COVID-19 testing Current Affairs, GK & News

Sniffer Dogs 88% accurate in detecting Covid- Study

As per a study, Sniffer dogs can help in prevent spread of Coronavirus by detecting SARS-CoV2. Study found; they can be 88 percent accurate in detecting the virus. Highlights Study was conducted by scientists of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Durham University. They believe, dog screening and swab testing can pick up ..

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New Protein based Biosensors created for Quick COVID-19 test

Recently, a team of researchers led by David Baker, who is the professor of biochemistry and director of the Institute for Protein Design at UW Medicine, have created a new protein-based biosensor that will detect the Coronavirus. Key Facts The protein-based biosensors will detect the proteins that make up the pandemic coronavirus. It would also ..

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Mitochondrial DNA based COVID-19 test

The United States scientists have developed a new rapid COVID-19 test to measure mitochondrial DNA in the blood sample of the COVID-19 patients. The test will be highly helpful to identify people at the highest risk of the virus. About the test The mitochondrial DNA is a unique type of genetic material that normally resides ..

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Dry Swab Direct RT-PCR Test Method

The Dry Swab Direct RT-PCR testing method was recently approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research to test the covid-19 virus. The test was developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CSIR-CCMB) by making a simple variation to the standard RT-PCR method. What is Dry Swab Direct RT-PCR ..

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Mega Scope launched by IIT Alumni Council for personalized health care

IIT Alumni Council has launched “MegaScope” for personalized healthcare. MegaScope has been launched to include testing, data analysis and genomics to precisely diagnose infections and to prescribe personalised medicines. Highlights MegaScope will add host genome data mapping along with Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and data backbone to the MegaLab initiative. The main aim of MegaScope ..

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