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ISSN: 2454-6968 | Biotech Express Magazine publishes articles in the field of biotechnology and allied sciences in a way that have never been presented earlier. It publishes Editorials, Guest Articles, Reports, Interviews, Current News of Govt. Academics and Business, Research Highlights and Notifications of Events, Jobs, Research Proposals in the field of Biotechnology, Biological Sciences, Life Sciences, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Neurosciences, Genetics, Medical Sciences, BioPharma etc.

The first person to publicly release the genome sequence of the virus that causes COVID-19 — virologist Zhang Yongzhen — seems to have resolved a public dispute with the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center (SPHCC), Fudan University, China, which erupted last week. According to social-media posts on Zhang’s personal Weibo account, which have since been removed, the institute gave the research team two days to leave, but the SPHCC did not initially specify to where they should relocate. Later, Zhang said that officials told his team to move to a lab that did not have the necessary biosafety conditions to…

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MAY 03, 2024 Days after AstraZeneca acknowledged that its COVID vaccine can lead to a rare blood clot side effect, the parents of a young woman who allegedly died after being given Covishield are planning to sue the British pharma giant and world’s largest vaccine maker. The development comes after AstraZeneca admitted in the UK court that their vaccine can cause rare side effects that can lead to blood clots and low platelet count. Notably, while AstraZeneca developed the COVID-19 vaccine, it was manufactured in India by the Serum Institute of India (SII) under the name ‘Covishield’. The vaccine was…

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Finally, AstraZeneca has accepted in UK court that it’s vaccine could have caused blood clots in rare cases. The word rare here has been cautiously used to show that the numbers of events are negligible. In court documents from February, AstraZeneca denied that “TTS is caused by the vaccine at a generic level”. However, it admitted to the possibility of TTS as a result of its vaccination in “very rare cases”. Biotech Express probably is the only magazine around the world which has covered all news of adverse events and draconian measures adopted to vaccinate even when it was for…

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The first study of the use of microarray patches to vaccinate children has shown that the method is safe and induces strong immune responses. The phase 1/2 randomized trial compared results from the measles and rubella vaccine delivered by a microarray patch, a small sticking plaster-like device with an array of microscopic projections that painlessly penetrate the skin and deliver the vaccine, or by conventional injection with a needle and syringe. The trial, which involved 45 adults (18-40 years old), 120 toddlers (15-18 months old) and 120 infants (9-10 months old) in The Gambia, found giving the measles and rubella…

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Kavitha Malarvizhi, Deepak Agarwal* Institute of Fisheries Postgraduate Studies, TNJFU, OMR-CAMPUS, Chennai-603103 *Corresponding author: deepakbfsc@gmail.com Abstract: We currently reside amid a profound technological revolution that is reshaping the global landscape. Evident transformations encompass a wide spectrum of facets within our daily lives, encompassing fields such as transportation, healthcare, and communication. As per the timeless adage, what was once considered science fiction in the past has now become a reality in the realm of science. Today, we are witnessing an expansive augmentation of our capacities across diverse scientific domains, which include chemistry, biology, physics, and engineering. This expansion encompasses endeavours such…

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The “Textbook of Nutritional Biochemistry” published by Springer Nature, was launched on April 10, 2024 in the University of Delhi South Campus. The textbook is written by the teachers of the University of Delhi for the students of the universities; namely Prof. Darshan Malik (Shivaji College), Dr. Nandita Narayanasamy (Sri Venkateswara College), Dr. V. A. Pratyusha (Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women), Dr. Jayita Thakur (Shivaji College) and Dr. Nimisha Sinha (Sri Venkateswara College). The event was graced by dignitaries like Padma Shri Prof. S. K. Sopory, former VC, JNU; Prof. Shri Prakash Singh; Director, South Campus; Prof.…

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Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a web-based platform that offers an unprecedented view of the human body at the cellular level. The aim is to create an invaluable resource for researchers worldwide to increase knowledge about human health and disease. The study is published in Genome Biology. Simultaneous measurement of numerous biomolecular variables, known as multi-omics, enables deep and comprehensive profiling of human biology. The new Single Cell Atlas (SCA) is based on analyses of thousands of human tissue samples from 125 different adult and fetal tissues. The researchers combined eight cutting-edge omics technologies, including single-cell RNA sequencing, whole-genome…

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Moolec Science SA (NASDAQ: MLEC; “The company”), a Molecular Farming food-ingredient company, announced today that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (“APHIS”) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) has concluded its Regulatory Status Review (“RSR”) for Moolec’s genetically engineered (“GE”) soybean Piggy Sooy™. The USDA-APHIS RSR determines that Moolec’s genetically engineered soybean, accumulating animal meat protein, is unlikely to pose an increased plant pest risk relative to non-engineered soybeans. Therefore, it is not subject to the APHIS regulation that governs the movement of organisms modified or produced through genetic engineering (as described in 7 CFR part 340). This…

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A 2022 paper in Cureus on causes of cancer around the world is under investigation by the journal following inquiries by Retraction Watch prompted by a reader’s email. The paper, “Causes of Cancer in the World: Comparative Risk Assessment of Nine Behavioral and Environmental Risk Factors,” shares a title and figures with a 2005 paper in The Lancet. It also “follows the Lancet one on a sentence-by-sentence level while using tortured phrases,” an anonymous tipster told us. As we’ve noted elsewhere in a report on the team that developed the phrase, “Tortured phrases are what happens to words that get…

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Now “unconstitutional” electoral bonds scheme which was launched by BJP to take donations from corporate or individuals for political parties funding has gained much heat after supreme court order to SBI and EC. Twitter (now X) is now full of allegations that the money was taken either as extortion or bribe to favor their corporate friends or blackmailing enemies. In this article we will see what biotech/pharma and allied companies are involved in this list. And what gains they were expecting by donating their money to Electoral bonds. Before going into details let’s see these two tweets in hindi first…

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