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SPOT (Scalable and Portable Testing)-New COVID-19 Saliva Test invented using RT-LAMP Technology

The US scientists has invented a new COVID-19 Saliva Testing method called SPOT. SPOT is Scalable and Portable Testing. About SPOT SPOT was invented by a research team from the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. The SPOT gives COVID-19 test results in thirty minutes. The cost of the device is 78 USD. Apart from these ..

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Brazil: Sputnik V vaccine supply had live cold virus

The Health Regulator of Brazil recently announced that the Sputnik V vaccines of Russia carried live cold virus. It has thus raised questions about the integrity of the manufacturing process of the virus. This issue has come up due to the Adeno Virus vector. The Adeno Virus Vector Vector means the carrier of the virus. ..

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What is Cycle threshold (Ct) Value in a RT-PCR Test?

The Ct Value in a RT-PCR test is cycle Threshold value. This value determines if a patient is COVID-19 positive or not. Why is it in news? The State Government of Maharashtra recently asked the Indian Council of Medical Research if it was advisable to treat a person as COVID-19 negative if his Ct value ..

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Plant-Insect Gene Transfer reported for the first time

The Chinese scientists have recently identified the transfer of genes from plants to insects. Usually transfer of genes happen among the same family. For instance, the genes of a human parent get transferred to his or her child. However, this is not the case in the recent discovery. Here the insect called whiteflies has incorporated ..

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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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