The coronavirus vaccine trial run by the University of Oxford has raised hopes, as it shows results of neutralising antibody development against SARS-CoV-2. According to the report published on The Lancet today, the trial which involved 1077 participants indicates that the new Vaccine is safe and has developed SARS-CoV-2 neutralising antibodies and T-cells effectively!
A group of scientists in Hungary accidentally procreated two totally different endangered fish species which resulted in the birth of a never-seen-before fish!
A group of British scientists from the University of Warwick were able to revive a 1000-year-old medieval remedy successfully. Moreover, they were able to use this recipe called, ‘Bald’s eyesalve’ as a successful treatment to kill antibiotic-resistant bacterial colonies without any side effects to healthy cells.
A team of scientists from Duke University made a breakthrough in ‘combination drug therapy’ for type 2 diabetes. They tethered two existing, type 2 diabetic treatments into one molecule which slowly releases in the body that works better than the two drugs.
A reusable mask which has a filter paper made from Titanium oxide nanowire has been proven to trap and kill pathogens that may also be used against SARS-CoV-2 and EBOLA. Once used, this mask can be disinfected under ultraviolet (UV) light. EPFL laboratory led the research.
A recent study has shown promising results in anti-ageing and in increasing the healthspan of mice. Researchers from the Buck Institute for research on aging in the USA have discovered that a natural metabolite called, alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG) is capable of decreasing the morbidity rate in older mice and making them healthier in their late life.
Using novel gene-editing techniques, a team of scientists successfully turned infertile livestock into carrying fertile sperms of other animals in the same species by becoming, ‘surrogate sires’. In their study sterile mice, pigs, goats and cattle were made to produce sperm that has only the donor’s genetic traits.
This is Stan, one of the most complete, largest and broadly studied Tyrannosaurus Rex skeletons. Stan had been a very popular exhibit at the Black Hills Institute in the USA for decades and it is now being listed to auctioned by Christie’s the Art company.
A team of scientists have discovered that stem cells can regenerate nerves to support old damaged nerves and repair their motor functions in Parkinson’s disease. Although their study was based on a mouse model with Parkinson’s, it gives a solid direction as to how stem cell treatment could tackle this unfortunate degenerative disease.
A novel technique to manage diabetes non-invasively using static electric and magnetic fields has been developed by a team of scientists at the University of Iowa. Their new discovery has already successfully managed “2 major hallmarks of type-2 diabetes” in mice.
Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania may have finally found an answer from nature against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. They have been able to successfully turn highly toxic Wasp venom into powerful antimicrobial molecules. A major breakthrough, which would hopefully develop into highly efficient medicines that are lethal to strong antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
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