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Chinese researchers design new bio-printing method for gastric wounds

Chinese researchers have designed a new way of treating gastric wounds by using a micro-robot that can conduct in vivo bio-printing.
The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft shoved off from the International Space Station on Saturday with two US astronauts on board, beginning their journey back to Earth despite a storm threatening Florida.

SpaceX craft departs ISS for Earth

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft shoved off from the International Space Station on Saturday with two US astronauts on board, beginning their journey back to Earth despite a storm threatening Florida.
US biotech firm Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine induced a robust immune response and prevented the coronavirus from replicating in the noses and lungs of monkeys, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine said Tuesday.

Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine worked well in monkeys ― study

US biotech firm Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine induced a robust immune response and prevented the coronavirus from replicating in the noses and lungs of monkeys, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine said Tuesday.
“Trials of CoronaVac, one of the vaccines that have advanced furthest in testing in the world, will begin at the Clinical Hospital of Sao Paulo,” the state’s governor, Joao Doria, told a news conference.

Two coronavirus vaccines proven safe for human – research

Two coronavirus vaccine have proven safe for humans and produced strong immune reactions among patients involved in separate clinical trials, doctors said Monday.
The Solar Orbiter space probe, launched in the United States in February, has switched on its 10 scientific instruments on board and taken its first pictures of the sun.

Probe takes pictures of sun from only 77 million kilometres away

The Solar Orbiter space probe, launched in the United States in February, has switched on its 10 scientific instruments on board and taken its first pictures of the sun.
China successfully launched into orbit the final satellite of its Beidou navigation network on Tuesday, a statement from Beidou’s government official website reported.

China successfully launches satellite completing home-grown GPS rival

China successfully launched into orbit the final satellite of its Beidou navigation network on Tuesday, a statement from Beidou’s government official website reported.
Skywatchers along a narrow band from west Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, India and the Far East witnessed Sunday a dramatic “ring of fire” solar eclipse.

‘Ring of fire’ solar eclipse thrills skywatchers in Africa, Asia

Skywatchers along a narrow band from west Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, India and the Far East witnessed Sunday a dramatic “ring of fire” solar eclipse.
Skywatchers along a narrow band from west Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, India, and southern China will witness on Sunday the most dramatic “ring of fire” solar eclipse to shadow the Earth in years.

Rare annular ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse to shadow Africa, Asia

Skywatchers along a narrow band from west Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, India, and southern China will witness on Sunday the most dramatic “ring of fire” solar eclipse to shadow the Earth in years.
Lead Scientist Peter Kremsner, says the first results of a coronavirus vaccine clinical trial conducted by German biopharmaceutical company CureVac will be available within two months.

Germany’s CureVac expects results of vaccine trial in two months

Lead Scientist Peter Kremsner, says the first results of a coronavirus vaccine clinical trial conducted by German biopharmaceutical company CureVac will be available within two months.
NASA astronauts entered the International Space Station on Sunday after a landmark 19-hour journey on the first crewed US spacecraft in nearly a decade, a triumph for SpaceX and private enterprise.

US astronauts enter space station

NASA astronauts entered the International Space Station on Sunday after a landmark 19-hour journey on the first crewed US spacecraft in nearly a decade, a triumph for SpaceX and private enterprise.
NASA and SpaceX are set to launch a crewed mission Wednesday to the International Space Station from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011.

NASA, SpaceX set to launch first crewed mission

NASA and SpaceX are set to launch a crewed mission Wednesday to the International Space Station from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Fresh, strange facts about coronavirus

Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.
Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE announced on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, that the first participants have been dosed in the U.S in the Phase 1-2 clinical trial for the BNT162 vaccine program to prevent COVID-19.

Pfizer, BioNTech dose U.S first participants of trial coronavirus vaccine

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE announced on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, that the first participants have been dosed in the U.S in the Phase 1/2 clinical trial for the BNT162 vaccine program to prevent COVID-19. The trial is part of a global development program, and the dosing of the first cohort in Germany was completed last week.
The Long March 5B rocket lifts off from the Wenchang launch site on China's Hainan island on May 5, 2020. AFP

China’s new spacecraft returns to Earth

China’s new prototype spacecraft “successfully landed” on Friday, marking an important step in its ambitions to run a permanent space station and send astronauts to the moon.
Luigi Aurisicchio, CEO of Takis, told ANSA that the Covid-19 candidate vaccine had neutralised the virus in human cells, for the first time.

Italian firm develops world’s first coronavirus vaccine

According to tests carried out at Rome’s infectious-disease Spallanzani Hospital, a single shot of the vaccine generates antibodies in mice.
NASA is working with Tom Cruise to film the first movie shot in space, according to NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine. The details of the project aren’t clear, but Bridenstine says the film will take place aboard the International Space Station.

NASA: Tom Cruise to work with NASA on first movie filmed in space

NASA is working with Tom Cruise to film the first movie shot in space, according to NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine. The details of the project aren’t clear, but Bridenstine says the film will take place aboard the International Space Station.
China's manned space program has taken another step forward by launching a new generation manned spaceship with a new type of heavy rocket. The Long March-5B rocket was launched on Tuesday at 6 p.m. BJT from the Wenchang Space Launch Site.

China eyes moon trip, to launch new rocket

China said Tuesday it will launch a new rocket at 6pm (1000 GMT), in a test of its ambitions to operate a permanent space station and send astronauts to the Moon.
The University of Ilorin Alumni Association at its 13th National Congress held in Ilorin Kwara State on March 6, 2020 elected new national officers to steer the affairs of the association for the next four years.

Unilorin set to make coronavirus vaccine research breakthrough

“The research was funded with international partners in the U.S. with a grant from the National Science Foundation; but I was the one that did the local research,” he said.

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Jurgen Klopp said Monday that he has been blown away by the standards Liverpool have set at the start of their Premier League title defence after coming from behind to beat Arsenal 3-1 at Anfield.

Liverpool boss takes pop at his strikers after victory over Sheffield Utd

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has taken a pop at his forwards despite his side beating Sheffield United on Saturday night.
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Ebonyi governor sacks aides over attacks on police stations

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has sacked one of his security aides and three grassroots coordinators over the recent destruction of police stations and other properties in their domains.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Abia government relaxes curfew

The Abia State Government has relaxed the curfew imposed on Aba and Umuahia cities following the hijack of the EndSARS protest by hoodlums who razed public and private properties in Aba.
The Deputy Governor of the State, Alhaji Haruna Manu, announced the order in a state wide broadcast in Jalingo on Saturday night.

Taraba government declares curfew in Jalingo

The Taraba Government has imposed a curfew on Jalingo, the State capital, following the invasion of government warehouses by hoodlums on Saturday.
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Looters raid Nigeria food warehouse as unrest spreads

Several thousand people ransacked and looted a government food warehouse in central Nigeria on Saturday in the latest in two weeks of unrest sweeping over Africa's most populous country.