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NewsBytes Briefing: Microsoft 365 suffered an outage, and more

29 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Microsoft 365 suffered an outage, and more

Last night, Microsoft 365 suffered a major outage due to an internal change and left essential web services down for hours, including Microsoft Office 365, Teams, and Outlook.

Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine goes into final human trials

23 Sep 2020

Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine goes into final human trials

In a major development, American pharma giant Johnson & Johnson has launched the final trial of its COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccine developers to pledge against rolling out shots prematurely

06 Sep 2020

COVID-19 vaccine developers to pledge against rolling out shots prematurely

In light of the havoc wreaked by COVID-19, governments around the world have become more than willing to fast-track regulatory approvals and launch promising vaccines, anti-virals, and tests for their citizens.

US won't participate in WHO-led global coronavirus vaccine effort

02 Sep 2020

US won't participate in WHO-led global coronavirus vaccine effort

The United States, the worst-affected country in the pandemic, on Tuesday said it won't be participating in the global effort to develop and distribute coronavirus vaccine because it is led by World Health Organization (WHO).

NewsBytes Briefing: China could leave TikTok deal hanging, and more

31 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: China could leave TikTok deal hanging, and more

Over the weekend, China included AI technologies such as speech and text-recognition and those that analyze data to make recommendations in its list of export-control products.

This robot can swab your nose for COVID-19 testing

25 Aug 2020

This robot can swab your nose for COVID-19 testing

In the fight against COVID-19, a number of countries have deployed robots capable of disinfecting surfaces, triaging patients, and maintaining social distance at public places.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok suing Trump administration, and more

24 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok suing Trump administration, and more

In the updates reported over the weekend, TikTok confirmed the plan to sue the Trump administration for pressuring its parent company into selling the US business of the video-sharing service.

Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine goes into mid-stage human trials: Details here

17 Aug 2020

Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine goes into mid-stage human trials: Details here

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to explode around the world, drug companies from different companies are racing to get a safe preventive vaccine ready.

US approves new 'saliva test' for COVID-19: Details here

16 Aug 2020

US approves new 'saliva test' for COVID-19: Details here

In a major development, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved SalivaDirect, a novel test that can detect a COVID-19 infection using nothing but your saliva.

Coronavirus: Zydus Cadila launches cheapest version of Remdesivir in India

13 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: Zydus Cadila launches cheapest version of Remdesivir in India

In a major development, Zydus Cadila has launched the cheapest generic version of Remdesivir, the antiviral drug being used to treat COVID-19, in India.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine goes into final human trial stage

27 Jul 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine goes into final human trial stage

In a major development, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by biotech giant Moderna Therapeutics has gone into the third and final stage of clinical human trials.

Study identifies 21 existing drugs that could treat COVID-19

25 Jul 2020

Study identifies 21 existing drugs that could treat COVID-19

A recent study identified 21 existing drugs that could be used to treat COVID-19. The drugs can notably stop the replication of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the study found.

NewsBytes Tech Briefing: TikTok considering HQ relocation; UAE's Mars mission

20 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Tech Briefing: TikTok considering HQ relocation; UAE's Mars mission

A lot has happened over the weekend!

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine: Final trials to begin on July 27

15 Jul 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine: Final trials to begin on July 27

Moderna Therapeutics has come a long way with its candidate vaccine to prevent COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease.

Experts think first COVID-19 vaccines might not prevent infection

16 Jun 2020

Experts think first COVID-19 vaccines might not prevent infection

The work to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is moving faster than any of us could have imagined.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine to go into final-stage trials in July

12 Jun 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine to go into final-stage trials in July

Moderna Therapeutics has announced that its COVID-19 vaccine is set to go into the third and final stage of clinical human trials.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine: When will it be available?

09 Jun 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine: When will it be available?

In the race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, Moderna Therapeutics is seen as one of the fastest-moving players.

Remdesivir reportedly approved for COVID-19 treatment in India

02 Jun 2020

Remdesivir reportedly approved for COVID-19 treatment in India

Remdesivir has been approved by India's top drug regulator for "restricted emergency use" on COVID-19-infected adults and children.

Why the vaccine for COVID-19 is still several months away

22 May 2020

Why the vaccine for COVID-19 is still several months away

In a matter of months, a never-seen-before coronavirus originating from China has turned the whole world upside down.

Donald Trump says he is taking anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine

19 May 2020

Donald Trump says he is taking anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine

United States President Donald Trump made a surprising revelation on Monday, saying that he has been taking the anti-malarial drug, Hydroxychloroquine, for a week and a half now.

Inventor of N95 masks is making them reusable: Here's how

13 May 2020

Inventor of N95 masks is making them reusable: Here's how

Health workers around the world are using N95 masks to treat COVID-19 patients while protecting themselves.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine gets FDA nod for phase 2 trial

08 May 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine gets FDA nod for phase 2 trial

Moderna Therapeutics, one of the select few companies trialing a COVID-19 vaccine, has received US Food and Drug Administration's approval to move into the second phase of the tests.

