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Reliance proposes using tapeworm drug to treat Covid patients

Reliance Industries Ltd's R&D arm has proposed the use of Niclosamide -- the drug used to treat tapeworm infestation -- for treating Covid-19 patients. IMAGE: A health worker attends to a Covid-19......

'Not convinced' COVID-19 developed naturally: Dr Fauci

America's top expert on infectious diseases, Dr Anthony Fauci said he is "not convinced" the novel coronavirus developed naturally and has called for an open investigation into the origins of......

Mumbai student designs 'cool PPE kit' with ventilation for COVID warriors

With an aim to provide some relief to healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 battle, a 19-year-old Mumbai student has developed a compact ventilation system for PPE kits. Nihaal......

DRDO fights Covid, without ignoring defence research

As remarkable as DRDO's contribution in containing and treating COVID-19 has been, its success over the last 15 months has been in its primary role of developing conventional defence equipment and......

Govt extends gap between 2 doses of Covishield to 12-18 weeks

The Centre on Thursday approved extending the gap between the two doses of the Covishield vaccine to 12-16 weeks following a recommendation from a government panel, and said it is a 'science-based......

Meet Asha, the robotic nurse

'Imagine taking care of a patient who is infected with Covid. A human nurse is unable to do that due to fear of infection. The robot can do that task, while it is controlled or supervised......

How Anant Agrawal built edX into a global giant

'Many who have experimented with online education will adopt a blended model once things return to normal,' edX CEO and founder Anant Agrawal tells Anjuli Bhargava.Illustration: Dominic......

Robots to the rescue in times of coronavirus

From scanning hospital entrants to disinfecting hospital areas and floors, robots are being roped in for tasks considered high-risk, says Peerzada Abrar. IMAGE: A robot checking a man before......

Green firecracker norms may rob Sivakasi's sparkle

Some experts opine that green crackers are yet not practical and question government's move to promote them. The fireworks industry in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, is expected to take a hit of about Rs......

CSR widening is a positive for research, IITs

Contributions made to public funded universities, IITs, national laboratories and autonomous bodies engaged in conducting research in science, technology, engineering and medicine has now been......

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