Director of the St. Petersburg research Institute of epidemiology and Microbiology named after Pasteur, academician Areg totolyan noticed that some people were not getting COVID-19.
The scientist emphasizes that this is the case when detailed examination of several doctors, which for several months he worked in the "red zone".
Indian chemists in collaboration with British colleagues have created a nanoporous material, named as amorphous zeolite, which converts carbon dioxide into fuel and plastic from waste chemicals. The study is published in the journal Nature Communications.
Global warming, caused by greenhouse gas emissions, and pollution of non-biodegradable waste — the most important anthropogenic problems the solution of which I think scientists from different countries.
Singapore scientists have announced the successful completion of the first phase of clinical trials they have developed an experimental drug against yellow fever. The study is published in the New England journal of Medicine.
Yellow fever — a hemorrhagic disease widespread in South America and Africa South of the Sahara, which annually affects about 200 thousand people, from them about 30 thousand die. So far there are no approved treatments for this disease. Although there is a vaccine against yellow fever, it is impossible to give some people because of the risk of side effects.
American scientists using mathematical tools described heterogeneity of relict cosmic radiation, which arose immediately after the birth of the Universe. The authors believe that their results confirm the correctness of the hypothesis of the Big bounce, according to which the emergence of our Universe was the result of the collapse of a "previous" universe. The results were published in the journal Physical Review Letters.
While the theory of General relativity explains a wide range of astrophysical and cosmological phenomena, some properties of the Universe remain a mystery. In particular, it cannot explain the uneven distribution in space of galaxies and dark matter.
Scientists of Nagoya University in Japan came to the conclusion that older people who do not laugh in everyday life, the risk that subsequently they will not be able to serve themselves and they will need outside assistance increases by 1.4 times. About the study and the reasons of this phenomenon to the correspondent of RIA Novosti said the head of group assistant Professor, Department of preventive medicine Department of medical research, Nagoya University Kenji Takeuchi.
Kenji Takeuchi for three years spent observing people over 65. The experiment involved 14 233. The task was to identify the correlation between the frequency of laughter and the ability to retain the power to self-serve themselves, without the need for outside help, and laughter and death. All subjects were divided into four groups depending on how often they laugh in a loud voice. The results showed that the risk of losing the ability to move and maintain itself, those who confessed that he almost laughs, increasing 1.4 times compared with those who laughs almost every day. Similar results were revealed for the first time in the world.
Foods rich in antioxidants such as black tea, chocolate, nuts and berries, can increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer, found a group of researchers from the Centre for immunology and cancer research behalf of Lautenberg at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, reported the press service of the institution.
"A thorough analysis revealed the culprit that causes cancer to spread rapidly in the large intestine: the intestinal flora that produces metabolites known as "antioxidants", which in high concentrations in foods such as black tea, chocolate, nuts and berries," - said in a press release released by the Hebrew University.
The international ENCODE consortium, consisting of 500 scientists and biologists from many countries of the world announced the completion of the third phase of the global project on compilation of an encyclopedia of functional DNA elements. In 14 articles published in Nature, Nature Methods and Nature Communications, the authors summarize 17 years of experience.
The human genome contains about 20 thousand genes encoding proteins, which account for only about 1.5 percent of the DNA of the human genome.
Scientists of the National laboratory of infectious diseases (NIEDL) Boston University during the joint with Signify research has identified an effective method of inactivation of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
In the study, researchers led by Dr. Anthony Griffiths conducted an experiment: they worked with the contaminated virus material with different doses of UV radiation. They then evaluated the rate of inactivation of the virus.
Foreign scientists became interested in the Crimean cave "Tauris", but priority in its learning are given to domestic experts, said the head of the project "Cave Tauris", the President of the Russian Union of speleologists (CPR) Gennady Samokhin.
"We are already actively working with their colleagues from Austria by age Dating, to study the Mineralogy, isotopic composition. Apply the math that they were interested to come to the Crimea. We are ready to involve scientists from other countries, but in terms of partnership, not dominance. We have experts who can promote this project in the world of science. First we will start with, and then we'll continue our foreign colleagues," said Samokhin journalists in the Crimean press-center of MIA "Russia today".
Russian scientists from RCTU named after D. I. Mendeleev together with colleagues from other institutes found a simple and cheap method for the synthesis of technetium — expensive and highly sought after metal that is practically not found in nature. The study is published in the journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry.
