There are reports of Russia registering world’s first vaccine against novel corona virus while the phase 3 trial of this vaccine is still in progress. Developed jointly by the Gamaleya Research Institute and the Russian Defence Ministry, this vaccine is based on...
Existing biologics such as Canakinumab (monoclonal antibody), Anakinra (monoclonal antibody) and Rilonacept (fusion protein) can be exploited as therapeutics that restrain inflammation in COVID-19 patients. In addition, designer monoclonal antibodies can provide passive immunity by neutralizing the...
A novel vital signs measurement device is ideal for low resource settings for timely intervention of illnesses during pregnancy The main driving force behind developing a unique device called...
Studies has shown that the “bionic eye” promises to help restore vision to many patients suffering from partial or complete blindness The structure of the human eye is quite...
Several new strains of the virus have emerged since the pandemic began. New variants were reported as early as February 2020. The current variant that has brought the UK to standstill this Christmas is said to be...
First study to show development of interspecies chimera In a study published in Cell1, chimeras - named after the mythical lion-goat-serpent monster – are made for the first time...
A novel blood test for pain has been developed which can help to provide objective treatments based on severity of pain A physician assesses a patient’s pain sensation subjectively...
Study shows for the first time an innovative self-powered heart pacemaker tested successfully in pigs Our heart maintains a pace through its internal pacemaker called sinoatrial node (SA node), also...
Viral proteins are administered as antigen in the form of a vaccine and the immune system of the body forms antibodies against the given antigen thus providing protection against any future infection. Interestingly, this is first time in...
Scientists have for the very first time bioengineered a human cornea using 3D printing technique which can be a boost for corneal transplants. Cornea is the transparent dome-shaped outermost...
In June 2020, RECOVERY trial from a group of researchers in Oxford University UK reported use of low-cost dexamethasone1 for treatment of severely ill COVID-19 patients by reducing inflammation. Recently, a protein-based drug, called Aviptadil, has been fast tracked...
Animal study describes role of URI protein in tissue regeneration after exposure to high-dose radiation from radiation therapy Radiation Therapy or Radiotherapy is an effective technique for killing cancer...
Easily correctable condition of Vitamin D Insufficiency (VDI) has very severe implications for COVID-19. In countries worst affected by COVID-19 such as Italy, Spain and Greece, Vitamin D insufficiency (VDI) rates were high in the range of...
Laboratory tests for diagnosis of COVID-19 currently in practice as advised by the international bodies of experts are reviewed and evaluated. The COVID-19 disease, that originated in Wuhan China,...
Researchers haves shown an electronic device can detect and end epileptic seizures when implanted into brain of mice Our brain cells called neurons either excite or inhibit other...
Development of vaccine for COVID-19 is a global priority. In this article, the author has reviewed and evaluated research and development and the present status of vaccine development. COVID-19...
Low-cost dexamethasone reduces death by up to one third in hospitalised patients with severe respiratory complications of COVID-19 The scientists have been sceptic over the rationale for prolonged corticosteroid...
Several studies indicate that activation of NLRP3 inflammasome is responsible for acute respiratory distress syndrome and/or acute lung injury (ARDS/ALI) seen in severely ill COVID-19 patients which often result in death due to multiple organ failure. This...
Study suggests a new protein involved in development of gluten intolerance which be a therapeutic target. Almost 1 out of 100 people suffer from celiac disease, a common genetic...
Study shows first step towards developing a test for measuring Vitamin D status from hair samples More than 1 billion people worldwide are deficient in Vitamin D. This deficiency...
Researchers have successfully treated hereditary hearing loss in mice using a small molecule of a drug leading to hopes for new treatments for deafness Hearing loss or deafness is...
In an unprecedented breakthrough, a woman with advanced breast cancer spread in her body showed complete regression of the disease by harnessing the power of her own immune system to fight cancer
A combination of biological and computational approach to study protein-protein interactions (PPIs) between the viral and the host proteins in order to identify and repurpose drugs for an effective treatment of COVID-19 and possibly other infections as...
Study shows effectiveness of an automated virtual reality treatment to psychologically intervene in reducing a person’s fear of heights Virtual Reality (VR) is a method in which a person...
Study shows a new way to reverse genetic blindness in a mammal Photoreceptors are cells in the retina (back of the eye) which when activated send signal to...

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