All stories by Shakoor Rather
Clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine show promising early results: ExpertsRediff.com21 May 2020
Early data from its vaccine candidate 'mRNA-1273' showed it produced protective antibodies in a group of eight healthy volunteers, Moderna said. The other closely watched COVID-19 vaccine is the one being developed by scientists at Oxford University.
Unwarranted to think COVID-19 will vanish in summer: VirologistRediff.com11 May 2020
The arrival of summer in India may have raised hopes that hot and humid weather could slow the COVID-19 progression but virologist Naga Suresh Veerapu believes that outbreak and pandemic occurrences often do not follow seasonality.
An interface to detect COVID-19 from CT scans, X-RaysRediff.com8 May 2020
AI tech that study CT scans and X-Rays are being deployed as part of global efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, according to LPU researchers. The system may enable doctors and medical staff even in remotest villages of the country to get quick results on the COVID-19 status of a patient.
'India may see second wave of COVID-19 in monsoon'Rediff.com24 Apr 2020
Recent studies in China and Europe observed that the infection might relapse in those people who have already recovered from earlier phases.
Scientists identify 70 drugs that may fight COVID-19Rediff.com26 Mar 2020
The identification of host dependency factors mediating virus infection may provide key insights into effective molecular targets for developing broadly acting antiviral therapeutics against SARS-CoV-2 and other deadly coronavirus strains, according to the researchers.
Chennai techie spent hours on NASA pix to spot VikramRediff.com3 Dec 2019
Subramanian, 33, who was on Tuesday the toast of the astronomy world, managed what ISRO and NASA couldn't through his close examination of before and after images of the scheduled landing.
'Chandrayaan-2 will help set up man's permanent presence on Moon'Rediff.com5 Sep 2019
Although Russia, United States and China have achieved a soft landing on the lunar surface, India is aiming at becoming the first one to explore the south pole of the Moon.
Scientists hail ISRO for detecting Chandrayaan-2 glitch in timeRediff.com15 Jul 2019
Scientists also expressed the hope that any technical problem will be sorted out by ISRO, and the mission will be launched successfully.
2018: When technology took a quantum leapRediff.com28 Dec 2018
Irrespective of what the future may have in store, the year 2018 has ushered humanity towards an era of next generation technology, demonstrating that there is no looking back in scientific innovations.
Study on Indian BPO workers pulls mask off the abuseRediff.com11 Dec 2017
Abuse, often racial in nature, happens daily.