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The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, is one of the oldest and largest medical research bodies in the world. The ICMR is funded by the Government of India through the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. In 2007 the organization established the Clinical Trials Registry - India, which is India's national registry for clinical trials.

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Covid third wave by August-end, PM Modi asks states to be proactive | Oneindia News [Video]

Covid third wave by August-end, PM Modi asks states to be proactive | Oneindia News

During a meeting with Chief Ministers of states where Covid appears to be on a resurgence, PM Modi asked them to take proactive steps to prevent a third wave, which the ICMR says could strike by..

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ICMR study: 16% Covishield dosed samples don’t have antibodies for Delta variant | Oneindia News [Video]

ICMR study: 16% Covishield dosed samples don’t have antibodies for Delta variant | Oneindia News

A new ICMR study claims that antibodies against the Delta variant of Covid-19 were not found in 16.1 per cent of samples from those who had been administered both doses of Covishield. #ICMR..

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ICMR says single dose of vaccine enough for Covid survivors against Delta variant | Oneindia News [Video]

ICMR says single dose of vaccine enough for Covid survivors against Delta variant | Oneindia News

A new study by the Indian Council of Medical Research revealed that people who have recovered from Covid-19 and vaccinated with one or both doses show higher protection against the Delta variant;..

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Covaxin neutralizes both Alpha & Delta variants of coronavirus: US Institute| Oneindia News [Video]

Covaxin neutralizes both Alpha & Delta variants of coronavirus: US Institute| Oneindia News

Studies carried out by the top American health research institute finds that Covaxin, developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), effectively..

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Covid-19 potential third wave expected to be milder than second wave because...| Oneindia News [Video]

Covid-19 potential third wave expected to be milder than second wave because...| Oneindia News

Farmers have decided to march towards the national capital on Saturday afternoon, marking 7 months of their protest against the Centre's farm laws; National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah said..

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Nipah virus scare in Maharashtra after bats found with antibodies | Oneindia News [Video]

Nipah virus scare in Maharashtra after bats found with antibodies | Oneindia News

Recent survey conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research and the National Institute of virology has found the presence of antibodies against the nipah virus in some bat species from a cave in..

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Uttarakhand govt probe alleged fake Covid reports of Kumbh visitors; ICMR flags case | Oneindia News [Video]

Uttarakhand govt probe alleged fake Covid reports of Kumbh visitors; ICMR flags case | Oneindia News

Allegations of fake Covid-19 test reports were issued by a private laboratory roped in for conducting random tests during the Kumbh Mela. The Uttrakhand Government has ordered an investigation into the..

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Prashant Kishor's life to inspire webseries helmed by SRK's production house? | Oneindia News [Video]

Prashant Kishor's life to inspire webseries helmed by SRK's production house? | Oneindia News

Ending weeks of speculation, BJP national vice-president Mukul Roy, along with his son and former MLA Subhrangshu, returned to the ruling Trinamool fold on Friday; Poll strategist Prashant Kishor met..

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CBSE class 12th exams cancelled, 'decision taken in the interest of students'| Oneindia News [Video]

CBSE class 12th exams cancelled, 'decision taken in the interest of students'| Oneindia News

No CBSE Class 12 exams will take place this year, taking a decision in the interest of students.The Centre has issued a show-cause notice to former West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, who..

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ICMR study on Tamil Nadu police personnel reaffirms effectiveness of COVID vaccines in preventing death

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Govt: Studying efficacy of third vaccine dose

The third booster dose of Covid vaccine is still in scientific ideation stage and the focus currently is on vaccinating the priority population, the government said as India crossed another milestone..
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Targeted vaccination drive a better strategy: ICMR study

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With nod for vaccine in pregnancy, crores of families will breathe easy

Last Friday, India finally allowed Covid vaccines for pregnant women. After firmly refusing to vaccinate them for months, the government swung to the opposite view that they “can and should” be..
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ICMR study says COVID-19 third wave 'unlikely to be as severe' as the second wave

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Cases among pregnant women, new moms doubled in 2nd wave: Study

Symptomatic cases of Covid-19 were significantly higher at 28.7% among pregnant and post-partum women during the second wave, compared with the first wave when the proportion was 14.2%, a comparative..
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States record Covid toll as per ICMR: Centre on 'speculative' report that India suffered 5-7 times excess deaths


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'National sero survey not enough': ICMR asks states to conduct their own


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Covid-19 roundup: ICMR to conduct national sero survey, several states extend curbs and more


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Meril receives nod from ICMR for its indigenous Covid-19 self-test kit

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Covishield produces more antibodies than Covaxin, finds study

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How long should you wait for surgery after recovering from COVID-19? ICMR gives suggestions

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Black Fungus: Rare case of brain infection recorded in Gujarat, 1 dead

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Plasma therapy no longer part of Covid-19 treatment, says ICMR

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Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath visits Aligarh Muslim University after several faculty deaths

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday visited AMU’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College to review the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the varsity where deaths of several staff..
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Covid-19: Most of country should remain locked down for 6-8 weeks, ICMR chief says

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