Technetium is a radioactive element that in large quantities contained in spent nuclear fuel. It is widely used in nuclear medicine as a contrast label for diagnostics of internal organs and tumors, but because of the complex process of obtaining it is very expensive.
Evolutionary analysis of the genome of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 showed that it was separated from the most closely related viruses of bats of about 40-70 years ago. The study is published in the journal Nature Microbiology.
Biologists from the United States, Belgium, great Britain and China under the leadership of Professor David Robertson (David Robertson) from the Center for virus research University of Glasgow analyzed the evolutionary history of SARS-CoV-2. They used genomic data saribekovich — the representatives of the subgenus of coronaviruses that cause severe acute respiratory syndrome, which include including SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2.
American scientists have identified microRNA that promotes regeneration of hair and may in the future become the basis for the development of drugs against baldness. The study is published in the journal Science Advances.
Modern methods of treatment of hair loss, ranging from invasive surgery and ending with chemical treatments are expensive and not always effective.
American scientists have discovered in mouse brain neural connection between the rear division of the amygdala and the hypothalamus, which is responsible in males for sexual desire and aggression. The study is published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
Neurophysiologists have long known that the posterior amygdala, or the amygdala has a huge impact on social behavior, but its connection with sexual desire, until recently, was not known.
American biotechnology company Moderna embarked on the third phase of clinical trials of vaccines against coronavirus.
"Moderna ... today announced that the phase 3 trials of the candidate vaccine (mRNA-1273) against COVID-19 began the introduction of the doses of the participants", - said in a press release.
Scientists of the Russian nuclear sector plan with the help of three-dimensional printing technology to produce so-called spinal Keiji - the most popular in surgery of intervertebral implants, the materials on the procurement website of Rosatom state Corporation.
The main advantage of spinal cages - the possibility of their application for the effective treatment of various injuries of the spine.
American and Korean scientists have found that heparin, part of the seaweed blocks the new coronavirus is better than ramdevpir is the main drug from COVID-19 used in the United States. The study is published in the journal Cell Discovery.
In order to penetrate into the human cell, the virus SARS-CoV-2 needs to engage his spiculum protein for ACE2 receptor on its surface. But you can send to the virus molecule-the bait similar form, and he will contact her, and then caught in a trap, without possibility of replication, eventually the natural way be destroyed.
Russian scientists from the Siberian Federal University have developed a new type of sorbent for collecting rare metals from ash and volcanic deposits. It is made on the basis of vikramasila from rice husks. The study is published in the journals Analytical Methods and Separation Science and Technology.
Rare earth elements (REE) or rare earth widely used in the manufacture of modern electronics, lasers, SuperMagnets, electric vehicles, superconductors, metallurgy and medicine. In nature the rare earths are found in scattered form in the form of oxides, and this severely complicates their extraction on an industrial scale.
Scientists in Germany studied the causes of the outbreak of the coronavirus at the factory in North Rhine-Westphalia, and came to the conclusion that the transmission of coronavirus in the enterprise occurred at a distance of more than eight meters, said in a press release on the website of the Center for the study of infectious diseases named after Helmholtz (HZI).
We are talking about the outbreak of coronavirus in the enterprise of meat processing concern Tönnies in the district of gütersloh, where, according to local media reports, has infected more than 1.5 million workers. As reported on Thursday, health Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Karl-Josef Laumann just revealed more than two thousand cases of infection COVID-19 associated with the flash at the factory.
Researchers at Princeton University have solved the mystery casaceli mosquitoes – their aggression against people due to global warming and urbanization, evidence published Thursday in the journal Current Biology finding.
The research noticed that only a few of the more than 3.5 thousand species of mosquitoes bite humans and become dangerous carriers of infectious diseases. Scientists have tried to answer the question of what provokes the individual members of the species to be more aggressive to people than their congeners. According to the published study, scientists have identified two main factors – climate change and the urban environment.
Geneticists have found that one of the genes that modern humans inherited from Neanderthals, which encodes an ion channel that is responsible for the sensation of pain. Hence, scientists have concluded that Neanderthals had a lower pain threshold than other types of people. The study is published in the journal Current Biology.
Neanderthals and modern man mixed-and swapped genes multiple times over thousands of years.
