IIT Roorkee team repurposes a drug for chikungunya

The Piperazine drug used for treating worm infections and HIV has been able to inhibit the replication of chikungunya virus by nearly 98%. A drug to treat chikungunya virus infection is in the offing, and in vitro studies carried out by a team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee show promise. Currently, there … Continue reading IIT Roorkee team repurposes a drug for chikungunya

Ostriches existed in India over 25,000 years ago, DNA evidence shows

Based on a DNA analysis of a fossilised eggshell fragment of ostrich, Indian researchers have for the first time found molecular evidence to confirm the presence of these birds in India more than 25,000 years ago. Scientists found 92% genetic similarity between the fossil eggshell samples and Struthio camelus, an ostrich species found in Africa. … Continue reading Ostriches existed in India over 25,000 years ago, DNA evidence shows