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Shiv Nadar University develops a molecule with potential to cure COVID-19

A team of researchers led by Dr Subhabrata Sen from the Department of Chemistry, Shiv Nadar University, along with his collaborator Professor Ralf Jockers, Institut Cochin (INSERM, CNRS, Université de Paris, France), has discovered a set of New Chemical Entities (NCEs) with the ability to cure Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) or Acute Lung Injury (ALI) induced by COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) or other …

Scientists shed light on action of key tuberculosis drug

Called ethambutol, the drug against the tuberculosis (TB) has been a mainstay in the fight against TB since its discovery in 1961. Despite this, the drug’s ‘mode of action’ – the way it kills the bacterium – has not been fully confirmed by scientists. In a study, published in the journal Science, which sheds fresh light on how a key front-line …

Research finds that antibiotics are unnecessarily prescribed for conjunctivitis in children

New research from the University of Birmingham has found that a number of policies used by childcare providers for conjunctivitis are contrary to national guidance, and lead to unnecessary prescription of antibiotics and exclusion of children from nurseries. Though guidance states that children with acute infective conjunctivitis do not need to be excluded or necessarily treated with antibiotics, 86.7% of …

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