CORONAVIRUS

Indian-Origin scientist develops nano 3D device to detect Covid-19 virus in 15 seconds

An image of the COVID-19 test chip made by aerosol jet nanoparticle 3D printing. CREDIT Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Lab, College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an advanced nanomaterial-based biosensing platform that detects, within seconds, antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2 or the coronavirus. It also helps to assess patient immunological response to the new vaccine. The study, published in the journal Advanced Materials, is Carnegie Mellon’s collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) and the UPMC. The testing platform identifies ...

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India approves Oxford Vaccine Covishield a day after UK’s approval

India’s drug Controller DCGI on Friday approved the Covishield coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University for emergency use, following the data scrutiny by manufacturer in India Serum Institute (SII) a day before. The decision comes after the United Kingdom’s approval on Thursday, bringing hope as the New Year dawns. India has recorded the world’s second-most Covid-19 infections after ...

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Coronavirus Cure: Florida Hospital Finds Magic Combo of Medicines with 96% Success

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A combination of drugs provide near-perfect cure to COVID-19, according to doctors in AdventHealth Ocala, Florida, who are upbeat about the drug therapy called ICAM. Though the clinical trial is far away, the ICAM therapy has resulted in a 96.4% survival rate since April, said pharma researchers. ICAM is an acronym for a combination of existing medications used simultaneously on patients. ...

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