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Cholesterol medications linked to lower cancer-related deaths in women, finds study

The more consistently women took these medications after being diagnosed with cancer, the lower their likelihood of dying from the disease, suggesting that the drugs may have anti-tumour effects

Published on 21st October 2020
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Scientists develop a new method to block Coronavirus replication

According to the study, published in the journal Science, SARS-CoV-2-PLpro promotes infection by sensing and processing both viral and human proteins

Published on 17th October 2020
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Remdesivir and several other repurposed drugs have little to no effect in hospitalised COVID-19 patients: WHO study

The study, which spans more than 30 countries, looked at the effects of these treatments on overall mortality, initiation of ventilation, and duration of hospital stay in patients

Published on 16th October 2020
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The Sree Sastha story: A saga of educational innovation that is powering India's students ahead

With an economy that is desperately trying to bounce back, engineering instituions like Sree Sastha in Chennai will have a huge role to play in the new growth story that is unfolding before us

Published on 15th October 2020
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It's a war-like situation, we should be ready to ramp up infrastructure when needed: Dr Ashok Seth, Chairman, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute

The heart specialist said that we don't know which vaccine will work or is full-proof yet. However, producing any vaccine in the country is not an issue as India is the biggest vaccine manufacturer in

Published on 6th October 2020
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NASA's resupply mission honouring Kalpana Chawla on way to ISS

The International Space Station Experience (ISS Experience) is also creating an immersive virtual reality series documenting life and research aboard the space station

Published on 3rd October 2020
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Madras HC concerned over medical shops selling drugs to school kids without prescription

The court expressed shock over painkillers used for headaches and cough being sold without prescription, especially to school children

Published on 2nd October 2020
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Researchers at Oxford University to study anti-inflammatory drug for COVID-19 treatment

Recent studies of patients with COVID-19 have shown that patients already taking anti-TNF drugs for inflammatory bowel disease and inflammatory arthritis are less likely to be admitted

Published on 1st October 2020
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Battling COVID-19: Doctors, govt college profs in TN to submit report on benefits of Siddha medicine

A senior official at the Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS), said significant progress has been made in the research on Kabasura Kudineer (a herbal concoction)

Published on 30th September 2020
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NCB nabs four Udupi college students with 750 tablets of MDMA worth Rs 10 lakhs

The investigation has unearthed a vast network of students from well-known colleges in Udupi and Chennai, who are the prime customers of the four students

Published on 30th September 2020
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COVID-19: A new global test will give results 'in minutes', WHO calls it a 'major milestone'

The $5 test could transform tracking of Covid-19 in less wealthy countries, which have shortages of healthcare workers and laboratories, the BBC reported on Monday

Published on 29th September 2020
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FDA approved drug 'Teicoplanin' found more effective in treating COVID -19 virus: IIT Delhi research 

The research by the institute's Kusuma School of Biological Science screened an assemblage of 23 approved drugs, which have shown leads towards being therapeutic options for coronavirus

Published on 28th September 2020
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CSIR and Mylan Laboratories inks deal to identify potential COVID-19 therapies

The first of the clinical trials to be rolled out is a multiple arm Phase-3 study that will be conducted in adult patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 at risk of complications

Published on 23rd September 2020
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This cancer drug can help in COVID-19 treatment, researchers in the US find

AR-12 has been studied extensively as both an anti-cancer and anti-viral drug and showed that it is effective against viruses including Zika, mumps, measles, rubella and more

Published on 22nd September 2020
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New study reveals college students with disabilities at greater risk for substance abuse

The American College Health Association estimates that 54 per cent of students have a disability, including psychiatric disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and others

Published on 21st September 2020

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