Bacteria Current Affairs, GK & News

Bacteria  Current Affairs, GK & News

Scientists develop “Catch and Kill” air filter that kills COVID-19

The scientists at the University of Houston have developed “Catch and Kill” air filter. The filter is capable of killing COVID-19 virus that has the potential to stay alive in air for 3 hours. About the filter The filter in the device is 200 degrees Celsius hot in working condition. The temperature has been set ..

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Gold Nanoparticles from Antarctic Bacteria helps in Clinical trials

The National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research and the Goa University have synthesized gold nano particles. They have synthesized the particles using psychrotolerant Antarctic bacteria. Highlights The scientists have adopted a non-toxic, eco-friendly and low-cost method to synthesize the gold nano particles. These nano particles are to be used in anti-cancer, anti-diabetic and anti-viral ..

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ARI Bug Sniffer

Scientists at the Agharkar Research Institute have developed a biosensor that is capable of detecting bacterial presence as few as 10 cells. About the Sensor The sensor, called ‘bug sniffer’, is a biosensor composed using synthetic peptides, magnetic nanoparticles, and quantum dots. In addition, a chip made of microchannels of copper wire and poly-dimethylsiloxane has ..

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DCGI approves COVID-19 drug to reduce mortality rate

On April 20, 2020, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) approved trial of a drug to reduce mortality rate of COVID-19 patients. Highlights The COVID-19 drug that was developed by the Cadila Pharmaceuticals along with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is to enter into trial. The clinical trial has been approved by ..

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GoI launches 5 research projects to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

On April 3, 2020, the Government of India launched 5 research projects in order to control the spread of COVID-19. The projects neither focus on vaccines nor on medicines. GoI has been very clear and has also announced earlier that it is currently not into developing medicine for COVID-19. Rather the first priority is to ..

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