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Indian Medical Service on its way?

The long-pending demand for Indian Medical Services (IMS) along the lines of all India civil services such as IAS and IPS has received a major boost with a parliamentary committee recently recommending the formation of the same.

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“Biggest risk factor for getting severely ill with COVID-19 comes from Neandertals”

The current pandemic has yielded two striking examples: Neandertal variants on chromosome 3 that at least double the risk to become severely ill if infected with SARS-CoV-2, and other gene variants on chromosome 12 that reduce the risk by about 20%.


Oxford halts paediatric trials of COVID-19 vaccine in UK

Following the detection of a possible link with the Oxford-AstraZeneca  COVID-19 jab and rare blood clots in adults in the UK, the university has decided to halt the trial which was being carried out in children.


CEPI launches funding call to develop broad-based coronavirus vaccines

CEPI, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, launched a call for proposals to develop broadly protective SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and broadly protective Betacoronavirus vaccines.


Phase 1 trial for Moderna’s COVID-19 variant vaccine begins

The National Institutes of Health has initiated the phase 1 trial of a new investigational vaccine known as mRNA-1273.351 designed to protect against the B.1.351 SARS-CoV-2 variant first identified in South Africa.


Indian researchers detect ‘double mutant’ SARS-CoV-2 variant

The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG) recently detected a new “double mutant” variant of the COVID-19 causing coronavirus in the nation. Officials are checking if the new variant, where two mutations rise together in the same virus, maybe more infectious or less affected by vaccines.


Patients should receive COVID-19 vaccine prior to surgery:Study

Patients waiting for elective surgery should get COVID-19 vaccines ahead of the general population potentially helping to avoid thousands of post-operative deaths linked to the virus, according to a new global study conducted by the University of Birmingham.