Italian scientists analyzed the samples taken from 1.4 thousand cats and dogs, and found some of them have antibodies to the new coronavirus type that is reported in the Preprint of the study, published online on the bioRxiv.
In total samples were examined 915 dogs and 505 cats, collected in the period March to may in different regions of Italy, mostly in Lombardy. It is noted that PCR tests for SARS-CoV-2 1420 all animals were negative. While serological studies have revealed antibodies in 13 dogs (3.35%) and six cats (3,95%). The greatest number of Pets with antibodies was found among those whose owners had COVID-19 - 12.8% and 4.5%, respectively.
Ultraviolet radiation may cause skin irritation and damage your eyes, better to wash hands with soap and water to get rid of COVID-19, said to RIA Novosti, the official representative of the world health organization Tariq BiH national jasarevic Azra.
According to the who, ultraviolet lamps should not be used to disinfect hands or other body parts.
Scientists of Omsk state University in the course of excavations on the territory of the monument of the late Paleolithic Chernoozere II, located in Sargatka district of the Omsk region, discovered the artifacts age 12 thousand years, have informed journalists in a press-service of the University.
"In the course of operations in the layer, dated to 10.5 thousand years BC, the end of the late Paleolithic, were found a fragment of the nucleus (stone, ed.), stone flakes, animal bones massive. But the main finding was a fragment of an arrowhead, damaged in a collision with a solid obstacle," the report says.
British scientists from Exeter University has discovered a huge number of micro-particles of plastic in the intestines of four species of deep sea sharks living off the coast of the UK, according to a press release from the University.
"Our study provides the first evidence of the presence of micro-particles of plastic and man-made fibers in the body of many deep-sea sharks living in British waters," said scientist Christian parton from the centre for ecology and conservation, University of Exeter.
The first tests of the experimental setup, heating the clouds to drop rain, have passed in the Stavropol region, reports the North-Caucasian Federal University.
"The use of special reagents for invoking artificial rain is expensive, so in the Stavropol region and in other regions at present, this method is not applicable on an ongoing basis. Alternatively the possibility of promoting the growth of clouds by ground-based powerful heat sources. The latter creates a thermal jet, which acts directly on existing clouds," reports the University.
Scientists from the U.S. and China have developed a method, allowing the blood test to detect five forms of cancer four years before you see the first signs that capture modern methods of diagnosis. Described in the journal Nature Communications.
The test, called PanSeer that effectively identifies at the earliest stages of stomach cancer, esophagus, lung and liver and colorectal cancer.
According to the study, which was conducted by scientists of the three countries that cinnamon improves blood sugar control in people with prediabetes and can slow the progression of it to type II diabetes. The paper was published in the journal of the Endocrine Society.
Endocrinologists from Joslin diabetes center in Boston, USA — the world's largest research center for the study of diabetes — together with German colleagues from the Regional medical center, Landstuhl and scientists from the University Kyung-Hee in Seoul, South Korea conducted a randomized clinical trial the effect of supplementation with cinnamon on blood sugar control in people with advanced stage of diabetes.
American scientists have developed a nanopreparation, which directly affects the aggressive cancer cells in the breast, killing them without toxic side effects. It is effective against the most complex shape — triple negative breast cancer. The study is published in the journal of Advanced Therapeutics.
Triple negative breast cancer — the most aggressive and deadly form of cancer of the breast. It does not contain any one of three types of proteins-receptors — estrogen, progesterone and epidermal growth factor person of the second type. This means that it cannot be treated using a receptor-oriented therapy. Doesn't always work and chemo, as the cancer rapidly develops metastases throughout the body, and often requires surgical intervention.
The second wave COVID-19 will be much easier because of the coronavirus will be significantly weakened by exposure to ultraviolet radiation in the summer months, said RIA Novosti a well-known immunologist, Professor University of Milan Clerici Mario (Mario Clerici).
The scientist led the collaborative study of immunology Milan University and specialists of the National Institute of astrophysics of Italy (Inaf), which was devoted to the effects of UV radiation of the solar spectrum on the coronavirus. A Preprint containing the materials of this scientific work was published in June in order to be able to introduce scientists from other countries with important information regarding the pandemic COVID-19.
Aging cells with the same genetic material and in the same environment can occur in two different ways. The results of the relevant studies published on the portal Phys.org.
