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IIT Mandi reveals Key Protein Structure in Covid-19 Virus

Part of structure of a key protein in COVID-19 virus was revealed by researchers from Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi. How this study is significant? Covid-19 protein structure will help in understanding mode of action & its role in spread and severity of covid-19 disease. It will also help in development of antiviral therapeutics. Further, ..

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CCoV-HuPn-2018 Coronavirus

CCoV-HuPn-2018 coronavirus, with its origin in dogs, was detected among patients hospitalised with pneumonia in 2017-2018 in Malaysia. As per study, it may be the eighth unique coronavirus known cause disease in humans, once confirmed as pathogen.  However, it does not poses pandemic risks currently. What is the issue? Researchers had tested nasal swab samples ..

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Italy hosts the Global G 20 Health Summit

The Global G20 Health Summit was co-hosted by European Commission along with Italy as part of its G20 presidency amid the surge and spread of the coronavirus cases. Agenda of the Summit The summit adopted the agenda to overcome Covid-19 pandemic. It also decided to develop and endorse a Rome Declaration of principles. Highlights Summit ..

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What is Dipcovan?

Dipcovan is a Covid-19 antibody detection kit announced by DRDO on May 21, 2021. Here are most important questions & answers about same: What is Dipcovan? Dipcovan or DIPAS-VDx COVID 19 IgG Antibody Microwell ELISA is an antibody detection-based kit that be used for sero-surveillance for detecting the presence of Covid antibodies amongst the population. ..

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Brazil: Severe Second Wave of Covid-19

The nation comprising of a population of 212 million, Brazil, is facing the severe second wave of Covid-19. The pandemic had hit the country in the year 2020. Now, the country is observing more covid deaths & cases than before and its hospitals are overflowing with the surge in infection due to Brazilian Variant of ..

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