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Mitochondrial DNA based COVID-19 test

The United States scientists have developed a new rapid COVID-19 test to measure mitochondrial DNA in the blood sample of the COVID-19 patients. The test will be highly helpful to identify people at the highest risk of the virus. About the test The mitochondrial DNA is a unique type of genetic material that normally resides ..

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Henneguya salminicola

Scientists have discovered that the parasitic animal, Henneguya salminicola, doesn’t require oxygen for survival. This makes it the only known animal to be capable of living in anaerobic environment. What is Henneguya salminicola? Henneguya salminicola is a parasitic animal that is less than 10 celled. It is related to corals and jellyfish. It is a ..

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 Serotonin may help treat Neurological decline

Researchers at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai found new function for stress buster Serotonin. The serotonin may help treat neurological diseases. The results of this study were published in journal named ‘Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences’ (PNAS). About Serotonin Its chemical name is 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT). It is a monoamine neurotransmitter which means, ..

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