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Indian researchers to go for clinical trial of sepsis drug against novel coronavirus

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New Delhi, April 21 (By Jyoti Singh) : The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is leaving no stone unturned in the battle against novel coronavirus. Repurposing of existing drugs is one of the strategies deployed by CSIR. The Council is implementing this strategy by evaluating a an existing …

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Antiviral remdesivir prevents disease progression in monkeys with COVID-19 : Study

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Study supports clinical testing under way across U.S. New Delhi 20th April 2020 : Early treatment with the experimental antiviral drug remdesivir significantly reduced clinical disease and damage to the lungs of rhesus macaques infected with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to National Institutes of Health scientists. The …

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Another CSIR lab to start genome sequencing of novel corona virus

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New Delhi, April 16 (By Jyoti Singh ): After the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and the Institute of Genomic and Integrated Biology (IGIB), one more institute of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has started whole-genome sequencing of novel coronavirus. Chandigarh-based Institute of Microbial Technology …

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First UN solidarity flight departs Addis Ababa carrying vital COVID-19 medical supplies to all African nations

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Rome/Geneva 14 April 2020  : The first United Nations “Solidarity Flight” is scheduled to leave Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, today – from there, the aircraft will transport the vital medical cargo to all countries in Africa, where supplies are desperately needed to contain the spread of COVID-19. WHO cargo is being  …

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Reproductive health services are essential services, including during pandemics like COVID-19

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The recently released Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2020 shows that Asia and the Pacific region is not on track to achieve any of the 169 targets of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), including those around ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health services. Despite commitments …

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Corona virus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is a grim reminder of what ails one, ails us all : Lockdown by itself is not a cure

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Over a million positive cases of corona virus disease (COVID-19) have been reported worldwide (1,018,150 cases as on 3rd April 2020) with 53,251 untimely deaths. Corona virus disease (COVID-19) was first reported in Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. The United Nations health agency (World Health Organization – WHO) had …

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Fast-Fail Trial Shows New Approach to Identifying Brain Targets for Clinical Treatments

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NIH-funded study identifies receptor as possible target for treating anhedonia brain’s reward system may be a viable target for treating anhedonia Bethesda, Maryland (USA) March 30, 2020 • A first-of-its-kind trial has demonstrated that a receptor involved in the brain’s reward system may be a viable target for treating anhedonia …

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