Researchers working on the COVID vaccine that people can drink, Health News, ET HealthWorld

San Francisco: Researchers are working on a COVID-19 vaccine that people may drink instead of receiving with a needle, expanding their focus onto mucosal vaccines, which include nasal vaccines as well as “swish and swallow” oral vaccines. The vaccine, called QYNDR, completed its phase 1 clinical trial and is currently waiting on more funding to conduct the more detailed, advanced trials that could actually bring the vaccine to market, reports CNET. “The QYNDR vaccine is pronounced ‘kinder’, because it’s a softer way to deliver a vaccine,” Kyle Flanigan, founder of…

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Breast Cancer: Researchers reveal women shows higher risk of developing cancer in both breast, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Rochester: According to a study led by the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, women who have cancer in one breast may be more likely to develop cancer in the opposite breast if they carry specific genetic changes that predispose them to develop breast cancer. The findings of the study were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, will help personalize approaches to breast cancer screening and risk factors, study authors said. The study used data from 15,104 prospectively followed women in the Cancer Risk Estimates Related to Susceptibility (CARRIERS) consortium.…

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Free Food Scheme Moderated Income Inequality In Several States: SBI Report

Free distribution of food grains across states lowered the income inequality in India during 2019-21, said the State Bank of India (SBI) in a report on Monday. These states were Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal. The research report on how procurement of cereals is lowering inequality stated, “Higher procurement, is benefitting the poorest of the poor in terms of subsequent free distribution of food grains. The procurement may have also put money into the hands of smaller and marginal farmers, with distributional…

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Over 5.7 crore Indians affected by serious fungal diseases: Study, Health News, ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Over 5.7 crore Indians are affected by serious fungal diseases, 10 per cent of which are from potentially deadly mold infections, according to a review of over 400 published research articles. Fungal disease is frequent in India, but its incidence and prevalence are unclear. This review is the first to define the frequency or burden of various fungal infections in the country. Researchers from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, AIIMS Kalyani, West Bengal and PGIMER, Chandigarh, along with The University of Manchester, UK, estimate that…

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Simple nasal swab can provide early warning of stealthy viruses: Lancet study, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Washington: Testing for the presence of a single immune system molecule on nasal swabs can help detect hidden viruses not identified in standard tests, according to a study published in The Lancet Microbe journal. As seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, potentially dangerous new viruses can begin to spread in the population well before the global public health surveillance system can detect them. “Finding a dangerous new virus is like searching for a needle in a haystack,” said Ellen Foxman, an associate professor at Yale University in the US. “We found…

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Multi-cloud Has Positive Impact On Financial Growth Of Indian Enterprises: Research

New research on Thursday revealed 98 per cent and 100 per cent of those surveyed across Indian enterprises report positive impacts of multi-cloud in terms of revenue and profitability growth, respectively The report also indicated that 71 per cent of Indian enterprises believe that multi-cloud architectures are absolutely critical to business success, particularly those organisations that are in advanced stages of their cloud journey. But most enterprises surveyed in India raise concerns about data sovereignty. About 60 per cent of Indian respondents show significant concern over data sovereignty. Although a…

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Newly Identified Gene Could Be Clue To Treatment Of Fungal Infection

The study published in the journal Nature Communications represents the first-ever report of such an extensive screen in the human fungal pathogen C. albicans. It identifies and elucidates the functions of a novel regulator of chromosome stability that is exclusively present in a group of medically relevant human fungal pathogens A newly identified gene can hold the key to prevent fungal infection Candidiasis that often affects intensive-care unit (ICU) patients, cancer patients and patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy. The gene called CSA6 has been identified in Candida albicans a fungal species infamous for causing high rates…

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Govt mulling policy to boost manufacturing of patented drugs: Mansukh Mandaviya – ET HealthWorld

The government is considering bringing a policy to promote manufacturing of patented drugs in India, Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Friday. Speaking at the curtain raiser press conference of the 7th International Conference on Pharma and Medical Device Sector 2022, Mandaviya said while the country has already established itself as the global manufacturing hub for generic medicines, there is a need to go beyond it and stamp its authority in patented drugs as well. Today, India has the highest number of generic medicine manufacturing companies with…

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AIIMS to have Satellite Brain Bank to boost research in neurosciences – ET HealthWorld

BHUBANESWAR: The department of pathology with laboratory medicine at AIIMS Bhubaneswar has received funding from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to establish Satellite Brain Bank with an objective to conduct research on neurosciences. The national institute will set up this facility in its hospital in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (Nimhans), Bengaluru. “This will be the first of its kind in the eastern region and will boost research in neurosciences,” said AIIMS Bhubaneswar director Gitanjali Batmanabane. “We are happy after receiving the approval…

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Flu jab protects against severe effects of COVID-19, study suggests – ET HealthWorld

REUTERS/Yves Herman People who are vaccinated against influenza may be partially protected against many severe effects of COVID-19, and are less likely to need emergency care, according to a large-scale study. An analysis of nearly 75,000 COVID-19 patients from around the world strongly suggests that the annual flu shot reduces the risk of stroke, sepsis and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in patients with COVID-19. Patients with COVID-19 who had been vaccinated against flu were also less likely to visit the emergency department and be admitted to the intensive care unit…

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