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Fake asteroid? NASA expert IDs mystery object as old rocket

The rocket swept past the moon and into orbit around the sun as intended junk, never to be seen again — until perhaps now

12 Oct 2020 11:40 AM

Australian study finds coronavirus can last 28 days on glass, currency

Findings from the study show that in a very controlled environment the virus remains infectious for longer than other studies have found

12 Oct 2020 10:32 AM

Coronavirus can survive on skin for 9 hours: Study

The study found that virus was inactivated more rapidly on skin surfaces than on other surfaces such as stainless steel, glass and plastic

09 Oct 2020 2:56 PM

Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for black hole research

In-person ceremony has been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, replaced with a televised ceremony

06 Oct 2020 4:13 PM

New testing method can diagnose COVID-19 in just 30 minutes, study finds

The virus can be detected immediately without any preparation process with high sensitivity in a short time

06 Oct 2020 3:41 PM

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3 win Nobel medicine award for Hepatitis C virus discovery

The medicine prize carries particular significance this year due to the pandemic, which has highlighted the importance that medical research

05 Oct 2020 3:48 PM

Covaxin to use ViroVax's adjuvant Alhydroxiquim-II to boost immune response

Bharat Biotech is currently conducting Phase II human trials of Covaxin after receiving approval from the Drug Controller General of India

05 Oct 2020 2:02 PM

2020 Nobel season opens with medicine prize

No prizes are expected to be awarded this year for work directly linked to the new coronavirus

05 Oct 2020 10:53 AM

Don't expect coronavirus vaccine in public before fall of 2021, say experts

Researchers at McGill University in Canada carried out a survey of 28 experts working in vaccinology in late June 2020.

02 Oct 2020 9:48 PM

Covaxin test on animals show sign of hope

The animal trials were conducted on 20 monkeys in India and three different vaccine candidates were tried on them

13 Sep 2020 3:27 PM

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Plasma therapy does not really help beat COVID-19, finds ICMR study

The National Task Force for COVID-19, a committee formed by ICMR to respond to the pandemic, has reviewed and approved this study, it said

09 Sep 2020 11:13 AM

Antibodies may not guarantee protection against COVID-19, say scientists

The scientist noted that surveys are reporting people as just 'positive' or 'negative' and not analysing antibody levels present in blood

08 Sep 2020 1:52 PM

Monsoon pattern changing in India: Himalayas, south to get more rainfall in future

The researchers studied the Indian monsoon precipitation data of nearly five decades between 1971 and 2017

04 Sep 2020 2:25 PM

Modification of embryo genes to create disease-free babies cannot yet be deemed safe, say experts

An international commission aimed to provide a framework for countries considering the use of the technology.

03 Sep 2020 10:20 PM

Steroids hailed as 'strongly recommeded' drug for seriously ill COVID patients: Study

The analysis found that steroids improve survival rates of COVID-19 patients sick enough to be in intensive care in hospital

03 Sep 2020 9:29 AM

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Rare butterfly species sighted in Chhattisgarh forest

Scientists say it is rarely sighted in central India

31 Aug 2020 4:18 PM

Two volunteers who were given Oxford vaccine are fine

The vaccine trials are being conducted by the Serum Institute of India in Pune

27 Aug 2020 12:29 PM

Not just lungs, COVID-19 can affect almost all organs: AIIMS experts

From what we thought of as a viral pneumonia has a lot of other manifestations which are beyond the lungs, Dr Guleria said

27 Aug 2020 2:16 AM

Don't want to contract coronavirus? Wear N95 mask, suggest Indian researchers

The study found N95 masks to be the most effective at reducing the horizontal spread of a cough.

26 Aug 2020 7:32 PM

Your selfie can be used to detect heart disease

Study show it's possible to use deep learning computer algorithm to detect coronary artery disease by analysing portraits

23 Aug 2020 10:51 AM

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