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June Almeida

The contributions of June Almeida in diagnostic use of electron microscopy which has helped in the early detection of the SARS CoV 2 is being discussed. About June Almeida is a Scottish virologist born in 1930 in Glasgow. She became a pioneer in viral identification, imaging and diagnosis despite having little formal education. She had ..


NIV scientists isolate 11 strains of COVID-19

Scientists at the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune have isolated 11 strains of the Covid-19, which is the first step towards developing a vaccine for containing a disease. India has become the fifth country to successfully isolate the strains. NIV Pune is a part of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), which has more ..


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 ..


Gagandeep Kang becomes India’s first female scientist to be elected Royal Society Fellow

The Royal Society of London has announced a list of 51 eminent scientists elected to its fellowship in the year 2019. Among these is Dr. Gagandeep Kang, who is now with the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad. With this feat, Dr. Kang has become the India’s first female scientist to be elected to ..


Typbar Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine

Bharat Biotech’s Typbar TCV, the world’s first clinically proven typhoid conjugate vaccine, has received pre-qualification from the World Health Organisation (WHO).  It is the fourth generation vaccine against typhoid, proven to provide long-term protection to adults and infants – six months and older.


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