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Iran’s confirmed Covid-19 cases hit 399,940 on Saturday, including 23,029 fatalities.(REUTERS)

Iran to soon start human trials for anti-coronavirus vaccine

By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Tehran
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 10:19 AM IST
As neither a working vaccine nor a specific drug has yet been produced against the Covid-19 infection, Koohpayehzadeh urged the people to strictly follow health instructions to prevent the spread of the deadly disease.
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Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) has joined the race to develop a vaccine against novel Coronavirus(REUTERS)
Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) has joined the race to develop a vaccine against novel Coronavirus(REUTERS)

Pune institute begins animal trials for vaccine against coronavirus

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 01:37 AM IST
The vaccine may be tested on humans as early as six months, pending approval from regulatory agencies, said SII, the world’s biggest vaccine-manufacturer by volume. The SII project is likely cost Rs 300 crore.
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Small marijuana plants grow in a lab at the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, October 9, 2018. Picture taken October 9, 2018.(Reuters)
Small marijuana plants grow in a lab at the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, October 9, 2018. Picture taken October 9, 2018.(Reuters)

Indian scientists working on cannabis-based painkillers

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2018 11:21 PM IST
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM) are working with two compounds derived from cannabis to create potential drugs for treating epilepsy and extreme pain in cancer patients. The drug will contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), two of the nearly 120 components of cannabis.
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Animal trials in rats by IIT-M researchers show that the dressing heals wounds almost a week faster.(PTI)
Animal trials in rats by IIT-M researchers show that the dressing heals wounds almost a week faster.(PTI)

Researchers at IIT-Madras make dressing material that heals wounds faster

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2018 11:36 PM IST
The inexpensive wound dressing was prepared using a carbon allotrope and psyllium husk (isabgol) that accelerates healing of wounds in both healthy persons and diabetics.
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