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Rosalind Elsie Franklin greatly contributed to research in structural virology.

Rosalind Elsie Franklin: Extraordinary pioneer of scientific research

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 07:15 PM IST
This chemist and X-ray crystallographer’s work is integral to the study of molecular structures of DNA, RNA, coal and graphite.
The research published in the journal Nature represents an enormous leap forward for neural networks and neuromorphic processing in general.(Unsplash)
The research published in the journal Nature represents an enormous leap forward for neural networks and neuromorphic processing in general.(Unsplash)

Scientists exemplify world’s fastest optical neuromorphic processor for AI

Melbourne [Australia] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 05:47 PM IST
A Swinburne University of Technology led team has demonstrated the world’s fastest and most powerful optical neuromorphic processor for artificial intelligence.
The moisture harvested from human sweat can be used to power wearable electronic devices such as watches, fitness trackers, and more.(Asian News International)
The moisture harvested from human sweat can be used to power wearable electronic devices such as watches, fitness trackers, and more.(Asian News International)

Scientists discover novel film that evaporates sweat six times faster, holds 15 times more moisture

Singapore | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 03:34 PM IST
A team of researchers have created a novel film that is very effective in evaporating sweat from our skin to keep us cool and comfortable when we exercise.
The healing process that follows a brain injury could spur tumour growth when new cells generated to replace those lost to the injury are derailed by mutations, Toronto scientists have found.(Yahoo)
The healing process that follows a brain injury could spur tumour growth when new cells generated to replace those lost to the injury are derailed by mutations, Toronto scientists have found.(Yahoo)

Scientists find that brain cancer is linked to tissue healing

Washington | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 12:20 PM IST
The healing process that follows a brain injury could spur tumour growth when new cells generated to replace those lost to the injury are derailed by mutations, Toronto scientists have found.
A team of rehabilitation researchers has studied processing speed deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). They found that the SCI group and older controls had similar activation patterns, but the SCI group differed significantly from their age-matched controls.(ANI)
A team of rehabilitation researchers has studied processing speed deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). They found that the SCI group and older controls had similar activation patterns, but the SCI group differed significantly from their age-matched controls.(ANI)

Scientists explore deficits in processing speed in individuals with spinal cord injury

New Jersey | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 04:40 PM IST
A team of rehabilitation researchers has studied processing speed deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). They found that the SCI group and older controls had similar activation patterns, but the SCI group differed significantly from their age-matched controls.
The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said six people who returned to India from the UK recently have tested positive for the new mutated variant called VUI-202012/01, sparking worries that India’s fight against the disease has gotten more complex just as its daily Covid-19 count was falling.(Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times (Representative Image))
The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said six people who returned to India from the UK recently have tested positive for the new mutated variant called VUI-202012/01, sparking worries that India’s fight against the disease has gotten more complex just as its daily Covid-19 count was falling.(Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times (Representative Image))

Scientists quell Covid-19 variant fears, say staying cautious sufficient

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 07:38 PM IST
Several scientists stepped in to assuage concerns and said there is no evidence yet that the variant is more deadly. Anurag Agrawal, director of New Delhi’s CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) was one of them.
According to the researchers, one of the most urgent tasks is to understand all the molecular interactions between the virus and the cells it infects.(Pixabay)
According to the researchers, one of the most urgent tasks is to understand all the molecular interactions between the virus and the cells it infects.(Pixabay)

Scientists decode how coronavirus interacts with proteins in human cells

Boston | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 10:34 AM IST
According to the researchers, one of the most urgent tasks is to understand all the molecular interactions between the virus and the cells it infects.
This handout photograph released by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on December 15, 2020 shows samples of surface dust and pristine material collected from the asteroid Ryugu by the Hayabusa-2 space probe, at the JAXA Sagamihara Campus in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture.(AFP)
This handout photograph released by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on December 15, 2020 shows samples of surface dust and pristine material collected from the asteroid Ryugu by the Hayabusa-2 space probe, at the JAXA Sagamihara Campus in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture.(AFP)

Hayabusa2: Asteroid Ryugu’s soil and gas samples leave scientists speechless

Tokyo | By Associated Press | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 07:41 AM IST
Tsuda called the successful return of the asteroid soil and gas samples “a major scientific milestone.”
(Pixabay)
(Pixabay)

Scientists show what loneliness looks inside the brain

Asian News International | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale, Washington
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 06:54 PM IST
Scientists have evidenced several differences in the brains of lonely people.
The UV emitting LED lights can kill the novel coronavirus efficiently, quickly, and cheaply, according to a study(Unsplash)
The UV emitting LED lights can kill the novel coronavirus efficiently, quickly, and cheaply, according to a study(Unsplash)

UV-emitting LED lights can kill Covid-19: Scientists

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale, New York
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 01:40 PM IST
Ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting diodes (UV-LEDs) can kill the novel coronavirus efficiently, quickly, and cheaply, according to a study which says the new innovation could be installed in air conditioning and water system
Bats are thought to be the original or intermediary hosts for multiple viruses that have spawned recent epidemics, including SARS, MERS, Ebola, Nipah virus, Hendra virus and Marburg virus.(Pixabay)
Bats are thought to be the original or intermediary hosts for multiple viruses that have spawned recent epidemics, including SARS, MERS, Ebola, Nipah virus, Hendra virus and Marburg virus.(Pixabay)

