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Researchers find loss of smell is most important, relevant symptom of COVID-19

For the study, a total of 23 nationalities and over 4,500 Covid patients from all over the world have responded to the researchers' questionnaire

Published on 20th January 2021
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Researchers find success with new therapy involving introduction of small peptide nasally

Many COVID-19 patients in the ICU suffer from cytokine storm that affects lungs, heart and other organs

Published on 20th January 2021
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Past COVID-19 infection gives 5-month immunity, but risk exists, according to UK study 

Experts cautioned those with immunity may still be able carry the virus in their nose and throat and, therefore, have a risk of transmitting to others

Published on 14th January 2021
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Researchers identify 'immune cop' that detects SARS-CoV-2

For the study, the team surveyed 16 viral RNA binding proteins in human lung epithelial cells and identified MDA-5 as the predominant sensor responsible for activating interferon

Published on 13th January 2021
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UK begins major trial for new inhaler-based COVID-19 treatment

It involves inhaling a protein called interferon beta-1a (SNG001), which the body produces when it gets a viral infection

Published on 13th January 2021
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Novel Coronavirus may resemble the common cold in future, predict scientists

The researchers noted that four common cold-causing coronaviruses have been circulating in humans for a long time and almost everyone is infected at a young age

Published on 13th January 2021
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Novel method may help detect COVJD-19 antibodies in seconds, claim researchers

In addition to testing, the platform will help to quantify patient immunological response to the new vaccines with precision, according to a paper published in the journal Advanced Materials

Published on 9th January 2021
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Bharat Biotech seeks DCGI's approval to conduct trials of nasal COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines of Serum Institute of India's 'Covishield' and Bharat Biotech's 'Covaxin' were granted permission for restricted use in an emergency situation by the DCGI on January 3

Published on 8th January 2021
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Wastewater surveillance can warn of COVID-19 spikes two weeks in advance: IIT Gandhinagar study

The researchers, including those from Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre (GBRC), explored the association between the SARS-CoV-2 genetic load in wastewater and the number of COVID-19 cases

Published on 6th January 2021
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India detects 71 cases of the new UK mutant strain, comprehensive contact tracing initiated

All the international passengers who have arrived in India between December 9 and 22, if symptomatic and tested positive for COVID-19 will be subjected to genome sequencing

Published on 6th January 2021
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Twenty more people in India test positive for the UK strain of the Coronavirus

The situation is under careful watch and regular advice is being provided to the States for enhanced surveillance, containment, testing and dispatch of samples to INSACOG labs

Published on 5th January 2021
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Lymphoma drug outperforms Remdesivir against COVID virus

A novel computational drug screening strategy combined with lab experiments suggest that pralatrexate drug is a promising candidate for COVID-19 patients

Published on 2nd January 2021
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Tiny antibody from COVID-19 immunised llama shows promise treating human

The llama was vaccinated five times in 28 days with a purified version of the spike protein to produce the nanobody, the release said

Published on 1st January 2021
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Vitamin D inexpensive, low-risk and can strengthen immune response to COVID-19: Experts

Stressing that Vitamin D is inexpensive and has negligible risk when compared to the considerable risk of COVID-19

Published on 31st December 2020
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Health Ministry charts out action plan for genomic surveillance consortium to follow to detect mutant Coronavirus

Genome sequencing of those who tested positive after coming to India from the United Kingdom is underway to see if they are carrying the mutant strain

Published on 28th December 2020

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