Friday, January 15, 2021

Tardy hunt for UK variant of virus

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Though the Union Health Ministry has confirmed the presence of 96 instances of the ‘UK variant’ — a form of the Sars-Cov2 associated with...

All about the bird flu outbreak in India

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An outbreak of the Avian Influenza has affected several thousands of birds across the country.  It was identified in the first week of January...

World insect population declining at an alarming rate, say studies

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Honeybees have been in dramatic decline because of disease, parasites, insecticides, herbicides and lack of food (Subscribe to Science For All, our weekly newsletter, where...

‘COVID-19 herd immunity unlikely in 2021 despite vaccines’

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The World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) chief scientist warned that even as numerous countries start rolling out vaccination programmes to stop COVID-19, herd immunity...

Watch | Can spiders build webs in space?

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About 400 km above Earth, the International Space Station has housed not just humans but various critters including frogs, snails, ants, mice, swarms of...

Loring and Schwerdt, and their search for poliovirus

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Stanford scientists Hubert Scott Loring and Carlton Everett Schwerdt announced their successful isolation of poliovirus on January 10, 1947. Even though it was only...

Most hospitalised COVID-19 patients have at least one symptom 6 months after falling ill:...

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The most common symptom to persist was muscle weakness, with patients also frequently experiencing sleep difficulties More than three quarters of COVID-19 patients hospitalised...

Question Corner: Why haven’t crocodiles evolved much since the age of the dinosaurs?

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(Subscribe to Science For All, our weekly newsletter, where we aim to take the jargon out of science and put the fun in. Click here.)The...

COVID-19 ICU patients at risk of acute brain dysfunction, says study

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COVID-19 patients admitted to intensive care in the early months of the pandemic experienced a higher burden of delirium and coma than is...

Best from science journals: Meet Zhùr, the mummified wolf pup

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Here are some of the most interesting research to have appeared in top science journals last week (Subscribe to Science For All, our weekly newsletter,...