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Tag: Covid 19 Virus

Covid-19 Virus Was 'Highly Adapted' To Infect Human Cells: Study

Australian scientists have found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caused the Covid-19 pandemic, is most ideally adapted to infect human cells -- rather than bat or pangolin cells, again raising questions of its origin.

Smartphone Cameras Can Now Detect Presence Of Covid-19 Virus 

New York: A team of US-based researchers claimed to have developed an assay that can detect the presence of Covid-19 virus in a nasal swab using a device attached to an smartphone. Although more research is needed before such a test can be rolled out, the results are promising and ultimately may be applicable to […]

Covid-19 Virus Mutation May Have Made It More Contagious
Covid-19 Virus Mutation May Have Made It More Contagious

New York: The virus that causes Covid-19 is accumulating genetic mutations, one of which may have made it more contagious, says a study involving more than 5,000 patients in the US. That mutation, called D614G, is located in the spike protein that pries open our cells for viral entry, according to the paper published in […]

COVID-19 Battle: Researchers Develop Tool To Detect Anti-Virus Antibody In 20 Mins

Tokyo: Researchers have developed a technique to detect anti-virus antibody using a portable analyser to conduct rapid on-site bio tests, a technology that can be used to detect antibodies against the COVID-19 virus. They have succeeded in detecting anti-avian influenza virus antibody in blood serum within 20 minutes. Avian influenza is a poultry disease caused […]

New study links low vitamin D levels with high COVID-19 death rate

London: In a growing list of studies on vitamin D and its link with COVID-19 disease, British researchers have found an association between low average levels of vitamin D and high numbers of COVID-19 cases and mortality rates across 20 European countries. Previous observational studies have reported an association between low levels of vitamin D […]

PM-CARES Fund: SBI Staff Commits Rs 100 Crore For Coronavirus Battle

New Delhi: Employees of the State Bank of India (SBI) have committed to donate Rs 100 crore to the public charitable trust the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund “PM-CARES fund” for Coronavirus battle. The country’s largest lender in a statement said its around 2,56,000 employees have decided to contribute two […]

COVID-19: $20 Trillion Lawsuit Filed Against China In US Over Coronavirus Pandemic

New Delhi/Washington: A lawsuit has been filed against China in US demanding $20 trillion compensation for the damages caused by Coronavirus pandemic. A Washington-based advocacy group and a Texas company have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Chinese government for COVID-19. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a conservative lawyer Larry Klayman, his advocacy […]