Covid: CCMB flags need for extensive genome sequencing

In a recent study, scientists from the CCMB presented their analysis of over 5,000 variants of the virus detected through genome sequencing in India over the last one year.

published on : 20th February 2021

CCMB works on RNA platform for indigenous vaccines

Speaking to Express, the CCMB Director, Dr Rakesh Mishra said the RNA platform is expected to be ready within six months. 

published on : 6th February 2021

New variants of gene may enable personalised medicine, says CCMB

8 new variants of CYP2C9 gene, which plays an essential role in metabolising drugs, found

published on : 31st January 2021

Airborne transmission of coronavirus possible in hospitals, closed rooms: CCMB study

The findings prove the effectiveness of physical distancing as the study shows the virus does not seem to spread farther away from the patients, especially if they are asymptomatic.

published on : 5th January 2021

Two new COVID-19 variant cases identified by CCMB Hyderabad, one from Telangana, other from AP

The Telangana state Health Department had tracked nearly 90% of all UK returnees in the last 72 hours and tested them.

published on : 29th December 2020

CSIR-CCMB, Apollo Hospitals to jointly produce, commercialise COVID-19 test kits

The test kit has been developed by CSIR-CCMB and the collaboration with Apollo will focus on scaling up production and commercialisation of the tests jointly.

published on : 10th December 2020

ICMR nod for CCMB’s new RT-PCR method

ICMR Director General, Dr Shekhar C Mande, said that the Dry-Swab Direct RT-PCR can help in ramping up Covid-19 testing capacity of the country in a short time frame. 

published on : 28th November 2020

Even successful COVID vaccine may not give lasting protection, don't lower guard: CCMB Director

Dr Rakesh Mishra also said it might take a couple of years for a successful vaccine candidate to prove its efficacy among people of all ages

published on : 22nd October 2020

Gene editing can help raise better cattle breeds: CCMB study

Impact of domestication has been observed on genes which are associated with milk yield, disease resistance, stature, and birth weight. These genes can be edited, in order to enhance them

published on : 22nd September 2020

Sans proper data Russian COVID-19 'Sputnik V' vaccine's efficacy, safety unknown: CCMB chief

His remarks come in the backdrop of Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement that his country has developed the world's first vaccine against coronavirus.

published on : 12th August 2020

COVID-19 not solely responsible for varied level of symptoms: CCMB

The institute had started a genome research on the samples of Covid-19-positive patients in the State in May.

published on : 7th August 2020

Vaccine for COVID-19 can't be expected this year, says CCMB director Rakesh Mishra

He said that thousands of people are given vaccine during clinical trials and one has to wait for the data and results, which normally takes months.

published on : 4th July 2020

CCMB app gives peak into more than 1,000 sequenced COVID-19 genomes from India

GEAR-2019 gives an interesting peak into the outcome of the efforts put in by scientists and researchers from 33 laboratories across India for sequencing 1,031 genomes of the novel coronavirus.

published on : 27th June 2020

Hyderabad's CCMB helps devise genetic scan to detect type 1 diabetes

This new technique is based on a ‘genetic risk score’, which considers detailed information at the genetic level of genetic areas that are known to increase the chance of developing type 1 diabetes.

published on : 13th June 2020

CCMB finds cheaper way to detect virus in Telangana

The RT-nPCR test would come handy for those labs that do not own or have the capacity to afford the ‘real time thermal cycler’ machine, which is required to conduct the RT-qPCR test.

published on : 11th June 2020
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