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    COVID-19 is airborne; Masks still essential to avoid the spread of virus, Collaborative Study reveals

    In a collaborative study, it is found that, novel #Coronavirus is airborne and you could contract it just by breathing infected air, even when you maintain #SocialDistancing. The findings of the study are published in the Journal of Aerosol Science https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9040488/ The virus could be frequently detected in air around #COVID19 patients in ICU as well as non-ICU sections […]

    Health expert calls for reducing booster dose gap from 9 to 6 months

    Director of Tata Institute for Genetics and Society (TIGS), Bengaluru, Dr Rakesh Mishra has called for reducing the gap for booster doses from nine to five-six months after two-doses of covid-19 vaccination, saying “it can be a good approach”. I think if a booster dose is made available before nine months, it will be very […]

    Impact of Covid ‘is down but not out’, do not be careless: Health experts

    In an exclusive interview to ANI, the Director of Tata Institute for Genetics and Society in Bangalore, Dr Rakesh Mishra warned that the impact of Coronavirus is down but not nullified and advised all to take precautions to curb the impact of the virus. “It is important for all to take adequate precautions to curb the impact […]

    Interview with NDTV India: On Covid -19 pandemic and genome sequencing strategy

    भारत की Genome Sequencing रणनीति और COVID-19 से लड़ने में इसका महत्व TV interview with NDTV India दुनिया अभी भी उभरते हुए कोविड वेरिएंट्स (Covid variant) के खतरे का सामना कर रही है और म्‍यूटेटिंग कोरोनावायरस (mutating coronavirus) से लड़ रही है. इस महामारी से निपटने और भविष्य की लहरों की तैयारी में जीनोम सिक्‍वेंसिंग […]

    On rising Covid-19 cases

    Mask is ‘super vaccine’, COVID-19 still a threat, say scientists “Hyderabad is recording around 20 positive cases a day, but the wastewater sampling shows the cases are much more. Just because many people are not falling sick, doesn’t mean the virus is not there. It is a hidden enemy,” said Tata Institute for Genetics and […]

    TIGS webinar: Hematological Disorders: Therapeutics and Disease Modelling

    Webinar recording 19 April 2022, 3 pm IST According to the National Health Mission India, 7% of the world's population has an abnormal manifestation in hemoglobin with 70% of it constituting sickle cell anemia. In India, sickle cell anemia has a high prevalence, reaching up to 48% in certain indigenous (Adivasi) communities. Access to diagnosis [...]

    Interview with Dr.Rakesh Mishra on IndiaScience TV

    How dangerous is the new XE variant of Covid-19? Is the Covid 19 XE variant more contagious than Omicron? How is a recombinant variant made? Could Covid XE variant be the cause of the fourth wave? Is it still beneficial to wear a mask? Know from Dr. Rakesh Mishra, Director, Tata Institute for Genetics and […]

    On XE Varaiant of Omicron

    COVID mutant ‘XE’: TIGS Director Rakesh Mishra urges citizens not to panic, says ‘closely monitor the development of variant’ Covid variant XE has been around since Jan, no cause of concern as of now Rakesh Mishra, Director of the Tata Institute of Genetics and Society, Bengaluru, said the XE variant is a recombinant of BA.1 […]

    Time to eliminate ‘silent killer’ TB, say top scientists

    TIGS organised a webinar to mark world TB day 2022 on 31st March, 2022 with dististinguised researchers from across the country. ‘Top scientists from across the country gave a call for putting an end to the prevalence of the ‘silent killer’ called tuberculosis (TB)’. ‘India can show the way to the world by taking up […]

    TIGS webinar: TB – The Silent Killer – Understanding Disease dynamics, Diagnostics and Treatment

    Webinar recording 31 March 2022, 3 pm IST 24th March (World Tuberculosis Day) marks the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) that causes the deadly disease Tuberculosis (TB) by Dr. Robert Koch in 1882. According to WHO (World Health Organization), each day about 28000 people are infected with TB and, 4100 lose their lives to this [...]

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