NASA's FDA-approved ventilator will be licensed to manufacturers for free

01 May 2020

NASA's FDA-approved ventilator will be licensed to manufacturers for free

A new high-pressure ventilator developed by NASA has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use.

New COVID-19 drug has 'clear cut' positive effect: Dr. Fauci

30 Apr 2020

New COVID-19 drug has 'clear cut' positive effect: Dr. Fauci

The US government's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that a new COVID-19 drug has proven to be quite a 'good news' in clinical trials.

Elon Musk says he delivered ventilators, hospitals disagree

20 Apr 2020

Elon Musk says he delivered ventilators, hospitals disagree

A month ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk had promised ventilators, the life-saving equipment required for pumping breathable air into sick patients' lungs, to hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases in California.

Coronavirus: Thousands of Chinese PPE kits fail India's safety tests

16 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Thousands of Chinese PPE kits fail India's safety tests

Facing a dearth of personal protective equipment (PPE), India ordered thousands from China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, but a large chunk of these items didn't pass safety tests, a report in ET said on Thursday.

Amid COVID-19 crisis, Singapore's richest man has grown richer

06 Apr 2020

Amid COVID-19 crisis, Singapore's richest man has grown richer

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has left economies crumbling.

Bengaluru-based start-up launches home testing kit for COVID-19

04 Apr 2020

Bengaluru-based start-up launches home testing kit for COVID-19

In a major development, Bione, a Bengaluru-based biotech start-up, has launched a rapid "at-home test" for the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.

US approves 5-minute 'rapid' test for coronavirus disease

28 Mar 2020

US approves 5-minute 'rapid' test for coronavirus disease

In a major development, a US-based medical device manufacturer has won Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval for a new 'rapid' coronavirus test.

FDA allows new technologies to ramp up coronavirus testing efforts

01 Mar 2020

FDA allows new technologies to ramp up coronavirus testing efforts

In a bid to ramp up testing efforts for coronavirus, the US Food and Drug Administration has allowed the induction of new diagnostic technologies.

Cipla's new strawberry-flavored medicine can save kids from AIDS

02 Dec 2019

Cipla's new strawberry-flavored medicine can save kids from AIDS

In a bid to save thousands of children from HIV AIDS, Indian pharmaceutical company Cipla has introduced a revolutionary new drug called Quadrimune.

Now, there is an app to detect kids' eye diseases

03 Oct 2019

Now, there is an app to detect kids' eye diseases

Young kids often find it hard to express health problems, like when they are having breathing or vision troubles.

Soon, Apple Watch could help you track diabetes: Here's how

16 Jun 2019

Soon, Apple Watch could help you track diabetes: Here's how

Over the years, the Apple Watch has evolved into an ideal, health-focused smartwatch.

Now, detect ear infections with an app and paper cone

19 May 2019

Now, detect ear infections with an app and paper cone

Soon, you'll be able to detect infections in the ear of your kid using an app.

Punjab: Drug officer shot by chemist, whose license she canceled

30 Mar 2019

Punjab: Drug officer shot by chemist, whose license she canceled

Neha Shoree, an officer of the Punjab government's Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) wing, was shot dead on Friday at her office near Mohali by a chemist whose license she had canceled a decade ago.

Xiaomi Mi A1, OnePlus 5T emit most radiation; OEMs decline

12 Feb 2019

Xiaomi Mi A1, OnePlus 5T emit most radiation; OEMs decline

A day after it was reported that certain Xiaomi, OnePlus smartphones had fared poorly in a radiation test, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has issued a clarification.

Stripper-turned-manager gave lap-dance to doctor to prescribe addictive painkiller

01 Feb 2019

Stripper-turned-manager gave lap-dance to doctor to prescribe addictive painkiller

John Kapoor, CEO of US-based Insys Therapeutics, as we reported, has been accused of using illegal marketing tactics in order to make doctors prescribe a highly addictive opioid painkiller.

Maharashtra: Family finds plastic fiber in paneer dishes, Zomato apologizes

20 Jan 2019

Maharashtra: Family finds plastic fiber in paneer dishes, Zomato apologizes

On Friday, a family in Aurangabad, Maharashtra ordered food from Zomato but were shocked to find that the paneer dishes had plastic fiber.

Apple Watch Series 4 gets ECG feature with watchOS 5.1.2

07 Dec 2018

Apple Watch Series 4 gets ECG feature with watchOS 5.1.2

Back in September, Apple had unveiled the Apple Watch Series 4 and highlighted its key function - the ability to perform an electrocardiogram.

Now, a male birth control gel is on its way

07 Dec 2018

Now, a male birth control gel is on its way

A lot of couples in the world face the problem of unintended or unplanned pregnancy.