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A quadruple helix DNA discovered in a healthy human cell for the first time

Yes, you heard it right for the first time ever, scientists find quadruple DNA in healthy human cells.  It’s been around 60 years since Watson and Crick first established that DNA forms a double-stranded helix. Every now and then it…

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First time, researchers unravel the mystery behind the relationship between human genes and gut bacteria

For the first time, researchers have been able to unravel the mystery behind the relationship between human genes and gut bacteria. This could potentially be the gateway to understanding several common diseases like obesity and neurodegenerative disease.  Genetics and gut…

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Researchers Identify Six Distinct Symptom Cluster ‘types’ of COVID-19

Analysis of data from the COVID Symptom Study app, led by researchers from King’s College London, reveals that there are six distinct ‘types’ of COVID-19, each distinguished by a particular cluster of symptoms. Moreover, the team found that these types…

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Scientists have set a new milestone by completely sequencing a human chromosome

For the first time, a group of scientists has managed to completely sequence a whole human chromosome, bridging all the gaps over the years. Back in 2003, scientists made headlines around the world stating that the human genome was complete….

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The power house of cells (Mitochondria) have been gene-edited for the first time

The genome in mitochondria — the cell’s energy-producing organelles — is involved in disease and key biological functions, and the ability to precisely alter this DNA would allow scientists to learn more about the effects of these genes and mutations….

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Researchers develop software to find drug-resistant bacteria

Washington State University researchers have developed an easy-to-use software program to identify drug-resistant genes in bacteria. The program could make it easier to identify the deadly antimicrobial resistant bacteria that exist in the environment. Such microbes annually cause more than…

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COVID-19 may spark diabetes in healthy individuals

Well-respected academics from around the world speculate that COVID-19 not just a risk for diabetic patients, but is also capable of triggering diabetes in healthy people. COVID-19 first erupted in Wuhan, China late last year. Since then scientists are still…

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Dual attack: A synthetic peptide could work as a treatment and vaccine for COVID-19.

Ligandal has succeeded in applying its unique peptide-based technology to develop a synthetic peptide acting as both an antidote and a vaccine against COVID-19.  With the whole world racing to find a treatment or vaccine against COVID-19, San Francisco based…

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Is Dexamethasone an alternative in fight against COVID-19?

Dexamethasone low cost, anti-inflammatory steroid well known in the world of sports is the first drug to reduce death among COVID-19 patients. One of the common symptoms seen among COVID-19 patients is shortness of breath or respiratory failure. Recently, promising…

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Advancements in serologic diagnostic tests could put an end to the COVID-19 test crisis

The University of Bologna along with Roche and Hitachi are working on making faster, cheaper diagnostic tests for COVID-19 with the help of electrochemiluminescence (ECL). Currently one of the main reasons for the rising number of COVID-19 cases is due…

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