Russian scientists awarded with medal named after national artist
By Laman IsmayilovaRussian scientists have been awarded with order named after Azerbaijani artist. The order from the series “Famous personalities of Europe” was initiated by European Academy of Natural Sciences in honor of world-famous artist Sakit Mammadov.The honorable medals went to academicians of the Russian Academy of Arts Sergei Kvashnin, Viktor Kartsev professor Arkady Gorbunov.The order of Sakit Mammadov was initiated in 2018 in honor of the 60th anniversary of national artist for contributions to art, science, heritage, education, multinational culture and traditions of the peoples ...
Japan team of scientists develop salt-resistant rice variety
A Japan-based team of biological scientists has developed a new rice variety through genetic improvement in an attempt to increase crop yields in a salty paddy field.The team, led by the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, has said it succeeded in finding a gene that determines the angle of root growth, hoping the discovery will lead to more new rice varieties amid the growing risk of salt damage as a result of frequent high tides and typhoons due to global warming.Salt damage is predicted to affect about half the world's existing arable land by 2050, with coastal areas in Jap...
Israel's WHO scientists playing a key role in making the world healthier
There are only two Israelis with senior positions at the World Health Organization and they are both top women scientists.Dr. Dorit Nitzan has been a part of WHO for more than 15 years. Today, she serves as the organization’s European Region Health Emergencies coordinator. In September, she was joined by Israel’s former chief scientist of the Environmental Protection Ministry, Dr. Sinaia Netanyahu, who was named the head of the Program for Environmental and Health Impact at the WHO’s Europe office.The European region has 53 member states, including Israel, with about 880 million inhabitants.No...
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Trump HHS Spokesman Michael Caputo, Who Accused CDC Scientists Of ‘Sedition,’ To Take Medical Leave
Michael Caputo, the assistant secretary of public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services, on Sunday accused career scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of engaging in “sedition” and fostering a “resistance unit” to undermine President Donald Trump‘s efforts to address the coronavirus pandemic.CDC scientists “haven’t gotten out of their sweatpants except for meetings at coffee shops” to plot “how they’re going to attack Donald Trump next,” Caputo said. “There are scientists who work for this government who do not want America to get well, not until after ...
Trump administration official claims US scientists are committing 'sedition' in since-deleted Facebook post
A senior Trump administration official went on a Facebook rant over the weekend, in which he accused U.S. government scientists of “sedition” and claimed left-wing hit squads are gearing up to kill him and other supporters of the president.Michael Caputo, the recently installed top spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services, made the statements in a since-deleted video posted to his personal Facebook page on Sunday.Caputo, without any evidence, told his Facebook followers that scientists “deep in the bowels” of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are orchestrating a “...
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Stanford doctors denounce former colleague Scott Atlas, Trump's new adviser on the COVID-19 pandemic
SAN JOSE, Calif. — In the tight-knit world of academic medicine, scientists pride themselves on presenting a united and unflappable face to those outside their ranks.But this week, in a scathing letter, dozens of Stanford University Medical School’s top faculty took aim at their former colleague Dr. Scott Atlas for promoting what they called “falsehoods and misrepresentations of science.”Atlas, a diagnostic radiologist and senior fellow at the conservative think tank Hoover Institution, was recently appointed by President Donald Trump to the White House coronavirus task force.As an adviser cou...
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Xi urges optimizing scientific resources to advance progress
By CAO DESHENG | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2020-09-12 07:07President highlights national-level labs in developing critical, core technologiesPresident Xi Jinping on Friday underlined the need to integrate and optimize the country's scientific and technological resources, and called for building up some national-level laboratories in order to make new progress in core technologies in critical areas.Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks at a symposium attended by Chinese scientists, who o...
Redeemer’s University scientists identify 7 lineages of coronavirus unique to Nigeria
While the number of coronavirus cases continues to pile up, scientists at the Redeemer’s University in Nigeria have turned their attention to resolving whether the virus can mutate in proportions that could become more debilitating to people.As of 7 September 2020, Nigeria has recorded 55, 160 active coronavirus cases out of 424,186 samples tested, 43,231 people, discharged, and 1061 deaths. The number of daily cases has remained very low in recent times.The study carried out through genome sequencing has eventually turned up seven lineages unique to Nigeria. According to a statement from the ...
Covid vaccine: Where are our scientists?
The outbreak of coronavirus has literally turned to be a blessing in disguise for scientists in particular, and to the health sector in many countries in general.In Uganda, for instance, the scientists handling the Covid-19 pandemic patients and related issues have had their allowances enhanced and the health sector budget has greatly increased. Besides, donations have been coming to support the fight against the pandemic.Today, the health sector is receiving attention more than it has ever done before. This brings me to one of the issues that President Museveni has been highlighting in his ad...
A chilling Antarctic thriller
A chilling Antarctic thrillerThe Head, a murder mystery inside a polar research station, will keep audiences guessing until the very endpublished : 28 Aug 2020 at 04:00newspaper section:[Life](http://search.bangkokpost.com/search/result_advanced?category=news&xNewsSection=Life)When communication with the outside world suddenly stops, everything starts to fall apart for a small team of scientists trapped inside a station in Antarctica where they are carrying out research to tackle climate change. However, this isolated space soon becomes hellish as the multinational research group start dying o...
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