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It took about five months, but a virology journal has retracted a paper on the microbe that causes COVID-19 after tagging it with an expression of concern back in December. As we reported then, the paper, “SARS–CoV–2 Spike Impairs DNA Damage Repair and Inhibits V(D)J Recombination In Vitro,” was a hit with vaccine skeptics who used the article to buttress their claims that Covid vaccines are unsafe. The paper, which appeared in MDPI’s Viruses, generated enough buzz on social media and in the news to make it into the top 5% of all articles tracked by Altmetric. This Week in…

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Sound is used to burst clots according to several studies and this is contrary to the statement made by Ujjain doctor who said that sound has made blood clot and ultimately death. The news raise further questions that the covid vaccination status was taken into consideration while doing autopsy and whether vaccine has role to play in this. An 18-year-old boy dancing at his friend’s wedding suddenly collapsed and died. A doctor claims that loud music played by the DJ led to the fatality. It is widely acknowledged that noise pollution has adverse health effects, but can it actually kill?…

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Janssen (Johnson & Johnson ‘s) COVID-19 vaccine is now limited to certain individuals ages 18 and up after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration downgraded its emergency use authorization (EUA). The regulator’s decision came after finding that some people develop a greater risk of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome, a rare and possibly life-threatening blood clotting disorder. People with TTS have low blood platelet counts and the onset of symptoms happens around one to two weeks after receiving Janssen’s COVID-19 vaccine. The FDA has already updated the Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine to reflect this change, including a warning statement at…

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The Vision of the Department of Pharmaceuticals is to promote Indian pharma sector as the global leader for quality medicines and to ensure availability, accessibility and affordability of drugs and medical devices in the country. One of the measures to achieve the vision is to concentrate on Research & Development and innovation. In order to achieve the same, the Department, amongst various other measures, has set up seven National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPERs) as institutes of national importance all across the country for imparting quality education and conducting high-end research. NIPERs have recently launched a common Research…

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As reported by Indian Express The Civil Registration System (CRS) data for 2020 includes a key metric that shows how difficult it was for people to access health facilities during the pandemic: over 45 per cent of all recorded deaths that year happened in the absence of medical attention, the highest percentage ever. The data also show a sharp decline in deaths recorded in hospitals and other medical facilities in 2020. For several months in 2020, when the pandemic first gripped the world, non-Covid medical services were suspended or operating thinly in India, with 80 to 100 per cent of…

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India’s main opposition Congress party on Friday demanded a hefty rise in compensation for the families of those who died of COVID-19, after the World Health Organization estimated the country’s toll was nearly 10 times the reported figure. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has rejected the WHO estimate released on Thursday that 4.7 million people died in India as a result of the pandemic until last year, when hospitals ran out of oxygen and beds due to a record wave driven by the Delta variant. India has reported only 524,002 COVID-19 deaths – the most after the United States and…

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Redcliffe Lifetech (Redcliffe) has raised $61 million in Series B funding. Led by LeapFrog Investments (LeapFrog), the round saw participation from Healthquad, Schroders, LC Nueva, Growth Spark Ventures and existing investors Chiratae Ventures and Alkemi Venture Partners. While O3 capital acted as financial advisor on the transaction. Preventative medicine helps to empower the average Indian with the information they need to take charge of their health and wellbeing, Dheeraj Jain, founder, Redcliffe Lifetech, said. “Redcliffe has built a one-stop diagnostic shop offering a wide selection of tests to choose from and delivering care closer to the customer. This investment will…

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A new study outlines the use of a specially created enzyme variant that vastly reduces the time it takes to break down the components of plastics. We could even use the enzyme variant to clean up sites contaminated by plastic pollution, say the team that developed it. In tests, products made from the polymer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) were broken down in a week and, in some cases, 24 hours – these are products that can take centuries to degrade properly in natural conditions. “The possibilities are endless across industries to leverage this leading-edge recycling process,” says chemical engineer Hal Alper…

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Indian branded formulations manufacturing company Eris Lifesciences announced the acquisition of 100 per cent stake in Mumbai-based dermatology focused domestic formulations company Oaknet Healthcare on Tuesday. In a BSE filing on Wednesday, the company stated that the acquisition will be done for a total consideration of Rs 650 crore. Oaknet had a revenue base of Rs 195 crore in FY22. Eris stated in the filing that Oaknet’s dermatology and women’s health portfolio will add to their range of offerings. The company added that Eris’ Specialty Franchise will get a significant impetus with this acquisition as the company will now be…

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According to an article by The Wire Science, it says yes the government has lied to court and provided a detailed analysis with the facts which are discussed here. The petitioner, Jacob Puliyel, a paediatrician and former member of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI), had contended, among other things, that the government’s decisions to approve various vaccines hadn’t been transparent and that “relevant data is not always placed before” NTAGI. In his petition, Puliyel had cited the example of The Wire Science’s report on Corbevax that revealed that the government had cleared the vaccine’s use among those…

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