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IIT Madras Researchers Develop Anti-Bacterial, Biodegradable Food Wrapping Material

Prevents packaged food contamination by bacteria as well as reduces the plastic waste generated in the environment when disposing the wrappers.

Scientists discover new pair of salivary glands, may help improve cancer treatments

Researchers at Netherlands Cancer Institute-Amsterdam, Netherlands have found previously overlooked and clinically relevant macroscopic pair of salivary glands in the nasopharynx area.

Jyoti Singh
IIT Delhi-incubated Startup Launches Antimicrobial Water Storage Containers ‘AqCure’

IIT Delhi-incubated startup launches Antimicrobial water storage containers "AqCure", which is based on the inherent antimicrobial properties of copper.

Press Release
On the Sense of Smell in Asymptomatic COVID-19 Infection

Nose to the rescue: Using the sense of smell to identify asymptomatic COVID-19 infection

Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater: Inspection through Wastewater-based Epidemiology essential for India

The presence of SARS-CoV-2 fragments in wastewater is a great matter of concern for India also.

Madhulika Bhati and Madhur D. Gajbhiye
Phytochemicals as potential therapeutic agents against COVID-19 infection

Several phytochemical compounds and found a few that are able to bind with the non-structural protein 15 (Nsp 15) which is known to play a critical role in virulence of SARS-COVs.

A bandage with magnetic nanofibres that kills skin cancer cells with heat

IISc researchers have developed a bandage with a unique blend of magnetic nanoparticles fabricated using a method called electrospinning to treat skin cancer by administering heat to the tumour cells.

IISc, Press Release
Octogenarians also develop antibodies against COVID-19 infection

After five weeks, more than 80% of the residents were found to have developed antibodies in response to the virus, which included 82% of those over the age of 80.

Evidences for antibody persistence in human body

The quick disappearance of antibodies makes the individuals vulnerable to re-infection.

Steroid treatment is effective in lowering deaths due to COVID-19

The scientists found strong evidences of lowering deaths due to COVID-19 in case of steroid treatment of severely ill patients.