1. Promising drug candidates for Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever identified, Karolinska News, April 19, 2022.

Pineapple Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have identified key signalling pathways that when blocked by existing drug candidates limit reproduction of the Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus. The findings, published in the journal eLife, offer hope for patients affected by this potentially deadly disease. Details

2. New biomarker for severe COVID-19, Karolinska News, October 10, 2021

Pineapple During the pandemic, it has become evident that people with cardiovascular disease and obesity are at much higher risk of developing very severe, even fatal COVID-19 disease. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have identified some metabolic processes that SARS-CoV-2 uses to attack lung tissue. Details

3. New insights into the cellular response to SARS-CoV-2 infection, Karolinska News, July 24, 2020

Pineapple The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the new coronavirus has created an unprecedented public health challenge globally. Little was known about how the infecting cells respond to the virus and how the virus hijacks the host cellular machinery. A study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet published in Emerging Microbes & Infection gives new insights into the virus-host interplay enabling newer ideas to tackle the virus. Details

4. Molecular analyses describe HIV epidemic in India, Karolinska News, June 19, 2013

Pineapple A new doctoral thesis from Karolinska Institutet describes important properties of the HIV-1 subtype C (HIV-1C) epidemic in India. HIV-1C is the fastest spreading viral subtype and the one that has infected most people around the world. Details

5. Scientists discover emergence of new HIV strains, Deccan Herald, November 8, 2012

Pineapple In a path-breaking research conducted by the HIV-AIDS laboratory at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), scientists have found the emergence and expansion of three to five new strains of the HIV-1 virus rapidly replac... Details

6. Bangalore Researchers discovered HIV in 1958, Deccan Herald, December 3, 2010

Pineapple The deadly virus was first spotted in India in 1986 among sex workers in Chennai. It was identified as HIV-1 subtype C, the commonest strain found in India, so far accounting for more than 96 per cent of the infections. Details

7. HIV strains in India traced back to 1958, Mint, December 1, 2010

Pineapple New Delhi: On World AIDS Day, even as governments and health experts cheerfully report a significant global decline in fresh cases, a band of researchers from India and Sweden report that before HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) was identified for the first time in India among sex workers in Chennai in 1986, it was present for nearly three decades within the country. Details