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COVID-19 immunity: Common element found in all SARS-CoV-2 human antibodies that neutralises the virus
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COVID-19 immunity: Common element found in all SARS-CoV-2 human antibodies that neutralises the virus

Studying the 3D structures of two antibodies, researchers identified features that made them effective and promising for vaccine design.

From skipping warm-ups and cool-downs to not resting: Some common workout mistakes you must avoid
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From skipping warm-ups and cool-downs to not resting: Some common workout mistakes you must avoid

Strictly following the pre-workout and post-workout rules can not only help you avoid gym injuries, but also save you from feeling sore after gymming

Potent SARS-CoV-2 neutralising antibody gene IGHV3-53 may help develop COVID-19 vaccine
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Potent SARS-CoV-2 neutralising antibody gene IGHV3-53 may help develop COVID-19 vaccine

The outer layer of the SARS-CoV-2 virus contains a spike protein, also called S protein which helps the virus bind to the ACE-2 receptor cells

Research finds three distinct immune reactions to coronavirus; severity of COVID-19 disease linked to WBCs
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Research finds three distinct immune reactions to coronavirus; severity of COVID-19 disease linked to WBCs

Based on the clinical data, researchers said, one may be able to predict a patient's immune response to COVID-19 disease, which could also help enroll different types of patients during clinical trials

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 14-day total lockdown in Odisha's Ganjam, Khordha, Cuttack, Jajpur starting tomorrow
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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 14-day total lockdown in Odisha's Ganjam, Khordha, Cuttack, Jajpur starting tomorrow

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Odisha government has announced 14-day complete lockdown in Ganjam, Khordha, Cuttack, Jajpur districts and Rourkela Municipal Corporation area from 9 pm of 17 to 31 July mindnight, Odisha chief secretary Asit Tripathy said.

India's first indigenous pneumonia vaccine developed by Serum Institute get DCGI nod for market
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India's first indigenous pneumonia vaccine developed by Serum Institute get DCGI nod for market

Serum Institute conducted a three-phase clinical trial of the vaccine in India along with trials in the West African nation of The Gambia.

Novartis to make no profit on 15 drugs to treat COVID-19 symptoms in low-income countries
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Novartis to make no profit on 15 drugs to treat COVID-19 symptoms in low-income countries

These include medicines ranging from antibiotics and steroids to diarrhea pills to 79 countries on the World Bank’s list of low- and lower-middle-income nations.

Only god can save us, says Karnataka health minister B Sriramulu as state sees sharp spike in COVID-19 cases
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Only god can save us, says Karnataka health minister B Sriramulu as state sees sharp spike in COVID-19 cases

The minister's statement came in response to Congress' charge of the state government failing to tackle coronavirus spread, but he later claimed his remarks were 'misinterpreted' by a section of the media

Know the enemy: Health experts think understanding the Coronavirus will help us defeat it
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Know the enemy: Health experts think understanding the Coronavirus will help us defeat it

The coronavirus is invisible, but seemingly everywhere, requires close contact to spread, but reached around the globe faster than any pandemic in history.

Survival rate of COVID-19 ICU patients has improved since start of pandemic: Study
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Survival rate of COVID-19 ICU patients has improved since start of pandemic: Study

Researchers offer many explanations, including rapid learning on a global scale from promptly-published clinical reports.

Lungs 'too far gone' for transplants revived in a day using pig's blood in remarkable study
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Lungs 'too far gone' for transplants revived in a day using pig's blood in remarkable study

The technique could rescue some, if not most, of the 80 percent of lungs offered for transplant that are unusable.

IISc team develops six-dimensional COVID-19 pandemic model; predicts 66 lakh total cases by 30 Sept in 'worst case' scenario
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IISc team develops six-dimensional COVID-19 pandemic model; predicts 66 lakh total cases by 30 Sept in 'worst case' scenario

The best-case scenario predicts a more conservative estimate of 26 lakh total cases and 4.5 lakh ongoing cases by 30 September.

ICMR approves IIT-Delhi's low-cost COVID-19 test kit Corosure, will cost Rs 650 and delivers results in three hours
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ICMR approves IIT-Delhi's low-cost COVID-19 test kit Corosure, will cost Rs 650 and delivers results in three hours

IIT Delhi has given non-exclusive open licence to 10 companies for commercialising the test with a price rider of R 500 for the assay needed for testing.

IMA issues red alert for healthcare professionals after 99 doctors succumb to COVID-19, 1,302 infected
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IMA issues red alert for healthcare professionals after 99 doctors succumb to COVID-19, 1,302 infected

As per the IMA, a feedback system from the doctors, employees and public needs to be in place. Cleaning and sanitising protocols should be meticulously adhered to.

Disrupted health service in low-middle income countries might lead to increase in HIV, TB, malaria related deaths due to COVID-19 pandemic
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Disrupted health service in low-middle income countries might lead to increase in HIV, TB, malaria related deaths due to COVID-19 pandemic

Maintaining access to ART for HIV, diagnosis and treatment for TB and distribution of insecticide-treated nets to prevent malaria could mitigate the broader health impact of the virus.

Parliamentary panel tells Centre to promote cheaper, domestically produced COVID-19 medicines
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Parliamentary panel tells Centre to promote cheaper, domestically produced COVID-19 medicines

Cutting across party lines, the committee members questioned why expensive medicines were often being recommended for COVID-19 treatment.

ICMR says over 3.2 lakh COVID-19 tests conducted on 14 July; highest single-day figure so far
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ICMR says over 3.2 lakh COVID-19 tests conducted on 14 July; highest single-day figure so far

According to to the medical research body, India's daily testing capacity has increased from 1.5 lakhs on 25 May to nearly 4 lakhs now

Zydus Cadila begins human trials of COVID-19 vaccine candidate ZyCoV-D in 1,000 volunteers
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Zydus Cadila begins human trials of COVID-19 vaccine candidate ZyCoV-D in 1,000 volunteers

Zydus is only the second Indian pharma firm to get DCGI's nod for human trials of its vaccine candidate.

Sonu Sood inks deal with Penguin India to pen book on his experience of helping migrants during lockdown
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Sonu Sood inks deal with Penguin India to pen book on his experience of helping migrants during lockdown

Sonu Sood's book will reveal the emotional and often challenging journeys the actor undertook along with the people he helped