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Breakthrough Prizes 2023- Winners

2023 Breakthrough Prizes conferred to individuals who made key contributions in the scientific growth. Key facts The Breakthrough Prizes are international awards conferred under three categories – mathematics, fundamental physics and life sciences. These awards give recognition to scientific advances in these fields. The awards were created in 2010 by a group of Silicon Valley ..

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Dr Renee Wegrzyn appointed as the director of ARPA-H

The US President Joe Biden appointed Dr Renee Wegrzyn as the inaugural director of the ARPA-H (Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health) and detailed her role during his speech on the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s moonshot speech in Rice University Key facts Dr Renee Wegrzyn, a biologist and former government scientist, was ..

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‘BioAsia 2020’ commenced in Hyderabad

The 17th edition of Asia’s largest biotechnology and life sciences forum, ‘BioAsia 2020’ recently commenced in the city of Hyderabad, Telangana. The three-day event began with the theme of ‘Today for Tomorrow’. More than 2000 delegates from as many as 37 countries.  A massive exhibition with 175 exhibitors and experts is also set to be ..

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Union Science and Technology (S&T) and Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched ‘UMMID’ initiative

The Union Science and Technology (S&T) and Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has recently launched ‘UMMID (Unique Methods of Management and treatment of Inherited Disorders)’ initiative to tackle inherited genetic diseases of newborn babies. The aim of the new initiative is to create awareness about genetic disorders amongst clinicians and establish molecular diagnostics in hospitals ..

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The researchers of United States find that Electronic cigarettes damage brain stem cells

The researchers in the United States (US) have found that Electronic Cigarettes (ECs) produce a stress response in brain stem cells. They identified the mechanism underlying EC-induced stem cell toxicity as “Stress-Induced Mitochondrial Hyper-fusion (SIMH) using cultured mouse neural stem cells. The study showed that exposure of stem cells to e-liquids, aerosols, or nicotine produces ..

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Researchers created world’s first gene-edited Lizard

Researchers from the University of Georgia have successfully targeted the pigmentation genes of Anolis sagrei lizards to create four nearly transparent albino offspring. The lizards have been genetically modified using the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool. Researchers were able to microinject CRISPR proteins into multiple immature eggs or oocytes located in the ovaries of 21 Anolis ..

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