Covid-19 vaccine will cost less than water bottle rate: Bharat Biotech MD Krishna Ella

Hyderabad: Bharat Biotech International Limited managing director Dr Krishna Ella vowed to supply Covaxin, the vaccine for Covid-19, at a cost less than that of a water bottle. He said there has been progress in the vaccine making. The quality of the vaccine will be uniform for the whole world, he declared. Ella was speaking […]

Trump administration to direct $35M in grants toward housing for human trafficking survivors

The grants would be directed to 73 organizations across the U.S. to provide six to 24 months of transitional or short-term housing assistance for trafficking victims, including rental, utilities or related expenses, such as security deposits and relocation costs.

Food Science: Building Better Steaks, Wings and ‘Chops

Mapping the roughly 30,000 genes in each animal requires extracting the genetic material from its blood. The DNA is then replicated many times over and run through a computer known as a sequencer, which spits out the swine’s genetic makeup in a code of four letters—T, A, C, G—representing the nucleotides that comprise DNA.

Trump Administration to Announce $35 Million Housing Grant for Trafficking Victims

Attorney General William Barr will join a roundtable at the White House on human trafficking with Senior Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, White House Special Adviser for Human Trafficking Heather Fischer, and leaders of organizations founded to help trafficking victims.

By 2020, Artificial Intelligence will create more jobs than it eliminates: Gartner

jobs getting wiped out with Artificial Intelligence (AI), research firm Gartner said more jobs will be created than lost. The firm says 1.8 million jobs will be eliminated by 2020, but 2.3 million new jobs will be created by then.2020 will be a pivotal year in AI-related employment dynamics, according to Gartner, as AI will […]

China saved the giant panda, but conservation efforts ignored other species says new study

But as the study published Monday shows, that isn’t quite true for most of these panda reserves. Species like the leopard or wolf have vastly different habitat needs — they need up to 20 times more space to roam and hunt than pandas, they’re more strongly affected by human-wildlife conflict, and rely on abundant prey.

Hope for Covid-19 vaccine: Novel coronavirus strains show little variability

The original one is the L strain, that appeared in Wuhan in December 2019. Its first mutation — the S strain — appeared at the beginning of 2020, while, since mid-January, we have had strains V and G, they said.

‘Mono’ virus turns on cancer-related genes. Here’s how.

Not all people who become infected with EBV go on to develop cancer; but in rare instances, the virus can raise people’s risk of developing nasopharyngeal cancer, Burkitt’s lymphoma and certain stomach cancers, according to the American Cancer Society. While more than 90% of people catch the virus worldwide, only about 1.5% of cancer cases […]

COVID-19: How we’re preparing to reopen universities — NUC

NUC’s Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, speaking at a media briefing in Abuja, disclosed that so far, reasonable number of vice-chancellors have submitted their reports on the level of their readiness to the commission, saying once the process was concluded, it would make a statement either to direct universities to resume or otherwise.

HPV Infection Boosts Risk of Skin Cancers, Study Finds

Researchers suspected that an infectious agent was involved in the cancer because previous studies had shown that patients whose immune systems are not fully functional were more likely to develop these skin cancers.  For example, organ transplant recipients, whose immune systems are suppressed with drugs to avoid organ rejection, have a fiftyfold to hundredfold higher […]