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Indian virologists successfully culture coronavirus
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Indian virologists successfully culture coronavirus

Hyderabad: The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) has successfully cultured the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) from samples of Covid-19 patients, enabling scientists to work towards vaccine development and testing of potential drugs to fight the virus infection.…

Covid-19: Startup ties up with UN for multipurpose decontamination device
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Covid-19: Startup ties up with UN for multipurpose decontamination device

Kochi: A startup based in the South Indian state of Kerala has come up with an agile multipurpose decontamination device that can sanitize items ranging from N-95 masks to vegetables, thus checking the spread of Covid-19. ‘Lumos’ has been designed specifically to address…

Herbal medicine loaded smart bandage for faster wound healing
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Herbal medicine loaded smart bandage for faster wound healing

Guwahati: Indian researchers have developed a smart bandage that facilitates pH-regulated herbal drug delivery in wounds and aids in faster healing.Scientists from the Guwahati-based Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), an autonomous institute of the…

Coronavirus just tip of the iceberg, warns China’s ‘Bat Woman’
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Coronavirus just tip of the iceberg, warns China’s ‘Bat Woman’

Beijing: The new viruses being discovered are “actually just the tip of the iceberg”, a Chinese Virologist known for her in-depth research on coronavirus in bats has warned. Shi Zhengli, the Deputy Director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, cautioned of “another outbreak”…

Lankan native undergoes successful liver transplant amid lockdown blues
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Lankan native undergoes successful liver transplant amid lockdown blues

Kochi: A Sri Lankan native has got a new lease of life amid the lockdown chaos as he underwent a successful liver transplant at the south Indian state of Kerala, which enjoys a reputation for exemplary health outcomes. Muhammed Fayas Mohideen (46), an employee of a tour company…

India govt extends hydroxychloroquine cover to frontline workers
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India govt extends hydroxychloroquine cover to frontline workers

New Delhi: Amid a raging debate over effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine in prevention and treatment of novel coronavirus infection, the India government has included new categories to whom it recommended the use of the drug as a preventive medication. The drug can be administered…

Shared response a must to fight global health challenges: Vardhan
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Shared response a must to fight global health challenges: Vardhan

Geneva: India’s Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, who was on Friday elected as the new Chair of Executive Board of WHO (World Health Organization), exhorted countries to facilitate a “shared response” to tackle “shared threats” like the novel Coronavirus pandemic.“All…

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