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In China have created transgenic mice to test vaccines from COVID-19

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.

Director of the seaside aquarium was detained on suspicion of corruption

The Director of the Primorsky Oceanarium in Vladivostok Sergey Loginov was arrested on suspicion of corruption, reported RIA Novosti press-Secretary of the Oceanarium Elena Poddubnaya.

A law enforcement source told RIA Novosti that Loginov was detained during receiving a bribe of two million rubles.

Space telescope Gamma-400 will run on a "Hangar" with "East"

Astrophysical space Observatory Gamma-400 for monitoring gamma-ray sources in the Universe is scheduled to be launched by the carrier rocket "Angara" from the cosmodrome "East", told RIA Novosti scientific project Manager, chief researcher of the physics Institute Arkady'per.

In April the General Director of NPO Lavochkin, Vladimir Kolmykov told RIA Novosti that the launch of the Observatory is planned in 2030.

In Sochi, scientists have discovered a medieval signal item

Scientists during the study of soils in Sochi have discovered a new archaeological site – medieval signal point in the vicinity of the temple X-XIV centuries, according to the Federal research center "Subtropical research center of the Russian Academy of Sciences" (FITZ scientific centre of RAS).

It is noted that a new archaeological site discovered by scientists Subtropical research center of RAS in experimental fields on the watershed surface streams Bzugu and Socapa (stream Punk) while studying the soil cover. Attracted the attention of scientists to unusual zonal soil mineral horizon occurring at depths of 12-30 inches. The interlayer had an uncharacteristic reddish-buff color, and is a horizontal masonry debris mudstone of plate-layered form with traces of burning.

Scientists have created a personalized drug from Scorpion venom

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.

Scientist: warming increases the risk of releasing anthrax

Recorded climate change in Yakutia increases the risk of the release of anthrax burial grounds and ancient bacteria from permafrost degradation, said RIA Novosti Deputy Director for science of the permafrost Institute. P. I. Melnikov, SB RAS, senior research fellow, international scientific-educational center of biogeochemistry and climatology BEST Institute of natural Sciences NEFU Alexander Fedorov.

In the Yakut city of Verkhoyansk, also known as the Northern pole of cold, meteorologists have confirmed anomalous heat – 20 June the temperature rose to plus 38 degrees. This temperature record was interested by the world meteorological organization, the anomaly, after verification, may be included in the so-called meteorological "book of records" Archive of exceptional weather and climate temperatures. According to the scientist, climate change in Yakutia in the last decade has become much more noticeable

The melting of permafrost could uncover viruses ancient ecosystems, the scientist believes

The melting of permafrost due to climate warming may lead to the exit surface of ancient ecosystems, including viruses, reported RIA Novosti senior researcher at the North-Eastern scientific-experimental station in the village of Chersky Pacific Institute of geography Feb RAS Sergey Davydov.

He noted that the remains of mammoths found anthrax. In addition, the reduction in the number of Yukaghirs – the people of North-Eastern Siberia at the time, happened because of the black smallpox in the North, it proceeded with a high mortality rate, said Davydov.

Scientist: melting permafrost may force the inhabitants of Yakutia to move

Climate change in Yakutia in the last decade has become much more visible in the future, the thawing of permafrost could lead to the relocation of many inhabitants of the Republic, told RIA Novosti Deputy Director for science of the permafrost Institute imeni P. I. Melnikov, SB RAS, senior research fellow, international scientific-educational center of biogeochemistry and climatology BEST Institute of natural Sciences NEFU Alexander Fedorov.

In the Yakut city of Verkhoyansk, also known as the Northern pole of cold, meteorologists have confirmed anomalous heat – 20 June the temperature rose to plus 38 degrees. This temperature record was interested by the world meteorological organization, the anomaly, after verification, may be included in the so-called meteorological "book of records" Archive of exceptional weather and climate temperatures.

The Dalai Lama has allowed to study the physiology "of the soul", said Russian scientists

The Dalai Lama has explored the "soul" from the physiological point of view and to restore the "system of consciousness" of a person that will help take care of the "brain health" and to understand "who we are and where we are going", said Russian scientists, congratulating the Buddhist spiritual leader on the anniversary.

On Monday he turns 85 years old.

Climatologist estimated forecast about abnormal heat

In the next few years forty degrees of heat will cease to be anomalous for the Russian regions. About this portal "Ura.ru" said the head of the laboratory of climatology Institute of geography RAS Vladimir Semenov.

As the scientist explained, this is due to climate change. Over the last forty years, Russia has on average warmed by 2-2.5 degrees.

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