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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]