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‘Great news’: WHO responds to dexamethasone trial results

Researchers share initial results of the trial with WHO, “and we are looking forward to the full data analysis in the coming days,” it said

17 Jun 2020 12:23 PM

Self-swabbing for COVID-19 tests also gives accurate results: Study

Allowing people to collect their own sample has many advantages, like increasing testing capacity by distributing more collection kits

17 Jun 2020 8:35 AM

FDA revokes emergency HCQ use, says drug not effective in COVID-19 treatment

According to AP, FDA, citing reports of heart complications, said the drugs pose a greater risk to patients than any potential benefits

16 Jun 2020 3:50 PM

In asymptomatic patients, the virus could be silently damaging their bodies

Up to 45 per cent of coronavirus infections may be asymptomatic, a new study reveals

13 Jun 2020 3:00 PM

Study reveals COVID-19 threatens entire nervous system

According to the research, nearly half of hospitalised patients have neurological manifestations like dizziness, seizures, strokes and more

12 Jun 2020 4:01 PM

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Widespread mask-wearing could prevent COVID-19 second waves: Study

Even homemade masks can dramatically reduce transmission rates if enough people wear them in public

10 Jun 2020 12:01 PM

Controversial study on HCQ link to COVID-19 death risk retracted

Scientists concluded that treating COVID-19 with drugs was linked to decreased chances of in-hospital survival

05 Jun 2020 1:12 PM

Hydroxychloroquine can't prevent COVID-19, says new study

Hydroxychloroquine and a similar drug, chloroquine, have been the subject of much debate since Trump started promoting them in March

04 Jun 2020 11:02 AM

Scientists hunt for pandemic hotspots to test vaccines

Transmission rates may be at such low levels at some places that there is not enough disease circulating to truly test potential vaccines

01 Jun 2020 4:17 PM

US sends 2 million doses of malaria drug to Brazil for COVID-19 treatment

No large, rigorous scientific studies have found the drug, hydroxychloroquine, safe or effective for preventing or treating COVID-19

01 Jun 2020 9:54 AM

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Patients who undergo surgery after COVID infection at increased death risk: Study

Mortality rates were higher in men versus women, and in patients aged 70 years or over versus those aged under 70 years

30 May 2020 1:10 PM

Coronavirus 'shapeshifts' to jump from animals to humans: Study

Researchers conduct genetic analysis of the novel coronavirus and confirmed that its closest relative is a coronavirus that infects bats

30 May 2020 12:29 PM

Over 130 drugs under trail to treat Covid19, remdesivir leading contender: scientists

Remdesivir is helping people recover faster, and is lowering the death rate among critically ill patients

23 May 2020 5:14 PM

Four Indian cosmonauts resume Gaganyaan training in Russia after Covid19 scare

Four Indian Air Force fighter pilots are currently under training in Moscow, and are likely to be potential candidates for Gaganyaan project

23 May 2020 4:02 PM

Covid19 pandemic may cause long-term health problems: Study

Another key exposure in the study was fear for one's own safety, and the safety of others

21 May 2020 5:38 PM

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IIT Guwahati researchers discover new ways to prevent memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease

They found that external electric or magnetic field modulates the structure of these peptide molecules, thereby preventing aggregation

20 May 2020 8:45 PM

Men are more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection

Recent study finds that men’s blood has a key enzyme used by coronavirus to infect cells in a higher quantity when compared to women’s

11 May 2020 9:16 AM

Lab-grown mini human organs may play key role in Covid19 drug development: Scientists

The tiny organs have previously helped scientists understand how the Zika virus, an emerging mosquito-borne pathogen

07 May 2020 2:31 PM

Roche gets USFDA nod for coronavirus antibody test

The brand claims its test relies on intravenous blood draws, which gives results with higher accuracy than finger-prick tests

04 May 2020 12:34 PM

Illama-derived antibodies may block coronavirus entry into host cells: Study

According to the study, published in journal Cell, this protein, called the spike protein, allows the coronavirus to break into host cells

30 Apr 2020 10:33 AM

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