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India  /  Published 01.09.20

Covid: call to limit testing

Three public health bodies on Monday called on government authorities to refrain from unbridled scaling up of tests for the new coronavirus and introduce pragmatic and targeted testing to conserve res...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.08.20

Cold immunity link to Covid

Immune memory cells that emerge from exposure to some common cold viruses also recognise SARS-CoV-2, the microbe that causes the coronavirus disease, scientists have discovered and speculate that this...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 29.07.20

Future tense: Examinations or students' lives?

You are 21 years old, going on 22. Three years ago, and a bit, you finished your final board exams, with a result that was neither terribly exciting, nor too disappointing, and then you got admission ...
By Samantak Das in

India  /  Published 19.04.20

From lab? Pangolin or bat more likely

Soon after the novel coronavirus outbreak, scientists identified an alteration in the virus’s RNA sequence.Compared to other coronaviruses, this alteration helps the novel coronavirus (nCoV or more ...
By Partha P. Majumder in

World  /  Published 04.05.20

Remdesivir helps in recovery, but is no magic pill

Pharma giant Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir has won US regulatory approval for emergency use in patients that are severely ill from Covid-19 but the drug, which flunked as a treatment for hepati...
By in

India  /  Published 29.04.20

IIT Guwahati collaborates with Hester Biosciences to develop Covid-19 vaccine

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) on Wednesday said it has joined hands with Ahmedabad-based Hester Biosciences to develop a vaccine for Covid-19 and animal trials are likely to start by ...
By PTI in Guwahati

Science  /  Published 19.05.20

Evolution or manipulation?

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has grabbed headlines with his controversial assertion that Covid-19 was caused not by a natural virus but one that was manufactured in a Chinese laboratory. Gadkari’s c...
By Shahid Jameel in

Opinion  /  Published 09.06.20

Collateral damage

Politics has become part of the pandemic discourse. In the United States of America, anybody against a lockdown is identified as a Donald Trump supporter because he has opposed the lockdown. We are no...
By Anup Sinha in

India  /  Published 02.05.20

ICMR to study if virus mutated

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is planning to study whether the novel coronavirus strain in India has undergone mutation while spreading within the country over the last two months.Acco...
By PTI in New Delhi

World  /  Published 17.04.20

Why epidemiologists still don’t know the Covid-19 death rate

Coroners in some parts of the country are overwhelmed. Funeral homes in coronavirus hot spots can barely keep up. Newspaper obituary pages in hard-hit areas go on and on. Covid-19 is on track to kill ...
By Amy Harmon/New York Times News Service in


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