World  /  Published 26.09.22

New Covid-like virus found in bats

A newS-CoV-2-like virus discovered in Russian bats is capable of infecting humans, and is resistant to current vaccines against COVID-19, a study has found. A team led by researchers at Washington St...
By PTI in Washington

India  /  Published 16.09.22

WHO advises against Covid antibody treatments

Two COVID-19 antibody treatments are no longer recommended by the World Health Organisation because Omicron and its subvariants have likely rendered them obsolete, according to a revised guideline pub...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 15.09.22

New mobile banking virus prowling in India

A new mobile banking 'Trojan' virus -- SOVA -- which can stealthily encrypt an Android phone for ransom and is hard to uninstall is targeting Indian customers, the country's federal cyber ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Science Tech  /  Published 15.09.22

Could this antibody fight all COVID strains?

While we have developed vaccines that provide a level of protection against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that leads to COVID-19, more recent strains such as omicron have proved harder to stop. The viru...
By Deutsche Welle

India  /  Published 05.09.22

CPM Magsaysay veto for brutal anti-communism

The CPM leadership has “endorsed” the refusal of K.K. Shailaja, the celebrated former health minister of Kerala, to accept this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award.  The party believe...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


Health  /  Published 13.08.22

Langya henipavirus: In a 'scary family'

As ever, more research is needed Nikolaos Vasilakis, an emerging infectious disease expert at the University of Texas, said the lack of human-to-human transmission and the sporadic nature of the case...
By Deutsche Welle

World  /  Published 09.08.22

Zoonotic virus hits China

A new type of animal-derived Henipavirus has so far infected people in Shandong and Henan provinces of China, official media here reported on Tuesday. The new type of Henipavirus (also named Langya h...
By PTI in Beijing

Entertainment  /  Published 06.08.22

6 genre-bending Malayalam films

Mahesh Narayanan’s 2020 mystery thriller C U Soon was shot during the first lockdown caused by the outbreak of Covid-19. This is a ‘computer-screen film’, which is a format of visual...
By Saikat Chakraborty in Calcutta

India  /  Published 01.08.22

Task force on monkeypox

A task force on monkeypox has been constituted to closely monitor the emerging situation in the country and decide on response initiatives to tackle the spread of the disease, official sources said on...
By PTI in New Delhi

Science Tech  /  Published 01.08.22

Deadly petri dish

The bat virus at the centre of Eloit’s experiments came to light on an expedition to limestone caves in northern Laos in the summer of 2020. A team of Laotian and French researchers caught bats ...
By Carl Zimmer


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