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Study suggests that N501Y, the ‘highly infectious’ Covid mutation found in UK, is present in Australia, South Africa, USA, Denmark & Brazil, and advises screening travellers from here.
CSIR DG Shekhar Mande said the transmissibility of the new strain of coronavirus, N501Y, is a 'bit higher' but this doesn't mean it is more lethal and more people are going to die.
A recent study at Georgia State University in US found that Molnupiravir can completely suppress SARS-CoV-2 transmission in ferrets within 24 hours.
Hing is currently imported from Afghanistan and Iran but scientists from CSIR-IHBT, Palampur, have begun growing it in Himachal’s Lahaul and Spiti district.
A study, which is yet to be peer reviewed, noted that 2 health care workers working in a Covid ward were infected by SARS-CoV-2 virus twice over a span of three months.
Researchers from Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology have detailed their findings in a paper published 31 August in the peer-reviewed Journal of Proteins and Proteomics.
With Covid pandemic requiring single-use PPE kits and other plastics, there has been a surge in plastic waste. CSIR is looking at ways to reduce this waste and establish safety protocol.
In an interview, CCMB chief Rakesh Mishra talks about the Hyderabad institute’s new test kit as well as their work on a vaccine that could be ready within a year.
Tata Sons and CSIR have signed an MoU for the ‘licencing of knowhow’, and want to make the kit available for Covid-19 testing on the ground by the end of May.
CSIR will launch trials to see if sepsis drug can stop Covid-19 from progressing in asymptomatic patients & if it can prevent it from redeveloping in recovered patients.
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