Oxford Malaria vaccine proves highly effective in Burkina Faso trial
Malaria vaccine becomes first to achieve WHO-specified 75% efficacy goal
Vaccine developed by scientists at Jenner Institute, Oxford, shows up to 77% efficacy in trial over 12 monthsA vaccine against malaria has been shown to be highly effective in trials in Africa, holding out the real possibility of slashing the death toll of a disease that kills 400,000 mostly small children every year.The vaccine, developed by scientists at the Jenner Institute of Oxford...
Radar satellites can better protect against bushfires and floods
* High-level vaccine efficacy of 77% in African children achieve WHO-specified efficacy goal of 75%* Vaccine, trialled in 450 children, shows favourable safety profile and was well-tolerated* Vaccine candidate, R21/Matrix-M, has excellent potential for large-scale manufacturing and low-cost supply
Study uncovers human-to-cat transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19
New research led by Curtin University has revealed how radar satellites can improve the ability to detect, monitor, prepare for and withstand natural disasters in Australia including bushfires, floods and earthquakes.
Using spatial distance strategically with luxury and popular product displays
New research provides evidence that people have transmitted SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to cats during the pandemic in the UK. The study, which is published in Veterinary Record, detected the virus last year in cats that developed mild or severe respiratory disease.
Australia set to host clinical trial of genetically modified Covid nasal spray vaccine
The distance between the product and the consumer, whether in real life or in ads, can have a profound influence on how consumers evaluate the product and make purchase decisions.
Australia resists calls for tougher climate targets
Australian company applies for permission to conduct trial of men and women aged 18 to 55Australia is set to host the first human clinical trial of a genetically modified adenovirus vaccine for Covid-19 delivered via nasal spray.Avance Clinical, an Australian contract research organisation, has applied to the office of the gene technology regulator for permission to conduct the phase 1 clinical...
New species of dumbo octopus identified using minimally invasive techniques
The country remains out of step with other major nations by refusing to commit to deeper emissions cuts.
Australia news live: NSW Health testing dock workers who boarded Covid ship; vaccine rollout reset
A new species of deep-sea dwelling dumbo octopus called Grimpoteuthis imperator sp. nov. has been described using a combination of MRI, micro-CT and minimally invasive gene analysis rather than traditional dissection methods. The findings are presented in the open access journal BMC Biology.
Chernobyl radiation damage 'not passed to children'
Fifteen Sydney waterfront workers waiting on coronavirus test results after boarding ship carrying infected sailors; national cabinet decision to offer all over-50s AstraZeneca vaccine from 17 May welcomed. Follow the latest updates liveScott Morrison claims future generations will ‘thank us’ despite no new emissions pledgeMalcolm Turnbull accuses resources minister Keith Pitt of living in...
Astronomers map asteroid’s 22m-year journey to Earth
A study found no mutations associated with a parent's exposure in the 1986 nuclear accident.
One dose of Pfizer or Oxford jab reduces Covid infection rate by 65% – study
Flight path of Kalahari’s six-tonne asteroid is first tracing of meteorite shedding rock to solar system originAstronomers have reconstructed the 22m-year-long voyage of an asteroid that hurtled through the solar system and exploded over Botswana, showering meteorites across the Kalahari desert.It is the first time scientists have traced showering space rock to its source – in this case Vesta,...
Lithium treats intellectual defects in mouse model of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
Analysis of test results from more than 350,000 people finds older people just as protected as youngerCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne shot of the Oxford/AstraZeneca or Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine reduces coronavirus infections by nearly two-thirds and protects older and more vulnerable people as much as younger, healthy individuals, a study has found.The results from...
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Ancient Indigenous forest gardens promote a healthy ecosystem
Mice with symptoms that mimic Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS) have difficulty with learning and generating new neurons in the hippocampus. However, according to a new study, these mental defects can be successfully treated with lithium.
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Pregnant women with COVID-19 face high mortality rate
A new study by historical ecologists finds that Indigenous-managed forests -- cared for as 'forest gardens' -- contain more biologically and functionally diverse species than surrounding conifer-dominated forests and create important habitat for animals and pollinators.
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In a worldwide study of 2,100 pregnant women, those who contracted COVID-19 during pregnancy were 20 times more likely to die than those who did not contract the virus.
THURSDAY 22. APRIL 2021
How a space doctor keeps astronauts healthy on the ISS
Mars-Directed CME Erupts from the Sun
From muscle loss to radiation exposure and the psychological effects of confinement, spaceflight takes a toll on those lucky enough to experience it.
Study paves the way for new photosensitive materials
Portal origin URL: Mars-Directed CME Erupts from the SunPortal origin nid: 470381Published: Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 16:04Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA and ESA Sun-watching spacecraft see a coronal mass ejection headed for Mars.Portal...
Major Everglades restoration project to break ground this year
Photocatalysts are useful materials, with a myriad of environmental and energy applications, including air purification, water treatment, self-cleaning surfaces, pollution-fighting paints and coatings, hydrogen production and CO2 conversion to sustainable fuels.
A key project in the restoration of the Everglades moved forward Thursday with the signing of an agreement between Florida and the federal government to construct a huge reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee.