SARS CoV 2: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

New Test ‘N1-STOP-LAMP’ diagnoses SARS-CoV-2 virus in 20 minutes

In order to combat the menace of COVID 19 pandemic in the country, the researchers have developed a tool that can test the results of samples collected in as early as 20 minutes. This has been published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. Details of the Test The rapid molecular test, named as N1-STOP-LAMP, is ..

IIT Delhi Launches “Corosure”, a Low-Cost Test Kit for COVID 19

The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi has developed the most affordable test kit for COVID 19, named as “Corosure”, to provide low-cost testing facility to all the people in the country. The Union Human Resource Development Minister launched the test kit in New Delhi. The test kit will be priced at the base price of ..

A2a identified as the Most Dominant Type of SARS CoV 2

The scientists at the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics have identified A2a as the most dominant of the 10 types of the SARS CoV 2. Types of SARS CoV 2 The scientists have identified 10 types of SARS CoV 2- the causative pathogen of the COVID-19 pandemic. The original strain from Wuhan in China is ..

Genome Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2

As the treatment for the COVID-19 is nearly a year away, scientists are hastening to study the genetic information of the virus. Whole Genome Sequencing The virus (SARS CoV-19) is being subject to genetic studies across the world. A process called whole genome sequencing is being used to understand the pathogen. In this process, the ..

Coronavirus Mutation

Recent Chinese research suggests that the SARS CoV 2 has mutated into two stains with the newer strain being more aggressive. Strains of SARS CoV 2: The study published in National Science Review journal reported that there are 2 strains of SARS CoV 2- the ‘S’ strain and the ‘L’ strain. The S strain is ..