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Scientists find evidence of cancer in dinosaur that lived 76 m yrs ago

The scientists confirmed it was a tumor using high-resolution CT scans and by looking at thin sections of it under the microscope

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Coronavirus now mutated, more stable, infectious

The SARS-CoV-2 variant of coronavirus underwent a D614G mutation that was absent in the earliest regional outbreaks

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Biology India

Locusts from Africa reach India via Saudi Arabia, Pakistan

Herds of desert locusts are spreading in India from Rajasthan to Uttar Pradesh, destroying crops and pastures at a disastrous pace

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SARS-CoV-2: The biology of coronavirus

Among the seven known human coronaviruses (HCoVs), HCoV-229E and HCoV-NL63 belong to α-coronavirus, whereas HCoV-OC43 and HCoV-HKU1 belong to lineage A, SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 to lineage B, and MERS-CoV to lineage C of β-coronavirus

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Nobel laureate says coronavirus created in Wuhan lab

Nobel laureate and virologist Luc Montagnier says the ‘accident’ China claimed to have taken place in the Wuhan lab is a diversionary tactic

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Genome sequence of coronavirus found, to help in vaccine development

Scientists at the Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre will analyse the genome and, after that, formulate a strategy to fight the virus

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Bats of 2 species in 4 Indian states carry coronavirus-like agents

NIV, Pune, says it is natural for bats to host pathogens; increased surveillance is needed to avoid their interactions with human beings

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Biology Health

Avigan & hydroxychloroquine: Possible COVID drugs

While China and Japan are administering Avigan to patients with coronavirus, France is using a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for faster results; US awaits FDA approval

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Indian RNA unique? Indians resistant to COVID? Fact check

No ‘unique RNA’ of Indians will save us from COVID; the fake news may develop complacency and make us more susceptible to viral attacks

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Symptoms cease, coronavirus remains in body

‘Half of the patients kept shedding coronavirus even after the resolution of their symptoms,’ said co-author of the study Lokesh Sharma