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Serological test underway to detect SARS COV-2 antibodies in CSRI-NCL, URDIP employees, family members
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Serological test underway to detect SARS COV-2 antibodies in CSRI-NCL, URDIP employees, family members

Blood samples are being collected from CSIR-NCL and CSIR-URDIP employees and their family members to conduct a serological test for detection of SARS Cov-2 antibodies in them.

India, Israel discuss joint research and development on big data, AI
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India, Israel discuss joint research and development on big data, AI

India and Israel on Monday discussed joint research and development on big data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology.

Feluda! India's first pocket friendly, paper testing kit delivers COVID-19 test results in 30 minutes
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Feluda! India's first pocket friendly, paper testing kit delivers COVID-19 test results in 30 minutes

'Feluda' a paper-based testing strip developed indigenously by a team of young scientists of the Council of Scientific Industrial Research (CISR) can now within minutes let people know whether or not they are infected with COVID-19.One of the senior scientists, Debojyoti Chakraborty, said: "This test we have developed is similar to two other tests which also use the CRISPR Cas system for detection.However, the Cas9 and detection chemistries are different." The senior scientist added: "We call it FELUDA (short form for FnCas9 Editor Linked Uniform Detection Assay) because their tests are called DETECTR and SHERLOCK, and we wanted to have an indigenous name for it." "We have extensively characterized a highly specific Cas9 that can recognise any DNA sequences.

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