Read more about the article German Researcher Gives Hope To Millions With New Gene Therapy To Tackle Hearing Loss
University professor and researcher Dr Axel Schambach poses in undated photo. His pioneering research at Hannover Medical School, Germany, aimed to cure hearing loss was rewarded with a grant. (Karin Kaiser, MHH/Newsflash)

German Researcher Gives Hope To Millions With New Gene Therapy To Tackle Hearing Loss

A researcher in Germany is hoping to cure millions of people affected by hearing loss with a new gene therapy. Over 430 million people around the world suffer from genetic deafness. Genetic changes in more than 150 genes can be to blame for the sensory disorder. One researcher wants to…

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Read more about the article Immunotherapy Chip Could Create Customised Cures
Physicist Dr Larysa Baraban, poses in undated photo. She was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant to continue developing bio-nanosensors for medical diagnostics at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, in Dresden, Germany. (HZDR/Newsflash)

Immunotherapy Chip Could Create Customised Cures

A researcher developing a miracle microchip that can identify cancer cells and predict how they will act has been awarded a EUR 2 million grant to develop the tech. The cash injection is to be used to adapt the technology to customise immunotherapies tailored to treat individual patients. Physicist Dr…

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Read more about the article Archaeologists Scramble To Investigate 3,400-Year-Old City Emerging From Tigris River In Iraq Before It Is Submerged Again
The archaeological site of Kemune in the dried-up area of the Mosul reservoir. (Universities of Freiburg and Tubingen, KAO/Newsflash)

Archaeologists Scramble To Investigate 3,400-Year-Old City Emerging From Tigris River In Iraq Before It Is Submerged Again

A team of archaeologists had to scramble to investigate a 3400-year-old city before it was submerged again after it emerged from the Tigris River in Iraq due to drought. Their fast reaction allowed them to discover over 100 ancient clay tablets, with one researcher labelling the discovery and the fact…

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Read more about the article New Tech Means Solar Power Could Be Stored For 18 Years
The researchers behind an energy system that makes it possible to capture solar energy, store it for up to eighteen years and release it when and where it is needed have now taken the system a step further. (Chalmers University of Technology, Daniel Spacek, neuroncollective.com/Newsflash)

New Tech Means Solar Power Could Be Stored For 18 Years

A radical new system to generate energy on demand from solar power no matter what the weather has been hailed a radical breakthrough by Swedish scientists. Users will be able to power up gadgets and even their homes with stored solar energy in an emissions-free, carbon-neutral closed loop. And solar…

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Read more about the article Ruined Oyster Reefs Can Be Restored Say Experts
Brittany Collins of The Nature Conservancy measures oysters and crabs on 10th of February 2021, on a restored reef in the Hillcrest Oyster Sanctuary. (Bo Lusk/Newsflash)

Ruined Oyster Reefs Can Be Restored Say Experts

Oyster reefs almost wiped out by centuries of neglect can be restored in just six years, say marine experts at the University of Virginia. And even 'functionally extinct' reefs that have lost up to 85 per cent of their population can come back quickly, the study reveals. Study lead Rachel…

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Read more about the article Mountains Of Nanoplastic Deposits From London And Paris Found At 3106-Metre Altitude In Alps
Scientists ascending to the research station in the Hohe Tauern National Park in Austria. (ZAMG, Niedermoser/Newsflash)

Mountains Of Nanoplastic Deposits From London And Paris Found At 3106-Metre Altitude In Alps

Microscopic pieces of plastic from European cities such as London and Paris have been detected in the Austrian Alps at about 3,106 metres above sea level. Recent measurements taken at the Sonnblick Observatory, which is located in the Austrian Hohe Tauern mountain range, have shown that around 42 kilogrammes of…

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Read more about the article Moth Species Found To Have Survived Trapped On Alpine Mountainside Since Last Ice Age
The newly discovered alpine rose leaf miner which was found in the Alps. (Juerg Schmid/Newsflash)

Moth Species Found To Have Survived Trapped On Alpine Mountainside Since Last Ice Age

This beautiful speckled white moth is of a previously unknown population that has survived isolated hundreds of miles from any similar moths since the last ice age, 12,000 years ago, after it learned to live by eating a plant too toxic for anything else to eat. The Alpine rose leaf-miner…

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Read more about the article Scientist Discovers Worlds Oldest Non Marine Crab Trapped In Amber For 100 Million Years
Cretapsara athanata: The first crab in amber from the dinosaur era. (Lida Xing/Newsflash)

Scientist Discovers Worlds Oldest Non Marine Crab Trapped In Amber For 100 Million Years

A researcher in Canada has discovered the oldest non-marine crab ever which also happens to be the most complete fossil of a crab ever discovered because it was trapped in amber for over a 100 million years. The University of Alberta said in a statement that the discovery was made…

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Read more about the article US Researcher Says Working On Worlds Oldest Human Remains Is A Dream
The face restoration of the skull of Hualong Cave No. 6 A: Hualong Cave No. 6 fossil; B: virtual reconstructed skull; C: physical reconstructed skull; D: sculptured skull; E: reconstructed image. (Ancient Spine Institute, Chinese Academy Of Sciences/AsiaWire)

US Researcher Says Working On Worlds Oldest Human Remains Is A Dream

Experts in China have unearthed what could be the world's oldest human remains ever discovered, dating back as far as 331,000 years. AsiaWire has spoken to one of the paper's co-authors, Professor Kristian Carlson from the University of Southern California, in an exclusive interview, and he said working on the…

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Read more about the article Virus Expert Didier Raoult Says COVID Is Not Man-Made
But speaking in an exclusive interview with CGTN - the China Global Television Network, which is owned by state-owned China Central Television - from his medical centre, Didier Raoult, the controversial researcher and microbiologist in the south-eastern French city of Marseille, said: "No one knows how to make a pathogenic virus."

Virus Expert Didier Raoult Says COVID Is Not Man-Made

The French expert researcher who caused international headlines when he promoted the merits of hydroxychloroquine - which President Trump recently admitted he is taking - says there is no way that COVID-19 could have been man-made. The question of whether COVID-19 was developed by humans in a laboratory has been…

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