Chronic Respiratory Disease Current Affairs, GK & News

COVID-19 culture for vaccine development and drug testing

The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology cultured COVID-19 from the patients infected with the virus. Highlights The virologists at CCMB will isolate infectious virus from the patients. The isolated virus will be used for vaccine development and drug testing. Significance Virus Culture is important for development of antibodies. The inactivated virus when injected into ..

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Pranavayu Programme launched in Karanataka

The Bengaluru City Corporation recently launched “Pranavayu Programme” to create awareness about the respiratory health of Bengaloreans. Highlights The initiative aims to help people in increasing oxygen level of the people by themselves. This will help them to keep track about their health before their ailments become fatal. Significance There are several deaths reported in ..

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Vizag Gas Tragedy leaked Styrene Gas

Styrene Gas leaked from LG Polymers Plant in Vishakhapatnam. The tragedy claimed eight lives. What is a Styrene gas? Styrene is a chemical compound identified as neuro-toxins. It is also known as Vinyl Benzene, Ethyl Benzene and Phenyl Benzene. Styrene Gas is colourless and odourless. The gas spreads in air very quickly. Styrene gas is ..

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CCMB: Only centre pooling COVID-19 samples, To Culture virus in human lung cell

In India, the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad is the only centre to pool samples of COVID-19 in the country. The CCMB has now collaborated with Bengaluru based private company to take up a research activity. Highlights The collaboration is to grow COVID-19 virus in human cell lines. This will enable in-vitro ..

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November 20: World COPD Day-marked by WHO

The WHO (World Health Organization) and Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) organizes World COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Day on the third Wednesday of November every year. It was first launched in 1997 by WHO, GOLD and other institutes in the US. This year the day is marked to create awareness in ..

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