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Remdesivir shows 'clear-cut' effect in treating coronavirus, says US

The finding represents the first time any medication has been shown to improve outcomes against the COVID-19 illness

30 Apr 2020 9:36 AM

Six new symptoms added to detect coronavirus infection

Earlier, the CDC’s three symptoms of the virus were fever, cough and shortness of breath

28 Apr 2020 8:36 AM

Indian firm to test Covid vaccine in 3 weeks; if successful, drug won't be patented

If human clinical trials are successful, product will be out in the market by October

26 Apr 2020 1:55 PM

Scientists discover six new coronaviruses in bats

Experts estimate that thousands of coronaviruses many of which have yet to be discovered are present in bats

15 Apr 2020 4:28 PM

Hydroxychloroquine study for coronavirus partly stopped as patients develop heart complications

One-fourth of those assigned to get 600 milligrams twice a day for 10 days developed heart rhythm problems, and trends suggested more deaths

14 Apr 2020 2:13 PM

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WHO Solidarity trial testing antiviral drug remdesivir, as it could stop coronavirus from replicating

In an observational study, 68 per cent or two out of three patients after treatment with the drug did not require ventilator support

14 Apr 2020 1:51 PM

Studies being done to see whether vaccines for TB and Polio could be effective against COVID-19

Theories say countries with large BCG-vaccinated populations may fare better against coronavirus but UK with a high death rate disproves it

14 Apr 2020 1:30 PM

Zoos on high alert: Animals under watch 24x7, keepers told to keep social distance

Central Zoo Authority sends urgent advisory after report of a tiger being corona positive at Bronx Zoo in New York

11 Apr 2020 5:02 PM

Doctors tweak ventilator treatment for Covid-19 patients

Ventilator management was crucial in 2009 swine flu cases too

11 Apr 2020 7:20 AM

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

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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

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

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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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