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China's latest U-turn, says Covid-19 virus had 'multiple origins'

China's latest U-turn, says Covid-19 virus had 'multiple origins'

27-05-2020 comments

Beijing (IANS) In what seems to be an absolutely new theory, Chinese scientists have said that the novel coronavirus may not have its origin in the Wuhan seafood market, which allegedly caused the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic. People's Daily, the…

Glenmark to start trial combining 2 anti-viral drugs on India Covid patients

Glenmark to start trial combining 2 anti-viral drugs on India Covid patients

26-05-2020 comments

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Glenmark Pharmaceuticals announced on Tuesday that it will commence another new Phase 3 clinical trial on a combination of two anti-viral drugs Favipiravir and Umifenovir in hospitalized patients of moderate COVID-19 in India.

Amazon engineers behind Kindle, Echo working on Covid-19 testing tools

Amazon engineers behind Kindle, Echo working on Covid-19 testing tools

26-05-2020 comments

Seattle (IANS) The Amazon team behind products like Kindle e-readers and Echo smart home speakers is now working on to build Covid-19 testing capabilities.

Amazon's hardware group Lab126 is hiring engineers to work on its coronavirus testing…

Customers' data of 3 crypto wallets, 1 investment platform hacked

Customers' data of 3 crypto wallets, 1 investment platform hacked

25-05-2020 comments

San Francisco (IANS) A hacker who was behind the cyber attack on Ethereum.org is now selling data tied to key cryptocurrency wallets like Keepkey, Trezor, Ledger and online investment platform Bnktothefuture.

The hacker has three large databases…

Fujifilm launches X-T4 mirrorless digital camera in India

Fujifilm launches X-T4 mirrorless digital camera in India

25-05-2020 comments

New Delhi (IANS) Japanese photography and imaging major Fujifilm on Monday launched X-T4, the latest addition to its flagship X series range of mirrorless digital cameras, in India at a starting price of Rs 154,999.

Unveiled virtually on the…

High doses of vitamin D may not prevent or treat COVID-19

High doses of vitamin D may not prevent or treat COVID-19

24-05-2020 comments

London (IANS) There is currently insufficient scientific evidence to show vitamin D can be beneficial in preventing or treating COVID-19, say researchers.

Following unverified reports that high doses of vitamin D could reduce the risk of contracting…

B'desh produces 1st generic version of remdesivir

B'desh produces 1st generic version of remdesivir

22-05-2020 comments

Dhaka (IANS) Bangladesh-based Beximco Pharmaceuticals has become the world's first company to produce a generic version of the antiviral drug remdesivir, originally developed by US-based Gilead Sciences, it was reported on Friday.

Remdesivir…

US student builds website to track COVID-19 in India

US student builds website to track COVID-19 in India

21-05-2020 comments

New York (IANS) In the midst of the global pandemic, a computer science student from the US, has created a website to help India keep track of COVID-19 infection rates.

Jeremy Philemon has applied his skills in the creation and updating of…

Microsoft announces dedicated Cloud for healthcare industry

Microsoft announces dedicated Cloud for healthcare industry

20-05-2020 comments

San Francisco (IANS) As Covid-19 impacts every aspect of the healthcare system, Microsoft has announced a dedicated Cloud for Healthcare, its first industry-specific cloud offering which is now available in public preview and through a free trial…

Daily internet use may lead to social isolation

Daily internet use may lead to social isolation

20-05-2020 comments

London (IANS) Spending too much time using the internet? Read this carefully. Researchers have found that older adults who go online every day are more likely to be socially isolated than those who use the internet less frequently.

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