COVID-19 is changing its genetics according to local conditions – Dow University Experts

Genome sequence of this virus is slightly different from Wuhan virus with few mutations.   Karachi: A team of experts, led by Vice Chancellor of Dow University of Health Sciences, Professor Mohammad Saeed Quraishy analyzed virus sequence from a locally infected patient’s body and found that Genome sequence of this virus is slightly different from […]

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No Friend of Bacteria: Louis Pasteur – Father of Microbiology

This is the story of a promising young student who became the “father of microbiology”, but it didn’t happen by accident; a personal tragedy spurred Louis Pasteur to search for cures for infectious diseases By Sharon Cohen  Louis Pasteur was not born into a family of means. Growing up poor, he received a Catholic education […]

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How infectious disease outbreaks affect mental health

While the battle with coronavirus continues, we must be prepared for another pandemic – the anxiety, depression, grief and fear among communities as the death toll rises and schools, businesses, public places are closed to prevent COVID-19 infections   By Denise-Marie Ordway Government officials and public health leaders worldwide have worked around the clock battling […]

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South Korea to use Stem Cell Therapy for treating severe COVID-19 cases

The patients will be administered Astrostem-V, an autologous adipose tissue derived mesenchymal stem cell drug, two-times in total with a one-week interval – Dr. Jeong Chan Ra is expected to start a clinical trial to treat the severe COVID-19 cases relying on mechanical ventilators with stem cell therapy Seoul: In the midst of unprecedented chaos […]

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Marshland conversion can warm land surface: research

Monitoring Desk Beijing: Chinese researchers have discovered that the reduction of marshland could increase the land surface temperature. The researchers hoped to find out the biophysical effects of wetland, which plays an important role in local, regional and global climate change. Based on satellite measurements of land surface temperature and observed air temperatures from 2003 […]

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Israeli researchers develop method to improve memory at sleep

The new method could help restore memory capabilities following brain injuries or help treat post-traumatic stress disorder victims Monitoring Desk JERUSALEM:  Israeli researchers have developed an innovative method to bolster memory in the brain during sleep, which could help treat brain injuries, the Tel Aviv University (TAU) reported on Thursday. The new method could help […]

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New study suggests risk of coronavirus transmission via eyes

Chinese researchers detect novel coronavirus in tears from infected patient Beijing Chinese researchers have recently found the novel coronavirus in tears and conjunctival secretions from one patient infected with the virus. A research team from the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine conducted a study on samples collected from 30 patients who […]

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What Is the Hardest Language in the World to Lip-read?

For linguists, it is a tremendously controversial and fluid topic of study. What are lip-readers actually looking at? Just how accurate is the understanding of speech on the basis of visual cues alone? What language, of the 6,000-plus distinct tongues in the world, is the hardest to lip-read? BY DAN NOSOWITZ Lip-reading has an almost […]

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China Focus: Pangolins a potential intermediate host of novel coronavirus: study

Monitoring Desk GUANGZHOU: The metagenome sequence of the novel coronavirus strain separated from pangolins was 99 percent identical to that from infected people, indicating pangolins may be an intermediate host of the virus, a study has found. The study was led by South China Agricultural University. According to Liu Yahong, president of the university, the […]

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China develops efficient hydrogen production method from industrial waste

(File Photo) Monitoring Desk Beijing: Chinese researchers have developed a new method to produce hydrogen from the industrial waste of sulfureted hydrogen, according to a recent study paper published in the journal Energy and Environmental Science. The electro-catalytic decomposition of abundant and toxic sulfureted hydrogen from industrial byproducts is a promising energy conversion technology for […]

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