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Committee on covid vaccine distribution meets tomorrow amid advanced trials in India

Livemint August 11,2020

The committee will consider logistics and ethical aspects of procurement and administration of covid vaccine

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Covid-19 does not directly cause loss of taste: Study

Livemint August 11,2020

An increasing number of Covid-19 patients have reported losses of smell or taste, prompting the researchers to add it to the growing list of symptoms for coronavirus

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Sinovac launches late-stage trial for potential COVID-19 vaccine in Indonesia

Livemint August 11,2020

The candidate, known as CoronaVac and previously PiCoVacc, is among few potential vaccines that have entered late-stage trials for a large-scale study to gather proof of efficacy for regulatory approv...

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Bengaluru to get vaccine research centre

Livemint August 11,2020

A couple of vaccines for covid-19 may get the provisional license in about 6-8 months said Dr.Rafi Ahammad, the director of the Emory vaccine center of Atlanta.The entire world is pondering about immu...

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Inovio to begin mid-to-late stage study of COVID-19 vaccine candidate in Sept

Livemint August 11,2020

Inovio is in active talks with the US Food and Drug Administration and awaits the agency's approval to begin Phase 2/3 study in September

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'Experiment on me first': Philippines President takes Russia covid vaccine offer

Livemint August 11,2020

The Philippines is ready to assist Russia in clinical trials and local production, he said

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Covid-19: BMC starts second phase of sero-survey in Mumbai

Livemint August 10,2020

The survey will cover F-North (Dadar, Matunga and Dharavi), M-West (Deonar and Govandi) and R-North (Dahisar) wards, where a similar study was conducted last month.The study will provide information a...

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Bill Gates thinks coronavirus could end in many countries next year

Livemint August 10,2020

Pune-based Serum Institute of India last week said it would receive $150 million in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the GAVI vaccines alliance

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Covid vaccine: Chinese company to start Phase III trial in Saudi Arabia

Livemint August 10,2020

No covid-19 vaccine has been approved for commercial use..The vaccine uses a harmless cold virus known as adenovirus type-5 (Ad5) to carry genetic material from the coronavirus into the body

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Bill Gates says US coronavirus testing has ‘mind-blowing’ problems

Livemint August 09,2020

Bill Gates reiterated that he expects the US to largely get through pandemic by end of next year as therapeutics and a vaccine become available..Bill Gates cited long lines at commercial labs and dela...

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Coronavirus: 77 more test positive of Covid-19 in Noida, tally nears 6,000

Livemint August 09,2020

The number of active cases in the district stood at 929, with 85 more patients getting discharged since Saturday

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People who feel dizzy when standing up are at higher risk of developing dementia

Livemint August 09,2020

The condition called orthostatic hypotension occurs when people experience a sudden drop in blood pressure when they stand up.The study has been published in Neurology, the medical journal of the Amer...

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How to sanitize N95 masks for reuse, explained here

Livemint August 09,2020

Scientists of Illinois University found that 50 minutes of dry heat in an electric cooker, such as a rice cooker or Instant Pot, decontaminated N95 respirators inside and out while maintaining their f...

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Early-stage coronavirus vaccine trial begins in Singapore

Livemint August 09,2020

Called Lunar-Cov19, the vaccine is developed by Duke-NUS Medical School and United States pharmaceutical company Arcturus Therapeutics, The Straits Times reported.

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Electric cookers can be used to sanitise N95 masks: Study

Livemint August 09,2020

The researchers hypothesized that dry heat might be a method to meet all three criteria - decontamination, filtration, and fit.The researchers see the potential for the electric-cooker method to be us...

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Ahead of registering world's first covid vaccine, Russia reveals how it will work

Livemint August 09,2020

Russia plans to register world's first covid vaccine on August 12.The vaccine has been developed jointly by the Gamaleya Research Institute and the Russian Defence Ministry

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Covid vaccine: US regulator assures on review process

Livemint August 09,2020

More than 159,000 people have died in the United States from covid-19 and more than 4.89 million cases have been reported in the country.Earlier this week, the country's infectious diseases chief, Ant...

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Cellular structure that may play critical role in Covid-19 replication identified

Livemint August 08,2020

The study, published in the journal Science Advances, uncovers a coronavirus-specific structure in cells, which may act as a target for much-needed antiviral strategies against this family of viruses

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BCG vaccine safe, does not lead to increased risk of covid symptoms: Scientists

Livemint August 07,2020

The study evaluated a group of healthy volunteers who received the BCG vaccine in the five years before the ongoing pandemic, and compared their immune system function to that of healthy volunteers wh...

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New virus in China kills 7, infects 60 in China: Report

Livemint August 07,2020

At least seven people have died in Anhui and East China's Zhejiang province due to the virus, the report said.SFTS Virus is not a new virus. China has isolated pathogen of the virus in 2011, and it be...

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Russia claims it is about to launch a covid vaccine. But many raise questions

Livemint August 07,2020

Questions about this vaccine candidate come after US, Britain and Canada last month accused Russia of using hackers to steal vaccine research from Western labs.Vladimir Putin ordered state officials t...

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Moderna to open covid vaccine trial to those with HIV

Livemint August 07,2020

HIV is classified as a potential risk factor for severe Covid-19 illness by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Moderna had previously said it would exclude people with HIV from the tria...

