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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: Why Michael Jackson's doctor was accused of involuntary manslaughter ten years ago today

In today's #TBT, we talk about the death of the King of Pop and what ensued after. His personal physician was charged with involuntary manslaughter for the drugs he put the musician on. Read on...

Published on 6th February 2021
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No data to show Covishield, Covaxin can protect against new virus strain: Union Minister

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) under the Ministry of Health has given approval to Serum Institute of India for manufacture of its COVID-19 vaccine for restricted use

Published on 2nd February 2021
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Drink, drug risk lower among optimistic pupils with 'happy' childhood memories: Study

Teenagers with happy childhood memories are likely to drink less, consume fewer drugs and enjoy learning, the study said

Published on 26th January 2021
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EU regulator gets a request to approve the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

The drugs agency for the 27-nation EU has already approved two other coronavirus vaccines, one made by American drugmaker Pfizer and Germany's BioNTech and another by Moderna

Published on 12th January 2021
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Remdesivir may be highly effective against COVID-19: Study

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been hampered by the lack of effective antiviral drugs against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes the disease

Published on 15th December 2020
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Indian scientists identify drugs that can target vital proteins of novel coronavirus

The researchers from Alagappa University in Tamil Nadu and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden propose a list of individual drugs and cocktails that deserve testing for the treatment of COVID-19

Published on 10th December 2020
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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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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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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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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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We suspect drug network luring students of high-profile schools: Karnataka Education Minister

The Anti-Narcotics Wing of the CCB issued a notice to Lankesh regarding his statements on media channels over the consumption of drugs in the Kannada film industry and asked him to share information

Published on 8th September 2020
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US virologists claim to have identified potential COVID-19 treatment

The research team has been using the National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants to develop antiviral drugs to treat MERS and human norovirus infections

Published on 4th August 2020
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CSIR's project to develop human antibodies for COVID-19 will be led by Bharat Biotech

Although efforts are underway for the development of drugs and vaccines for controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, the processes are slow and expensive and have uncertainties

Published on 8th May 2020
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Average age in which teens start using drugs rise, finds study

Those who reported using heroin or cocaine for the first time had an average age of just over 17 in 2004, which had risen to about 18 for heroin and close to 19 for cocaine by 2017

Published on 3rd March 2020

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