pronounced differences between viruses and hosts in the lakebed, "which is directly correlated to the risk of spillover," said Aris-Brosou.(AFP)
Published on Oct 19, 2022 05:00 PM IST
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