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Pooling samples to increase SARS-CoV-2 testing

Pooling samples to increase SARS-CoV-2 testing

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You may have heard of this puzzle about identifying a fake coin: You have eight of Rs. 1 coins. Real coins weigh 10g each, but you are told that one of the coins is fake and weighs less than the others. Using a simple weighing machine, on which you can place some coins and read out their total weight, what is the least number of weighings in which you can locate the fake coin?

How one Indian institute is contributing to the battle against COVID-19

How one Indian institute is contributing to the battle against COVID-19

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With improved strategies to fight, prevent, and treat COVID-19 being the need of the hour, many Indian institutes and universities have redirected their research activities towards meeting this challenge. Suchibrata provides a glimpse into how various researchers at one such institute, the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune, are contributing to this effort through innovative research solutions.

How seven Indian labs coped with the immediate aftermath of a global health crisis

How seven Indian labs coped with the immediate aftermath of a global health crisis

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The nationwide lockdown, imposed to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, brought the work of several professionals across the country to a grinding halt, and scientists were no exception. From creating emergency glycerol stocks and shifting meetings online to dedicating themselves wholeheartedly to the pandemic efforts, here is a look at how researchers across India have dealt with this unprecedented situation.

Update: Is the novel coronavirus evolving?

Update: Is the novel coronavirus evolving?

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The article ‘Is the novel coronavirus evolving?’ provided insights on different studies carried out worldwide on genomic mutations of SARS-CoV2. This follow-up article discusses some key findings from genome sequencing studies done in India.

Is the novel coronavirus evolving?

Is the novel coronavirus evolving?

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One of the reasons why viral infections can be difficult to treat is the high mutation rate displayed by many viruses, which can sometimes allow them to evade our immune systems and develop resistance to drugs. In this article, Shivani looks into the evidence gathered by scientists around the world on mutations in the genome of SARS-CoV‑2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Innovations to make India self-reliant in tackling COVID-19

Innovations to make India self-reliant in tackling COVID-19

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With the COVID-19 pandemic causing massive disruptions in our healthcare system, many Indian innovators are rising to the challenge. In this article, Vanshika explores some new technologies and ingenious solutions developed by Indian researchers from academia as well as industry that are currently in the pipeline

The history and science of mask-wearing

The history and science of mask-wearing

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Masks are one of our simplest, cheapest and most effective allies in the war against COVID-19. In this article, Madhuri looks back at the hundred-year-old history of using masks to prevent plagues and pandemics and the science behind what makes them so strategically important as a public health tool.

The role of science and scientists in mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic (Part 2)

The role of science and scientists in mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic (Part 2)

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore the importance of a thriving scientific ecosystem for dealing with global crises. In this two-part article series, Kaushik Biswas, Associate Professor at the Division of Molecular Medicine, Bose Institute, Kolkata, discusses how innovative scientific endeavours are paving the way for better prevention and treatment strategies for this rapidly-spreading disease.

The role of science and scientists in mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic (Part 1)

The role of science and scientists in mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic (Part 1)

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore the importance of a thriving scientific ecosystem for dealing with global crises. In this two-part article series, Kaushik Biswas, Associate Professor at the Division of Molecular Medicine, Bose Institute, Kolkata, discusses how innovative scientific endeavours are paving the way for better prevention and treatment strategies for this rapidly-spreading disease.

The spike protein: Decoding the coronavirus’s ‘crown jewel’

The spike protein: Decoding the coronavirus’s ‘crown jewel’

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The novel coronavirus uses spike proteins scattered on its surface to break into our cells. Unravelling this protein’s structure has helped scientists better understand how the virus spreads, and shaped drug and vaccine development.

Telemedicine and teleconsultation in the era of COVID-19

Telemedicine and teleconsultation in the era of COVID-19

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Going to a hospital can be stressful for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for those in high-risk groups. Fortunately, hospitals are increasingly embracing telemedicine as a convenient alternative. New guidelines have also been outlined to encourage this practice amidst the crisis. Cancer patients require special consideration during the COVID-19 pandemic, and telemedicine can safely attend to many of their daily needs, enable independence, and improve the overall quality of life.

COVID-19: What happens inside you?

COVID-19: What happens inside you?

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What happens when the novel coronavirus infects a human cell? What’s behind the symptoms of COVID-19, and how does the body respond?