Sunday, 4 December, 2022

Topic: Mutation

Cancer ‘disappears’, every patient in remission — New York drug trial shows astonishing results

Fourteen patients with rectal cancer carrying a specific genetic mutation were rid of the disease using immunotherapy, without need for chemotherapy, radiation or surgery.

Neo-CoV is a no Cov: How 10-yr-old virus is causing needless alarm & what study actually says

It’s hard for NeoCoV, found in bats, to infect human cells without mutation that’s yet to be detected occurring naturally, says preprint paper by Chinese scientists.

Coronavirus mutated same amount during pandemic as humans since Homo habilis walked earth

Mutations are the ultimate engine of evolution and provide the raw material for natural selection to act.

Vaccines almost certainly less effective against transmission of Indian Covid variant, says expert

Oxford Univserity professor Anthony Harnden also said that there is no evidence so far if this particular mutant of the coronavirus evades the vaccine.

‘Double mutant, triple mutant, Bengal lineage’ — Covid variants driving India surge decoded

India has seen emergence of at least two unique mutations of SARS-CoV-2, but there are other infectious variants around the world that could be a factor too.

New Covid lineage B.1.618 identified from Bengal, 2nd in India after ‘double mutant’ virus

CSIR-IGIB’s Vinod Scaria says lineage was found last October and is increasing in proportion in Bengal, but can’t be sure if it’s driving Covid spike.

India’s Covid numbers are alarming, and there is a lesson in them for the world

The new variant, B.1.617, has features associated with higher infection rates and lower antibody resistance. It's turning up in more than half of viral samples taken in India.

Covid-19 pandemic: Israel eases mask rules, UK studies if vaccines cover Indian variant

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

Vaccines won’t be enough. New Covid variants have changed the game

No one is truly safe from Covid until everyone is safe. We are in a race against time to get global transmission rates low enough to prevent the emergence of new variants.

Covid mutants multiply as scientists race to decode variations

The future of SARS-CoV-2 is hard to predict because it's not just the individual mutations that matter, but also the order & combinations in which they occur.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.