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Covid 19: Can affect your Brain too

With unlocking happening in our country, people started to enjoy their lives again. People once they start going out become more and more normal and many a times forget all the precautions they were taking during lockdown. You can see them wearing their masks below the chin, having tea/coffee in groups with their masks down, meeting the friends without masks and social distancing. I see kids playing out in the gardens without social distancing or masks in our housing societies. People think many of the affected people are asymptomatic. So, what is there to worry. Also, some have a thinking that kids are not going to get affected much. But hold on. Covid 19 is not just another flu. All ...Read More

FELUDA is back: Know how feluda is going to help in detecting Covid 19

Fast, accurate and accessible testing is important in dealing with tracking and halting the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. We have reached a milestone in this aspect with the approval of Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for the commercial launch of India's first Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) coronavirus test 'Feluda' (FNCAS9 Editor-Limited Uniform Detection Assay), developed by the Tata Group and CSIR-IGIB (Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology).What is CRISPR? CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced palindromic repeats) is a defense mechanism, present in bacteria, which confers immunity against phages (Viruses infecting bacteria). ...Read More

Prevention of Covid-19 vs Herd Immunity?

what is herd immunity? Herd immunity is also called community immunity. Herd immunity happens when many people in a community become immune to an infectious disease that it stops the disease from spreading. How can we achieve Herd immunity? Herd immunity can be achieved in 2 ways. Critical percentage of population contract the disease and in time build up an immune response (Natural Immunity) Critical percentage of population are vaccinated against the disease to achieve immunity. So, what is this critical percentage of population? For some diseases, herd immunity can go into effect when 40 percent of the people in a population become immune to the disease. But in most cases, 80 to 95 ...Read More

Be a Bridge to someone who is in need (World Suicide Prevention Day-2020)

Be a Bridge to someone who is in need (World Suicide Prevention Day-2020) The aim of this blog is to create awareness about prevention of suicide on this day 10th September which is declared as World Suicide Prevention Day. According to WHO, about 8,00,000 people die every year due to suicide i.e around 2200 people each day. According to WHO, India has the highest suicide rate in the South-East Asian Region. India also had the third largest female suicide rate in the world after Lesotho and Republic of Korea. As per WHO reports that suicide is responsible for more deaths than malaria, breast cancer, war or even homicide. The reasons may be different but it is time to generate awareness. ...Read More

Teachers : Nation Builders

“Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Guru Devo Maheswarah Guru Saakshaat Para Brahma Tasmai Sri Guruve Namah" Literally the word Guru translates to Teacher in English. But, in India, Guru is more than a teacher. In Sanskrit, "Guru" means the one who dispels the darkness and takes the student towards the light. Teachers and mentors hold a special place in every individual's life. The above verse gives a complete meaning of 'Guru'. Guru is the Lord Brahma because he/she creates the knowledge inside us. Guru is the Lord Vishnu because he/she preserves and operates the knowledge in our mind and leads us on to the right path. Guru is the Lord Shiva who destroys the wrong thoughts and transforms us with ...Read More