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Scientists hunt for pandemic hotspots to test vaccines

Transmission rates may be at such low levels at some places that there is not enough disease circulating to truly test potential vaccines

01 Jun 2020 4:17 PM

US sends 2 million doses of malaria drug to Brazil for COVID-19 treatment

No large, rigorous scientific studies have found the drug, hydroxychloroquine, safe or effective for preventing or treating COVID-19

01 Jun 2020 9:54 AM

Patients who undergo surgery after COVID infection at increased death risk: Study

Mortality rates were higher in men versus women, and in patients aged 70 years or over versus those aged under 70 years

30 May 2020 1:10 PM

Coronavirus 'shapeshifts' to jump from animals to humans: Study

Researchers conduct genetic analysis of the novel coronavirus and confirmed that its closest relative is a coronavirus that infects bats

30 May 2020 12:29 PM

Over 130 drugs under trail to treat Covid19, remdesivir leading contender: scientists

Remdesivir is helping people recover faster, and is lowering the death rate among critically ill patients

23 May 2020 5:14 PM

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Four Indian cosmonauts resume Gaganyaan training in Russia after Covid19 scare

Four Indian Air Force fighter pilots are currently under training in Moscow, and are likely to be potential candidates for Gaganyaan project

23 May 2020 4:02 PM

Covid19 pandemic may cause long-term health problems: Study

Another key exposure in the study was fear for one's own safety, and the safety of others

21 May 2020 5:38 PM

IIT Guwahati researchers discover new ways to prevent memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease

They found that external electric or magnetic field modulates the structure of these peptide molecules, thereby preventing aggregation

20 May 2020 8:45 PM

Men are more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection

Recent study finds that men’s blood has a key enzyme used by coronavirus to infect cells in a higher quantity when compared to women’s

11 May 2020 9:16 AM

Lab-grown mini human organs may play key role in Covid19 drug development: Scientists

The tiny organs have previously helped scientists understand how the Zika virus, an emerging mosquito-borne pathogen

07 May 2020 2:31 PM

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Roche gets USFDA nod for coronavirus antibody test

The brand claims its test relies on intravenous blood draws, which gives results with higher accuracy than finger-prick tests

04 May 2020 12:34 PM

Illama-derived antibodies may block coronavirus entry into host cells: Study

According to the study, published in journal Cell, this protein, called the spike protein, allows the coronavirus to break into host cells

30 Apr 2020 10:33 AM

Remdesivir shows 'clear-cut' effect in treating coronavirus, says US

The finding represents the first time any medication has been shown to improve outcomes against the COVID-19 illness

30 Apr 2020 9:36 AM

Six new symptoms added to detect coronavirus infection

Earlier, the CDC’s three symptoms of the virus were fever, cough and shortness of breath

28 Apr 2020 8:36 AM

Indian firm to test Covid vaccine in 3 weeks; if successful, drug won't be patented

If human clinical trials are successful, product will be out in the market by October

26 Apr 2020 1:55 PM

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Scientists discover six new coronaviruses in bats

Experts estimate that thousands of coronaviruses many of which have yet to be discovered are present in bats

15 Apr 2020 4:28 PM

Hydroxychloroquine study for coronavirus partly stopped as patients develop heart complications

One-fourth of those assigned to get 600 milligrams twice a day for 10 days developed heart rhythm problems, and trends suggested more deaths

14 Apr 2020 2:13 PM

WHO Solidarity trial testing antiviral drug remdesivir, as it could stop coronavirus from replicating

In an observational study, 68 per cent or two out of three patients after treatment with the drug did not require ventilator support

14 Apr 2020 1:51 PM

Studies being done to see whether vaccines for TB and Polio could be effective against COVID-19

Theories say countries with large BCG-vaccinated populations may fare better against coronavirus but UK with a high death rate disproves it

14 Apr 2020 1:30 PM

Zoos on high alert: Animals under watch 24x7, keepers told to keep social distance

Central Zoo Authority sends urgent advisory after report of a tiger being corona positive at Bronx Zoo in New York

11 Apr 2020 5:02 PM

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