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A study, which is yet to be peer reviewed, noted that 2 health care workers working in a Covid ward were infected by SARS-CoV-2 virus twice over a span of three months.
Researchers from Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology have detailed their findings in a paper published 31 August in the peer-reviewed Journal of Proteins and Proteomics.
With Covid pandemic requiring single-use PPE kits and other plastics, there has been a surge in plastic waste. CSIR is looking at ways to reduce this waste and establish safety protocol.
In an interview, CCMB chief Rakesh Mishra talks about the Hyderabad institute’s new test kit as well as their work on a vaccine that could be ready within a year.
Tata Sons and CSIR have signed an MoU for the ‘licencing of knowhow’, and want to make the kit available for Covid-19 testing on the ground by the end of May.
CSIR will launch trials to see if sepsis drug can stop Covid-19 from progressing in asymptomatic patients & if it can prevent it from redeveloping in recovered patients.
The minister for science & technology lauded the work of CSIR institutes in developing drugs and tech to fight Covid-19 so far and urged that they accelerate their work.
Over the next couple of weeks, once more Covid-19 samples are available, two CSIR institutes will sequence over 100 samples from different locations.
As part of the project, CSIR announced sequencing of 1,008 genomes. The initiative aims to complete sequencing of at least 10,000 genomes over the next 3 years.
The fuel cell has been developed by the CSIR in partnership with Thermax Ltd, a Pune-based engineering firm.
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