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5 blood molecules linked to severe Covid-19 outcome in patients identified

Livemint August 07,2020

The study revealed that 200 of the patients had all five biomarker molecules being evaluated - IL-6, D-dimer, CRP, LDH and ferritin

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Blood test may point to patients at higher risk for Covid-19 death

Livemint August 07,2020

The findings have been published in the journal - Future Medicine.These findings will help physicians better predict outcomes for COVID-19 patients in the US

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Serum Institute of India, Novavax in covid vaccine deal, may produce 100 crore doses

Livemint August 07,2020

The agreement is expected to support minimum of 100 crore doses of Novavax's covid vaccine for India and low- and middle-income countries

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Scientists identify cellular structure that may play critical role in coronavirus replication

Economic Times August 08,2020

The study, published in the journal Science Advances, uncovers a coronavirus-specific structure in cells, which may act as a target for much-needed antiviral strategies against this family of viruses.

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IIT Guwahati, in collaboration with Imperial College London, develops nanoparticle ‘meta-grid’

Economic Times August 07,2020

Meta-grid' or ‘metamaterial grid’ is a specifically patterned array (grid) of nanoparticles acting as metamaterials, capable of exhibiting extraordinary optical properties.

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Virgin seeks to revive supersonic commercial flight - but faster

Economic Times August 03,2020

The aircraft would travel at Mach 3 -- rather than the Mach 2 speed of Concorde, the pioneering jet that operated from 1976 to 2003.

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SpaceX guiding NASA astronauts to 1st splashdown in 45 years on Gulf of Mexico

Economic Times August 02,2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.- The first astronauts to ride a SpaceX capsule into orbit headed toward a retro-style splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday afternoon to close out a two-month test flight.

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Low-cost moist heat treatment of N95 masks eliminates novel coronavirus: Study

Economic Times August 02,2020

"This low-cost reprocessing strategy can be applied 10 times without affecting the mask's filtration, breathing resistance, fit and comfort, and thus may help to alleviate the global shortage during t...

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ISRO checking space enthusiast's claim that Chandrayaan-2's rover Pragyan is intact on Moon

Economic Times August 01,2020

Space enthusiast Shanmuga Subramanian, who found the debris of India's moonlander Vikram, said on Saturday that Chandrayaan-2's rover Pragyan seems to be intact on the moon's surface and had rolled ou...

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Possibility of Perseverance finding evidence of life on Mars, challenging and exciting: Scientists

Economic Times July 30,2020

Goutam Chattopadhyay, Senior Research Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, US, said the Jezero crater was chosen after exhaustive search by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MR...

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Getting to Mars is easy. It’s the stopping that can kill you.

Economic Times July 30,2020

That the 1-ton rover will end up on Mars on the afternoon of Feb. 18 is nearly certain (presuming it is able to launch before the middle of August). The spacecraft navigators will have put the robotic...

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Artificial intelligence can speed up and improve Alzheimer's diagnosis: Study

Economic Times July 29,2020

Scientists at the UK's University of Sheffield's Neuroscience Institute examines how the routine use of AI in healthcare could help to relieve the time and economic impact that common neurodegenerativ...

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UK and India join forces with 5 new projects to tackle anti-microbial resistance

Economic Times July 28,2020

During the visit to India, Ahmad will chair a virtual roundtable with senior Indian and UK-based stakeholders on cold-chain technologies that are critical for the effective transport of vaccines, ensu...

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China launches Mars probe in space race with US

Economic Times July 23,2020

​After watching the United States and the Soviet Union lead the way during the Cold War, China has poured billions of dollars into its military-led space programme. China has made huge strides in th...

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First anniversary of Chandrayaan-2 launch, all 8 payloads performing well: ISRO

Economic Times July 22,2020

The global mapping of the lunar surface and polar coverage are being carried out as per the mission plan, while public release of science data from Chandrayaan-2 for global use will begin in October, ...

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IIT Guwahati shows how ABC transporters carry carbohydrate molecules into cells

Economic Times July 22,2020

The work has been published in The FEBS Journal and the paper has been authored by Dr. Shankar Prasad Kanaujia and his Ph.D. students, Monika Chandravanshi and Prerana Gogoi.

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Look out, Mars: Here we come with a fleet of spacecraft

Economic Times July 13,2020

Three countries — the United States, China and the United Arab Emirates — are sending unmanned spacecraft to the red planet in quick succession beginning this week, in the most sweeping effort yet...

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Odisha: Institute of Life Sciences establishes stable cultures of coronavirus

Economic Times July 13,2020

Seventeen virus cultures have been established from swab samples originating from different locations of the country with varying virus loads by the ILS, an autonomous institute of the Department of B...

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View: GoI’s roadmap for India Inc to join the space economy can unleash many benefits

Economic Times July 10,2020

​​India now has a chance to become a leading nation in space economy, and the potential benefits are manifold.

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'Desperation science' slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs

Economic Times July 08,2020

Desperate to solve the deadly conundrum of COVID-19, the world is clamouring for fast answers and solutions from a research system not built for haste.

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Can an algorithm predict the pandemic’s next moves?

Economic Times July 07,2020

In a paper posted on Thursday on arXiv.org, a team, led by Mauricio Santillana and Nicole Kogan of Harvard, presented an algorithm that registered danger 14 days or more before case counts begin to in...

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IIT-Madras researchers develop nano-coated filter for healthcare workers treating Covid-19 patients

Economic Times July 06,2020

This nano-coated filter media has been fabricated with a nylon-based polymer coating on cellulose paper and was developed through the electrospinning process. The coating properties are optimized for ...

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Space policy, Space Activities Bill in final stages: ISRO chairman

Economic Times July 05,2020

When asked whether the government is coming up with a space law, Sivan, who is also secretary, Department of Space, said, "Yes, we definitely have to do that also." "There are two aspects. One is spac...

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