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AB, B Blood Groups Have Higher Chances Of Contracting COVID: CSIR

A study by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has suggested that people with AB or B blood groups and non-vegetarians are likely to contract COVID-19 more than the others. The study also found that the O blood group is the least susceptible to COVID 19. Reportedly, over 10 thousand samples collected from across the country were studied by a group of 140 doctors for the study. 

Tue, 11 May 2021 - 12:08 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: CSIR, Coronavirus, blood group, Covid-19

Courtesy: India Today

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Govt Rejects Claims Of Vegetarians, Smokers Being Less Vulnerable To COVID

The PIB Fact Check Twitter account, in its clarification statement on April 26, has rejected those claims that opined that vegetarians and smokers are less prone to COVID-19 infection. "Presently NO conclusion can be drawn based on the serological studies that vegetarian diet & smoking may protect from COVID-19," it stated. Earlier, media reports were making rounds that the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has supported the… read-more

Tue, 27 Apr 2021 - 12:06 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: PIB Fact Check, Fake News, Vegetarian, Smokers, Covid-19, CSIR

Courtesy: Times Now

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Bharat Biotech, CSIR, Others Join Hands To Upscale Indigenous Vaccines

Vaccine developers Bharat Biotech International, Biovet and Sapigen Biologix on March 29 collaborated with CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology to enhance indigenous vaccines and health care solutions. Reportedly, CSIR-IICT will be funded by the pharmaceutical firms to innovate and develop affordable healthcare technologies for humans and animals. Initiated under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Vision, the master collaborative agreement aims… read-more

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 - 09:46 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: CSIR, Bharat biotech, vaccine, Healthcare

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CSIR, AcSIR Join Hands to Launch 'Vigyanranth' - A PhD Thesis Repository

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on February 12 launched a PhD thesis repository to encourage India's scientific temperament. Launched in association with the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), the CSIR-backed portal named 'Vigyangranth' aims to impart knowledge about the research done in the fields of Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (STEM). Reportedly, 'Vigyangranth' is the… read-more

Fri, 12 Feb 2021 - 03:05 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Department of Science and Technology, CSIR, Technology

Courtesy: NDTV