Mechanism of blood clots after Oxford vaccine administration found

A study published has revealed for the first time the mechanism responsible for blood clot arising from thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) following vaccination with AstraZeneca vaccine. A multi-institutional study published on December 1 in the journal Science Advances has revealed for the first time the mechanism responsible for blood clot arising from thrombosis with … Continue reading Mechanism of blood clots after Oxford vaccine administration found

IIT Kanpur team identifies a novel target to treat prostate cancer

Researchers at IIT Kanpur have discovered that a particular gene (DLX1), which plays an important role in the development of jaws, skeleton, and interneurons in the brain, has an important role to play in the growth and development of prostate cancer. Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur have discovered that a particular … Continue reading IIT Kanpur team identifies a novel target to treat prostate cancer

SARS-CoV-2 virus less likely to develop resistance to molnupiravir: Gagandeep Kang

Preliminary data, which is yet to be peer-reviewed, shows molnupiravir can reduce risk of hospitalisation or death by 50% in non-hospitalised adult patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 disease. The trial included only those older than 60 years and have at least one comorbidity. On October 11, just 10 days after Merck announced via a press release … Continue reading SARS-CoV-2 virus less likely to develop resistance to molnupiravir: Gagandeep Kang

Explained: The discovery that led to organocatalysis gold rush

Catalysis is a term used to describe a process in the presence of a substance (the catalyst) controls and influences the rate and/or the outcome of the reaction. The substance — the catalyst — which helps in achieving this remains intact is not consumed during the reaction and neither becomes a part of the final … Continue reading Explained: The discovery that led to organocatalysis gold rush

Nobel Prize for sensing heat

This year’s Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine has been jointly awarded to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian from the University of California, San Francisco and Scripps Research in La Jolla, California, respectively for their seminal work in identifying the gene and understanding the mechanism through which our body perceives temperature and pressure. This year’s … Continue reading Nobel Prize for sensing heat

Presence of colistin-resistant bacteria of food origin in the gut is cause for worry

A small study has found evidence of colistin-resistant bacteria in the gut. 77% of such bacteria were found to be food-acquired. There is a possibility of colistin resistant food Klebsiella to spread to human Klebsiella in the gut. A small study involving 65 stool samples taken from patients from a single hospital in Chennai found … Continue reading Presence of colistin-resistant bacteria of food origin in the gut is cause for worry

A safer alternative approach to treat aggressive prostate cancer found

A multi-institutional team led by IIT Kanpur has found the mechanism responsible for the aggressive return of prostate cancer in treated patients. They also found that treating prostate cancer cells showing elevated SPINK1 protein with a drug against Casein Kinase 1 resulted in reduced cancer cell growth as well as aggressiveness. A study shows why … Continue reading A safer alternative approach to treat aggressive prostate cancer found

2.3 million children in India unvaccinated for measles, second highest globally 

At 2.3 million, India has the second highest number of children who are not vaccinated against measles. In 2017, 2.9 million children in India under one year of age had not been vaccinated. There were nearly 70,000 cases of measles in India in 2018, the third highest in the world. In 2018, measles caused an … Continue reading 2.3 million children in India unvaccinated for measles, second highest globally 

Combination therapy using malaria drug quickly clears TB

IISc researchers have discovered the mechanism by which TB bacteria develop tolerance to TB drugs. They found a combination of malaria and TB drug can prevent the bacteria from developing drug tolerance. The drug combination cleared TB bacteria from mice lungs in eight weeks. Researchers from Bengaluru have made an important discovery of the mechanism … Continue reading Combination therapy using malaria drug quickly clears TB

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, stop spreading vaccine misinformation

At the United Nations, talking about the importance of vaccines and how they have saved millions of children from debilitating illnesses across the world, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev ends up spreading the very misinformation that anti-vaxxers spread on social media. I was today alerted about a dangerous tweet and message on vaccination by Jaggi Vasudev. The … Continue reading Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, stop spreading vaccine misinformation