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Genomics-guided approach for development of a therapeutic decoy-trap for COVID-19 treatment

A new study has analyzed genetic variation in ACE2, the receptor for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, from over 300,000 individuals and identified key mutations that are predicted to make individuals more susceptible to the virus....................

Indian scientists develop artificial enzyme to keep HIV virus in check

Made from vanadium pentoxide nanosheets, the new “nanozymes” work by mimicking the natural enzyme called glutathione peroxidase to help reduce oxidative stress levels in the host’s cells, which is required to keep the virus in check......................

Premas Biotech & Oramed announce oral COVID-19 vaccine candidate that produces...

With triple antigen targeting, the vaccine is claimed to offer better protection against COVID-19 variants. While Oravax Medical Inc has been established to accelerate the vaccine’s path to market, clinical trials are expected to commence in Q2 2021......................

Bharat Biotech confirms deal with Brazil to supply 20 million doses...

It has signed an agreement for the delivery of COVAXIN during the second and third quarter of the year 2021.....................

Shycocan, world’s first virus attenuation device developed in Bengaluru

Inventors claim it to be effective in securing indoor spaces from the spread of not only the Coronavirus family which cause diseases like pneumonia, ARDS, SARS, MERS, COVID-19.....................

Lakshadweep reports its first COVID-19 case, govt sends in response team

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare rushes a multi-disciplinary team to assist Lakshadweep Administration in COVID-19 management.......................

Avian Influenza positive cases detected in Haryana, response team deployed

Samples of crow/wild birds have been confirmed for Avian Influenza (H5) from the Surat district of Gujarat and the Sirohi district of Rajasthan.....................

Treatment for Rabies could soon be within reach

The new study assumes importance as even though vaccines are available to prevent the disease, it is almost untreatable..................

COVID-19: India’s own mRNA vaccine set to begin human clinical trials

Indigenous mRNA vaccine candidate supported by Department of Biotechnology has got Drug Controller nod to initiate Human clinical trials........................

Zydus gets DCGI’s approval for phase III clinical trials of its...

According to the company, Pegylated Interferon alpha – 2b significantly increased viral reduction and reduced the need for supplemental oxygen in moderate COVID-19 patients........................