Hysteria must not overtake empathy and common sense: CSIR-IGIB Director Anurag Agarwal on Omicron detection

Many calculations about transmissibility being six times higher than Delta have an underlying flaw, Agarwal said.

published on : 28th November 2021

Sale of green crackers allowed in Odisha, fireworks permitted only from 8 - 10 pm

Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena said that wholesale traders and retailers will have to produce original invoices on demand by the district administration or Commissionerate police.

published on : 2nd November 2021

Class X students from Karimnagar bag CSIR innovation award

The  institution chairman E Prasada Rao said that it is a landmark in the history of Paramita School.

published on : 27th September 2021

Clinical trial of anti-viral drug 'Umifenovir' proves successful against Covid-19

Phase III clinical trials conducted; drug reduces viral load in five days in patients with mild or moderate symptoms.

published on : 15th September 2021

Udupi students selected for CSIR award

The award is sponsored by Science and Technology Ministry of Union Government.

published on : 17th August 2021

DCGI gives nod to phase-II clinical trial of Colchicine by Hyderabad-based firm for Covid treatment

India is one of the largest producers of Colchicine and if the trial proves successful, it would be available to the patients at an affordable cost.

published on : 12th June 2021

PM Narendra Modi lauds Indian scientists for developing vaccine against COVID-19

On the occasion, Modi reiterated his call for an 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' and strong India, saying the COVID-19 crisis may have slowed its pace but our resolve remains the same.

published on : 4th June 2021

CSIR, ICMR 'contradict' over smoking-COVID link

In an RTI reply, while the ICMR stated that studies are establishing a connection between smoking and coronavirus, the CSIR claimed that there were no studies as such.

published on : 2nd June 2021

CCMB’s dry swab test cheaper, results akin to RT-PCR tests: Scientists

The dry swabs can be stored in around 25 degree celsius and transported for up to 24 hours and needs no requirement of cold chain thereby cutting costs.

published on : 1st June 2021

Scientists recommend alternative to Remdesivir amid shortage of key COVID drugs

They said the present work provides a rationale-based approach to select drugs with possible anti-Covid-19 activity for further clinical evaluation.

published on : 12th May 2021

Hyderabad firms develop devices to help COVID patients breathe

Hyderabad-based companies are developing essential technological solutions that will play an important role in saving the lives of patients in severe health conditions.

published on : 6th May 2021

N440K variant fades as B1617 picks up, say scientists on COVID-19 second wave

Divya Tej Sowpati, a scientist at CCMB said while N440K was indeed a mutation of concern in South India during and after the first wave, current data show it is replaced by new variants.

published on : 5th May 2021

Recurrence of COVID in March could be due to lack of antibodies in seropositive people: CSIR survey

The survey suggested that the neutralising antibodies declined significantly after five-six months, making people prone to reinfections.

published on : 25th April 2021

Need to strike a balance between life and livelihood while imposing lockdown: CSIR chief

Dr Shekhar Mande's remarks come on the day the Maharashtra government announced a weekend lockdown and a slew of restrictions in the state to curb the spread of the virus.

published on : 5th April 2021

CSIR suggests sewage, air surveillance systems in Parliament to detect COVID-19 prevalence

Sewage surveillance provides a qualitative as well as a quantitative estimate of the number of people infected in a population and could be used to understand the progression of COVID-19.

published on : 30th March 2021
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