Molecular biologists and bioengineers at the University of California in San Diego studied cellular processes in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Using the methods of microhydrodynamic and computer modeling, scientists have found that about half of the cells get old in the process of gradual reduction of the stability of the nucleolus — region in the nuclear DNA, where the formation of key components for protein synthesis. The other half of the cells dysfunctioning of the mitochondria-the power plants of the cell.
. A group of scientists from Indiana University have discovered how the parasite Toxoplasma gondii infects human cells. The results of the study are published in the journal mBio.
The article notes that the Toxoplasma infected more than half of humanity. Usually this is due to consumption of contaminated water or food. Moreover, the penetration of the parasite in brain tissue can lead to severe symptoms.
The results of many years of research conducted by American scientists, veterinarians, showed that the risks to the health of the dog during sterilization are highly dependent on the breed. The paper was published in the journal Frontiers in Veterinary Science.
Scientists from the University of California, Davis analyzed data on several thousand dogs of 35 breeds 15 years of observation in a Veterinary medical teaching hospital to understand whether the consequences of sterilization, the age and gender of the dog.
British and American scientists have proved that the fossilized feces in the Paisley caves in the Western United States belong to the ancient people who lived here more than 12 thousand years ago, before the advent of Clovis culture. The study is published in the journal Science Advances.
For a long time, until the second half of the twentieth century, it was believed that representatives of culture Clovis were the first people appeared on the American continent. Later Dating of the appearance of people in America have been adjusted, and the theory of the "Clovis — first" — denied. Since then, the archaeologists are constantly looking for evidence of the presence of precursors to Clovis.
American scientists have shown that changing just one gene turns mosquito females to males which do not bite and are not able to convey the threat of infection. The study is published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Biologists from Virginia tech in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Texas A
American scientists first described through the DNA sequence of human chromosome. This is an important step towards creating a full sequence of the human genome. The results were published in the journal Nature.
Scientists from the National Institute for the study of the human genome (NHGRI), part of the National institutes of health (NIH) of the USA together with colleagues from the genomics Institute at the University of California in Santa Cruz announced the first brand bessellieu the Assembly of the DNA sequence of the human X chromosome.
Scientists from six countries using advanced analytical techniques found that the plutonium contained in nuclear fuel plant Fukushima-1, destroyed in March 2011, still contained in the environment in the composition of micro-particles ejected during an accident. The study is published in the journal Science of the Total Environment.
Environmentalists and chemists previously noted that the materials released into the atmosphere, soil and seawater after the accident, contained traces of plutonium, but its physical, chemical and isotopic forms remained unknown.
Russian chemists in cooperation with German colleagues have synthesized compounds that are able to highlight the contrast with the calcium ions in solutions, biological tissues and even within cells. The method will find application in the treatment of bone diseases and in non-invasive diagnosis of different tumors associated with excess risk of soft tissue calcification. Description of the development published in the journal Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical.
The study was conducted by staff of the Department of chemistry and technology of biomedical preparations RCTU named after D. I. Mendeleev, in cooperation with the Institute of gene biology of RAS, Institute General physics of RAS, as well as the Technical University of Chemnitz and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. The work is executed at support of Russian science Foundation grant.
American doctors discovered the link between cortisol levels and high blood sugar in people with type II diabetes. The study is published in the journal psychoneuroendocrinology is.
Scientists from the medical center of the Wexner of Ohio state University and the medical College of Ohio conducted a study among people with type II diabetes and depression at the same time, and found that these diseases are interrelated. The authors found in these patients, a clear relationship between the levels of the stress hormone cortisol and glucose.
Chinese scientists have created a receptive COVID-19 genetically modified mice, in which it will be possible to test vaccines and drugs from coronavirus infection, told RIA Novosti CEO of SinoGene Mi Jidong.
He also said that China currently applied technologies for genome editing for breeding mice models COVID-19 hACE2, which can be tested, actively developed in the country vaccines and drugs from coronavirus infection.
Russian scientists in cooperation with German colleagues have found that the water contains large amounts of short-lived ions. This radically changes the understanding of the dynamic water structure and approaches to the assessment of acidity. The study is published in the journal Scientific Reports.
Natural water is a composition of a mixture of isotopologues —combinations of different isotopes of oxygen and hydrogen, the two elements that make up water.
