In the study, published in the journal Cell, they analysed the gene activity and the amount of proteins on the level of individual immune cells circulating in the blood of these patients using very high resolution single-cell OMICs technologies.
SFTS Virus is not a new virus. China isolated the pathogen of the virus in 2011, and it belongs to the Bunyavirus category. Virologists believe that the infection may have been passed on to humans by ticks and that the virus can be transmitted between humans.
Scientists have assessed respiratory samples from 35 COVID-19 patients, and found that contagious coronavirus was "rarely detectable" beyond eight days after onset of illness, an advance that can help develop better self-isolation and quarantining protocols to curb the spread of the pandemic.
During the trial, one group of patients was given convalescent plasma therapy along with the standard supportive treatment while the other group only received standard treatment. The number of fatalities recorded in both the groups was equal and there was not much clinical improvement in the condition of patients, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria said.
Those who received financial assistance in the second installment include Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram and Sikkim, the ministry said.
The more expensive RT-PCR test is considered the gold standard in detecting Covid-19 infections. Of the 42,458 tests done on August 3, 29,488 (69%) were rapid antigen tests, while 12,970 (30%) tests were performed using RT-PCR kits.
Aviptadil is a formulation of Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide (VIP), which is present in high concentrations in the lungs and known to block various inflammatory cytokines. NeuroRx and Relief Therapeutics have partnered to develop the drug.
Trouble is, health is a physical state, and digitising records and creating stacks will not make us a healthier nation. Vastly improving healthcare delivery and spending on preventative healthcare will.
There are two ways of killing the virus; one is by suppressing the infection, which is then impacting the people's psychology and the economy. And, the second is by the prospect of vaccines, which could play an important part in eliminating the virus.
The Directorate of Defence Research and Development (DDR&D), in the Israel Ministry of Defence (IMoD), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have completed their mission of collecting samples to test and validate four Israeli diagnostic technologies, a press statement by IMoD here said.
Medical technology industry has suffered around 50-85 per cent drop in revenue during April-June with a decline in surgical procedures at hospitals due to COVID-19 situation, industry body MTaI said on Wednesday.
HLL Lifecare, the government’s procurement agency, rejected the device because it did not meet the specifications set by the government, Alva said. “We designed it with a simplified interface that paramedics could operate even if there were no intensivists available, but the government wanted to follow the conventional requirement,” he said.