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Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX)

Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) Recently, Hyderabad researchers found a remedy to stop progression of rare genetic diseases. About CTX Only four CTX cases have so far been medically documented in India. About the disease: It is a lipid-storage skin disease with no known medical cure but its progression can be stopped. It is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder caused by an abnormality in the CYP27A1 gene. The lack of this enzyme prevents cholesterol from being

The Artemis I: Moon Mission by NASA

The Artemis I: Moon Mission by NASA On November 16, 2022, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) successfully launched its unmanned Artemis I mission to the Moon. The Space Launch System (SLS) rocket has launched from the Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral, Florida after several delays brought on by unforeseen technical issues and natural calamities that spanned two months. About Artemis I Mission: NASA's unmanned Artemis I mission is a luna

Indian Biological Data Centre (IBDC)

Indian Biological Data Centre (IBDC) The Indian Biological Data Bank was recently established by the government at the Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad. Indian Biological Data Centre (IBDC) is the alternative name for the Indian Biological Data Centre. Describe IBDC. IBDC is the first national repository for life science data in India, allowing academics from all around the country to access the data as well as submit it. All life science data produced

Dengue

Dengue According to one study, the ongoing spread of Dengue fever in India has been attributed to a late monsoon withdrawal. Dengue transmission is closely linked to three key factors: rainfall, humidity, and temperature, which determine where dengue spreads and how quickly it spreads. What are the Study's Highlights? Each year, the number of months suitable for dengue transmission by Aedes aegypti mosquitos in India has increased to 5.6 months. Between 1951-1960 and

Vikram-S, India's Privately Developed Launch Vehicle

Vikram-S, India's First Privately Developed Launch Vehicle Hyderabad-based Skyroot's Vikram-S is set to take off from Sriharikota, the country's only spaceport, becoming India's first privately developed launch vehicle. The mission is known as 'Prarambh.' Regarding the Prarambh mission: It will be the first private sector launch in India. The development of privately built rockets and satellites has accelerated, particularly since the finance mini

Vaccine for Malaria: A New Hope

Vaccine for Malaria: A New Hope After four doses given to young children, the RTS, S/AS01 (Mosquirix) malaria vaccine shows a limited level of efficacy and reduces cases of severe malaria by just 30%. It still has a big impact on public health and has the potential to save thousands of lives annually. Regarding the vaccines GlaxoSmithKline created RTS, S/AS01 for the purpose of immunizing children. It falls short of the 2015 standard set by the WHO for the effectiveness

Xenotransplantation

Xenotransplantation In the first-ever transplant of a gene-edited pig heart to a person, the genetically altered pig heart pumped more slowly than usual. Only 61 days passed following the transplant for the human recipient. Such transplant attempts in the past have likewise failed. Describe Xenotransplantation. The transplantation of animal tissues or organs into human recipients is known as xenotransplantation. Gene editing was used in a recent pig-to-human heart transp

C-295 Aircraft

C-295 Aircraft The C-295 transport aircraft production plant, which will be built in Vadodara by Airbus Defence and Space S.A., Spain, and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL), recently had its foundation stone placed . This is the first time a complete aircraft will be produced in the nation by a private enterprise. About The C-295 MW transporter : The C-295 is a technologically advanced, 5–10-ton transport aircraft. It is a capable tactical transport aircraft t

Deinococcus Radiodurans: Mars

Deinococcus Radiodurans: Mars In a recent study, scientists imitated the intense ionising radiation on Mars and discovered that ancient bacteria may be able to endure considerably longer than previously thought near to the planet's surface. The robust bacterium could live for 280 million years if it were buried, according to a new study, shattering the previous record. This implies that signs of life may still be dormant and hidden beneath Mars' surface. With regards to

Rising Interest in DNA Testing

Rising Interest in DNA Testing The Supreme Court recently voiced worry over the rising use of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Tests in legal proceedings. What are the relevant issues? DNA testing are being requested by an increasing number of complainants. According to the government laboratory, these demands are rising by almost 20% a year. Despite the fact that the 3,000 or so DNA tests carried out annually by Indian laboratories pale in comparison to the 70 other countries that rely

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