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Scientists are racing against time to find a vaccine or medicine for its treatment. (Bloomberg)
Scientists are racing against time to find a vaccine or medicine for its treatment. (Bloomberg)

Covid-19: Top US health expert optimistic about vaccine by early 2021

  • Dr Anthony Fauci Fauci said that the coronavirus will likely to continue to emerge, and global collaboration and transparency are critical to deal with the future pandemics
  • There are 5-7 candidates that are going into clinical trials at different stages, he said

The research said a molecule in humans called the Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2, or ACE2, which act as doors that allow the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, into cells, are lesser in number in children's lungs than in adults. (AP)
The research said a molecule in humans called the Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2, or ACE2, which act as doors that allow the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, into cells, are lesser in number in children's lungs than in adults. (AP)

Decoded: How lung, immune system in kids protect from severe covid-19

Differences in lung physiology and immune function in children may explain why they are more often spared from severe illness associated with COVID-19 than adults, according to a research

Dr. Swee Ching Tan uses a remote controlled vehicle to test the shadow effect generator device at a lab in the National University of Singapore June 26, 2020. (Photo: REUTERS) (REUTERS)
Dr. Swee Ching Tan uses a remote controlled vehicle to test the shadow effect generator device at a lab in the National University of Singapore June 26, 2020. (Photo: REUTERS) (REUTERS)

Singapore scientists seek power from darkness through shadow energy

  • Shadow-effect energy generator being developed by the National University of Singapore has the potential to harness power like solar cells without open spaces with uninterrupted light
  • To work effectively, SEG requires both light and dark, relies on light to shine on silicon to energise electrons

The research adds to recent studies which also found the disease can damage the brain. (REUTERS)
The research adds to recent studies which also found the disease can damage the brain. (REUTERS)

Scientists warn of potential wave of coronavirus-linked brain damage

  • Coronavirus can lead to severe neurological complications, including inflammation, psychosis and delirium, warn scientists
  • Neuroscientists and specialist brain doctors say emerging evidence of Covid-19 impact on the brain is concerning.

Companies across the world are racing to develop a vaccine for coronavirus, including those in India. (Photo: Twitter@BharatBiotech)
Moderna and other vaccine developers are working with the US NIH and the FDA, along with networks of immunologists and other vaccine experts tasked by the NIH to help oversee trial design (Photo: AP)
Moderna and other vaccine developers are working with the US NIH and the FDA, along with networks of immunologists and other vaccine experts tasked by the NIH to help oversee trial design (Photo: AP)

Covid-19 vaccine: Moderna spars with US scientists over human trials

Moderna, US scientists squabble over the process and delivering trial protocols, which have not been previously reported, have contributed to a delay of more than two weeks in launching the trial of the Covid-19 vaccine candidate, now expected in late July

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A file photo of a plague hospital in the late 19th century. (Photo courtesy: Wellcome collection)
A file photo of a plague hospital in the late 19th century. (Photo courtesy: Wellcome collection)

WHO doesn't see bubonic plague in China as high risk

The outbreak of bubonic plague in China is being 'well managed' and is not considered to represent a high risk, a World Health Organization official said

Coronavirus vaccine:: 'We may need a boost to continue the protection,' says Anthony Fauci (Bloomberg)
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The survey said 24 countries reported having either a critically low stock of ARVs or disruptions in the supply of these life-saving medicines.. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint
The survey said 24 countries reported having either a critically low stock of ARVs or disruptions in the supply of these life-saving medicines.. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint

Covid-19 put 73 countries at risk of running out of HIV drugs: WHO

  • A failure of suppliers to deliver ARVs on time, a shutdown of land and air transport services, limited access to health services within countries as a result of the pandemic, were among the causes cited for the disruptions in the survey

Suspected coronavirus positive patients being brought in an ambulance at MMCH hospital, in Guwahati. (ANI)
Suspected coronavirus positive patients being brought in an ambulance at MMCH hospital, in Guwahati. (ANI)

Months of trial and error in the ICU offer clues on how to save covid patients

  • Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, also credits better experience with medicines
  • The WHO is collating data from countries to identify crucial elements that reduce mortality

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. (REUTERS)
A file photo of World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. (REUTERS)
A file photo of World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. (REUTERS)

73 countries at risk of running out of HIV drugs due to Covid-19: WHO

  • WHO is deeply concerned about impact of Covid-19 on global response to HIV, its Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said
  • He stated that progress in reducing AIDS-related deaths can be 'accelerated by stepping up efforts to tackle comorbidities and new threats like coronavirus'

WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan. (Reuters)
Shares of the Regeneron Pharmaceuticals were up 3.6% at $645 in trading before the bell (Photo: Bloomberg)
Shares of the Regeneron Pharmaceuticals were up 3.6% at $645 in trading before the bell (Photo: Bloomberg)

Regeneron begins COVID-19 antibody cocktail late-stage trial

The trial, run jointly with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, would test the therapy's ability to prevent infection in those who have had close exposure to a COVID-19 patient

A file photo of Defence Research and Development Organisation, who are planning to set up a research cell in IIT Hydrebad (Photo: HT) (HT)
A file photo of Defence Research and Development Organisation, who are planning to set up a research cell in IIT Hydrebad (Photo: HT) (HT)

DRDO to set up research cell at IIT Hyderabad

The DRDO-IITH Research Cell will undertake basic and applied research programmes in identified technology areas

A file photo of a bubonic plague hospital in late 19th century. (Photo courtesy: Wellcome collection)
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