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SPACEX ROCKET WITH ASTRONAUTS ON BOARD TO LAUNCH ON 7 JANUARY FOR THE ISS

SPACEX ROCKET WITH ASTRONAUTS ON BOARD TO LAUNCH ON 7 JANUARY FOR THE ISS

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Updates from : First Post : The first flight of a SpaceX rocket tailored to fly astronauts to the International Space Station is set for liftoff from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on January 7, NASA said on Wednesday. Musk at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod II competition in Hawthorne, California, in August 2017 The launch test is a crucial milestone in the space agency’s Commercial Crew Program, which aims to launch humans to space from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade. The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration said SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft - which will shuttle three astronauts to space from the same launch pad that sent Apollo 11’s three-man crew to the moon in 1969 - will make its debut flight atop SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket on January 7. W
Guatemala: Nearly 4,000 people evacuated after Fuego volcano erupts

Guatemala: Nearly 4,000 people evacuated after Fuego volcano erupts

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Updates from : Scroll.in : Nearly 4,000 people were evacuated in Guatemala on Monday after the Fuego volcano erupted for the fifth time this year. It sent bursts of ash and lava down the mountain after it eventually stopped, AFP reported. There were no reports on any casualties. Director of the Institute of Volcanology, Pablo Oliva, said the volcano’s activity level dropped significantly by Monday evening. It began on Sunday morning and became increasingly violent, which led to the evacuation of people living on the slopes of the 3,763 meter-high mountain. A column of ash rose about 1,000 metres above the crater, Guatemala’s disaster management agency CONRED said. Agency spokesperson David de Leon said people were evacuated from the municipality of Escuintala and two other d
AIIMS-led team develops sensitive tests for pulmonary, pleural TB

AIIMS-led team develops sensitive tests for pulmonary, pleural TB

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Updates from : The Hindu : Sensitivity for pulmonary TB and pleural TB were 94% and 93%, respectively. A highly sensitive diagnostic test for pulmonary TB and pleural TB has been developed by a multi-institutional team led by Jaya Sivaswami Tyagi from the Department of Biotechnology at AIIMS. The diagnostic test makes use of a DNA aptamer (a small single-stranded DNA molecule that binds to a specific target molecule) that shows high binding affinity to a TB antigen. Sputum samples were used for diagnosing pulmonary TB while pleural fluid was used for diagnosing pleural TB. The sensitivity of the diagnostic test for pulmonary TB and pleural TB was 94% and 93%, respectively. Specificity was 100% for pulmonary TB and 98% for pleural TB. The results were published in the journals 
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