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India begins human trials of COVID-19 vaccines

On July 13, 2020, the AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) Patna began human trials of COVID-19 on 10 volunteers. Highlights The first dose was given to selected 10 people though several volunteered. The second dose is to be given after interval of 14 days. A total of three doses of vaccine is to ..

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Russia: First Country in the world to complete COVID-19 human trials

The Sechenov University of Russia has successfully completed the human trials of COVID-19 vaccine. Thereby, Russia has become the first country in the world to complete COVID-19 trials. Highlights The first phase of Russian clinical trials included testing 18 volunteers. During the second stage, a group of 20 volunteers were vaccinated. However, the WHO lists ..

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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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WHO resumes Hydroxychloroquine Study

On June 4, 2020, the World Health Organization resumed its clinical trials on exploring whether the Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) drug is effective in treating COVID-19. Highlights The clinical trial on Malaria Drug HCQ was earlier put on hold by the World Health Organization raising concerns of its efficacy. Why were the trials put off? The clinical ..

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WHO adopts “Human Challenge Trial” to develop new vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced eight candidates to enter human trials. Several people step forward to participate in human challenge trial as the race to develop new vaccine for the virus is increasing. What is Human Challenge Trial? The trial involves infecting volunteers intentionally with COVID-19 virus. This is done to speed up ..

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