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Scientists find that SARS-CoV-2 mutated rapidly, map out three different lineages in coronavirus family tree

The closest type of COVID-19 to the one in bats—type 'A', was present in Wuhan, but was not the city's predominant virus type.

10 Apr 2020 7:47 PM

Scientists identify six potential drugs to tackle coronavirus outbreak

After assaying thousands of drugs, researchers found of the six that appear to be effective in inhibiting the enzyme

10 Apr 2020 3:33 PM

Some doctors now try other methods for coronavirus patients before putting them on ventilators

A high number of deaths among covid patients on the breathing-assist devices and longer ventilation periods has doctors concerned

10 Apr 2020 1:11 PM

COVID-19 virus can last on face masks for a week, banknotes for days: Study

The study found that the COVID-19 virus can stick to stainless steel and plastic surfaces for up to four days

06 Apr 2020 1:11 PM

Blood transfusions, a treatment used for 1918 Spanish Flu, may help manage coronavirus

Patients are infused with blood plasma teeming with immune molecules that helped coronavirus survivors though there's no proof it will work.

03 Apr 2020 6:15 PM

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Demand for controversial drug Hydroxychloroquine surges despite lack of clinical evidence to treat coronavirus

Hydroxychloroquine entered the layperson's lexicon with Donald Trump's tweet on March 21.

03 Apr 2020 5:27 PM

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

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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

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

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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

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

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