Study: Omicron less effective at attacking lungs than other variants

British research has found Omicron might be less efficient at attacking the lungs than earlier Covid-19 variants. The Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease study concluded mutations on the virus's spike protein, which makes it able to avoid antibodies, may also reduce how it replicates in the lungs and causes severe disease. "These ...

19:30 Et December 19, 2021

How the coronavirus destroys the lungs

We've long known what damage a severe case of Covid-19 can do to a person's lungs, but the precise reasons for this damage are still being studied. With ...

19:00 Et December 8, 2021

NASA Launches its First-Ever Attempt to Test Defense against Asteroids

SpaceX launched on Tuesday night (Wednesday in GMT zone) from the United States, its Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA's first-of-its-kind Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), which is supposed ...

16:15 Et November 25, 2021

NASA seeks ideas for a nuclear reactor on the moon

If anyone has a good idea on how to put a nuclear fission power plant on the moon, the U.S. government wants to hear about it. NASA and ...

15:33 Et November 20, 2021

SpaceX crew launch marks 600 space travelers in 60 years

A SpaceX rocket carried four astronauts into orbit Wednesday night, including the 600th person to reach space in 60 years. The repeatedly delayed flight occurred just two days ...

15:30 Et November 11, 2021

Moroccan Researcher Wins ENI Award 2020

Young Moroccan researcher Djalila Ben Bouchta on Thursday won the ENI Award 2020, which promotes research in the energy and environment sectors. Ben Bouchta received the award in ...

21:01 Et October 15, 2021

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to Two US Scientists for Discoveries of Receptors for Temperature, Touch

The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch, the Nobel ...

12:59 Et October 5, 2021

Saudi Arabia signs deals with AstraZeneca, Pfizer to promote investment in health

Saudi Arabia signed on Tuesday agreements with top pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, including AstraZeneca and Pfizer, to promote investment in its health sector. The agreements were reached on ...

12:00 Et September 15, 2021

Chinese rocket debris lands in Indian Ocean, draws criticism from NASA

Remnants of China's biggest rocket landed in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, with most of its components destroyed upon re-entry into the atmosphere, ending days of speculation over where the debris would hit but drawing U.S. criticism over lack of transparency. The coordinates given by Chinese state media, citing the China Manned Space Engineering Office, ...

11:25 Et May 9, 2021

Qatar expands fish farming as climate change affects sea stocks

Qatar plans to expand fish farming to meet growing demand for fresh fish in local markets and maintain stocks in offshore Gulf waters in the face of devastating ...

15:30 Et April 29, 2021
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