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RBU scholars’ paper on Corona in intl journal

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | March 18, 2021 09:54 PM

MOHALI: Continuing with their pursuit of research, students and scholars of the University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (USPS) of the Rayat Bahra University have achieved another laurel to the research activity in the university.

The manuscript entitled `Coronavirus to COVID19: An overview’ of students and scholars of the University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (USPS) has been published in EMBASE, Web of Science- International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research (IJPSR) in the latest issue.

The authors of the research paper are Mandeep Rana, Simran Singla, Priya Jaswal and Gurfateh Singh of the University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (USPS).

Disclosing this here today, Dr Gurfateh Singh, Head of the USPS, the paper details the spread of Coronavirus and its prevention strategies recommended by the WHO and AYUSH. Prevention strategies recommended by the WHO and AYUSH include isolation of suspected and confirmed cases with personal hygiene and immunity enhancing measures. This review enlightened on the epidemiology, history of Coronavirus, pathogenesis, comparative analysis, clinical features, recent possible pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches for COVID-19.

The Web of Science (WoS) is the oldest subscription-based citation index for more than 250 disciplines, and it is provided by Thomson Reuters (formerly the Institute for Scientific Information, Philadelphia, USA). It covers more than 12, 000 journals and 150, 000 conference proceedings.

Dr Singh said it is the most prestigious database, and the world's top academic and research institutions strongly encourage publications in WoS-indexed journals, which affect the institutions' research productivity indicators and their place in global ranking systems such as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

He thanked the university management for providing the platform and the right atmosphere to the students and faculty for this research activity.

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