Mars rocks collected by Perseverance boost case for ancient life

  NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has now collected two rock samples, with signs that they were in contact with water for a long period of time boosting the case for ancient life on the Red Planet. "It looks like our first rocks reveal a potentially habitable sustained environment," said Ken Farley, project scientist for the mission, in a statement Friday. "It's a big deal that the water was there for a long time." The six-wheeled robot collected its first sample, dubbed "Montdenier" on September 6, and its second, "Montagnac" from the same  rock  on September 8. Both samples, slightly wider than a pencil in diameter and about six centimeters long, are now stored in sealed tubes in the rover's interior. ALSO, READ- India's first Paralympic Gold in shooting won by Avani Lekhara A first attempt at collecting a  sample  in early August failed after the rock proved too crumbly to withstand Perseverance's drill. The rover has been o

First Black than White, now Yellow Fungus cases have been found in India


After Black Fungus and White Fungus, an instance of Yellow Fungus arose in reports today even as AIIMS boss Randeep Guleria cautioned against the "disarray" made by giving parasitic disease various shadings dependent on how they contaminated the body. 

A 45-year-old patient in Ghaziabad was found to have indications of Yellow Fungus, as per BP Tyagi, an ENT expert. Similar patients likewise had side effects Black Fungus and White Fungus said the report. As per the specialist, the side effects of Yellow Fungus are dormancy, absence of craving, deficiency of weight. In serious cases, there could be discharge, wounds setting aside a long effort to recuperate, lack of healthy sustenance, organs not working, or indented eyes. 

Dr. Tyagi revealed that Yellow Fungus is dangerous contamination that beginnings inside so it is critical to take note of any manifestation that can help in early discovery and treatment. The counter contagious infusion Amphotericin B is accepted to be powerful against it, the specialist said, adding that this is the principal such case he had run over. It is critical to look after neatness, sterilization, and cleanliness to battle the infection, said the specialist, adding that the parasite flourishes in unhygienic environmental factors and mugginess. 

The report said the patient with Yellow Fungus side effects had been in a medical clinic with Covid for half a month and was recuperating when in the previous four days, specialists saw an uneven growth. The patient's eyes were swollen closed and he likewise had a nosebleed. 

However, Ghaziabad's main clinical official NK Gupta said he had not gotten data of any Yellow Fungus cases up until now. 

Randeep Guleria, talking at the public authority's Covid instructions, said: "numerous terms" were being utilized for parasitic contaminations in Covid patients and these could be misdirecting and could make disarray. "Naming a similar growth dependent on its tones, contingent upon the space of disease makes disarray," he said. 

Instances of Black Fungus or Mucormycosis have been on the ascent among recuperating Covid patients in different states. Near 10,000 cases have been accounted for the nation over. "All in all, the sorts of growth that we are for the most part seeing are Mucormycosis, Candida, and Aspergillosis. Mucormycosis is being discovered more in situations where Covid is compounded with steroids and diabetes. This is for the most part seen in sinuses - we call it rhino-orbital cerebral mucormycosis. They are found in the nose, sinuses and may enter the cerebrum. Sporadically they are found in lungs - aspiratory mucormycosis and at times in the gastrointestinal parcel," Dr. Guleria said. 

Candida, found in those with feeble invulnerability and those on safe suppressants. White patches are found in oral pits and the food pipe. The tongue may likewise get white. Might taint different spots like the private parts. It might spread to the blood. The Candida contamination has been connected with White Fungus in ongoing reports. It influences the lungs and is less deadly than Black Fungus, as indicated by specialists. It can likewise influence nails, the skin, stomach, kidneys, and the mind. 

The most un-basic is Aspergillosis, which influences the lungs and may cause unfavorably susceptible responses. It is called hypersensitive bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis. It makes depressions in the lungs and damages them.


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