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Multiple studies, letter from experts force AIIMS-ICMR to drop plasma therapy as COVID-19 treatment
India

Multiple studies, letter from experts force AIIMS-ICMR to drop plasma therapy as COVID-19 treatment

At the start of the pandemic, CPT was thought to be effective, but research and data showed this is not true.

Sachin Tendulkar recovers from COVID-19, says he will donate plasma
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Sachin Tendulkar recovers from COVID-19, says he will donate plasma

Usually, the donated plasma from COVID recovered patients is used for treatment of the patients who are positive for the virus.

Fusion power milestone: scientists contain world’s coldest plasma briefly using magnets
science

Fusion power milestone: scientists contain world’s coldest plasma briefly using magnets

The experiment provides a clean, controllable testbed to study plasmas in complex locations like the sun’s atmosphere or white dwarf stars.

Fusion reactor — KSTAR sets new world record by running for 20 seconds
science

Fusion reactor — KSTAR sets new world record by running for 20 seconds

The main goal for KSTAR is to run for five minutes at a stretch at extreme temperature by 2025.

Maharashtra govt launches 'world's largest' plasma therapy project for COVID-19 patients; trials to be held in 21 medical colleges
India

Maharashtra govt launches 'world's largest' plasma therapy project for COVID-19 patients; trials to be held in 21 medical colleges

The project, titled 'Platina', is the largest convalescent plasma therapy-cum-trial project in the world, a state medical education department official said

Health ministry recommends tocilizumab, HCQ, plasma therapy for patients in the moderate stage of COVID-19
India

Health ministry recommends tocilizumab, HCQ, plasma therapy for patients in the moderate stage of COVID-19

HCQ has demonstrated in-vitro activity against SARS-CoV-2 and shown to be clinically beneficial in several small single-centre studies with significant limitations.

Can plasma therapy help people who have been exposed to COVID-19, stave off the infection?
science

Can plasma therapy help people who have been exposed to COVID-19, stave off the infection?

A study with 150 volunteers will get either plasma from COVID-19 survivors or regular plasma, to find if the virus can be nipped in the bud.

Lilly's COVID-19 drug, specifically designed to treat the virus, could be authorized for use by September
science

Lilly's COVID-19 drug, specifically designed to treat the virus, could be authorized for use by September

A monoclonal antibody drug developed against COVID-19 is likely to be more effective than repurposed medicines currently being tested against the virus.

Governments should not rely on a vaccine to ease the Coronavirus lockdown, says top HIV researchers
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Governments should not rely on a vaccine to ease the Coronavirus lockdown, says top HIV researchers

William Haseltine said to manage the disease through careful tracing of infections and strict isolation measures whenever it starts spreading.

Houston hospital tries blood transfusion therapy to cure coronavirus patients: How it works and what doctors are saying
India

Houston hospital tries blood transfusion therapy to cure coronavirus patients: How it works and what doctors are saying

A hospital in Houston has carried out a blood transfusion therapy in a bid to treat coronavirus patients.

NSF's Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope reveals Sun's surface in closest detail
science

NSF's Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope reveals Sun's surface in closest detail

Hot plasma can be seen, rising, cooling off and sinking below the surface in dark lanes, in a process called convection.

Hot gas feeds the formation of material, stars in the Milky Way's spiral arms: study
science

Hot gas feeds the formation of material, stars in the Milky Way's spiral arms: study

Milky Way is a disc-shaped sea of stars in which the youngest and brightest stars cluster in the spiral arms.

World Blood Donation Day: India must make separation of blood components mandatory to reduce wastage
India

World Blood Donation Day: India must make separation of blood components mandatory to reduce wastage

India has less than one percent blood reserve, yet a lot of donated blood is wasted due to poor practices and lack of awareness on componentisation

China’s artificial Sun reaches fusion temperatures thrice that of the real Sun
science

China’s artificial Sun reaches fusion temperatures thrice that of the real Sun

At 100 million °C, the reactor attained the minimum temperature needed for sustained nuclear fusion.

Panasonic VIERA TH-P50ST30D Review
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Panasonic VIERA TH-P50ST30D Review

The year 2011 witnessed a range of televisions that could be touted as the best in its category. When it came to LED LCD televisions, it was undoubtedly the

An experience with the World's Largest 3D Plasma Panel
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An experience with the World's Largest 3D Plasma Panel

Televisions are getting larger all the time and with the vast improvements in technology, one could just dream ...

Panasonic VIERA TH-P65VT30D Review
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Panasonic VIERA TH-P65VT30D Review

The pace of evolution of flat panel televisions is staggering. We’ve seen plain LCD TVs evolve into ultraslim ...

IFA 2011: LG introduces the PenTouch Plasma Series of HDTVs
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IFA 2011: LG introduces the PenTouch Plasma Series of HDTVs

The stylus seems to be the rage at this year’s IFA; first it was Samsung who introduced the Series 7 slate and the Galaxy Note tablets. Hot on the heels