Wednesday, Oct 05, 2022



‘Possible variant behind current spike traced in December in Maharashtra, but not flagged’

April 24, 2021 8:56 am

But it was not flagged as it was still a variant with an unknown character, that too, detected when the cases in India were on a decline, said Anurag Agrawal, director, CSIR - Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB).

Indian-origin doctor known for stopping spread of communicable diseases via air travel dies

February 17, 2021 2:26 pm

Dr Jarnail Singh, 67, was the first chairman of the Civil Aviation Medical Board of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and headed several other local and global aviation medicine organisations.

Study in India shows novel coronavirus does not spread far away from patients

January 05, 2021 3:53 pm

Scientists at Hyderabad and Mohali decided to understand the transmission characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 as initially contact and droplets were considered as major modes of transmission for the SARS-CoV-2.

Explained: Why have the #EndSARS protests rocked Nigeria?

November 22, 2020 1:58 pm

The SARS unit is Nigeria’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad created in 1984. According to a New York Times report, the unit was created to deal with rising cases of violent crimes in the country.

End SARS: Odion Ighalo, Lewis Hamilton join protest against police brutality in Nigeria

October 26, 2020 9:43 pm

Sports stars across the world are speaking out against police brutality in Nigeria.

An Expert Explains: What SARS taught East Asia, and what India can learn from Covid

May 12, 2020 12:50 pm

Lessons learnt from the SARS epidemic have helped shaped East Asian countries’ response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

‘Recently recovered COVID-19 patients produce virus-specific antibodies'

May 05, 2020 1:39 pm

The study also indicates which parts of the virus are most effective at triggering these immune responses, and should therefore be targeted by potential vaccines.

Novel COVID-19 test can give results in just 45 minutes

April 29, 2020 2:58 pm

Much like the diagnostic kits currently in use, the new test can detect the novel coronavirus in samples obtained from respiratory swabs, the researchers said.

Virus Likely to Keep Coming Back Each Year, Say Top Chinese Scientists

April 28, 2020 11:01 am

It’s unlikely the new virus will disappear the way its close cousin SARS did 17 years ago, as it infects some people without causing obvious symptoms like fever.

Explained: Mask or no mask? Why the guidance has been shifting

April 15, 2020 1:53 pm

A handful of countries in eastern Europe have mandated mask wearing in public. Experts at the World Health Organization have continued to say there’s no such need.