Transportable, point-of-care COVID-19 test discerns alpha variant from earlier strains

Journal Reference: Jongwon Lim, Robert Stavins, Victoria Kindratenko, Janice Baek, Leyi Wang, Karen White, James Kumar, Enrique Valera, William Paul King, Rashid Bashir. Microfluidic point-of-care device for detection of early strains and B.1.1.7 variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus. Lab on a Chip, 2022; 22 (7): 1297 DOI: 10.1039/d2lc00021k The new test builds on the group’s previous … Read more

Indoor-active photocatalyst for antiviral coating against various variant types of SARS-CoV-2

Journal Reference: Ryuichi Nakano, Akira Yamaguchi, Kayano Sunada, Takeshi Nagai, Akiyo Nakano, Yuki Suzuki, Hisakazu Yano, Hitoshi Ishiguro, Masahiro Miyauchi. Inactivation of various variant types of SARS-CoV-2 by indoor-light-sensitive TiO2-based photocatalyst. Scientific Reports, 2022; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-09402-7 The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), responsible for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, has affected millions of people worldwide. The … Read more

Human gene variant produces attention deficit disorder-like problems in mice

Journal Reference: Eryn Donovan, Cassandra Avila, Sarah Klausner, Vinay Parikh, Cristina Fenollar-Ferrer, Randy D. Blakely, Martin Sarter. Disrupted choline clearance and sustained acetylcholine release in vivo by a common choline transporter coding variant associated with poor attentional control in humans. The Journal of Neuroscience, 2022; JN-RM-1334-21 DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1334-21.2022 The study, led by researchers from the … Read more

New Virus Variant : കൊവിഡ് 19 ; ഒമിക്രോണിന്റെ പുതിയ വകഭേദം കണ്ടെത്തി

New Virus Variant കൊവിഡ് 19 ഒമിക്രോണിന്റെ പുതിയ വകഭേദം

Israel, First Published Mar 17, 2022, 6:58 PM IST കൊവിഡ് 19മായുള്ള നിരന്തര പോരാട്ടത്തില്‍ ( Covid 19 Disease ) തന്നെയാണ് നാമിപ്പോഴും. കൊവിഡിനെതിരായ വാക്‌സിന്‍ ( Covid Vaccine ) വന്നുവെങ്കിലും ഇതിനിടെ ജനിതകവ്യതിയാനങ്ങള്‍ സംഭവിച്ച വൈറസുകള്‍ വ്യാപകമായതോടെ വലിയ വെല്ലുവിളികളാണ് ഉയര്‍ന്നുവന്നിരുന്നത്.  ‘ആല്‍ഫ’, ‘ബീറ്റ’, എന്നീ വൈറസുകള്‍ക്ക് ശേഷം വന്ന ‘ഡെല്‍റ്റ’ വൈറസ് വകഭേദം ഇന്ത്യയടക്കം പല രാജ്യങ്ങളിലും ശക്തമായ കൊവിഡ് തരംഗമാണ് സൃഷ്ടിച്ചത്. എളുപ്പത്തില്‍ രോഗവ്യാപനം നടത്താന്‍ കഴിയുമെന്നതായിരുന്നു … Read more

Antivirals, some antibodies, work well against BA.2 omicron variant of COVID-19 virus

Journal Reference: Emi Takashita, Noriko Kinoshita, Seiya Yamayoshi, Yuko Sakai-Tagawa, Seiichiro Fujisaki, Mutsumi Ito, Kiyoko Iwatsuki-Horimoto, Peter Halfmann, Shinji Watanabe, Kenji Maeda, Masaki Imai, Hiroaki Mitsuya, Norio Ohmagari, Makoto Takeda, Hideki Hasegawa, Yoshihiro Kawaoka. Efficacy of Antiviral Agents against the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Subvariant BA.2. New England Journal of Medicine, 2022; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc2201933 The BA.2 variant … Read more

COVID-19 genetic risk variant protects against HIV, study finds

Journal Reference: Hugo Zeberg. The major genetic risk factor for severe COVID-19 is associated with protection against HIV. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2022; 119 (9): e2116435119 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2116435119 Some people become seriously ill when infected with SARS-CoV-2 while others have only mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. In addition to risk … Read more

Behind a good mutation: How a gene variant protects against Alzheimer’s

Journal Reference: Christel Claes, Whitney E. England, Emma P. Danhash, Sepideh Kiani Shabestari, Amit Jairaman, Jean Paul Chadarevian, Jonathan Hasselmann, Andy P. Tsai, Morgan A. Coburn, Jessica Sanchez, Tau En Lim, Jorge L. S. Hidalgo, Christina Tu, Michael D. Cahalan, Bruce T. Lamb, Gary E. Landreth, Robert C. Spitale, Mathew Blurton‐Jones, Hayk Davtyan. The P522R … Read more

Study identifies mutations specific to Omicron variant

Journal Reference: Saathvik R. Kannan, Austin N. Spratt, Kalicharan Sharma, Hitendra S. Chand, Siddappa N. Byrareddy, Kamal Singh. Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant: Unique features and their impact on pre-existing antibodies. Journal of Autoimmunity, 2022; 126: 102779 DOI: 10.1016/j.jaut.2021.102779 The findings help explain how the new variant can escape pre-existing antibodies present in the human body, either … Read more

VÍDEO| Prueba Volkswagen Golf Variant TDi 150 CV 2021: ¿aún compensa un diésel? | Autocasión

VIDEO Prueba Volkswagen Golf Variant TDi 150 CV 2021 ¿aun

El Golf Variant es uno de los coches más versátiles del mercado. Su tamaño no es excesivo y ofrece un maletero muy espacioso y un gran sentido práctico. Examinamos la versión diésel, que sigue siendo la más recomendable para quienes realicen largos desplazamientos. Siendo honestos, las versiones familiares de los compactos son de los coches … Read more

Nyokov virus is not a Kovid variant and does not cause a fourth wave

Nyokov virus is not a Kovid variant and does not

നിRenowned health expert Dr. Yokov explains that there is a high level of concern about the virus. B. Iqbal. Read his Facebook post. Can the Nyokov virus cause the fourth wave? A new corona virus called NeoCov, which causes deadly infections, has been reported in the South African media. Nyokov was reported to be similar … Read more

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