Nuclear fission and nuclear fusion are two types of nuclear reactions. Fission means to split and fusion means to combine. Therefore in fission reaction, a heavy nucleus of an atom is bombarded so that it splits and in fusion reaction two lighter nuclei are heated at high temperature so that they combine to form a heavy nucleus. Let us read in detail about nuclear fission and fusion.
As per the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a rare Bolivian 'Chapare' virus from Arenavirus family is fatal and can be transferred between humans through bodily fluids.
Scientists in Hong Kong announced that a reasonable anti-microbial drug that is used to treat stomach ulcers and bacterial infections has shown promise in combating the coronavirus in animals. Let us read more about anti-microbial drug and how can they help in fighting with coronavirus.
World Sight Day 2020: It is observed on the second Thursday of October and this year it falls on 8 October. The Human eye works on the refraction of light through a natural convex lens made up of transparent living material and enables us to see things around us. Also, the ability to see is called vision, eyesight, or drishti. Sometimes a person cannot able to see distant or nearby objects clearly and have a defect of vision which can be fixed by wearing spectacles.
The Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology 2020 was awarded jointly to Two Americans and a British scientist on 5 October, 2020 for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus. Let us read in detail about the three scientists and their discovery.
Cells are the building blocks of life i.e. all living organisms are made up of cells. Do you know about the internal structure of a cell? How many types of cells are found in an organism? Let's have a look!
World Alzheimer's Day 2020: It is observed on 21 September to spread awareness about Alzheimer's and Dementia disease. Do you know that in Alzheimer’s disease loss of connections between nerve cells (neurons) in the brain occurs? Let us read 10 important or essential facts about Alzheimer’s disease.
The Government will soon finalise a proposed regulation limit of Trans Fatty Acids (TFAs) or trans fats in food products because their higher consumption may put people at a fatal risk of COVID-19. Let us have a look at some important facts related to Trans Fats or Trans Fatty Acids (TFAs).
The basic and fundamental unit of life is Cell. The human body is composed of trillions of cells. Cell consists of several parts and each has a different function. The nucleus is one of them. What is a nucleus, its function in the cell, and what would happen if nucleus is removed from the cell? Let us find out!
Recently Malaysia detected a ten times deadlier new COVID-19 strain known as D614G as per the country's Health Ministry. What is a mutation, Why the strain named as D614G, how much is it dangerous? Let us find out!
As we know that Actor Sanjay Dutt has been diagnosed with lung cancer and taken a short break from work for medical treatment. Do you know about lung cancer, its causes, symptoms, stages, treatment, etc? Let us find out!
A disease has been reported in China known as Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (SFTS) which is caused by the tick-borne virus. It has infected at least 60 people and killed 7. What is a tick-borne disease, its symptoms, precautions, how is it spread? Let us find out!
World Hepatitis Day 2020: It is observed on 28 July to spread awareness about viral hepatitis which is an inflammation of the liver that causes various problems like liver cancer. Let us read in detail about World Hepatitis Day, 2020 theme, history, significance, and some facts about the Hepatitis disease.