Researchers examine efficacy of kala-azar therapy regimens in India

New Delhi: Researchers have evaluated the efficacy of current therapy regimens for the neglected tropical disease, Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL), and published their findings in The Lancet Regional Health-Southeast Asia journal. The researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 131 studies aimed at quantifying the proportion of relapses observed at and beyond 6-months using the University of Oxford’s…

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Being overweight hampers body’s immune response to Covid infection: Study

New Delhi: Being overweight can impair the body’s antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 infection but not to the protection offered by COVID-19 vaccination, according to a study. The finding, published in the journal Clinical & Translational Immunology, builds on the team’s existing research on how COVID-19 affects people who are overweight. “We have previously shown that…

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Simple-to-apply, needle-free vaccine patch developed against Zika infection

Washington: Scientists have developed a simple-to-apply, needle-free vaccine patch that may protect people from the potentially deadly mosquito-borne Zika virus. The experimental vaccine developed by researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia elicited an effective immune response to Zika virus in mice. The vaccine, described in the journal Molecular Therapy Nucleic Acids, uses the high-density…

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India, US agree to strengthen cooperation in pharma, semiconductors, critical minerals

New Delhi: India and the US have agreed to strengthen cooperation in sectors like pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, critical minerals  and emerging technologies, an official statement said on Friday. The two countries also discussed collaboration opportunities in green and clean technologies; and strengthening partnership in critical technologies, the commerce ministry said. These key areas emerged from the…

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