NASA has released the video of Perseverance rover’s landing on Mars. It also released the first recorded on the surface of the red planet days after a car-sized rover made its landing. The rover sailed through space for nearly 7 months, covering 293m miles. Perseverance landed with eyes open taking images of the surface to choose its landing spot.
NASA’s science rover Perseverance made the historic landing on Mars with a life mission. The rover is said to be the most advanced astrobiology laboratory ever sent to the space. It will search for traces of ancient microbial life on the Red Planet. The robotic vehicle sailed through space for nearly seven months, covering 293m miles.
The Cleveland Clinic researchers are said to have developed personalised platform to accelerate advanced research on genomic medicine and allied drug therapies for cancer mutations. My Personal Mutanome helps to identify the role of disease-associated mutations in cancer and prioritises mutations that may be responsive to drug therapies.
Researchers probing the origins of coronavirus are said to have found the role of Wuhan seafood market in the outbreak. The scientists allied to the WHO said that the probe will help prevent another contagious disease. They refused the theory that the virus might have escaped from the Wuhan lab, a bio-containment lab studying bat-borne coronaviruses.
A gene therapy vector which is said to be potentially safer and more effective in treating blood disorders has been developed by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. It will focus on disorders like sickle cell disease and beta-thalassemia. The vector is an engineered vehicle that delivers haemoglobin gene to correct a genetic abnormality.
A new suggested that vitamin D - and possibly vitamins K and A - can reduce the SARS-CoV-2 infectivity. The research published in the German Chemical Society Angewandte Chemie said these dietary supplements and compounds could bind to the viral spike protein. A combo of antiviral drugs and these vitamins offers potentials to fight COVID, it said.