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Kappa Covid Variant Detected in Uttar Pradesh

Two cases of highly transmissible Kappa variant of COVID-19 were detected in Uttar Pradesh, recently. Highlights Cases were reported after genome sequencing of samples at Lucknow’s King George medical college. Genome sequencing is a laboratory process which is instrumental for characterising mutations and tracking covid-19 disease outbreaks. Delta Plus variant of COVID-19 was also found ..

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HPIV Human Para Influenza Viruses

The scientists have recently found out a new way to block the attachment of HPIV (Human Para Influenza Viruses). HPIV The HPIV is the leading cause of death in childhood respiratory infections. More than 30% to 40% of children die due to respiratory illness. The HPIV latches on to the cells and injects genetic materials ..

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N protein of Coronavirus and its role in transmission

The researchers from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research recently showed that apart from spike proteins, the other proteins in the COVID-19 virus such as the Nucleocaspid protein or the N protein also play significant role in transmission (or infectivity) of the virus. Thus, it is not enough to develop antibodies, therapeutic drugs ..

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