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Virology labs at Lucknow's CDRI & NBRI now part of Indian Sars Cov-2 Genomic Surveillance Consortium

Premium virology labs at Lucknow's Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) and National Botanical Research Institute, have been included in the Indian Sars Cov-2 Genomic Surveillance Consortium (INSACOG). This is a grid of 28 laboratories across the country which are collectively studying the variations in the coronavirus genomic makeup. Now the aforementioned labs in Lucknow will also study the mutations of the COVID-19 virus, to mitigate the impact of the expected 'third wave'.

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Collaborative study by BSIP in Lucknow & ASI reveals that Harappans consumed high-protein laddoos

While laddoos are an inseparable part of Indian food plates, it is difficult to imagine that this delicacy dates back to almost 4,0000 years. Surprising as it may sound, this fact has been deciphered in a report prepared through a collaboration between Lucknow's Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences (BSIP) and Delhi's Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The report stated that the Harappan inhabitants included high-protein, multigrain laddoos in their diets.

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