Sandipan Talukdar
COVID-19 vaccine may come, but what about equitable distribution?

With rich countries and big pharma companies getting proactive, there is widespread apprehension about access and price of the vaccine for countries that need it most.

COVID-19: virus strain dominant worldwide is different from original in Wuhan

According to a publication in Cell, the strain, which is named D614G, is a result of point mutation of the original strain. However, it is not associated with disease severity

Light from black hole collisions detected for first time

It was first identified by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory of the National Science Foundation, along with the European Virgo Detector on May 21, 2019, and has been named as S190521g

How does COVID-19 causes the loss of smell?

The unusual thing with COVID-19 is that, people facing loss of smell don’t have a stuffy nose, according to Harvard Medical School neuroscientist Sandeep Robert Datta

How landscape helped land animals evolve better cognitive abilities than aquatic counterparts

A new study found that landscape characteristics provided land animals the edge in developing planning abilities, which is required in terrain with a mix of plains, vegetation, hills, water etc.

Oldest and largest structure of Maya civilization discovered in Mexico

The monument at the archaeological site of Aguada Fénix is a huge raised platform and looks like an artificial plateau itself. The Aguada Fénix measures about 1.4 kilometers in length, 399 meters in width, and 10-15 meters in height. 

New study shows how SARS-CoV-2 made its journey from bats to humans

In a new report, scientists have found that the SARS-CoV-2 could jump to humans from animals by doing crucial rearrangement in its genome.

How breeding with Neanderthals aided modern human fertility

A recent study found that Neanderthal genes can confer greater fertility in humans. According to the study, every third woman in Europe carries the gene inherited from the Neanderthals

Tracing the origin of locust crisis that has hit India hard

The nomadic and high invasive character that the desert locusts have taken in India this year is attributable to another fact apart from the westerly winds post Amphan, i.e. conducive condition for large scale breeding

Tropical cyclones become stronger as Earth warms

A new study has found that the chance of a tropical storm intensifying into a Category 3 event or even greater has increased by 8% per decade globally

COVID-19: Vaccine candidate developed in China reported to have protected monkeys

SARS-CoV-2 was directly put into the lungs of eight Rhesus Macaques. None of the monkeys that had been vaccinated were seen to have developed a full-blown infection.

What are the differences between COVID-19, MERS and SARS?

On April 17, the journal Science published a study by a group of scientists from the Netherlands, who did a comparative study of the pathogenesis of the three diseases

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