Scientists focus on bats for clues to prevent next pandemic

Rio De Janeiro | By Associated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 01:36 PM IST
In a highly connected world, an outbreak in one place endangers the entire globe, just as the coronavirus did. And the Brazilian team is just one among many worldwide racing to minimize the risk of a second pandemic this century.
Genome sequencing can help scientists monitor small changes in the virus at a national or international scale to understand how it is spreading and provide insight into how different cases are linked.(Pixabay)
Genome sequencing can help scientists monitor small changes in the virus at a national or international scale to understand how it is spreading and provide insight into how different cases are linked.(Pixabay)

Australian scientists develop genome sequencing to trace Covid-19 cases within four hours

Sydney | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 02:53 PM IST
Australian scientists said on Thursday they had developed a rapid genome sequencing method that would cut to within four hours the time taken to trace the source of coronavirus cases.
Researchers said on Wednesday a poorly understood Triassic Period reptile group called lagerpetids appear to have been the evolutionary precursor to pterosaurs.(Pixabay)
Researchers said on Wednesday a poorly understood Triassic Period reptile group called lagerpetids appear to have been the evolutionary precursor to pterosaurs.(Pixabay)

Scientists clarify origins of pterosaurs, the dinosaur era’s flying reptiles

Washington | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 02:02 PM IST
Scientists may have solved one of paleontology’s enduring mysteries - the evolutionary origins of the flying reptiles called pterosaurs that ruled the skies at the same time that dinosaurs dominated the land.
Brazil has experienced one of the world’s most rapidly growing Covid-19 epidemics, with the Amazon being the worst hit region.(Unsplash)
Brazil has experienced one of the world’s most rapidly growing Covid-19 epidemics, with the Amazon being the worst hit region.(Unsplash)

Scientists decode outcome of unmitigated spread of Covid-19

Boston | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 08:00 PM IST
Scientists have analysed the spread of Covid-19 among people in Manaus, Brazil, where more than 70 per cent of the population was infected within seven months of the novel coronavirus arriving in the city, findings which shed light on what may happen if the disease spreads unmitigated.
Members of Iranian forces carry the coffin of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh during a funeral ceremony in Tehran, Iran.(Reuters)
Members of Iranian forces carry the coffin of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh during a funeral ceremony in Tehran, Iran.(Reuters)

Iran says nuclear scientist was killed using satellite-controlled gun

By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 05:21 PM IST
The incident is the second targeted killing of a high-ranking Iranian official since January, when outgoing US President Donald Trump ordered a drone strike on General Qassem Soleimani.
Members of Iranian forces carry the coffin of slain scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh during his funeral ceremony in Tehran.
Members of Iranian forces carry the coffin of slain scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh during his funeral ceremony in Tehran.

Iran official alleges Israel ‘remotely killed’ scientist

Tehran | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi, Tehran
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 11:03 PM IST
Israel insists Iran still maintains the ambition of developing nuclear weapons, pointing to Tehran’s ballistic missile programme and research into other technologies. Iran long has maintained its nuclear programme is peaceful.
Mucous membranes of the nose and mouth might play a “significant role” in curbing the spread of Covid-19. (Representational Image)(Pixabay)
Mucous membranes of the nose and mouth might play a “significant role” in curbing the spread of Covid-19. (Representational Image)(Pixabay)

Mucosal immunity might play ‘significant role’ in preventing Covid-19 transmission: Scientists

New York | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 08:28 PM IST
The analysis, published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, noted that the mucosal immune system is the largest component of immunity, but hasn’t been a focus of much of the research on Covid-19 to date.
Protesters burn the U.S. and Israeli flags during a demonstration against the the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.(REUTERS)
Protesters burn the U.S. and Israeli flags during a demonstration against the the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.(REUTERS)

Former head of CIA calls assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist ‘criminal and reckless act’

Washington | By Agence-France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi, Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 01:51 AM IST
John Brennan said he did not know who was to blame for the murder of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
Learning to suppress the impulse for instant gratification is often vital for future success, but how patience is regulated in the brain remains poorly understood.(Pixabay)
Learning to suppress the impulse for instant gratification is often vital for future success, but how patience is regulated in the brain remains poorly understood.(Pixabay)

Scientists reveal regions of the brain where serotonin promotes patience

Okinawa [Japan] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 12:40 PM IST
In a study on mice, scientists pinpoint specific areas of the brain that individually promote patience through the action of serotonin.
The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, support efforts to block this protein to potentially treat or prevent Covid-19 in older people, the scientists said.(HT Photo)
The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, support efforts to block this protein to potentially treat or prevent Covid-19 in older people, the scientists said.(HT Photo)

