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Vaccinated pregnant women pass protective antibodies to babies

(Reuters) - The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that have yet to be certified by peer review. Read More

 

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Good friends and fresh blood: the social life of a vampire bat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When one thinks of vampire bats, friendship and cooperation may not be among the qualities that come to mind for these blood-feasting creatures of the night. But maybe they should. More »

 

Severe COVID-19 may trigger autoimmune conditions; New variants cause more virus in the air

(Reuters) - The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that have yet to be certified by peer review. More »

 

AstraZeneca invests in Imperial's self-amplifying RNA technology with eye on future drugs

LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca Plc on Thursday struck a deal with the firm behind Imperial College London's experimental COVID-19 vaccine to develop and sell drugs based on its self-amplifying RNA technology platform in other disease areas. More »

 

NASA splits human spaceflight unit in two, reflecting new orbital economy

(Reuters) - NASA is splitting its human spaceflight department into two separate bodies - one centered on big, future-oriented missions to the moon and Mars, the other on the International Space Station and other operations closer to Earth. More »

 

Exclusive-Polish gene project moves to drop Chinese tech on data concerns

WARSAW (Reuters) - A European Union-funded project to build a genomic map of Poland plans to drop gene-sequencing technology from China's BGI Group over concerns about data security, one of the project's leaders told Reuters. More »

 

Buckle up: Cambodian students build manned drone to aid community

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Inspired at first by a desire to beat their city's notorious traffic, a group of Cambodian students have designed a prototype drone that they hope can eventually be used to ferry people around Phnom Penh and even help fight fires. More »

 

Tianzhou-3 cargo spacecraft docks with China space station module

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese robotic resupply cargo spacecraft successfully docked with an orbiting space station module on Monday in the fourth of 11 missions needed to finish building China's first permanent space station by the end of next year. More »

 

Genetic study reveals how ancient seafarers settled vast Polynesia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Beginning more than a millennium ago, intrepid seafarers traversed vast Pacific Ocean expanses in double-hulled sailing canoes to reach the far-flung islands of Polynesia, the planet's last habitable region to be settled by people. More »

 

Scientists in Singapore transform fruit leftovers into antibacterial bandages

(Reuters) - Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore are tackling food waste by turning discarded durian husks into antibacterial gel bandages. More »

 

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