A group of scientists from the University clinic of Cologne and German research centre for infections (DZIF) were able to identify 28 having a high potential to neutralize coronavirus antibodies, according to a press release on the website of DZIF.
"Our goal was to better understand the immune response to SARS-CoV-2 and to identify high potential antibodies that can be used as drugs for passive immunization or for treatment COVID-19", - said the head of the project, the Director of the Institute of Virology at the University hospital of Cologne, Florian Klein. Neutralizing antibodies bind to the protein of the pathogen and prevent the penetration of the virus in healthy cells.
Russian scientists together with colleagues from Belgium with a substance — a prototype of personalized drugs against autoimmune diseases and cancer. The study is published in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology.
The basis was taken the poison motley Scorpion Mesobuthus eupeus, can block potassium channels "gateway" for potassium ions across the cell membrane. These are essential to every cell elements are involved in many cellular processes, such as conducting nerve impulses, cell division and their interactions with each other, as well as in the immune response.
North American scientists have built a model of the transmission of the new coronavirus taking into account the asymptomatic carriers. It turned out that without accounting for and control of this category of infected to fight off the infection is unlikely to succeed. The study is published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Since COVID-19 worldwide was introduced unprecedented restrictions on movement and measures of social distancing. The consequences for the economy of many countries was very serious. In addition, in some places there were social protests led by the measures limiting personal liberty.
In the Triassic deposits of Madagascar have found a small fossil reptile. Animal of no more than ten centimeters refers to the group, that led to the giant dinosaurs and pterosaurs. Detailed description of the findings given in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dinosaurs and flying reptiles, the pterosaurs are famous for their huge size. It is therefore surprising that their immediate ancestors were very small. In the Triassic sediments age 237 million years in the South-West of Madagascar found the bones of reptiles, called Kongonaphon kely, or "tiny killer bugs".
British scientists have identified five genetic mutations that increase the risk of death in infected with coronavirus up to 13 times. The study is published in the scientific portal medRxiv.
"We opened five variations in four genes that "manage" the probability of death from COVID-19, and assessed their prevalence in the British population," write the authors of the study.
Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was dormant long before the outbreak in Wuhan last winter and emerged at the confluence of natural factors. To such conclusion came a senior research fellow at the Oxford Centre of evidence-based medicine (Centre for Evidence-based Medicine, CEBM) Tom Jefferson.
Based on data from around the world, the scientist expressed confidence that the virus was in different countries for some time. So, earlier traces of coronavirus detected in sewage samples from Barcelona were collected in March 2019 — nine months before the first cases COVID-19 in China. Positive results have also shown the samples from Turin and Milan last December.
Australian dentists told how to determine the possible existence of diseases as language, writes Daily Mail.
The doctors noticed that smokers and drinkers in the language often appears white bloom. This phenomenon can also be the result of poor oral hygiene, but usually it can be resolved independently.
Temperature anomaly is set in the Crimean cave "Tauris", the causes of which remains to be seen, said the project Manager of the Crimean Federal University named after V. I. Vernadsky "the Cave of Tavrida" Gennady Samokhin.
"The temperature in the cave averaged 13.5 degrees. Usually in the caves the temperature as the average on the surface. The average annual temperature in this area is about 10.5 degrees. In the cave above it. What is the reason we don't know yet. We can assume that there is a flow of deep heat, maybe slowed down the exchange of air, therefore, accumulates heat. While it is difficult to say, but the anomaly is," said Samokhin journalists in the Crimean press-center of MIA "Russia today".
Studying molecular changes in the genome over time, American researchers have developed a formula for a more accurate comparison of the age of the dog with age. This is the first scientific study on the subject. The results were published in the journal Cell Systems.
There is a perception that the age of dogs can be assessed in human years, multiply by seven. But the linear comparison is inappropriate, since it is known that representatives of different species age at different speeds.
Chinese scientists have discovered a hitherto unknown strain of swine flu which has the potential to cause a new pandemic, according to a study published in the American scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
It is emphasized that pigs are considered as important hosts or so-called "mixing vessels" in the process of generation of pandemic influenza viruses. It is indicated that systematic surveillance of influenza viruses in pigs is crucial for early warning and preparation for the next potential pandemic.
Discovered a mutation of the coronavirus does not lead to significant changes in the properties COVID-19, reported the press service of Rospotrebnadzor.
Earlier the General Director of "Vector" Rinat Maksyutov in an interview with RIA Novosti reported that more than 100 strains of the novel coronavirus have already been identified in Russia after the appearance of the first patients in the country.
The temperature at the South pole over the last three decades have increased three times faster than the average for the planet, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Nature Climate Change.
It is noted that the temperature increased by approximately 0.6 degrees Celsius each decade, which is three times higher than the average increase across the planet.
The chief doctor of the Moscow hospital No. 71 and broadcaster Alexander mjasnikov has told on air of TV channel "Russia" how to recognize a mole that is able to transform into a melanoma.
According to him, assess the condition of the moles on your body, you can use the system "A, B, C, D, E".
Dietitian Advisory and diagnostic center "health and sports nutrition" FITS of food and biotechnology Tamara Pranava told what foods should be included in the diet to avoid premature aging.
Harmful nutritionist called highly processed products that contain at least five additives – dyes, flavors, preservatives, thickeners, and others. This category includes hot dogs, sausages, store-bought meatballs and other semi-finished products, pastries, dairy desserts, soda.
Norwegian archaeologists have begun excavations on a place of detection in 2018 of Viking ships, it will take about five months to complete extraction from the ground of the ship, called "Ship Hellested", said the Norwegian Telegraph Bureau NTB.
"For the first time in the last 100 years in Norway digging up a Viking ship. On extraction from the ground "Ship Hellestad" near the town of Halden archaeologists will take approximately five months", - said the Agency.
Coronavirus is not able to transmitted by mosquitoes. To such conclusion scientists from the National Institute of health in Italy (ISS), says MedicalXpress.
In the study, scientists found that the virus is transmitted via infected insect's blood, not capable of further reproduction and transmission.
At electron-positron SuperKEKB Collider in Japan, achieved a record luminosity. The experiments were attended by Russian scientists from the Institute of nuclear physics. G. I. Budker SB RAS and Novosibirsk state University. The results published on the official website of the organization.
The luminosity characterizing the efficiency of collision of the beams, is the number of interactions occurring per unit time. The previous record luminosity is 2.14 x 1034 per square centimeter per second was achieved for a proton-proton Collider LHC (Large Hadron Collider) at the European organization for nuclear research CERN in 2018.
According to the results of clinical trials, diet, mimics starvation, enhances the effect of the initial stages of chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer. Description of the study published in the journal Nature Communications.
Doctors and nutritionists from Italy, the Netherlands and the United States conducted a randomized controlled clinical study of phase 2 of the diet recommended for patients undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy, which is designated as a first step, even before the operation to stop growth of the tumor.
American scientists have developed a soft polymer material that when the light strikes them they begin to bend, rotate and crawl. Described in the journal Nature Materials.
Researchers from northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, has created a family of soft "robotic materials". In the light of these thin film materials come to life — bend, rotate, and even crawling over the surface without the aid of additional equipment, hydraulics or electricity.
The new type of coronavirus in contact with the river water may survive up to 25 days from the Preprint of a study published in the medical portal medRxiv.
This conclusion was reached by Polish and British scientists. They estimated the life expectancy of the virus in reservoirs subject to the ingress of sewage, as well as the risk of infection in case of contact with infected water system.
Researchers from the ITMO University together with the specialists of Tomsk Polytechnic University have created a special glass-ceramic with the addition of chrome for the lights in the greenhouses. Under their light, the plants grow faster. Description of the development appears in the journal Optical Materials.
Many saw in the Windows of houses a bright pink glow is a special lamp used by the owners indoor plants for their flowers did not lack in light. Similar lamps are used and the farmers, placing them in the greenhouses.
. Canadian scientists have suggested that one of the first symptoms of infection by the coronavirus can be inflammation of the mucous membrane of the eye.
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin transparent tissue covering the eye and the posterior surface of the eyelids. It is due to eye dirt, bacteria or viruses.
Chinese scientists have found that people who are asymptomatic undergoing COVID-19, have a weaker immune response to the virus SARS-CoV-2, and in the future have a chance of getting sick again. The study is published in the journal Nature Medicine.