Scientists decode why Covid-19 spares children

Washington | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 06:33 PM IST
According to the researchers, including those from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in the US, children have lower levels of a receptor protein that the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 needs to invade airway epithelial cells in the lung.
The image shows a walrus haulout on the Kara Sea coastline on the Yamal Peninsula, Russia.(via REUTERS)
The image shows a walrus haulout on the Kara Sea coastline on the Yamal Peninsula, Russia.(via REUTERS)

Huge walrus refuge place discovered by Russian scientists in Artic circle

Moscow | By Reuters | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 09:58 PM IST
The haulout, a place of refuge where walruses congregate, reproduce, and socialise, is located in a remote corner of Russia’s Yamal peninsula, and scientists say they counted over 3,000 animals there last month.
“For people who have heart arrhythmia or a heart attack, you need to quickly identify the problem. This device can do that,” said Cunjiang Yu, a co-author of the study from UH.(Pixabay)
“For people who have heart arrhythmia or a heart attack, you need to quickly identify the problem. This device can do that,” said Cunjiang Yu, a co-author of the study from UH.(Pixabay)

Scientists develop electronic patch to monitor, treat heart disease

Houston | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 07:59 PM IST
Researchers have developed a patch made from rubbery electronics that can be placed directly on the heart to collect information on its activity, temperature, and other indicators.
The ability of SARS-CoV-2 to infect cells depends on interactions between the viral spike protein and the human cell surface protein ACE2.(Pixabay)
The ability of SARS-CoV-2 to infect cells depends on interactions between the viral spike protein and the human cell surface protein ACE2.(Pixabay)

Scientists identify synthetic mini-antibody to combat Covid-19

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 04:51 PM IST
In breakthrough research, scientists have identified synthetic mini-antibodies to combat Covid-19.
The study, published in the journal PNAS, assessed about 60 super-spreading events.(Pixabay)
The study, published in the journal PNAS, assessed about 60 super-spreading events.(Pixabay)

Covid-19 super-spreading events play ‘outsized role’ in disease transmission, say scientists

Boston | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 07:42 PM IST
Covid-19 super-spreading events, in which one person infected with the novel coronavirus transmits it to many other people, play an “outsized role” in the overall spread of the disease.
The scientists at Stanford University have created a database of around 1,00,000 top scientists of the world.(Representative Image)
The scientists at Stanford University have created a database of around 1,00,000 top scientists of the world.(Representative Image)

World Rankings: 10 PGIMER doctors rank among top scientists

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 09:11 PM IST
A subject-wise analysis was conducted by a team of scientists at Stanford University, USA, led by Dr John PA Ioannidis; the database has been published in PLOS Biology
A team of McGill University researchers has found these ‘hot spots’ inside aggressive and invasive breast cancer tumours.(Pixabay)
A team of McGill University researchers has found these ‘hot spots’ inside aggressive and invasive breast cancer tumours.(Pixabay)

Scientists discover aggressive ‘hot spots’ inside breast cancer tumours

Quebec [Canada] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 06:08 PM IST
By using a novel technique, researchers have found tiny and previously undetectable ‘hot spots’ of extremely high stiffness inside breast cancer tumours.
Using NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), the researchers, including those from the University of Hawaii in the US, detected water molecules (H2O) in Clavius Crater.(Pixabay)
Using NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), the researchers, including those from the University of Hawaii in the US, detected water molecules (H2O) in Clavius Crater.(Pixabay)

Scientists find water on sunlit surface of Moon

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 12:13 PM IST
Scientists have confirmed, for the first time, the presence of water on the sunlit surface of the Moon, a discovery which indicates that water molecules may be distributed across the lunar surface.
Long term use of the drug results in side effects such as nausea or vomiting, rashes, dizziness, anxiety and abdominal pain(Pixabay)
Long term use of the drug results in side effects such as nausea or vomiting, rashes, dizziness, anxiety and abdominal pain(Pixabay)

Indian scientists develop novel drug delivery method to cut side effects of arthritis drug

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 07:41 PM IST
Indian scientists have given a new lease of life to the arthritis medicine sulfapyridine by employing an innovative drug delivery method to remove its side effects.
The nature rescue plan from 60 experts is offered as a blueprint ahead of a biodiversity summit next year in China.(File Photo)
The nature rescue plan from 60 experts is offered as a blueprint ahead of a biodiversity summit next year in China.(File Photo)

Half measures will not save nature, warn world’s leading scientists

Paris | By Agence-France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi, Paris
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 03:06 AM IST
From preventing the extinction of lions and polar bears to halting the destruction of life-sustaining primary forests, only a multipronged plan can stitch together a “safety net” for the natural world, they argued in a peer-reviewed commentary in Science.
The scientists developed the inhibitors, which are very efficient at blocking the activity of SARS-CoV-2-PLpro, yet do not recognise other similar proteins in human cells.(AP)
The scientists developed the inhibitors, which are very efficient at blocking the activity of SARS-CoV-2-PLpro, yet do not recognise other similar proteins in human cells.(AP)

Scientists develop new method to block coronavirus replication

Washington | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2020 01:22 PM IST
The scientists developed the inhibitors, which are very efficient at blocking the activity of SARS-CoV-2-PLpro, yet do not recognise other similar proteins in human cells.
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