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Hotspot Areas of COVID-19 identified and Antibody Tests in Hotspots approved

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has identified 20 Covid-19 hotspots in the country. Though there are no community transmission in the country, ministry is take these hotspots strictly. Also, 22 potential hotspots have been identified. Antibody Tests As the ministry identified hotspots, the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) was put on action ..

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Convalescent Plasma Therapy to be used against COVID-19

The US Food and Drug Administration recently approved the use of convalescent plasma therapy for treating severely critical COVID-19 patients. Convalescent Plasma Therapy Convalescent plasma therapy would make use of antibodies developed in the blood plasma of recovered patients to treat COVID-19 in active cases. These antibodies when injected into the patients boost their immune ..

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FDA approves Convalescent Plasma Treatment for seriously ill COVID-19 patients

The Food and Drug Administration of the United States has approved the use of Convalescent plasma collected from patients recovered from COVID-19 to treat seriously ill COVID-19 patients. The idea of the method is to inject plasma with antibodies into critically ill patients for them to gain immunity against the virus. Highlights The Convalescent plasma ..

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India begins antibody tests for Corona Virus

India is all set to begin antibody tests to confirm if a person was previously infected with the virus. This will help understand the epidemiology of Covid-19. Highlights It is a serological test that looks for antibodies in the blood. The test is different from the current methodologies that use nasal or throat swabs to ..

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Scientists discovers protein PorB that increases effectiveness of vaccines against cancer

Scientists from Boston University School of Medicine, US have discovered a protein called PorB that could help make vaccinations more effective and provide protection from diseases such as cancer. In this study, researchers had purified this protein, found on the exterior of bacteria (neisseria meningidis). It helps to increase amount of antibody production and can ..

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