Bollywood Stars say Goodbye to 2021

As the year 2021 comes to an end, Bollywood stars took to their respective social media handles to bid farewell to the year gone by. Many Bollywood stars also shared the lessons they learned throughout 2021, as well as their highlights from the year. Rhea Chakraborty looked back at her journey in 2021 and called it a “year full of […]

COVID-19 At-Home Test granted FDA Emergency Use Authorization to expand access to rapid self-testing solutions in the United States – Roche

Roche has announced that the FDA has granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its COVID-19 At-Home Test. The test uses a simple anterior nasal swab sample that can be conveniently self-collected and self-tested by individuals aged 14 years and older, and by an adult for children aged 2-13 years old. The test is able to produce accurate, reliable and quick […]

The Famous & Real ‘Revolver Queens’ of India

For the ‘Revolver Queens’, a gun is a handbag essential. Viral videos in which women can be seen roaming the streets of Uttar Pradesh whilst carrying a gun are testimony to the growing gun culture in the country’s most populated state. According to reports, over 21,000 women have obtained a firearm licence in the state. Of these, 900 are reported […]

New resistance-busting antibiotic combination could extend the use of ‘last-resort’ antibiotics

Scientists have discovered a new potential treatment that has the ability to reverse antibiotic resistance in bacteria that cause conditions such as sepsis, pneumonia, and urinary tract infections. Carbapenems, such as meropenem, are a group of vital often ‘last-resort’ antibiotics used to treat serious, multi-drug resistant infections when other antibiotics, such as penicillin, have failed. But some bacteria have found […]

Identifying rare disease-associated genetic variants in patients with severe schizophrenia

New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that examining genetic mutations in individuals with severe schizophrenia can improve the ability to detect disease-associated rare genetic variants. The research was conducted at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and led by Dr. Anthony Zoghbi, now assistant professor of molecular and human genetics and psychiatry and behavioral sciences at […]