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    Here's 4 of Our Greatest Vaccine Achievements

    All eyes are on COVID-19 vaccines, with Australia's first expected to be approved for use shortly.But their development in record time, without compromising on safety, wouldn't have been possible without the development of other vaccines before them.var embedId = {jw: [],yt: [],dm: [],fb: []};function pauseVideos(vid) {var players = Object.keys(embedId);players.forEach(function(key) {var...

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    14,000 New COVID Cases Recorded In India

    With 14,256 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Saturday continued with its low streak of single-day cases, increasing the overall tally to 1,06,39,684, the health officials said.For the past 16 days, the country has been recording less than 20,000 daily new infections even as the toll remained below 300-mark for just short of a month.On January 19, India had reported 10,064...

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    Meet the Scientist Who is Transforming Research in Women's Health

    About 15 years ago, during the early part of her academic career, biophysicist Koel Chaudhury, bumped into a gynecologist at a conference who found her work interesting.Chaudhury was then involved in the development of a non-hormonal injectable male contraceptive, that has recently completed the phase III clinical trial."The gynaecologist (Chaitali Dutta Ray) was, however,...

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    This Could Be An Early Indication Of Alzheimer's

    Abnormal hyperactivation in the brain could be an early biomarker of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.The study indicates that hyperactivation in certain brain areas in people not yet diagnosed with Alzheimer's but who were worried about their memory loss and who exhibited risk factors for the disease."Alzheimer's disease is progressive and may emerge in the brain 20...

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    Here's Why New Coronavirus Variants Are Spreading Across the World

    A new variant of coronavirus has swept across the United Kingdom and been detected in the United States, Canada and elsewhere. Scientists are concerned that these new strains may spread more easily.As an evolutionary biologist, I study how mutation and selection combine to shape changes in populations over time. Never before have we had so much real-time data about evolution as...

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    Covaxin Is Safe, Enhanced Immune Response in Phase 1 Trial: Lancet

    Covaxin, India's first indigenous COVID vaccine candidate, led to 'tolerable safety outcomes' and 'enhanced immune responses' in the phase 1 trial, revealed an interim report published in The Lancet on Thursday, 21 January.The double-blind randomised controlled study assessed the safety and immunogenicity of the vaccine candidate at 11 hospitals across...

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    Joe Biden & Amanda Gorman Inspire People with Speech Issues

    In what was seen as a renewal of hope in American politics, Joe Biden took the oath as the 46th President of the United States on 20 January 2020.In a stirring speech, Biden spoke of unity and healing - but there were a few words where his speech broke, revealing a childhood issue he had struggled to overcome: stuttering. Still, the US President delivered an emotional call to "give...

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    AI-Based Technique May Detect Prostate Cancer From Urine

    A novel Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based technique may help in diagnosing prostate cancer from urine within only twenty minutes with almost 100 per cent accuracy, a new study suggests.The research team, including Kwan Hyi Lee from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), developed this technique by introducing a smart AI analysis method to an electrical signal-based...

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    Japan To Get Pfizer Vaccine For 72 Million Individuals

    The Japanese government has signed agreements with US pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. to receive the drugmaker's Covid-19 vaccine doses enough for a total of 72 million people within this year, the Health Ministry said.The additional supply added to the country's agreement last year with the drugmaker to acquire doses for 60 million people, which accounted for roughly half the...

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    Patients With Inactive Cancer Also At High Risk Of Severe COVID

    Patients with inactive cancer and not currently undergoing treatments also face a significantly higher risk of severe illness from Covid-19, a new study suggests.The findings underscore the importance of Covid-19 mitigation, like social distancing and mask wearing, and vaccinations for all patients, not just those recently diagnosed or with active disease."Patients who have...

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