The CRISPR/Cas9 method has gained considerable popularity in recent years, and it has been recognized as a compelling tool for current modern medicine. CRISPR/Cas9 based genome editing is an indispensable tool in plant genetics as well as in breeding.
Article by Dr Sanjay Bajaj The Discovery of a new drug molecule is estimated to take over 2.5 billion and over 10 years of extensive research. It is not that the new molecules are hardly discovered but a large number of molecules qualifying as drugs fail during Phase II or Phase III clinical trials mainly… continue reading »
Covid-19 Testing (Part 2) by Dr Babita Goyal & Pooja Sharma
The testing kits available for SARS-CoV-2 can be categorized into 2 main classes viz. PCR based Molecular Assays, and Serological & Immunoassays. The principles of these tests were covered in Part 1 of this article. This part of the article will cover the test kits currently available and being tested/used worldwide.
Covid-19 Testing (Part 1) by Dr Babita Goyal & Shalini Bajaj
Covid-19 is an infectious disease resulting from infection by SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2) virus. The virus mainly spreads from person to person by exposure to the droplets emitted by the infected person. Testing of Covid-19 infection or any other viral infection is based on two basic principles viz. detection of viral load by identifying viral RNA/DNA and detection of antibodies developed in the patient in response to the infection.
A strategy for Covid-19 Treatment; Pooja Sharma
Covid-19 infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 has infected about 8 million people across the globe affecting over 150 countries, the United States being the most affected one. This is one of the worst ever pandemic with over 450 thousand deaths so far and the virus is still spreading. The major problem with this infection is breathing difficulties, which results in death.