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FDA-approved 'Teicoplanin' 10 times more effective in treating Covid-19 than HCQ: IIT Delhi research

Clinically approved drug "Teicoplanin" is a potential therapeutic option against Covid-19 and can be ten times more effective than several drugs being currently used, research by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi has found.

Half a million sharks may be killed to make Covid-19 vaccine, say experts

A California-based group Shark Allies has said that immunising everyone in the world with two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine would require liver oil harvested from half a million sharks.

Water on Mars: Researchers discover 3 buried lakes on red planet

Researchers have confirmed the presence of one large saltwater lake, which was discovered two years ago, and also found three more lakes hidden under the surface of Mars.

Australian nasal spray claims to reduce Covid-19 growth by 96%

A study on ferrets showed the product dubbed INNA-051, which could be used complementary to vaccines, lowered the levels of the virus that causes Covid-19 by up to 96 per cent, the company said.

SpaceX to launch NASA mission to study magnetic barrier around solar system

SpaceX has been reusing rockets for years but this is the first time it will do so for a national security mission in the US.

SpaceX to launch NASA mission to study magnetic barrier around solar system

NASA stated that the IMAP mission is targeted to launch in October 2024 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Jharkhand: Geologists discover fossilised leaves from Jurassic period

Geologists found a couple of 20 cm by 5 cm fossilised leaves of genus Ptilophyllum in Dudhkol mountain in Taljhari area of Jharkhand.

China to send first-ever ‘asteroid mining robot’ into space this November

A private Beijing company, Origin Space, will send out the world’s first mining robot — termed as an ‘asteroid mining robot’ — into space by November 2020. The project, if successful, can open up a trillion-dollar industry.

NASA to launch advanced toilet worth $23mn for space station

The new space toilet — ‘Universal Waste Management System’ (UWMS) — is scheduled to launch, along with other cargo, on Northrop Grumman’s contract resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Tuesday.

No tap water for this US city after brain-eating microbe found in supply

Earlier this month, a six-year-old boy died after contracting the microbe. The investigation into his death led to the detection of the brain-eating amoeba after heath officials conducted water sample tests.

Confusion, stroke, memory loss: How coronavirus affects brain

A few Covid-19 patients suffer from stroke, brain haemorrhage, memory loss and other neurological symptoms. As researchers continue to find why and how brain is harmed by the novel coronavirus, a Johns Hopkins article lists some of the theories that might explain so.

Identified antibodies against Covid-19 may lead to passive vaccine: Study

Scientists have identified highly effective antibodies against the novel coronavirus, which they say can lead to the development of a passive vaccination for Covid-19.

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