In the study, which was conducted by researchers from Chongqing medical University under the guidance of Dr. AI-LON Juan (Ai-Long Huang) from the Laboratory of molecular biology of infectious diseases presented a detailed clinical and immunological analysis of the 37 asymptomatic patients infected with SARS-CoV-2.
Scientists from Cambridge and Edinburgh University found that physical activity reduces the risk of premature death.
In a study published in the Lancet Global Health, the authors tracked the state of the inhabitants of the 168 countries that adhered to the who recommendations for physical activity. On average, about 150 minutes a week was paid to aerobic exercise training of moderate intensity, in which the muscles derive their energy from oxygen.
The fossilized remains of ancient turtles of age 8 million years discovered in the Stavropol region, reports a press-service Severo-the Caucasian Federal University.
It is noted that the unique discovery took place when researching future places of work practice in one of the sand pits of the village of Beshpagir. Kerimov saw the remains of the ancient reptile age 8 million years in the Sarmatian deposits, added in a press-service.
State prize of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology for 2019 by the decree of the President of Russia awarded to the creators of the world industry single-walled carbon nanotubes, developers of drugs for cancer immunotherapy and researcher of the cultural heritage of the peoples of the Arctic.
The names of the winners at a briefing on Thursday announced assistant to the President for science and education Andrei Fursenko.
Specialists of the research Institute for complex issues of cardiovascular diseases (NII KPSS, Kemerovo) made a new practical step towards the creation of cardiovascular prostheses of small diameter, which, when implanted in a living organism would not present a risk of blood clots, scientists were able to show the relative efficiency they created a vascular prostheses on large laboratory animals, reported the press service of the Institute.
Synthetic vascular prostheses interact with the blood and the surrounding tissues and soon after implantation, are covered with blood clots, which poses a threat to the health and lives of patients. So you want to create such an artificial vascular prosthesis which minimally would contribute to blood clot formation.
Over the last 20 years has changed the temperature of permafrost, and its composition, so there was risk of destruction of industrial facilities and houses built on permafrost, said RIA Novosti Professor at the George Washington University (USA) glaciologist Dmitry Streletsky.
"It was thought that the permafrost does not change in terms of the time period when the building was built. It was assumed that the fluctuations in temperature, but on average everything will be fine. The main thing that you technogenic nothing broke: there were no leaks, which may melt the permafrost. But it turned out that the temperature of the permafrost is changing as the climate, so only keep an eye on leaks is not enough," said Musketeers, adding that the lions "have changed greatly even over the last 20 years."
Ayran, known for its healing properties, can serve as the perfect hangover cure. About the unique properties of this fermented product, said in an interview with radio Sputnik phytotherapeutist, candidate of biological Sciences Michael Lushchik.
The ayran, a yogurt drink, which became popular among the nomadic peoples 15 centuries ago is still relevant today. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, has beneficial effects on many processes in the body, improves digestion, said in an interview with radio Sputnik Mikhail Lushchik.
Preliminary results of the study vaccine COVID-19 in mice American company Moderna show that it does not increase the risk of more severe course of the disease and that one dose can provide protection from COVID-19, the study, published Friday in the online bioRxiv, publishing scientific materials.
Previous studies of vaccines against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2, showed that a vaccine against this type of virus can have the effect of causing a more severe course of the disease when the vaccinated person later exposed to the pathogen, especially in people with weak immune systems. It is believed that this risk is a major obstacle that needs to be addressed before vaccines are safe to test on thousands of healthy people.
. Professor, Department of molecular medicine, University of Padova Andrea Crisanti praised the plan to remove restrictions for business and Russian citizens.
Virologist considered a reasonable approach that the authorities gradually soften quarantine measures for individual industries while maintaining some of the restrictions for the rest. In Italy, as noted Crisanti, even at the peak of the epidemic worked the food industry, agriculture and other vital sectors of the economy. The work of the companies from other industries depended on the number of daily cases of coronavirus.
Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 just spreads faster in the regions with dry and cool climate. This is stated in the study, an international group of scientists published in the journal of the American medical Association JAMA Network Open.
In the study, researchers estimated how the virus has spread to 50 cities around the world. Among them, they identified eight cities where the infection is passed from person to person "significant pace" is Wuhan, Tokyo, Daegu, godfather, Milan, Paris, Seattle and Madrid. The data were taken as of tenth day of March.
