Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022



1 in 8 SARS-CoV-2 patients develop long COVID symptoms: Lancet study

August 05, 2022 10:43 am

The study provides one of the first comparisons of long-term symptoms after SARS-CoV-2 infection, with symptoms in an uninfected population, as well as those in individuals both pre- and post-COVID-19 infection

New research proves Covid-19 causes heart inflammation

August 04, 2022 3:02 pm

Don’t allow Covid to cause serious illness, so get yourself vaccinated. Judicious use of blood thinners and anticoagulants, in sick Covid patients, can reduce the risk of clotting and heart attacks, says Dr Nishith Chandra, Principal Director, Interventional Cardiology, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute

IISc launches viral genome sequencing lab, to focus on studies related to Covid

July 18, 2022 3:47 pm

The lab was established with a grant from CryptoRelief, a community-run fund to help India combat the Covid-19 crisis and prepare for future outbreaks.

‘He goes where the fire is’: A virus hunter in the Wuhan market

March 22, 2022 10:11 am

For years, Edward Holmes worried about animal markets causing a pandemic — now he finds himself at the center of the debate over the origins of the coronavirus.

Indian team gets grant for vaccine against Covid variants

February 22, 2022 3:43 am

THSTI is an autonomous institute under the Department of Biotechnology while Panacea Biotec is a leading Indian drug and vaccine manufacturer.

Consider booster dose for those above 40: INSACOG

December 03, 2021 6:24 pm

The recommendation came amid demands for a booster dose of Covid vaccines by lawmakers during a discussion in the Lok Sabha on the pandemic situation in the country.

Its new variant is another indicator of the unpredictable ways of SARS-CoV-2. We shouldn’t let our guards down

November 27, 2021 10:33 am

🔴 Europe’s recent experience shows that the pathogen remains a serious threat, even to countries with inoculation levels much higher than India.

Delta variant detected in 61 per cent samples sent for genomic sequencing in Maharashtra

November 16, 2021 11:20 am

According to a state health department report, as many as 18,386 Covid-19 samples underwent genomic sequencing from May till Nov 9 this year. Of these, 11,274 were infected with the Delta variant while 3,544 were infected with sub lineages of Delta, including AY.4.2.

Covid infection during pregnancy impacts immune system of foetus: Study

October 08, 2021 5:29 pm

The researchers also found that the mothers pass antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 to their baby through the placenta.

COVID-19 virus evolving to get better at becoming airborne, study shows

September 20, 2021 6:16 pm

Face coverings significantly reduced virus-laden particles in the air around the person with COVID-19, cutting the amount by about 50 per cent, the researchers found.