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No severe safety event on Covid vaccine: AstraZeneca

There were 23,000 participants being assessed, who among them would be following two regimes of half dose and full dose

24 Nov 2020 2:05 AM

Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine 'encouraging' for older age groups

Older individuals are at disproportionate risk of severe COVID-19 and so any vaccine adopted for use must be effective in older adults

19 Nov 2020 2:38 PM

Explained |Here's how coronavirus vaccine trials work

To find out whether experimental Covid-19 vaccines are effective, researchers design clinical trials involving thousands of volunteers

19 Nov 2020 6:28 AM

Protein-based COVID vaccine candidates more suitable for India, scientists say

That potentially rules out the 3 vaccine candidates that have shown over 90% efficiency over the last week - Pfizer, Sputnik V and Moderna

18 Nov 2020 5:30 PM

Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine candidate is 94.5% effective

Moderna's announcement comes just a week after Pfizer said their COVID-19 vaccine candidate was more than 90 per cent effective

17 Nov 2020 6:15 AM


Celestial excitement in store for sky gazers this month

Jupiter and Saturn will be shining bright in the southwestern hemisphere and Venus will shine right before dawn

13 Nov 2020 4:23 AM

Russia’s Sputnik V arrives, officials claim 92% effective

The interim research data of Sputnik V has not been published or peer-reviewed yet

12 Nov 2020 7:15 AM

Brazil halting COVID-19 vaccine trial surprises the world

CoronaVac is being tested in seven Brazilian states, plus the federal district where the capital Brasilia lies.

10 Nov 2020 12:53 PM

Pfizer says its coronavirus vaccine is over 90% effective

However, Monday's announcement doesn't mean a vaccine is imminent

09 Nov 2020 7:46 PM

Bharat Biotech to launch Covaxin in second quarter of 2021

The price of the vaccine is yet to be determined, as the company is still looking at the cost of product development

02 Nov 2020 1:16 PM


Coronavirus developing genetic mutations, turning more contagious: Study

The research, published in the journal mBIO, however, did not find that these mutations have made the virus deadlier

02 Nov 2020 11:51 AM

Fake asteroid? NASA expert IDs mystery object as old rocket

The rocket swept past the moon and into orbit around the sun as intended junk, never to be seen again — until perhaps now

12 Oct 2020 11:40 AM

Australian study finds coronavirus can last 28 days on glass, currency

Findings from the study show that in a very controlled environment the virus remains infectious for longer than other studies have found

12 Oct 2020 10:32 AM

Coronavirus can survive on skin for 9 hours: Study

The study found that virus was inactivated more rapidly on skin surfaces than on other surfaces such as stainless steel, glass and plastic

09 Oct 2020 2:56 PM

Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for black hole research

In-person ceremony has been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, replaced with a televised ceremony

06 Oct 2020 4:13 PM


New testing method can diagnose COVID-19 in just 30 minutes, study finds

The virus can be detected immediately without any preparation process with high sensitivity in a short time

06 Oct 2020 3:41 PM

3 win Nobel medicine award for Hepatitis C virus discovery

The medicine prize carries particular significance this year due to the pandemic, which has highlighted the importance that medical research

05 Oct 2020 3:48 PM

Covaxin to use ViroVax's adjuvant Alhydroxiquim-II to boost immune response

Bharat Biotech is currently conducting Phase II human trials of Covaxin after receiving approval from the Drug Controller General of India

05 Oct 2020 2:02 PM

2020 Nobel season opens with medicine prize

No prizes are expected to be awarded this year for work directly linked to the new coronavirus

05 Oct 2020 10:53 AM

Don't expect coronavirus vaccine in public before fall of 2021, say experts

Researchers at McGill University in Canada carried out a survey of 28 experts working in vaccinology in late June 2020.

02 Oct 2020 9:48 PM