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Scientists blame this sturdier protein for faster spread of some Covid variants(Photo by Fusion Medical Animation on Unsplash)

Scientists blame this sturdier protein for faster spread of some Covid variants

PTI |
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2021 06:29 PM IST
A new study has claimed that spike protein of coronavirus is more stable in faster spreading versions of the virus, such as the ones first reported in the UK and South Africa, as compared to the original form of the pathogen from China's Wuhan
The study published in Communications Biology shows that the heart muscle cells also called cardiomyocytes play an important role in intracellular communication after a heart attack.(Yahoo)
The study published in Communications Biology shows that the heart muscle cells also called cardiomyocytes play an important role in intracellular communication after a heart attack.(Yahoo)

With great detail, scientists map heart recovery rate after heart attack

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 02:07 PM IST
Emphasising the importance of heart muscle cells intracellular communication, researchers from the Hubrecht Institute mapped the recovery of the heart after a heart attack with great detail.
Stevens's lab studies the long-lasting impact of stress during pregnancy, which can lead to neuropsychiatric impairment in offspring during early life and in adulthood.(ANI)
Stevens's lab studies the long-lasting impact of stress during pregnancy, which can lead to neuropsychiatric impairment in offspring during early life and in adulthood.(ANI)

Scientists: Strategy to protect developing brain from prenatal stress in mice

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 06:48 PM IST
New research from the University of Iowa and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center demonstrates that offspring can be protected from the effects of prenatal stress by administering a neuroprotective compound during pregnancy.
Researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder in the US said the thickness of this top layer of the ocean is responsible for marine heat events.(Unsplash)
Researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder in the US said the thickness of this top layer of the ocean is responsible for marine heat events.(Unsplash)

Marine heat waves may become more intense, frequent, say scientists

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 05:52 PM IST
The mixed layer of the ocean which blankets the top 20 to 200 metres is becoming thinner each year, says a new study which warns that the continued loss of this buffer may lead to more frequent and destructive warming events such as marine heat waves.
The biological mechanism that explains why some people experience abdominal pain when they eat certain foods have been identified by researchers.(ANI)
The biological mechanism that explains why some people experience abdominal pain when they eat certain foods have been identified by researchers.(ANI)

Scientists find mechanism behind irritable bowel syndrome

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 01:45 PM IST
The biological mechanism that explains why some people experience abdominal pain when they eat certain foods have been identified by researchers.
An innovative way to learn about the elements of the periodic table has been introduced through a study led by researchers of American Chemical Society (ACS).(ANI)
An innovative way to learn about the elements of the periodic table has been introduced through a study led by researchers of American Chemical Society (ACS).(ANI)

Scientists introduce new twist to learning periodic table

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:09 PM IST
An innovative way to learn about the elements of the periodic table has been introduced through a study led by researchers of American Chemical Society (ACS).
Scientists studying the body's natural defenses against bacterial infection have identified a nutrient, taurine that helps the gut recall prior infections and kill invading bacteria, such as Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kpn).(ANI)
Scientists studying the body's natural defenses against bacterial infection have identified a nutrient, taurine that helps the gut recall prior infections and kill invading bacteria, such as Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kpn).(ANI)

Scientists identify nutrient that helps prevent bacterial infection

ANI |
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:10 PM IST
Scientists studying the body's natural defenses against bacterial infection have identified a nutrient, taurine that helps the gut recall prior infections and kill invading bacteria, such as Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kpn).
Rapid blood test can now identify patients at highest risk of severe Covid-19(Twitter/WebMD)
Rapid blood test can now identify patients at highest risk of severe Covid-19(Twitter/WebMD)

Rapid blood test can now identify patients at highest risk of severe Covid-19

PTI |
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:24 AM IST
Since some coronavirus patients get better without intensive treatment, scientists have now developed a rapid blood test that can identify patients at highest risk of severe Covid-19 complications or death
Study probes difference between severe Covid-19 patients and asymptomatic ones(Twitter/HarvardHealth)
Study probes difference between severe Covid-19 patients and asymptomatic ones(Twitter/HarvardHealth)

Scientists try to break down why some people develop Covid-19 as life-threatening disease while others remain asymptomatic

Boston (Massachusetts) [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:03 AM IST
While cardiovascular and metabolic disease are risk factors for Covid-19 severity and outcomes, a new study tries to shed light on the underlying reasons why some people develop coronavirus as a life-threatening disease while others remain asymptomatic
Presence of antibodies may not guarantee protection from COVID-19(Twitter/marylui27)
Presence of antibodies may not guarantee protection from COVID-19(Twitter/marylui27)

Indian scientists grapple with antibodies issue, say it may not guarantee protection from COVID-19

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 08:19 PM IST
Given that there are neutralising antibodies and also ‘simple’ antibodies, Indian scientists reveal that it may not be that useful to stop further spread of the coronavirus
With little evidence on how this new virus will behave, virologists are falling back on the behaviour of coronaviruses, particularly SARS-CoV, with which SARS-COV-2 shares the most similarity.(Reuters file photo . Representative image)
With little evidence on how this new virus will behave, virologists are falling back on the behaviour of coronaviruses, particularly SARS-CoV, with which SARS-COV-2 shares the most similarity.(Reuters file photo . Representative image)

Will summer halt Covid-19? Scientists say there are other factors

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2020 05:23 PM IST
The report is from the US National Academies of Sciences (NAS), which, on April 4, said Covid-19 can be spread just by talking or breathing, resulting in many countries, including India, to revise guidelines on masks.
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