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New drug for Amoebiasis

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Entamoeba histolytica is the third-leading cause of morbidity and mortality due to parasitic disease in humans. It causes amoebiasis or amoebic dysentery, which is highly prevalent in developing countries. A team of researchers from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has developed new drug molecules against the protozoa that causes amoebiasis. ..

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Researchers identify PPE-related Skin Injuries

Apart from the shortage of PPE posing threat to healthcare workers around the world, a new problem has been identified in the form of PPE-related skin injuries. PPE-related Skin Injury A study by Chinese researchers published in Advances in Wound Care brought up the issue of PPE-related skin injuries among healthcare workers. Of the more ..

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Blackbuck Poaching in Bihar

The recent arrest of a policeman in Bihar for poaching a blackbuck is another addition to the rising number of illegal poaching amidst the countrywide lockdown condition. Blackbuck The blackbuck or the Indian antelope is an antelope species noted for its soft two-toned black coat and the long twisted horns. They are said to be ..

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Acute Encephalitis Syndrome fear in Bihar

At least 3 children have died in Bihar due to AES. In the last month, about 15 children were diagnosed with the disease. AES AES or acute encephalitis syndrome is a group of diseases affecting the nervous system. It includes a group of conditions such as the Japanese encephalitis. It is caused by a variety ..

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A2a identified as the Most Dominant Type of SARS CoV 2

The scientists at the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics have identified A2a as the most dominant of the 10 types of the SARS CoV 2. Types of SARS CoV 2 The scientists have identified 10 types of SARS CoV 2- the causative pathogen of the COVID-19 pandemic. The original strain from Wuhan in China is ..

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