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Will NFT rush put science at stake?

Is the practice of auctioning non-fungible tokens (NFT) based on scientific data an interesting art trend, a disaster for the environment, or the future of commercialized genomics? The strange market for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) is expanding, with anything from visuals to music recordings to all kinds of digital art. Science is also joining the bandwagon …

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Did Neanderthals discover antibiotics before us?

Neanderthals have used painkillers and penicillin antibiotics, according to a study of their teeth. The study found that a sick Neanderthal man was accustomed to peeling a plant containing the chemical aspirin. It also appears that Neanderthals used penicillin long before modern antibiotics were developed. Evidence of this can be found in the DNA of …

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Photography in Science

In 1839, Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre claimed  that he had developed a photographic imaging device known as the daguerreotype, which eventually developed into photography. People expected photography would be only used to capture memorable moments at the time and they had no idea that photography would play an increasingly essential role in science. Rather than using a …

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An Analysis of Rate of Progression and Associated Risk Factors of Chronic Kidney Disease of Uncertain Etiology in Sri Lanka.

Thilini W Hettiarachchi1, Thilini Sudeshika2, Buddhi N T. Fernando1, Hemalika T Abeysundara3, Rusiru D Hemage1, Zeid Badurdeen1, Rajitha Hanarasinghe1, Sulochana Wijetunge4, Nishantha Nanayakkara5 1 Center for Education, Research and Training on Kidney Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 2 Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka …

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Omicron – Will it be the finalist?

The Omicron variant likely will spread more easily than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus and how easily Omicron spreads compared to Delta remains unknown. CDC (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention) expects that anyone with Omicron infection can spread the virus to others, even if they are vaccinated or do not have symptoms. However, researchers have …

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Humanity in Scientific Research

-“Human subjects are not objects for researchers to be handled as they desire” Between 20 November 1945 and 1 October 1946, notable trials were held at Nuremberg, Germany. Among the trials involving German army personnel, the “Doctor’s trial” had a significant impact on the future of scientific research. It was an eye opener for the …

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In research, is equality true?

Nowadays, society places a high value on gender equality, opposing prejudice based on skin color or ethnicity and discrimination against the poor. These aspects have been reduced to a bare minimum, yet they still remain in sufficient amounts to jeopardize the future of science and technology. The focus of this article is on how these …

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BUILDING OUR FUTURE: DO NOT STOP FOR PANDEMICS

BUILDING OUR FUTURE: DO NOT STOP FOR PANDEMICS Written by: Thakshila Dasanayake   The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought numerous challenges to people and the delivery of health care services. It has upended communities and significantly altered the everyday lives of millions of people across the globe. Sri Lanka reported its first COVID-19 case on …

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Climate Change: The Earth’s Central Environmental Threat

  image courtesy- NOAA  What is climate change? The climate of the Earth is changing. Several lines of evidence point to changes in our weather, seas, ecosystems, and other areas. Global climate change refers to long-term average changes throughout the whole planet. Although the phrases “global warming” and “climate change” are sometimes used interchangeably, “global …

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