Shakoor Rather

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Clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine show promising early results: Experts

Clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine show promising early results: Experts

Rediff.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: Virologist

Unwarranted to think COVID-19 will vanish in summer: Virologist

Rediff.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-Rays

An interface to detect COVID-19 from CT scans, X-Rays

Rediff.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'

'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-19

Scientists identify 70 drugs that may fight COVID-19

Rediff.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 Vikram

Chennai techie spent hours on NASA pix to spot Vikram

Rediff.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'

'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 time

Scientists hail ISRO for detecting Chandrayaan-2 glitch in time

Rediff.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 leap

2018: When technology took a quantum leap

Rediff.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 abuse

Study on Indian BPO workers pulls mask off the abuse

Rediff.com11 Dec 2017

Abuse, often racial in nature, happens daily.