omicron: Anti-Covid drugs potent against Omicron, antibody therapies less effective: Study – Times of India

omicron Anti Covid drugs potent against Omicron antibody therapies less effective

WASHINGTON: The current drugs to treat Covid-19 remain very effective against the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to a laboratory study. However, available antibody therapies — typically given intravenously in hospitals — are substantially less effective against Omicron compared to earlier variants of the virus, the researchers said. The lab tests also showed … Read more

Object found in the Milky Way ‘unlike anything astronomers have seen’ – Times of India

Object found in the Milky Way unlike anything astronomers have

SYDNEY: Australian researchers have discovered a strange spinning object in the Milky Way they say is unlike anything astronomers have ever seen. The object, first spotted by a university student working on his undergraduate thesis, releases a huge burst of radio energy three times every hour. The pulse comes “every 18.18 minutes, like clockwork,” said … Read more

moon: Three, two, one: Astronomers predict SpaceX space junk will hit the Moon – Times of India

moon Three two one Astronomers predict SpaceX space junk will

WASHINGTON: A chunk of a SpaceX rocket that blasted off seven years ago and was abandoned in space after completing its mission will crash into the Moon in March, experts say. The rocket was deployed in 2015 to put into orbit a NASA satellite called the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR). Since then, the second … Read more

Ghostly monkey, succulent bamboo among new species in Mekong – Times of India

Ghostly monkey succulent bamboo among new species in Mekong

BANGKOK: A monkey with ghostly white circles around its eyes is among 224 new species listed in the World Wildlife Fund’s latest update on the greater Mekong region. The conservation group’s report, released Wednesday, highlights the need to protect the rich biodiversity and habitats in the region, which includes Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. … Read more

covid 19: Covid-19 vaccines don’t affect fertility, study asserts – Times of India

covid 19 Covid 19 vaccines dont affect fertility study asserts

WASHINGTON: A recent study has quashed rumours that Covid-19 vaccination leads to infertility. The study published in the ‘American Journal of Epidemiology’ asserts that Covid-19 vaccination does not appear to affect fertility. The prospective study of couples trying to conceive found no association between Covid-19 vaccination and fecundability — the probability of conception per menstrual … Read more

covid 19: Study finds cancer treatment might inhibit immune therapy to Covid-19 vaccination – Times of India

covid 19 Study finds cancer treatment might inhibit immune therapy

FLORIDA: A new study has found patients with cancer who receive chemotherapy — and some targeted therapies may mount an inadequate immune response to Covid-19 vaccination. The research has been published in the ‘Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovation, Quality & Outcomes Journal’. “It is important for patients with cancer who are receiving chemotherapy to receive a … Read more

Russia’s only female cosmonaut to travel to space in September – Times of India

Russias only female cosmonaut to travel to space in September

MOSCOW: Russia’s sole active female cosmonaut, Anna Kikina, is due to travel to the International Space Station in September on a Soyuz rocket, the national space agency said Thursday. Kikina, a 37-year-old engineer, will be only the fifth professional woman cosmonaut from Russia or the Soviet Union to fly to space. Last year, the Russian … Read more

India still decades away from animal organ transplants, says leading AIIMS cardiac surgeon | India News – Times of India

India still decades away from animal organ transplants says leading

Leading cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon at AIIMS New Delhi, Dr Devagourou Velayoudam, talks to Padma Rao Sundarji for Times of Online, on the recent pig-to-human heart transplant in the United States, and the future of xenotransplantation in India.Q: Earlier this month, doctors at a US hospital transplanted a pig’s heart into a human being for … Read more

Star motion hold clue to dark matter shape key to galaxies’ evolution – Times of India

Star motion hold clue to dark matter shape key to

BENGALURU: Scientists investigating how the shape of dark matter halo affects the motion of stars in stellar bars (found at the centre of some galaxies) have found that out-of-plane bending events of the bar explain the shape of dark matter halos in barred galaxies. Dark matter forms the skeleton on which galaxies form, evolve, and … Read more

2021 was Earth’s fifth-hottest year, say scientists – Times of India

2021 was Earths fifth hottest year say scientists Times of

PARIS: The last seven years have been the hottest on record globally “by a clear margin”, the European Union’s climate monitoring service reported Monday, as it raised the alarm over sharp increases in record concentrations of methane in the atmosphere. Countries around the world have been blasted by a relentless assault of weather disasters linked … Read more