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Testicular Tissue Frozen For Future Reproduction

Testicular Tissue Frozen For Future Reproduction

A wedge of testicular tissue has been collected from one of the testes of Nathan, a nine year old boy suffering from brain tumor. Sperm cells of the boy are present in the removed tissue. Surgeons believe that the cells will maintain their viability subject to the fact that it is frozen slowly in the small amount of testicular tissue itself.

Sanofi requests Six-month Review of New Diabetes Drug application by FDA

Sanofi requests Six-month Review of New Diabetes Drug application by FDA

French multinational pharmaceutical company Sanofi said today it has submitted an application to the USFDA for the approval of type 2 diabetes single daily treating insulin injection, LixiLan.

The company also requested the FDA for a six-month review of the application, rather than 10-month review, Sanofi said in a statement. Pierre Chancel, Sanofi's diabetes head, said, “A large unmet medical need still exists for people with type 2 diabetes, as more than half are not at their blood sugar goal despite using oral medications or insulin”.

Govt. Panel Suggests Use of Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs For Adults 40 And Above

Govt. Panel Suggests Use of Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs For Adults 40 And Above

A US government-backed panel has suggested that adults at the age of 40 and above who previously have had no heart attack or stroke to start low or moderate dose of cholesterol-lowering drugs.

The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that people between the ages of 40 to 75 with at least on risk factor for cardiovascular disease and a 10% or greater risk of heart attack or stroke over the next decade should take statin drugs.

Scientists stress need to study Arctic permafrost’s emissions during winter

Scientists stress need to study Arctic permafrost’s emissions during winter

In a startling finding, a new study has claimed that Arctic permafrost and methane, the gases released below the surface of the ice, are making their way into the atmosphere at a much higher rate that considered earlier by scientists, which may have been responsible for the rapid climate change and other environmental degradation-related factors over the past few years.

Watch Rare Full Moon on Christmas Eve or wait for 20 More Years

Watch Rare Full Moon on Christmas Eve or wait for 20 More Years

It hasn’t happened on Christmas Day in last about four decades, and it won’t happen again until 2034. A full moon is going to be paired with the holiday after a long time. Adding to that, a giant asteroid will also zoom past our home planet.

The full moon on Christmas will peak at about 6:11 am. The special lighting treat for space enthusiasts in the form of a full moon won’t happen again until 2034, as per sources. The US space agency NASA said the full moon coincided with the holiday will be a ‘Full Col Moon’ as it will be seen during the beginning of winter.

NASA's InSight Mars lander to wait till mid-2018 to begin mission to characterize Mars’ interior in unprecedented detail

NASA's InSight Mars lander to wait till mid-2018 to begin mission to characteriz

The March 2016 launch of a Mars lander has been called off by NASA. The US space agency said that one of the main instruments of the spacecraft can’t be fixed timely for liftoff.

The Red Planet and Earth align favorably only once in every 26 months, due to which now, NASA's InSight Mars lander has to wait until mid-2018 to start its mission to characterize interior of Mars in unmatched detail, in case the spacecraft gets off the ground at all. The agency officials said there indeed is likelihood that the mission will be scrapped totally.

New kind of volcanic moon rock discovered by a Chinese mission

New kind of volcanic moon rock discovered by a Chinese mission

A new type of volcanic moon rock has been discovered by the first Chinese mission to softly land on the moon’s surface. The discovery has marked the first time in nearly 40 years that a new confirmed discovery has been made from the moon’s surface.

As per Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, which is among the organizations that analyzed the data that has been received from the mission, the collection of rock samples was done from Chang'e-3's landing area in the Imbrium basin. The Imbrium basin is a dark impact site packed with hardened lava that is visible from our planet.

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