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Beginning of the end!

It’s been more than a year now, that we came to know about the SARS CoV2 virus and the COVID19 disease. In the absence of an effective antiviral drug for this pandemic, vaccine is the way out. Several vaccine candidates came out with remarkably high efficiency from the clinical trials in a record time andContinue reading “Beginning of the end!”

Viral vectors; our friends, not foes!

The word ‘virus’ recalls unpleasant thoughts of maladies like small pox, rabies, AIDS, Ebola, flu (no need to say, nowadays COVID-19) that killed millions of people in the history of mankind. Not all viruses are villains that cause deadly diseases, some even help us to cure illness (yes, seriously!). By utilizing cutting edge molecular biology techniques, weContinue reading “Viral vectors; our friends, not foes!”

Briefings on the hidden enemy

Previous blog ´War against a virus´ was on the general features of the virus. Here I try to feed the information regarding the virus (SARS CoV-2) and the disease it causes (COVID-19), which may help you to understand better this hidden enemy. Science is on the learning curve for this novel virus. For that reason,Continue reading “Briefings on the hidden enemy”

War against a virus!

When you hear the word ´virus´, unpleasant memories rush to your mind. It could be the painful memories of childhood chicken pox or about exhaustive viral-fever days or about scenes from Hollywood movies like Outbreak and Contagion. Not all viruses are bad though, some are beneficial to us (will discuss that topic later). These daysContinue reading “War against a virus!”