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Clinical Human Infection Model – CHIM

In CHIM, the researchers infected healthy volunteers with a weak strain of pathogen in a controlled setting. This helped them to learn more about infection and develop new vaccines. The model helps in the following It helps to study about the pathogen It helps to learn how the pathogen transmits the disease It also gives ..

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Scheme to screen all Children for Leprosy and TB

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has rolled out a programme for universal screening of children below 18 years for leprosy and tuberculosis (TB). About the Scheme Under the scheme, an estimated 25 crore children and adolescents will be screened annually for leprosy and TB and put on treatment if required. The Rashtriya ..

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Researchers at IIT Guwahati develop portable device to detect bacteria without cell culture or microbiological assays

The researchers at IIT Guwahati have developed a low-cost portable device to detect bacteria without cell culture or microbiological assays. The hand-held device with bio-compatible sensor can also diagnose time-critical illnesses such as meningitis. The bacterial infection is a common cause of morbidity and mortality across the world. Despite the development of a range of ..

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Oil-Eating microbes discovered in Mariana Trench

UK researchers have discovered a type of bacteria that has the ability to eat compounds that are similar to those found in oil at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. This is the first time that scientists have discovered a concentration of this bacteria in the Mariana Trench. According to the scientists, these microbial deep ..

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Mizoram government bans import of pigs and piglets from other countries

The Mizoram government has banned import of pigs and piglets from other countries in view of possible outbreak of the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) that has cost the lives of thousands of swines in the state. The orders were issued as the dreaded PRRS outbreak always occurred from March to July, during a ..

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