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Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)


ICMR to test prototype: Railway unit first to make ventilator

April 05, 2020 2:28 pm

The heart of the device is the compressed air container to work the Ambu bag with air without any moving parts like servo motor or piston or link mechanism.

Explained: How the coronavirus (COVID-19) test works

March 18, 2020 9:31 am

How does the PCR test look for the virus in swab samples? How long does it take? How many samples is India testing daily, and can it test more? If it can, why has it not scaled up yet?

Coronavirus: All exams to be postponed for 10 days, says HRD Ministry; cases rise to 151 in India

March 19, 2020 9:42 am

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) informed the Lok Sabha that 276 Indians have been infected abroad.

ICMR to test for community transmission of Covid-19

March 14, 2020 5:14 am

A network of 65 laboratories of the Department of Health Research and the Indian Council of Medical Research (DHR-ICMR) will now test 20 samples each week — 10 of influenza-like illnesses and 10 of severe acute respiratory infection — for Covid-19.

Pune: NIV equipped to test samples for Coronaviruses, says ICMR chief

January 21, 2020 1:45 pm

The nCoV outbreak was reported in Wuhan city of China in December last year. So far, 41 cases, including three deaths, have been confirmed in Wuhan, with three confirmed cases detected in among those travelling to Thailand (two cases) and Japan (one case).

JNU inks pact with ICMR for research in areas of 'national interest'

October 07, 2019 9:04 pm

The JNU V-C emphasised on priorities to undertake joint research projects in the areas of bioinformatics, genomics, medical health economics, chemoinformatics, drug discovery, science policy, social medicine and community health etc.

Pune: ICMR to set up clinical trial platform, help bring down cost of drugs

August 17, 2019 11:06 am

In his talk on efforts of ICMR in containment of Nipah virus outbreak, Dr R R Gangakhedkar, head of the Epidemiology division, admitted that the episode was a learning experience on their preparedness.

In battle against spread of chikungunya and dengue, ICMR finds unlikely ally — bacteria

July 17, 2019 10:33 am

In a project under process over the last year, ICMR researchers have developed a strain of the Aedes aegypti mosquito — the main vector that transmits the viruses that cause dengue — into which Wolbachia, a naturally occurring bacteria, is introduced.

ICMR scientists confirm canine distemper virus in 21 Gir lions

October 10, 2018 7:08 am

As many as 23 lions have died in the Gir sanctuary in less than a month. On October 4, ICMR officials had reported that CDV was responsible for the death for five of these lions.