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Scientists discover new vulnerability in coronavirus

The spike protein of the coronavirus contains its binding site, which adheres to host cells and enables it to enter and infect the body

12 Aug 2020 1:39 PM

India Meteorological Department to use artificial intelligence in weather forecasting

Officials say this can help improve 3-6 hours prediction of extreme weather events, especially for issuing nowcasts

02 Aug 2020 2:37 PM

Does physical distancing help? Study says it prevented 1.5 million infections in two weeks

Countries with nation-wide social distancing policies had significantly reduced community mobility than those without policies

31 Jul 2020 1:59 PM

Study finds young children could spread COVID-19 as much as older children, adults

Children younger than five years have much higher levels of the novel coronavirus genetic material in their nose

31 Jul 2020 12:04 PM

Rare genetic mutation might be making some people more vulnerable to COVID-19

This discovery may have important consequences for the treatment of severely ill COVID-19 patients

26 Jul 2020 3:42 PM

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Five key takeaways from Monday's data on experimental coronavirus vaccines

Oxford University and AstraZeneca announced their vaccine's success in inducing immune responses in volunteers without causing side effects

21 Jul 2020 1:37 PM

Does plasma therapy really help COVID-19 patients?

Experts weigh in whether convalescent plasma therapy is as dependable in fighting COVID-19 as celeb tweets claim

20 Jul 2020 6:17 PM

DGCI okays Itolizumab drug for restricted emergency use on COVID patients

Biocon, a domestic biopharmaceutical company, has been manufacturing and marketing the drug.

11 Jul 2020 6:53 PM

Coronavirus-dengue combination will be fatal for Indians. Here's why

Virologist Shahid Jameel estimated that India gets about 100,000 to 200,000 confirmed cases of dengue each year.

11 Jul 2020 1:37 PM

We can now trap coronavirus in this 'catch and kill' air filter

According to a recent study, the device killed 99.8 per cent of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, in a single pass through its filter

08 Jul 2020 2:44 PM

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WHO will review claims of airborne transmission of COVID-19 made by health experts

“We are aware of the article and are reviewing its contents with our technical experts,” WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said

07 Jul 2020 1:21 PM

To prevent outbreaks like COVID-19, zoonotic diseases need to be curbed, says UN

COVID-19 is one of the worst zoonotic disease, but it is not the first. Ebola, SARS, MERS, HIV, Lyme disease preceded it, UNEP Director said

07 Jul 2020 12:41 PM

India stands nowhere on Covid-19 research, says virologist

Despite having the third largest number of coronavirus cases, India is an outsider when it comes to research on how the virus is transmitted

07 Jul 2020 12:04 PM

Can coronavirus spread through air? Hundreds of experts say yes

Scientists say there is evidence that coronavirus is airborne, ask WHO to revise its pandemic guideline

06 Jul 2020 12:36 PM

Remdesivir gets conditional EU clearance to be used in severe COVID-19 patients

The move comes just days after Gilead allocated nearly all of its supply of remdesivir for the next three months to the US

05 Jul 2020 1:54 PM

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WHO halts hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs in COVID trials

Another branch of the WHO-led trial is also looking at the potential effect of Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir on COVID-19

05 Jul 2020 10:21 AM

Zydus Cadila's potential covid drug may begin human clinical trials

India’s 'first' indigenous COVID-19 vaccine candidate Covaxin had also got the nod for human clinical trials recently

03 Jul 2020 11:01 AM

Scientists use weather forecasting technique to predict COVID-19 spread

This technique is usually used to pair computer simulations with real weather observations to forecast future weather, the researchers said

02 Jul 2020 2:30 PM

Blood test can predict severity of COVID-19: Study

The research could lead to new treatments to prevent deadly 'cytokine storms' seen in severe cases of COVID-19, researchers say

01 Jul 2020 2:37 PM

New swine flu with 'pandemic potential' identified by China researchers

According to scientists these G4 viruses bind to receptor molecules in human cells and can replicate in outer layer of respiratory system

30 Jun 2020 2:01 PM

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