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    AI Solves 50-Year-Old Biology Problem of Protein Folding

    Artificial intelligence group DeepMind has solved a biological problem that scientists struggled with for almost 50 years.AlphaFold, the group's new program, can predict how proteins fold into 3D shapes, reports The Guardian. It sounds deceptively simple, but this is a complex process fundamental to understanding our biology.Demis Hassabis, DeepMind's founder and chief executive...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Vaccine Won't Be Released Unless Proven Immunogenic: SII

    Vaccine development company Serum Institute, India on Tuesday, 1 December, said the Covidshield vaccine will not be released for mass use unless it is proven immunogenic, and safe.The company also said the serious adverse event (SAE) that happened to a city based volunteer though unfortunate was in no way induced by the vaccine.Serum Institute which had earlier said it would claim over Rs...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Anushka Sharma Continues With Yoga Through Her Pregnancy

    Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and her husband, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, are expecting their first child. On Tuesday, Anushka shared that she is doing Yoga asanas regularly even during pregnancy, except the ones restricted by her doctor.Anushka has shared a photograph on her verified Instagram account where she can be seen performing the Shirshasana with hubby Virat's...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Who is Accountable for 'Adverse Events' in COVID Vaccine Trials?

    Recently, a volunteer in the Covishield vaccine trials in Chennai complained of a neurological breakdown and poor thinking abilities. He has sent a legal notice demanding compensation of Rs 5 Crore from the Serum Institute (SII), the manufacturer of the vaccine. He also demands that they immediately stop all vaccine trials.SII, however, has dismissed this complaint and instead...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    'Public Trust in Vaccines at Stake': Experts on SII Adverse Event

    "It is very simple. The more that the people know, the more they will trust," said one bioethics expert on the lack of transparency around a serious adverse event linked to Covishield, Oxford AstraZeneca's COVID vaccine, being manufactured by Serum Institute of India, here.On 29 November, a volunteer in the Covishield vaccine trial in Chennai alleged that he had...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Moderna Says Its Vaccine is 100% Effective Against Severe COVID

    Moderna Inc, which has reported its Covid-19 vaccine is 94 per cent effective, on Monday announced it is filing with US and European regulators for emergency use authorisation.Moderna follows barely a week after Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech filed for US regulatory approval. By the end of 2020, Moderna expects to have approximately 20 million doses of its mRNA-1273 vaccine...

    • 2 days ago
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    Amid Pandemic, Post-Antibiotic Era Throws Another Challenge

    Amid the pandemic, another challenge has been thrown up before mankind as antibiotic resistance has emerged as one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today.In fact, many recent studies have said that the world stands at the edge of a 'post-antibiotic era'. Under this, resistance can spread everywhere and create untreatable infections with...

    • 2 days ago
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    Study Explains How COVID-19 Can Cause Silent Hypoxia

    Scientists have finally begun to crack one of the most life-threatening mysteries behind the relationship between silent hypoxia and Covid-19 virus by using computer models.Silent hypoxia is a condition when oxygen levels in the body are abnormally low, which can irreparably damage vital organs if gone undetected for too long."Despite experiencing dangerously low levels of oxygen, many...

    • 2 days ago
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    Researchers Develop AI to Detect COVID on Chest X-Rays

    In a fight against the novel coronavirus, researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) platform that detects Covid-19 by analysing X-ray images of the lungs.Called DeepCOVID-XR, the machine-learning algorithm outperformed a team of specialized thoracic radiologists -- spotting Covid-19 in X-rays about 10 times faster and more accurate.According to the study, published in the...

    • 2 days ago
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    COVID-19 Outbreak on Perpetual Decline in Delhi: Satyendar Jain

    The Delhi government on Sunday said that Covid-19 outbreak in the city was in "perpetual decline" mode with decreasing number of new cases as well as the death rate going down compared to figures from earlier this month.Health and Family Welfare Minister Satyendar Jain made the declaration during a press conference to release the daily Delhi Health Bulletin as he gave...

    • 2 days ago

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