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Novel coronavirus found in air samples : CCMB study

Airborne transmission of the novel coronavirus is possible under certain conditions, cautions a study undertaken by the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB). The research was conducted to determine the transmission pattern of the virus in various enclosures in hospitals to assess the risks posed to healthcare workers. Air samples were collected from hospitals in Hyderabad and Mohali for the study.

New Class of Antibiotics Active Against a Wide Range of Bacteria : Reports

Wistar Institute scientists have discovered a new class of compounds that uniquely combine direct antibiotic killing of pan drug-resistant bacterial pathogens with a simultaneous rapid immune response for combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Scientists reach new milestone in vaccine development for leishmaniasis

Researchers have taken an important step forward in developing a controlled human infection model to test leishmaniasis vaccines.

The University of York-led study identified and characterised a new strain of Leishmania parasite that will form the basis of a new controlled human infection model for the disease which is transmitted by the bite of sand flies. The team then produced the parasite to the standards required for use in human clinical studies.

Drug used in treating opioid addiction can reverse some of the type 2 diabetes - IIT Mandi researcher

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi have unravelled the mechanism by which insulin overload in the body causes insulin resistance that is associated with diabetes. They have found the drug that is used in treating opioid addiction can potentially reverse this phenomenon.

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