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The way forward to Mars
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The way forward to Mars

01-Oct-2020
Washington [US], October 1 (ANI): The path that ExoMars 2022 will follow to reach the Red Planet is set. The trajectory that will take the spacecraft from Earth to Mars in 264 days foresees a touchdown on the Martian surface on 10 June 2023, at around 17:30 CEST (15:30 UTC).
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Study finds antidepressant drug effective in treating ‘lazy eye’ in adults
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Study finds antidepressant drug effective in treating ‘lazy eye’ in adults

01-Oct-2020
California [US], October 1 (ANI): In a new study, researchers reveal how subanesthetic ketamine, which is used for pain management and as an antidepressant in humans, is effective in treating adult amblyopia, a brain disorder commonly known as "lazy eye."
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Researchers find drug to correct gene defect that causes immune-driven gut leakiness
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Researchers find drug to correct gene defect that causes immune-driven gut leakiness

30-Sep-2020
California [US], September 30 (ANI): A team of researchers found that the drug tofacitinib, also called Xeljanz and approved by the FDA to treat rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis, can repair permeability defects in the intestine.
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Solar Orbiter releases first data to scientific community, public
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Solar Orbiter releases first data to scientific community, public

30-Sep-2020
Washington [US], September 30 (ANI): The European Space Agency (ESA) has released its first Solar Orbiter data to the scientific community and the wider public. The instruments contributing to this data release come from the suite of in-situ instruments that measure the conditions surrounding the spacecraft.
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Titan’s lakes can stratify like those on Earth
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Titan’s lakes can stratify like those on Earth

30-Sep-2020
Washington [US], September 30 (ANI): Lakes on Saturn's moon - Titan - composed of methane, ethane, and nitrogen rather than water, experience density-driven stratification, forming layers similar to lakes on Earth.
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Worsening rifts, fractures spotted at two of Antarctica’s key glaciers
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Worsening rifts, fractures spotted at two of Antarctica’s key glaciers

29-Sep-2020
Washington [US], September 29 (ANI): Satellite imagery has revealed that two of the fastest-changing glaciers in Antarctica are fracturing and weakening faster than ever - the first step towards the glaciers disintegrating and causing sea levels to rise dramatically.
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Second alignment plane of solar system discovered
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Second alignment plane of solar system discovered

29-Sep-2020
Washington [US], September 29 (ANI): A study of comet motions indicates that the solar system has a second alignment plane. Analytical investigation of the orbits of long-period comets shows that the aphelia of the comets, the point where they are farthest from the Sun, tend to fall close to either the well-known ecliptic plane where the planets reside or a newly discovered 'empty ecliptic.'
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Study focuses on discovery of cells that heal cardiac damage after infarction
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Study focuses on discovery of cells that heal cardiac damage after infarction

29-Sep-2020
Pamplona [Spain], September 29 (ANI): Researchers have led an international study identifying the cardiac cells responsible for repairing the damage to the heart after infarction. These "restorative" cells are a subpopulation of cardiac fibroblasts that play a fundamental role in the creation of the collagen scar needed to avoid the rupture of the ventricular wall.
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New insights into the origin of diamonds in meteorites
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New insights into the origin of diamonds in meteorites

29-Sep-2020
Washington [US], September 29 (ANI): Scientists have offered new insights into the origin of diamonds in a group of stony meteorites called ureilites.
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More underground water found on Mars
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More underground water found on Mars

28-Sep-2020
Washington [US], September 28 (ANI): European Space Agency's (ESA) Mars Express spacecraft has discovered several ponds of liquid water buried under the ice in the south polar region of Mars.
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