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IIT Madras research could find way to make HIV drugs attack virus more aggressively using electrostatic charges

The need for drugs to combat drug-resistant HIV strains led researchers to delve into molecular structure of protease to identify weak sites that can offer a handle for better inhibitor development

Published on 18th February 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: How the song Call Me Maybe became a global phenomenon two years ago today

In today's #TBT, we tell you some trivia associated with Canadian musician Carly Rae Jepsen's viral song Call Me Maybe. Also remembering 'Beloved' writer Toni Morrison on her birth anniversary...

Published on 18th February 2021
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What the FAQ: As #StopDowryMongering trends on Twitter, here's the info on the dowry system in India

Designer Xeeshan Ali's new bridal collection don't speak about clothes but they convey us to say no to age old tradition of giving or receiving dowry as it is a burden for bride and her family

Published on 11th February 2021
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Research on HIV and human defense system yields potential drug target

The human protein named SAMHD1 recognises a unique molecular pattern in nucleic acids, which may act as a signal for action to the human body defence system

Published on 11th February 2021
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Researchers find that managing aerosol lining could reduce COVID-19 spread

The studies of exhaled aerosol suggest that a critical factor in these and other transmission events is the propensity of certain individuals to exhale large numbers of small respiratory droplets

Published on 10th February 2021
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Scientists identify patterns of coronavirus mutations which enables it to escape existing vaccines

The spike protein is the part of the coronavirus which enables it to infect host cells, and is also the segment of the virus against which the body produces neutralising antibodies

Published on 4th February 2021
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Recovered COVID-19 patients may need only one shot of mRNA vaccines, say scientists 

These proteins train the immune system of vaccine recipients to fight the actual infectious coronavirus when their body encounters the pathogen

Published on 4th February 2021
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This 2020 game is the coolest way to remember 2020: Meet the 24-year-old Russian who created it

Max designed and coded the game himself. While coding was the hardest part as he was fairly new to it, pixel art was easy because he had experimented with it for a year before

Published on 3rd February 2021
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Teen found dead while playing mobile game in Puducherry, police investigating case

Based on the info, Villianur police rushed to the hospital and sent the body for autopsy. A case has been file and further inquiry is underway

Published on 3rd February 2021
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Pant-astic poise please: Why you should not just be patients but persevere too

The Coach wonders how a 23-year-old deals with adverse media attention and why we should not just be patient but persevere too!

Published on 31st January 2021
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Research shows Regeneron's COVID-19 antibody cocktail effective against coronavirus variants

The cocktail has been granted emergency use authorization (EUA) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It was used to treat former US President Trump when he was tested positive for COVID-19

Published on 28th January 2021
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Did SRM really ask its women students to mandatorily have a boyfriend for security reasons? Here are the facts

An image of a circular has been doing the rounds on WhatsApp purportedly asking girls to return to campus only if they have a boyfriend

Published on 27th January 2021
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Dogs can learn new words after hearing them only four times, finds new study

A new study, just published in Scientific Reports, has provided surprising results about how quickly the gifted dogs can learn new words

Published on 26th January 2021
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Despite tests, instances of in-flight transmission of novel coronavirus likely, says study

In the study, the scientists, including those from the University of Otago in New Zealand, assessed information about the journeys of the passengers, their disease progression, and virus genomic data

Published on 26th January 2021
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Study finds that immune system of recovered COVID-19 patients may evolve to fight coronavirus variants

The research noted that antibodies are produced by immune cells that keep evolving due to continued exposure to remnants of the virus hidden in the gut tissue

Published on 24th January 2021

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