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Tag: Virus

Cuttack: Top Frontline Covid-19 Fighter Succumbs To Virus

Cuttack:  Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) Covid-19 nodal officer and Corona control room in charge Biswanath Lenka succumbed to the virus while undergoing treatment at a Covid hospital here, on Monday. According to sources, Biswanath, who was working as the statistical officer of CMC, was given the responsibility as Corona control room in charge when the […]

Antibody Found To Block COVID-19 Virus 100% In Experiments

San Francisco: US-based Sorrento Therapeutics has announced that an antibody has demonstrated its ability to completely block SARS-CoV-2 infection of healthy cells in preclinical laboratory experiments. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. The results on Friday showed that Sorrento’s anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody, STI-1499, completely neutralised the virus infectivity at a very low antibody […]

Intel-Microsoft Joint Project Turns Malware Into Images

San Francisco: Researchers from Intel and Microsoft have joined forces to study the use of deep learning for malware threat detection in a project that first converts malware into images. The basis for this study is the observation that if malware samples are turned into grayscale images, the textural and structural patterns can be used […]

We Have To Learn To Live With Coronavirus: Health Ministry

New Delhi: With the number of coronavirus cases in the country climbing to 56,342 on Friday, the Union Health Ministry said that “we have to learn to live with the virus” and that “it is a difficult battle, we need everyone’s cooperation”. Addressing mediapersons, Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary at the Health Ministry, said, “We have […]

New Device To Capture And Identify Viruses Developed

New York: Researchers have developed a device to quickly capture and identify various strains of the virus. “We have developed a fast and inexpensive handheld device that can capture viruses based on size,” said study researcher Mauricio Terrones from Penn State University. “Our device uses arrays of nanotubes engineered to be comparable in size to […]

Probe on if Kerala Nipah patient got it after eating guava

Thiruvananthapuram: A central team of medical professionals is looking into whether the only confirmed patient of Nipah in Kerala got it after eating guava, though the office of the state Health Minister has expressed ignorance about it. The medical team decided to investigate the cause of the virus after the patient — a young student […]

Over 500 including children test positive for HIV in Pakistani village

Islamabad: A mass HIV detection programme in a village in Pakistan has resulted in more than 400 children and 100 adults diagnosed with the virus following widespread social alarm that broke out after a doctor was reported for negligence, authorities said on Friday. “In Ratodero village, 15,200 people have been screened so far, out of […]

Repurposing cancer drugs may help treat HPVs

New York: Researchers have identified cancer drugs that might be repurposed to treat infections caused by human papillomaviruses, or HPVs. HPV infections caused an estimated 266,000 deaths from cervical cancer worldwide in 2012, according to the World Health Organization. Routine screening by Pap smears or HPV DNA tests has reduced death rates in developed countries […]

Experimental vaccine shows potential against Zika virus

New York: An experimental single dose vaccine against the Zika virus has proven to be powerful in mice, new research has found. The vaccine employs an uncommon two-pronged approach to fighting the virus, which is spread by mosquitoes and is most serious for pregnant women and their foetuses. The vaccine, carrying genes for two or […]

Homeopathists claim of having medicines to treat 'Nipah' virus

Kozhikode: The Indian Homeopathic Medical Association’s Kerala unit has claimed of having the medicines to treat the Nipah virus. B. Unnikrishnan, an Association official, said homeopathy has the appropriate medicines for all types of fever and hence they should be allowed to treat the infected patients. The Association has requested the state Health Minister K.K. […]

Soldier dies of suspected Nipah virus infection in Kolkata

  Kolkata: After Kerala, a suspected case of Nipah virus infection has been reported in Kolkata where a soldier has died. Seenu Prasad, who hails from Kerala and posted at the Eastern Command headquarters Fort William, was admitted to the Command Hospital here on May 20 and passed away on May 25, a Defence spokesperson […]

Child-killing virus hits Sri Lanka

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s health officials on Thursday warned that a virus affecting children was spreading in the island’s south and five deaths had been reported. The government’s Information Department quoting medical officials said the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle had been experiencing an increase in the number of patients who arrived with a fever over […]

Google will now pay upto $2,00,000 for finding bug in Android

New York: Days after a malware called “Judy” hit over 36.5 million Android-based phones, Google has now increased the bounty for finding a bug in Android OS to as much as $2,00,000, a media report has said. According to cyber security firm Check Point, dozens of malicious apps were downloaded between 4.5 million to 18.5 […]