Sugar-coated pouches in body fluids can help detect cancer

New Delhi, October 03, 2022: Detection of the cancer microenvironment may soon become much easier with the help of a new molecular biosensor recently developed by a team of scientists. Cancer cells secrete small pouches, namely extracellular vesicles (EV) covered with sugar molecules, Hyaluronan (HA), which has a direct link to tumour malignancy and is considered […]

Central Bureau of Narcotics destroys illicit cannabis cultivation

New Delhi, September 22, 2022: On receiving specific intelligence about illicit cannabis cultivation in Himachal Pradesh, teams of officers of CBN were formed and dispatched. Officers of CBN verified the intelligence and further carried out physical surveys resulting in detection of more areas of illicit cultivation. Subsequently, destruction operation was started with support of District […]

Newly identified gene could be clue to treatment of fungal infection in immuno-compromised patients

New Delhi, August 30, 2022: A newly identified gene can hold the key to prevent fungal infection Candidiasis that often affects intensive-care unit (ICU) patients, cancer patients and patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy. The gene called CSA6 has been identified in Candida albicans a fungal species infamous for causing high rates of morbidity and mortality under […]

Hydrophobic ingredients, in combination with obsolete antibiotics, can counter multidrug-resistant bacteria

New Delhi, August 03, 2022: A new ingredient that can weakly perturb bacterial membrane, thus countering bacterial resistance to multiple classes of antibiotics, can help revive the efficacy of obsolete antibiotics. This strategy can combat the most critical group of bacteria enabling the existing antibiotic arsenal to be used again for complicated infections. It can […]

Covaxin can help in controlling the virus load of SARS-CoV-2 & its variants, reducing disease severity

New Delhi, July 28, 2022: Scientists have found that Covaxin, which is an inactivated whole-virion vaccine, induces robust immune memory to SARS-CoV-2 and variants of concern that persist for at least 6 months after vaccination and induces memory T cells that can respond robustly against the variants. Covaxin may help in controlling the virus load […]

Ministry of Ayush to organise two-day workshop on Sowa Rigpa

New Delhi, May 20, 2022: The National Institute of Sowa-Rigpa, Leh, under Ministry of Ayush in collaboration with Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (NIT), Sikkim is organizing a two days National workshop on Sowa Rigpa for the Sowa-Rigpa practitioners from North Eastern States on 20th & 21st May 2022. The workshop will be formally inaugurated on 21st May 2022 […]

Online applications are invited to open Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras

New Delhi, May 01, 2022: Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Bureau of India (PMBI), the implementing agency of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) is inviting applications from Individuals, Unemployed Pharmacist, Government nominated agencies, NGO’s, Trust, Societies, etc.  for opening of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJKs). The applications have been invited through an online process. […]

Cases of Fairbank’s disease and acromegaly in India

New Delhi, February 21, 2022: Acromegaly disease has been addressed by the Government of India. Fairbank’s disease (Multiple epiphyseal dysplasia) patients usually requires management of pain and orthopedic procedures, for which facilities are available at tertiary care institutions in India. Another rare disorder, Acromegaly is caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone, most often from […]

Model for optimising topography can make better surfaces for hip and knee implants

New Delhi, October 15, 2021: Indian Scientists have developed analytical models that can predict topography of electrical discharge textured (EDT) surfaces, aiding their customisation for improving hip and knee implants. Electrical discharge textured surfaces have suitable surface topography and surface chemistry to promote tissue growth and adhesion. Surface topography prediction is important in EDT surfaces […]