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Chitra Gene LAMP-N: Diagnostic kit developed by SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram

The Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science (SCTIMST), an institute of national importance developed a diagnostic kit. The kit reduces test time by two hours. Why is it better than RT-PCR? The cost of the kit is Rs 1000. The time taken by the kit to examine the samples is half as that of ..

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TB Machines approved by ICMR for COVID-19 testing

On April 4, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research approved the use of Tuberculosis machine for conducting COVID-19 tests. Highlights Currently India is using the RT-PCR (Real time-Polymerase Chain Reaction) testing recommended by the US and approved by FDA. Along with this, the ICMR has recommended the use of Truenat test. The Truenat test ..

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“It’s time” becomes the theme of this year’s World Tuberculosis Day

Every year, the World Health Organisation commemorates World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24, to raise awareness among the general public about the disease. On the same day in 1882, Dr Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes Tuberculosis. This year, the theme of the World TB Day is “It’s Time”, ..

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World Tuberculosis Day

March 24th is observed as the World Tuberculosis Day across the world to create public awareness about the dangers of the disease and the need to eliminate it. Tuberculosis Tuberculosis is one of the deadliest infectious diseases. It is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Though it predominantly affects the respiratory system, it can ..

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World Tuberculosis day observed on March 24

One of the founders of bacteriology, German physician Robert Koch, discovered the anthrax disease cycle and the bacteria responsible for tuberculosis and cholera. He received the Nobel Prize for Physiology in 1905 for his research on tuberculosis. To commemorate the day of his discovery, World Tuberculosis day is being celebrated on March 24. Government of India ..

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