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Rajeev Soni

Dr. Rajeev Soni (ORCID iD : 0000-0001-7126-5864) has a Ph.D. in Biotechnology from the University of Cambridge, UK and has 25 years of experience working across the globe in various institutes and multinationals such as The Scripps Research Institute, Novartis, Novozymes, Ranbaxy, Biocon, Biomerieux and as a principal investigator with US Naval Research Lab in drug discovery, molecular diagnostics, protein expression, biologic manufacturing and business development.
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Status of Universal COVID-19 Vaccine: An Overview

The search for a universal COVID-19 vaccine, effective against all present and future variants of coronaviruses is an imperative. The idea is to focus on...

COVID-19 in England: Is Lifting of Plan B Measures Justified?

The government in England recently announced lifting of plan B measures amidst ongoing Covid-19 cases, that makes mask wearing not mandatory, dropping of work...

The Gene variant that protects against severe COVID-19

A gene variant of OAS1 has been implicated in reducing the risk of severe COVID-19 disease. This warrants developing agents/drugs that can increase the...

Future of Adenovirus based COVID-19 Vaccines (such as Oxford AstraZeneca) in light of recent finding about Cause of rare side effects of Blood clot

Three adenoviruses used as vectors to produce COVID-19 vaccines, bind to platelet factor 4 (PF4), a protein implicated in the pathogenesis of clotting disorders.  Adenovirus...

Soberana 02 and Abdala: World’s first Protein conjugate Vaccines against COVID-19

The technology used by Cuba to develop protein-based vaccines against COVID-19 can lead to development of vaccines against new mutated strains in a relatively...

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): Exploiting Bio-active Scaffolds to Restore Function

Self-assembled nanostructures formed using supramolecular polymers containing peptide amphiphiles (PAs) containing bio active sequences have shown great results in mouse model of SCI and holds immense promise, in...

COVID-19 Wave in the Europe: Current Situation and Projections for this Winter in UK, Germany, USA and India

Europe is reeling with an unusually high number of COVID 19 cases for the past few weeks and this can be attributed to the...

Genetic Studies Reveal Europe has at least Four Distinct Population Groups

Studies of the regions of Y chromosome that are inherited together (haplogroups), reveal Europe has four population groups, namely R1b-M269, I1-M253, I2-M438 and R1a-M420, pointing to...

“Pan-coronavirus” vaccines: RNA Polymerase Emerges as a Vaccine Target

Resistance to COVID-19 infection has been observed in health care workers and has been attributed to the presence of memory T cells that target...

LZTFL1: High Risk COVID-19 Gene Common to South Asians Identified

LZTFL1 expression causes high levels of TMPRSS2, by inhibiting EMT (epithelial mesenchymal transition), a developmental response involved in wound healing and recovery from disease. In a...

MM3122: A lead Candidate for Novel Antiviral drug against COVID-19

TMPRSS2 is an important drug target to develop anti-viral drugs against COVID-19. MM3122 is a lead candidate that has shown promising result in vitro and in...

Anti-Malaria Vaccines: Will New Found DNA Vaccine Technology Influence Future Course?

Developing vaccine against malaria has been among the biggest challenges before science. MosquirixTM , a vaccine against malaria has recently been approved by WHO. Although the...

Merops orientalis: Asian green bee-eater

The bird is native to Asia and Africa and its food consists of insects such as ants, wasps and honey bees. Known for its...

Another COVID-19 Wave Imminent in France: How Many More Yet to Come?

There has been a rapid increase in the delta variant of SARS CoV-2 in France in June 2021 based on the analysis of 5061 positive...

Complete Human Genome Sequence Revealed

The complete human genome sequence of the two X chromosomes and autosomes from the female tissue derived cell line has been completed. This includes...

COVID-19: An Evaluation of Herd Immunity and Vaccine Protection

Herd immunity for COVID-19 is said to be achieved when 67% of the population is immune to the virus through infection and/or vaccination, whilst...

CD24: an Anti-Inflammatory Agent for Treatment of COVID-19 Patients

The researchers at the Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center have successfully completely Phase I trials for the use of CD24 protein delivered in exosomes to treat COVID-19. Scientists at...

Did the SARS CoV-2 Virus Originate in Laboratory?

There is no clarity on the natural origin of SARS CoV-2 as no intermediate host has been found yet that transmits it from bats...

B.1.617 Variant of SARS COV-2: Virulence and Implications for Vaccines

The B.1.617 variant that has caused the recent COVID-19 crisis in India has been implicated in increased transmission of the disease among the population...

DNA Can be Read Either Forwards or Backwards

A new study reveals that bacterial DNA can be read either forwards or backwards due to the presence of symmetry in their DNA signals1....

Molnupiravir: A Game Changing Oral Pill for Treatment of COVID-19

Molnupiravir, a nucleoside analog of cytidine, a drug that has shown excellent oral bioavailability and promising results in Phase 1 and Phase 2 trials, could prove...

COVID-19 Crisis in India: What May Have Gone Wrong

The causative analysis of the current crisis in India caused by COVID-19 can be attributed to various factors like sedentary lifestyle of the population,...

COVID-19: What Does Confirmation of the Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Virus Mean?

There are overwhelming evidences to confirm that the dominant route of transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is airborne. This realisation has...

Possible Link Between AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine and Blood Clots: Under 30s to be given Pfizer’s or Moderna’s mRNA Vaccine

MHRA, UK regulator has issued an advisory against the use of AstraZeneca vaccine as it has been shown to induce the formation of blood...

Cells with Synthetic Minimalistic Genome Undergo Normal Cell Division

Cells with fully artificial synthesized genome were reported first in 2010 from which a minimalistic genome cell was derived that showed abnormal morphology upon...
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Status of Universal COVID-19 Vaccine: An Overview

The search for a universal COVID-19 vaccine, effective against all...

COVID-19 in England: Is Lifting of Plan B Measures Justified?

The government in England recently announced lifting of plan...

The Gene variant that protects against severe COVID-19

A gene variant of OAS1 has been implicated in...

Soberana 02 and Abdala: World’s first Protein conjugate Vaccines against COVID-19

The technology used by Cuba to develop protein-based vaccines...

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): Exploiting Bio-active Scaffolds to Restore Function

Self-assembled nanostructures formed using supramolecular polymers containing peptide amphiphiles (PAs) containing...

Genetic Studies Reveal Europe has at least Four Distinct Population Groups

Studies of the regions of Y chromosome that are...

“Pan-coronavirus” vaccines: RNA Polymerase Emerges as a Vaccine Target

Resistance to COVID-19 infection has been observed in health...