Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with 34 OneWeb satellites launched from Baikonur MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with the Fregat-M booster and 34 OneWeb satellites has been launched from the 31st platform on the Baikonur spaceport, according to the live broadcast on the website of Russia's Roscosmos space corporation.
Scientists complete most comprehensive analysis of whole cancer genomes LONDON. KAZINFORM By completing the most comprehensive study of whole cancer genomes to date, an international team of scientists has garnered deeper understanding of cancer, paving the way for more effective treatment, the Wellcome Sanger Institute said on Wednesday.
Scientists discover antibody that can neutralize 2019-nCoV coronavirus MOSCOW. KAZINFORM Chinese molecular biologists have found out that one of the antibodies discovered during the 2003 atypical pneumonia epidemic can neutralize the coronavirus that sparked the pneumonia outbreak in China and a number of other nations, says an article published in bioRxiv internet library.
«Jumping genes» help stabilize DNA folding patterns: study CHICAGO. KAZINFORM A study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that «jumping genes» -- bits of DNA that can move from one spot in the genome to another and are well-known for increasing genetic diversity over the long course of evolution -- play another and more surprising role of stabilizing the 3D folding patterns of the DNA molecule inside the cell's nucleus.
Neglect, trauma in childhood can have negative outcomes later on: report LONDON. KAZINFORM Traumatic events that occur during childhood can increase later in life the risk of experiencing a range of health issues such as developing heart disease, and poor social outcomes such as involvement in crime, said a report released Tuesday by the London Assembly Health Committee.
Researchers use sea turtles to predict ocean temperature change TOKYO. KAZINFORM While measuring sea temperatures and predicting changes is key to long-term weather forecasts, a group of researchers have come up with an unusual way to improve the accuracy of prediction -- attaching monitoring devices to sea turtles.
Kazakh student invents energy-efficient streetlights PAVLODAR. KAZINFORM For the past five years a student of the Pavlodar city school for gifted children, Byazet Iskakov, invented the smart walking stick for blind, energy-efficient streetlights and bulk and fluid material level remote control system.