Omicron BA.2 Subvariant is More Transmissible

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Omicron BA.2 subvariant seems to be more transmissible than BA.1. It also possesses immune-evasive properties that further reduce the protective effect of vaccination against...

RNA Technology: from Vaccines against COVID-19 to Treatment of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

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RNA technology has proved its worth recently in development of mRNA vaccines BNT162b2 (of Pfizer/BioNTech) and mRNA-1273 (of Moderna) against COVID-19. Based on degrading...

NeoCoV: The First Case of a MERS-CoV Related Virus using ACE2

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NeoCoV, a coronavirus strain related to MERS-CoV found in bats (NeoCoV is not a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the human coronavirus strain responsible for COVID-19...

Status of Universal COVID-19 Vaccine: An Overview

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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...

A New Novel Way of Oxygen Production in Ocean

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Some microbes in the deep-sea produce oxygen in a hitherto unknown way. In order to generate energy, the archaea species ‘Nitrosopumilus maritimus’ oxidises ammonia, in...

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

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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...