Camels – The real culprit behind common cold in humans?

The researchers found that one of the four common cold coronaviruses - HcoV-229E - originated from camels, just like the MERS virus.

Aug 19, 2016, 13:58 PM IST
New research discloses genetic history of camels

New research discloses genetic history of camels

Use by human societies in primordial trade routes has shaped the genetic diversity of the camel, famously known as the 'ship of the desert,' finds a interesting study of its ancient and modern DNA.

May 14, 2016, 16:51 PM IST
Google celebrates Republic Day with BSF camel contingent doodle

Google celebrates Republic Day with BSF camel contingent doodle

Google on Tuesday celebrated India`s Republic Day with a doodle of a tableau of camels carrying band members.

Jan 26, 2016, 07:52 AM IST

Rajashthan Assembly bans slaughter of camels

In view of the dwindling population of camels in Rajasthan, the state Assembly has passed the Rajasthan Camel (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Bill, which bans the slaughter of camels in the state.

Apr 01, 2015, 12:48 PM IST

Direct evidence that MERS comes from camels: Study

Researchers have said they found the first direct evidence that the potentially deadly Middle East respiratory virus, or MERS, jumps directly from camels to humans.

Jun 05, 2014, 04:25 AM IST

Hunt for MERS source should look beyond camels: Veterinary officials

Scientists lack proof that camels are the source of a deadly new virus that has killed 186 people in Saudi Arabia and should widen their hunt to other animals, veterinary experts meeting in Paris said.

May 29, 2014, 03:32 AM IST

MERS virus can spread from camels to humans

The recently emerged Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) can be transmitted from camel to man, it has been found.

May 03, 2014, 14:58 PM IST

Camels likely source of MERS virus in people: Study

A respiratory virus that has killed dozens of people, mainly in the Middle East, is widespread in camels and may be jumping directly from camels to humans, said a study Tuesday.

Feb 25, 2014, 12:24 PM IST

Scientists prove deadly human MERS virus also infects camels

Scientists have proved for the first time that the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) virus that has killed 71 people can also infect camels, strengthening suspicions the animals may be a source of the human outbreak.

Dec 17, 2013, 13:59 PM IST

New class of antibody found in camels can fight Alzheimer`s

Scientists have discovered an entirely new class of antibody in camels that is able to cross the blood-brain barrier and diffuse into brain tissue, a find that can improve drug delivery to the brain in Alzheimer`s disease.

Oct 02, 2012, 18:57 PM IST

Australia considers mass killings of camels

Thousands of camels in Australia`s remote Outback could be killed by marksmen in helicopters under a government proposal aimed at cutting down the population of the havoc-wreaking creatures.

Aug 09, 2009, 12:26 PM IST