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People not adhering to social distancing norms, at Sadar Bazaar in New Delhi, Wednesday, March 24, 2021.(PTI)

‘Double mutant’ variant of virus found as cases hit 53,000

By Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2021 04:59 AM IST
New variant detected in Maharashtra, says govt; total of 771 ‘variants of concern’ seen in 18 states amid surge in daily cases
"Usually viruses that jump to a new host species take some time to acquire adaptations to be as capable as Sars-CoV-2 at spreading, and most never make it past that stage, resulting in dead-end spillovers or localised outbreaks," said Sergei Pond, another co-author of the study from Temple University in the US.(Reuters)
"Usually viruses that jump to a new host species take some time to acquire adaptations to be as capable as Sars-CoV-2 at spreading, and most never make it past that stage, resulting in dead-end spillovers or localised outbreaks," said Sergei Pond, another co-author of the study from Temple University in the US.(Reuters)

Covid-19 mutated from bats to humans with 'very little change': Scientists

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 03:22 PM IST
The study, published in the journal PLOS Biology, assessed hundreds of thousands of sequenced genomes of the Sars-CoV-2 virus and found that for the first 11 months of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been very little 'important genetic change'.
Here’s how you can locate Covid-19 on your skin(Twitter/samrinahashmi)
Here’s how you can locate Covid-19 on your skin(Twitter/samrinahashmi)

Here’s how you can locate Covid-19 on your skin

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 06:41 PM IST
  • As the new coronavirus variants spread and Covid-19 symptoms continue to increase and expand, here’s how you can locate the infection through these four kinds of skin changes
In order to infect cells, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, needs to insert itself into the membrane of human cells.(Pixabay)
In order to infect cells, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, needs to insert itself into the membrane of human cells.(Pixabay)

New study uncovers new details of SARS-CoV-2 interactions with human cells

ANI | , Washington [us]
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 05:25 PM IST
A new study published in Biophysical Society, introduces new molecular models to show what parts of SARS-CoV-2 are critical for that interaction, revealing new potential drug targets for the infection.
The deletion occurs when the virus replicates and because the coronavirus has a faulty biological “proofreader”, the deletions are not caught.(Pixabay)
The deletion occurs when the virus replicates and because the coronavirus has a faulty biological “proofreader”, the deletions are not caught.(Pixabay)

Study decodes how Sars-Cov-2 mutates, escapes antibodies

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 03:15 AM IST
The study was carried out by looking at the case of an immunocompromised patient, who had a recurrent infection for 74 days before ultimately succumbing to the disease.
Study says recovered Covid-19 patients likely protected for at least six months(File Photo via REUTERS)
Study says recovered Covid-19 patients likely protected for at least six months(File Photo via REUTERS)

Study says recovered Covid-19 patients likely protected for at least six months

Reuters |
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 08:18 AM IST
A new research has provided some reassurance that swift cases of reinfection will be rare as scientists find antibodies persisting for long in those infected with Covid-19 previously
Study sheds light on how vitamins, steroids and potential antivirals might affect SARS-CoV-2 (representative image)(Unsplash)
Study sheds light on how vitamins, steroids and potential antivirals might affect SARS-CoV-2 (representative image)(Unsplash)

Vitamins and potential antivirals might be able to fight SARS-CoV-2, says study

ANI | , Bristol
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 07:48 AM IST
  • A new study done in Bristol shows how dietary supplements and compounds might be able to bind to the virus and, as a result, make it less infective.
Representational photo.(AFP File)
Representational photo.(AFP File)

D-G ICMR’s ‘influenza virus from same family as Sars-Cov-2’ comment incorrect

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 11:53 AM IST
Flu-like symptoms can be caused by several viruses, including the influenza virus, rhinovirus, and even some coronaviruses other than Sars-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19. However, the influenza viruses and coronaviruses belong to two different families
The authors suggest that their findings may inform strategies to develop universal vaccines against emerging and future coronaviruses.(ANI)
The authors suggest that their findings may inform strategies to develop universal vaccines against emerging and future coronaviruses.(ANI)

Antibodies from patients infected with SARS-CoV in 2003 cross-neutralised SARS-CoV-2 in vitro: Study

Washington | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 02:15 PM IST
The authors also report that, surprisingly, mice and rabbits immunised with a receptor-binding domain (RBD) from a strain of SARS-CoV that infects the Himalayan palm civet elicited stronger antibody responses against SARS-CoV-2 than animals immunised with an RBD from a human SARS-CoV strain.
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