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Biological E plans to make 1.5 billion Corbevax jabs in 2021

By 2022, there is a plan to make an mRNA-technology vaccine, for which it has tied up with Canadian firm Providence Therapeutics.The vaccine, named PTX-COVID19-B, is under development in Canada and......

Is 2nd Covid wave over? Experts call for caution

India on Monday crossed the important milestone of a Covid positivity rate of less than 5 per cent for 14 consecutive days, conforming to the World Health Organisation's recommended requirement for......

Govt seals deal for 30cr vaccines from Hyderabad firm

The Union health ministry has finalised arrangements with Hyderabad-based vaccine manufacturer Biological-E to reserve 30 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses for which it will be making an advance payment......

Govt exploring possibility to produce Covaxin abroad

To address the shortage of COVID-19 jabs in the country, the government is exploring the possibility of boosting production of vaccines, including identifying manufacturing sites for indigenously......

Jameel announced resignation in meeting of INSACOG, left colleagues surprised

Scientists associated with Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG), the government panel that conducts research on different variants of the coronavirus, said they were surprised at......

Why environmentalists are worried about rubber plantations in Northeast

These plantations are not only eating into the land occupied by the region’s native forests, they could also disturb the ground water reserve and soil quality, says Ankur Paliwal. Rubber......

It's time for brain gain, say Indian scientists in US

Managed and operated by volunteers from Boston, YIM is a non-for-profit organisation founded by MIT/Harvard Indian-origin scientists and entrepreneurs in 2009. About 50 young Indian scientists have......

Soon, hydrogen produced from corn will fuel cars

Husks and stalks of corn plants are used to create the fuel Researchers have discovered a new way to produce hydrogen fuel using abundantly available corn stover - the stalks, cobs, and husks. The......

GMOs - from war to dialog?

Indian scientists who wrote to the PM last week are not entirely rejecting GMOs but instead asking for caution and further testing to establish their safety, writes Rajni Bakshi. When dignitaries......

Engineered bacteria make fuel from sunlight

In a bid to find a substitute to fossil fuels as raw material for the chemical industry, scientists have engineered bacteria, which could help grow chemical precursors for fuels and plastics."Most......

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