Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology

Isolated tribal populations of India at higher risk of COVID-19: Study

Recently, it has been reported that the indigenous groups of Brazil have been massively affected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, who had twice the death rate compared to other communities.

published on : 14th October 2021

Lost smell & taste due to Covid-19? This CCMB study can tell you why

Downregulation is the process by which a cell decreases the quantity of a cellular component, such as RNA or protein, in response to an external stimulus.

published on : 25th September 2021

Scientist flags India's slowing rate of genome sequencing

Genome sequencing is very crucial for the country to identify and take quick action against new variants which could be more virulent, as was the case with the Delta variant.

published on : 13th August 2021

Both Covishield and Covaxin cut severity of Delta variant: Study

A study by AIG Hospitals and Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad reported that the requirement of ventilatory support was low among vaccinated people who contracted Delta variant.

published on : 18th July 2021

B.1.617 variant of SARS-CoV2 has sub-lineages; B.617.2 more infectious: Expert on COVID mutations in India

Singapore's health ministry on Tuesday night said the strain that is prevalent in many of the COVID-19 cases in recent weeks is the B.1.617.2 variant, which was first detected in India.

published on : 19th 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

Andhra Pradesh: Four Chennai returnees test positive for UK strain of COVID-19

Ongole Government General Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr D Sree Ramulu said the UK strain was found in Prakasam district for the first time. 

published on : 27th March 2021