DCGI waiver likely to bring foreign vaccines like Pfizer, Moderna a step closer

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has done away with specific trials of COVID-19 vaccines that have been approved by other international regulatory bodies – a big move likely to clear the way for foreign vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna for the country’s urgent requirement. In a letter, DCGI Chief VG Somani letter […]

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals launches Rufinamide Tablets USP, 200 mg and 400 mg

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited (Glenmark) has launched Rufinamide Tablets USP, 200 mg and 400 mg, a therapeutic equivalent of Banzel® Tablets, 200 mg and 400 mg of Eisai, Inc. Glenmark was one of the first ANDA applicants to submit a substantially complete ANDA for Rufinamide Tablets USP, 200 mg and 400 mg, with a paragraph IV certification and […]

Now, yellow fungus, which is more dangerous than black fungus and white fungus, hit India

Amid the rising cases of Black Fungus infection in several states of India, one case of Yellow Fungus infection has been reported from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. Yellow Fungus is considered more dangerous than both Black Fungus and White Fungus. The infected patient is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital in Ghaziabad. […]

Scientists indentify viruses in human genes that damage brain development

As new study has been able to prove for the first time that activation of distinct human endogenous retroviruses, which are part of our genome, impair brain development dramatically. The findings of the study, which is originated from an international collaboration led by researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen – German Research Center for Environmental Health, could help […]

Culture influences mask wearing, study finds

Countries and US states more predisposed to collectivist behaviour have more people following mask guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Around the world and within the US, the percentage of people wearing masks during the Covid-19 pandemic has varied enormously. […]

Structural details of how SARS-CoV-2 variants escape immune response revealed

Fast-spreading variants of the COVID-19-causing coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, carry mutations that enable the virus to escape some of the immune response created naturally or by vaccination. A new study by a team of researchers has revealed key details of how these escape mutations work. The scientists at Scripps Research, along with […]

Researchers use environmental data to assess prostate cancer diagnosis factors

Environmental quality is associated with advanced-stage prostate cancer at diagnosis, according to a new study by University of Illinois Chicago researchers. Prostate cancer is up to 57 percent heritable, with the remainder attributed to environmental exposures. However, studies on those environmental factors and prostate cancer aggressiveness have previously been limited. For […]