Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Current Affairs, GK & News

COVID: IIT-J AI-based Chest X-Ray

An Artificial Intelligence (AI) based chest X-Ray technique was recently developed by researchers from Indian Institutes of Technology Jodhpur (IIT-J). This chest X-Ray technique will be used for Covid-19A screening. Key Points Team of researchers have proposed a deep learning-based algorithm called COMiT-Net. This algorithm will learn the abnormalities present in chest X-Ray images for ..

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Fully-vaccinated people don’t need RT-PCR report for travelling

According to a notification of Central government, RT-PCR report is not mandatory for the people who have received both doses of covid-19 vaccines to travel across states. Key Points National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) had notified in May that if a person is fully vaccinated, they do not require a negative RT-PCR test ..

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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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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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Low Cost Covid-19 Diagnostic Kits developed by IIT Guwahati

In association with the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) and RR Animal Healthcare Limited, at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, kits for diagnosing Covid-19 has been developed by using material that is available in the local market. 3 different types of diagnosis low-cost kits have been developed, they are Ribonucleic acid (RNA) ..

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