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India registers 48,117 new COVID-19 infections on Friday; casecount crosses 81.3 million

India reported 48,117 fresh COVID-19 positive incidences on Friday pushing farther the cumulative caseload to 81,36,166

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Genbody’s point-of-care COVID-19 test kit gets ICMR nod

The medical diagnostic firm Genbody Inc. has recently received nod from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to supply its COVID-19 antigen test kit “Genbody COVID-19 AG”in India. The company will be distributing the test kits in India by partnering with the Mumbai-based Vishat Diagnostics.

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Stroke: Ensuring better care

World Stroke Day is observed on October 29 to underscore the serious nature and high rates of stroke, raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition and ensure better care and support for survivors. 

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Phage endolysin offers promise in treating vaginosis

An engineered phage endolysin could offer a therapy for recurrent bacterial vaginosis (BV), a disease for which no effective treatment option exists, according to a study.

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Mutation in MARK4 enzyme linked to Alzheimer’s disease: Study

A specific mutation to the microtubule affinity regulating kinase 4 (MARK4) enzyme could change the properties of the protein tau present in the human brain cells leading to Alzheimer’s disease, find the researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan.

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Niramai joins hands with Dr Ambadi’s Calicut Centre to provide contactless breast cancer screening

The AI-based breast cancer screening company Niramai Health Analytix has tied up with the Dr Ambadi’s Calicut Centre for Surgery (CCS) located at Metromed Hospital, to offer contactless, privacy-sensitive, breast cancer screening services to customers.

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Russia seeks WHO prequalification for Sputnik V vaccine

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has submitted applications to the World Health Organization (WHO) for Emergency Use Listing and prequalification of the country’s very first registered COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V.

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