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AIC-CCMB invites startups to join CoviTeD

May 19, 2021

Hyderabad: Atal Incubation Centre-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (AIC-CCMB) has invited entrepreneurs and innovators with promising tech...

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Coronavirus in Telangana’s water bodies? Hyderabad-based CCMB to find out

May 17, 2021

HYDERABAD: Hyderabad-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), along with the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), is...

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CFTRI ready to carry out COVID-19 tests through dry swab method

May 17, 2021

It is two to three times faster than the conventional RT-PCR method, and is economical also The CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute ...

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What scientists know about Indian Covid variants such as B.1.617 and what the future holds

May 14, 2021

In order to minimise the impact of B.1.617 and keep an eye on future variants that are bound to be discovered, there is urgent need to ramp up geno...

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Explained: What Is N440K Covid Variant? Is It More Virulent? Know What CCMB Says

May 10, 2021

This new variant of SARS-CoV-2 is the reason behind the havoc caused in Visakhapatnam, Karnataka, Telangana, and other southern parts. This virus w...

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DRDO’s anti-Covid drug gets nod for emergency use

May 8, 2021

2-DG helps cut supplemental oxygen need A new drug developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in association with Dr Red...

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New Highs? Eight Lions in Hyderabad Zoo Test Positive For COVID-19

May 5, 2021

Hyderabad: In perhaps the first such reported incident, eight Asiatic lions in the zoo here have tested positive for COVID-19 after their saliva sa...

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The meta bloc: Why India faces a data shortage on genome sequencing of coronavirus

May 3, 2021

India hit global headlines recently for sharing less than ‘one-tenth of one per cent’ daily Covid cases. That translates to a mere 0.06 per cent of...

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Neeri lab completes 1mn RT-PCR tests

May 1, 2021

NAGPUR: Adding another feather to its cap, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (Neeri) has crossed 1 million testing of RT-PCR sa...

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CCMB licenses quicker, dry swab RT-PCR method for COVID-19 testing

April 29, 2021

This method developed by CSIR-CCMB is a simple variation of the existing gold standard RT-PCR method and can easily scale up the testing by two to ...

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Europeans and South Asians have different genetic correlations with COVID-19 outcomes

June 11, 2021

In the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is still unclear why some people experience more severe symptoms and adverse outcomes than others. An earlier ...

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Consortium of four Indian cities funded for enhanced coronavirus genome surveillance

June 10, 2021

A consortium of four city clusters – Bangalore, Hyderabad, New Delhi and Pune – has been established to upscale SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus genomic surv...

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Delta variant of coronavirus predominates in Varanasi

June 4, 2021

Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi and the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad have collaboratively sequenced ge...

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Identification of Coronavirus in 8 Asiatic lions in Nehru Zoological Park; lions under recovery

May 4, 2021

Hyderabad: On 24th April, 2021, the Nehru Zoological Park (NZP) at Hyderabad reported eight Asiatic lions in the zoo with mild respiratory distress...

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CCMB offers training of ICMR-approved testing centres to adopt a faster COVID-19 testing method

May 3, 2021

Hyderabad, 3rd May, 2021: The dry swab based direct RT-PCR method of COVID-19 testing, developed by CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology ...

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54% of Hyderabad’s population estimated to have antibodies against coronavirus

March 4, 2021

A joint effort by CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition (NIN)and Bharat Biotech has estimated...

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Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 viral variants in India

February 19, 2021

The first patient of COVID-19 in India was identified on 30th Jan 2020 in Kerala. Over the past year, the genome of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has ...

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Coronavirus can be transiently air-borne; but COVID-19 preventive measures can keep you safe

January 6, 2021

CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad and CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTech), Chandigarh have released thei...

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New UK variant in India, but the existing COVID-19 precautions should work fine against it

January 1, 2021

The new variant of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19, B.1.1.7 is believed to be 71% more transmittable than the other variants. First...

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CCMB pens Agreement with Arya Vaidya Sala to assess Ayurveda’s efficacy against Coronavirus

January 1, 2021

Signing of Agreement between Dr Rakesh Mishra, Director, CCMB (on the right) and Dr C T Sulaiman, Sr Scientist, AVS CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Mo...

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