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In this episode of OMH Capsule, the top headline includes; In Gujarat, a 65-year-old man with heart illness was found to have the uncommon blood type EMM negative. IISc develops a new mechanism to inactivate coronavirus. Watching too much TV can lead to heart disease.
According to reports, a guy in Gujarat who passed away during treatment was found to have a rare blood type that is thought to be the first in the nation and the tenth in the globe.
In 2021, the 65-year-old Rajkot resident had a heart attack and required surgery. However, when the medics tested the patient's blood, they were unable to match it with anyone in Rajkot.
The patient was next sent to Ahmedabad, but again, the medical professionals were unable to match the patient.
The lab that was evaluating the blood sample discovered something odd and forwarded it to a facility in New York for further analysis. The blood group was identified by the researchers as AB+ with EMM 'negative' frequency after a year-long investigation. The patient passed away a month ago from natural causes in the interim.
People with the blood type EMM negative cannot receive blood from anyone or donate blood to them.
There have only been nine individuals before him, who were found to have this extremely rare blood group to date.
Researchers from the CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology and the IISc, Bengaluru, have announced the invention of a new class of synthetic peptides that may both prevent the entry of coronavirus into cells and clump the virus particles together to lessen their capacity to infect.
The peptide was examined for toxicity in a laboratory setting using mammalian cells and was found to be harmless.
The peptide showed promise as an antiviral when it reduced the viral load in hamsters subjected to a high dose of coronavirus and significantly reduced lung cell damage compared to hamsters exposed only to the virus.
The scientists think that this lab-produced little protein could also prevent other protein-protein interactions with a few simple adjustments and peptide editing.
According to a recent study, cutting down on our regular television watching could lower our chance of developing heart disease.
Dr. Youngwon Kim, an assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong, stated that cutting down on TV watching time should be recognised as a crucial behavioural goal for the prevention of coronary heart disease, regardless of hereditary vulnerability and conventional risk factors.
According to the study, there is a correlation between television viewing and an increased risk of coronary heart disease. Age, sex, smoking habits, food, body mass index, and physical activity are just a few more criteria that are included.
One hour or less of TV viewing per day was associated with a 16 percent reduced risk of coronary heart disease than four or more hours, while two to three hours per day was associated with a 6 percent lower risk.