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What are Tissue Chips?

Tissue Chips are devices designed to mimic the functions of human organs. They are also called Organ on chips. Why is it in News? The National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently launched Crew 2 Mission. The mission carried four astronauts to the International Space Station. The astronauts are to conduct more than two hundred experiments ..

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Robo Plant: Technology to interact with plants

The scientists from Singapore have developed a technology to interact with plants. The technology has been named as “Robo Plant”. About the Robo Plant Technology The technology helps to control the plants using smart phone applications. In future, this technology can be further used to enable farmers to detect diseases in plants. The plants can ..

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Robots made from stem cells of frogs

The scientists have used the stem cells of frogs to create a new living robot. These robots have been named Xenobots. About Xenobots Xenobots are capable of healing themselves. They can record memories. Xenobots are made from frog cells. They have been named after the Xenopus laevis frog that supplied its cells to create the ..

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Men are more vulnerable to COVID-19 than women: How and Why?

Initially there was a hypothesis that men might be more vulnerable to COVID-19 virus than women. However, the hypothesis has now been proved by a research published in the European Heart Journal. Highlights The ACE2 enzyme in the human body is the key factor that enables the COVID-19 to infect human cells. The study has ..

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Rs 15,000 crores approved by Union Cabinet for COVID-19

On April 22, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved Rs 15,000 crores towards “India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Challenge”. The funds are to be utilised in 3 phases. Highlights For an immediate response Rs 7,774 crore has been sanctioned. The rest of the funds are to be utilised as medium-term support in 1 ..

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