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UK relied too much on 'herd immunity' model, did not test enough, says Indian-origin scientist

Devi Sridhar warned that the UK could be in for an endless cycle of lockdown and release, even as the virus has claimed 1,789 lives

01 Apr 2020 5:27 PM

An infected person's sneeze could spread coronavirus up to 8 metres: MIT scientist

Current guidelines “may limit the effectiveness of the proposed interventions” against the deadly pandemic, the researcher says

01 Apr 2020 3:24 PM

Japan gives the go-ahead to test Fujifilm's anti-flu drug Avigan in fight against coronavirus

Trials in China have suggested Avigan could play a role in shortening the recovery time for patients infected with coronavirus.

01 Apr 2020 2:37 PM

We may have had 700,000 more coronavirus cases if Wuhan were not locked down: Researchers

A travel ban had been imposed on January 23, ahead of the lunar new year, China’s biggest festival

01 Apr 2020 1:57 PM

Human trials of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to begin in September

US pharmaceutical Moderna has already moved into human trials for its vaccine candidate, as has China's CanSinoBIO.

31 Mar 2020 6:02 PM

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An experimental drug designed by MIT may block coronavirus' entry into human cells

The potential drug is a short protein fragment, or peptide, that mimics a protein found on the surface of human cells, researchers said.

31 Mar 2020 5:16 PM

Australia looking through particle accelerator at coronavirus protein structure to help design vaccine

Using the technology, within five minutes one can understand why a drug does or does not attach to a COVID-19 protein, researchers said

31 Mar 2020 4:16 PM

UK university develops paper-based test kit to detect coronavirus in wastewater: Study

It may predict the potential spread of the virus by picking up signatures of it in faeces from disease carriers that enter water systems

31 Mar 2020 12:51 PM

US lab unveils portable 5-minute COVID-19 test

The emergency product could be in the market next week

28 Mar 2020 11:08 AM

Trials for vaccine against Covid19 begins

The trial began at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) in Seattle

17 Mar 2020 2:05 PM

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Signs of hope: Cell biologists report discovery of first antibody to combat Covid-19

Team of 10 researchers say: “In conclusion, this is the first report on a (human) monoclonal antibody that neutralizes SARS CoV-2.

16 Mar 2020 7:48 PM

Astronauts can grow fresh food during space missions: Nasa

Nasa says lettuce grown in space is as nutritious as ones on earth

08 Mar 2020 1:06 PM

Air pollution cuts short lifespan by 3.9 years in India

Shocking fact: In UP, toxic air cuts short life expectancy by 8.5 years

03 Mar 2020 1:29 PM

From crop stubble to something useful, INST has the solution to pollution

Mohali-based nanoscience institute is working on ways to turn crop waste into bricks

03 Mar 2020 4:44 AM

No, you can't call it the Wuhan virus

The World Health Organisation does not use place names to identify viruses to avoid stigma

08 Feb 2020 10:56 AM

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Astronaut Christina Koch set to return after breaking women spaceflight record

She also participated in the first-ever spacewalk by women

06 Feb 2020 9:29 AM

You saw it on WhatsApp right? No, salt water is no good against coronavirus

Science is frantically trying everything, including anti-HIV drugs, against the dreaded virus

04 Feb 2020 2:39 PM

Another giant leap for mankind as astronauts bake first space cookies

The cookies returned to Earth on the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft and will undergo testing by food scientists to determine if they are edible.

25 Jan 2020 11:13 AM

People perceive gravity through visual cues

A group of researchers used virtual reality (VR) based experiments to reach this fascinating conclusion.

25 Jan 2020 9:28 AM

New drug-duo to fight off cancer unveiled

In this study, patients' cancers were sequenced as the disease progressed during treatment.

25 Jan 2020 9:22 AM

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