Archaeologists have discovered in China a small statuette of a bird older than 13 thousand years. It is the oldest specimen of sculptural art in East Asia. A description of the findings in the journal PLOS ONE.
The figurine was found in 2005 in the town of Linzin in Henan province. Chinese archaeologists under the leadership of Janana Lee (Li Zhanyang) from Shandong University studied the sequence of deposits containing eleven cultural layers age of 120 thousand years ago to the bronze age. One of the layers was broken in 1958, when digging a well, but all the excavated material was folded in a pile nearby.
German scientists have developed based on calcium phosphate cement for bone bonding and manufacture of implants which have the property to regenerate itself. The study is published in the journal Scientific Reports.
The human body is able to cure many injuries and wounds alone, but in complex injuries of the bones required surgical intervention. In such cases, doctors use materials that are partially or fully restore the form and function of bone at the site of injury.
A quantum computer created in Russia with the participation of Rosatom, will help not only in the main activities of the nuclear state Corporation, but also to develop its new business direction - from creating new materials to address the challenging logistics of the Northern sea route, said the Director of the digitization of "Rosatom" Ekaterina Solntseva.
Last week began a series of discussions "quantum future", organized by "Rosatom", Russian quantum center and Fund "Recongress". In these events, world leaders quantum racing will discuss how quantum technology can change everyday life by simplifying logistics processes and the emergence of new durable and light materials before the revolution in healthcare and increase life expectancy.
The scientists of far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), in collaboration with colleagues from the far East branch of RAS has developed a sorbent, which can be used to purify water from radioactive elements, and also to process liquid radioactive waste, the press service of the University.
The sorbent was synthesized on the basis of the composite powder of "tungsten bronze" (Na2WO4).
Paleontologists from St. Petersburg created the first detailed virtual 3D model of the brain and blood vessels of the head ankylosaur — herbivorous dinosaur, fragments of skull which was found in Uzbekistan. The study is published in the journal Biological Communications.
Ankylosaurs appeared in the middle Jurassic about 160 million years ago and existed until the end of the age of dinosaurs, which ended 66 million years ago. In the course of the study, the authors examined the fragments of fossil skulls of ankylosaur Bissektipelta archibaldi discovered during a series of international expeditions in the late 1990s and early 2000-ies in the area Djarkuduk in the Central Kyzylkum desert in Uzbekistan.
Russian scientists first read the genome of microbes in butter of different brands and found a number of opportunistic species, including dangerous for children. The study is published in the journal Foods.
Dairy products — the excellent environment for the growth of many dangerous bacteria, e.g. Salmonella. In Russia, the product quality according to established Standards, but even at observance of all norms of production, to ensure the absence of microbial contamination is impossible, as it often happens that the microorganisms can be detected only with the involvement of the latest scientific methods.
Animals that have experienced a vaccine against coronavirus, responded well to it, has told on air "Russia 1" the Director of the center "Vector" Rinat Maksyutov.
"In the framework of laboratory tests of the lower primates have also been infected with the novel coronavirus. The results were, they model the infection as a person. There are a significant number of asymptomatic cases, i.e. when the virus is we can only control warusawithana in a smear using PCR method", — he said.
The General Director of the scientific center "Vector" Rinat Maksyutov said that to begin clinical trials of a vaccine against COVID-19 will be held in late June - early July and be completed in mid-September.
He noted that additional speed on a vaccine is not required because it is impossible to forget about the basic principles of vaccination - not to harm and not to stick a useless product.
Seafood market huanan in Wuhan was not the original source of 2019 coronavirus-nCoV. This was stated by Chinese scientists from the National center for prevention and disease control, writes the newspaper "Daily Mail".
It is noted that in the course of the study we studied the specimens of animals that were sold at the point of sale in China. The results of their tests COVID-19 was negative. This means that they could not infect the customers.
Biologists of the Ural Federal University (Urfu) found in freshwater fish, the phenomenon of despair, which can help in faster select better drugs against depression for people, the press service of the University.
Studies were conducted on freshwater fishes of zebrudaya, which, according to experts, along with the worm-a nematode, Drosophila fly, mouse, and human are included in the "elite club" completely genetically identified species and convenient for genetic studies. As researchers found, the fish exposed to classical antidepressants - amitriptyline and sertraline - and reduce the level of their despair.