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Pangolins' immune system might help develop a treatment for COVID-19, says study

The researchers believe that the finding is significant since pangolins can be carriers of coronavirus while they also seem to tolerate it via an unknown mechanism

Published on 8th May 2020
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LPU develops cloud-based, AI-powered interface to detect COVID-19 from X-rays, CT scans

It can be accessed by an authorised healthcare professional anywhere in the world via a basic mobile device with internet connectivity and a web browser

Published on 8th May 2020
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'Why must we bring politics into this as well?' The artist behind Orukudayil Oruma, that depicts Kerala's COVID-19 fight asks

The digital painting went viral on various social media platforms for representing Kerala's struggle to control the Coronavirus and also caused some controversy when it was politicised by an MLA

Published on 7th May 2020
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Statue, statue? Why the demolishing of the Vidyasagar statue should worry India today

The frenzy of vandalising statues had gone viral after a BJP mob uprooted Lenin's statue in Tripura quite the same way as US Marines uprooted Saddam's statue in Baghdad

Published on 15th May 2019
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AUD pushed me to quit, fail because I am queer and a dalit: Student's FB post is asking a lot of uncomfortable questions about our colleges 

After what he claims is harassment against him because he is queer and a Dalit, this student turned to Facebook to make an appeal for his case - an ostensibly last ditch attempt 

Published on 22nd September 2017
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COVID-19: Trust in social media is very low in India, finds survey 

The only category of Indians whose "no trust at all" percentage in social media which was below 20 per cent was Indians above the age of 60

Published on 4th May 2020
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Indo-French researchers discover molecules that can cure as well as prevent COVID-19. Here's how

A preliminary patent has been applied for this research and the duo is waiting for the permission to carry out animal tests. But how long will it take for it to become a reality

Published on 4th May 2020
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IIT Madras start-up developing coating material that could inactivate Coronavirus on contact

The coated textiles can be primarily used to manufacture N95 masks, surgical masks, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and food packaging bags, among others

Published on 4th May 2020
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COVID-19 virus infects human intestinal cells, study finds 

The finding, published in the journal Science, shows that the intestines are a target organ for the SARS-CoV-2 virus

Published on 4th May 2020
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Kerala's Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology develop nasal, oral swabs for COVID-19 testing

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) USA, recommends the usage of synthetic fibre swabs with plastic shafts

Published on 3rd May 2020
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Researchers find Coronavirus multiplies in intestines, could explain symptoms like diarrhoea

According to the observation, nearly one-third of COVID-19 patients experience symptoms such as diarrhoea and that the virus can often be detected in stool samples

Published on 3rd May 2020
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Researchers develop a fast, sensitive antibody blood test for COVID-19

Published in the journal Analytical Chemistry, the study revealed that researchers from China wanted to develop a fast, sensitive antibody test to help identify people with current or past exposure

Published on 1st May 2020
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Cooling in times of COVID-19: Four of the most common myths about using air-conditioning busted

With the summers already in, we're wondering if it's safe to switch on an AC or step into centralised air conditioning? What if a COVID-19 positive person has been breathing in the same air as me?

Published on 30th April 2020
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Smokers may be living on edge of contracting COVID-19 infection: IIT Jodhpur study

The study led by Surajit Ghosh, professor at IIT Jodhpur, has pointed out that Coronavirus is known to interact with a specific human receptor known as hACE2 (Human Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme-2)

Published on 29th April 2020
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Hip Hop star Chandni Srivastava from Street Dancer lets us in on 5 secrets to mastering dance during lockdown 

Chandni has always known that she wants to be a dancer since she was a child. This is how this dancer went from training in LA to starring in a huge movie and dancing with superstars of Bollywood 

Published on 28th April 2020

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