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Coronavirus Can Persist For Months In Heart, Brain: Study

Coronavirus Can Persist For Months In Heart, Brain: Study

Jason Gale, Bloomberg | Monday December 27, 2021

The coronavirus that causes Covid-19 can spread within days from the airways to the heart, brain and almost every organ system in the body, where it may persist for months, a study found.

Opinion: Omicron May Not Be The Final Variant, But It May Be The Final Variant Of Concern

Opinion: Omicron May Not Be The Final Variant, But It May Be The Final Variant Of Concern

The Conversation | Thursday December 23, 2021

It is controversial whether viruses are alive, but like all living things they do evolve. This fact has become abundantly clear during the pandemic, as new variants of concern have emerged every few months.

Russian Vaccine Sputnik-V Says It Is More Effective Against Omicron Covid

Russian Vaccine Sputnik-V Says It Is More Effective Against Omicron Covid

Press Trust of India | Wednesday December 22, 2021, Moscow

Russia's Sputnik-V vaccine and its one-shot version Sputnik Light booster demonstrates high virus-neutralising activity (VNA) against the Omicron variant of COVID-19, providing a strong defence against hospitalisation, according to a study.

AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine Protection Wanes After 3 Months: Lancet Study

AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine Protection Wanes After 3 Months: Lancet Study

Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 21, 2021, London

The protection offered by the Oxford-Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine declines after three months of receiving two doses of the preventive, according to a study published in The Lancet journal.

Likely Order Of Covid Symptoms Depends On Coronavirus Variant: Study

Likely Order Of Covid Symptoms Depends On Coronavirus Variant: Study

Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 21, 2021, Los Angeles

The most likely order of symptoms that patients with COVID-19 experience is different for different variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to a study.

New Drug Identified May Help Effectively Treat COVID-19 Pneumonia: Lancet Study

New Drug Identified May Help Effectively Treat COVID-19 Pneumonia: Lancet Study

Press Trust of India | Saturday December 18, 2021, London

A newly identified drug may be used to effectively treat some patients hospitalised with COVID-19 pneumonia, according to a study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal.

When Is It OK To Take Rapid Antigen Test For Covid Rather Than RT-PCR?

When Is It OK To Take Rapid Antigen Test For Covid Rather Than RT-PCR?

The Conversation | Friday December 17, 2021

With Christmas around the corner and COVID-19 case numbers rising, its important to keep getting tested when you have symptoms, have been exposed to the virus, or are going to a high-risk environment.

NASA Spacecraft 'Touches The Sun' For The First-Time Ever

NASA Spacecraft 'Touches The Sun' For The First-Time Ever

Edited by NDTV News Desk | Wednesday December 15, 2021, New Delhi

The Parker Solar Probe, launched by NASA, became the first spacecraft to fly through the outer atmosphere of the sun.

Scientists Develop Molecule That Blocks COVID-19 Infection: Report

Scientists Develop Molecule That Blocks COVID-19 Infection: Report

Press Trust of India | Wednesday December 15, 2021, London

Scientists have developed a new molecule that attaches to the surface of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and prevents it from entering human cells and spreading the COVID-19 infection.

An AI Debates Its Own Ethics At Oxford Union - What It Said Was Startling

An AI Debates Its Own Ethics At Oxford Union - What It Said Was Startling

The Conversation | Saturday December 11, 2021

Not a day passes without a fascinating snippet on the ethical challenges created by "black box" AI systems. These use machine learning to figure out patterns within data and make decisions often without a human giving any moral basis for how to do it

Young People Recover Quickly From Rare Side Effect Of Covid Vaccine: Study

Young People Recover Quickly From Rare Side Effect Of Covid Vaccine: Study

Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 07, 2021, Boston

Most young people under the age of 21 who develop suspected COVID-19 vaccine-related inflammation of heart muscle, known as myocarditis, have mild symptoms that improve quickly, according to a study.

Cause Of Rare Blood Clots Linked With AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson Covid Vaccines Found: Study

Cause Of Rare Blood Clots Linked With AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson Covid Vaccines Found: Study

Press Trust of India | Thursday December 02, 2021, Washington

Scientists have found a possible trigger behind the extremely rare blood clots linked to AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, an advance that may help design new and improved preventives against the viral disease.

The Hunt For Coronavirus Variants: How The New One Was Found And What We Know So Far

The Hunt For Coronavirus Variants: How The New One Was Found And What We Know So Far

The Conversation | Saturday November 27, 2021

Since early in the COVID pandemic, the Network for Genomics Surveillance in South Africa has been monitoring changes in SARS-CoV-2. This was a valuable tool to understand better how the virus spread.

1,000 Earths Could Fit In Jupiter's Red Spot Storm, NASA Juno Probe Shows

1,000 Earths Could Fit In Jupiter's Red Spot Storm, NASA Juno Probe Shows

Reuters | Friday October 29, 2021, Washington

Data from NASA's Juno spacecraft is providing a deeper understanding of Jupiter's wondrous and violent atmosphere including its Great Red Spot, finding that this immense swirling storm extends much further down than expected.

Why Even Countries With Successful Vaccine Rate Are Struggling With Delta

Why Even Countries With Successful Vaccine Rate Are Struggling With Delta

Suzi Ring, Bloomberg | Friday October 29, 2021

People inoculated against COVID-19 are just as likely to spread the delta variant of the virus to contacts in their household as those who haven't had shots, according to new research.