Pan-India COVID-19 genome studies suggest virus genetically stable, no major mutation: Centre

Mutation typically refers to the property of a virus to undergo changes when it multiplies and the virus may develop some new strains after it replicates.

published on : 17th October 2020

Emergency use for COVID-19 vaccine to depend on trial data; roll-out of FELUDA test expected soon: Vardhan

Presently COVID-19 vaccines are in various stages of phases 1, 2 and 3 of human clinical trials, the results of which are awaited, Vardhan said during an interaction with his social media followers.

published on : 11th October 2020

DCGI nod to Phase-1 human trials of 'antisera' with potential to treat COVID-19

The 'antisera' has been developed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in collaboration with a Hyderabad-based bio-pharmaceutical firm.

published on : 7th October 2020

India's Feluda COVID-19 test cheaper, faster alternative to RT-PCR, say scientists

Named after Satyajit Ray's famed detective, the Feluda test, which is priced at Rs 500 and can deliver a result in 45 minutes, is able to differentiate SARS-CoV-2 from other coronaviruses.

published on : 29th September 2020

In a breakthrough, US scientists publish images of coronavirus infected cells

The generated high-powered microscopic images show a large number of the virus particles on human respiratory surfaces, ready to spread infection across tissues, and to other people.

published on : 13th September 2020

Presence of antibodies may not guarantee protection from COVID-19, say scientists

The only thing that can be said with any degree of uncertainty is that antibodies is a sign that the person has already been infected with the novel coronavirus, the scientists said.

published on : 8th September 2020

IIT Guwahati researchers design engineered surfaces to detect, prevent coronavirus

According to the team of researchers, the novel coronavirus (SARS CoV-2) is composed of inner nucleic acid which is covered with surface spike glycoprotein.

published on : 7th September 2020

Coronavirus most prevalent among those in 5-17 age bracket: Delhi Sero survey

Conducted between August 1 and August 7, the survey, second in the city, showed that 29.1 percent of the population in the national capital has now developed antibodies against SARS CoV-2.

published on : 25th August 2020

Oxford vaccine shows protection against COVID-19 in monkeys: Study

Preliminary results from this research were used to facilitate the start of clinical trials of the vaccine in humans, the researchers noted.

published on : 30th July 2020

Lineage behind novel coronavirus may have been 'circulating unnoticed' in bats for decades: Study

The findings, published in the journal Nature Microbiology, suggest that the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is likely to have evolved from its most closely related bat viruses decades ago.

published on : 28th July 2020

Evidence of SARS-CoV-2 exposure found in Italian pet dogs, cats

No evidence for transmission from pet animals yet, researchers said.

published on : 28th July 2020

Coronavirus protein redesigned in lab, may enable fast, stable vaccine production: Study

In the current study, published in the journal Science, the scientists designed a new version of this protein which can be produced up to 10 times more in cells.

published on : 24th July 2020

Odisha-based Institute of Life Sciences establishes stable cultures of coronavirus

Seventeen virus cultures have been established from swab samples originating from different locations of the country with varying virus loads by the ILS.

published on : 13th July 2020

SARS-CoV-2 may acquire antiviral drug resistance: Experts' latest warning on coronavirus

The virus may then be exposed to the river water containing antiviral drugs, inducing antiviral selective pressures and mutations in the virus leading to antiviral drug resistance.

published on : 3rd July 2020

SARS -COV-2 extremely resilient, so beware!

The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the dreadful infection is extremely resilient and can survive on surfaces much longer than expected.

published on : 29th June 2020
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