Life expectancy in India down by two years, says new study

The Covid-19 pandemic, which has affected the lives of people worldwide, has also caused a drop in the life expectancy in India by almost two years, a statistical analysis by scientists of the city-based International Institute for Population Studies (IIPS) has revealed. Continue Reading

Mild Covid induces lasting antibody protection: Study

A latest study has found that months after recovering from mild cases of Covid-19, people still have immune cells which produce antibodies against the novel coronavirus. Continue Reading

IIT-M, MIT grow human brain tissues from 3D bioreactor

The Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) scientists have grown human brain tissues called ‘organoids’ with help of a 3D Printed Bioreactor that they developed. Continue Reading

Beware: Latest study says corona spreads through air

A new assessment published in The Lancet journal has said there is consistent, strong evidence to prove that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, behind the Covid-19 pandemic, is predominantly transmitted through the air. Continue Reading

Ultrasound has potential to damage novel coronaviruses: MIT study

A latest study has claimed coronaviruses may be vulnerable to ultrasound vibrations, within the frequencies used in medical diagnostic imaging. Continue Reading

Explained: How human protein reduces virus severity

Increased levels of a protein, which humans have inherited from neanderthals, are associated with reduced disease severity in Covid-19 patients, according to a study that may lead to the development of new therapeutics against the novel coronavirus. Continue Reading

Can biosensors detect Covid antibodies?

Scientists have developed new protein-based biosensors that glow when mixed with components of the novel coronavirus or specific Covid-19 antibodies, a breakthrough that could enable faster and more widespread testing for the disease. Continue Reading

Explained: How does Covid damage lung cells

Following months of interdisciplinary research assessing tens of thousands of lung cells infected with the novel coronavirus, scientists have created one of the most comprehensive maps to date of the molecular activities that are triggered inside these cells at the onset of the viral infection, an advance that may lead to the development of new drugs to combat Covid-19. Continue Reading