Dr Soumya Swaminathan named Deputy Director-General of World Health Organization

2017-10-05 05:59:41

ICMR Director Dr Soumya Swaminathan has assumed the role as Deputy Director-General for Programmes (DDP), WHO.By Team ABLEOn October 3rd, 2017, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced his senior leadership team.Dr Ghebreyesus named ICMR Director Dr Soumya Swaminathan as the Deputy Director-General for Programmes (DDP).Dr Soumya Swaminathan has more than 30 years of experience

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays foundation stone for AIIMS at Bilaspur

2017-10-05 05:51:52

AIIMS at Bilaspur will house 750 bed hospital built at a cost of approximately Rs. 1350 croreBy Team ABLEPrime Minister Narendra Modi, on October 3, 2017, visited Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh. The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), at Bilaspur. This AIIMS at Bilaspur will house 750 bed hospital built at a cost of approximately Rs. 1350

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India has avoided 10 lakh deaths of children: Lancet study

2017-10-05 05:46:29

According to a new study published in the Lancet, India has accomplished significant reductions in mortality from pneumonia, diarrhea, neonatal infections and birth asphyxia By Team ABLEIndia has avoided about 1 million (10 lakh) deaths of children under age five since 2005, owing to the significant reductions in mortality from pneumonia, diarrhea, neonatal infections and birth asphyxia/trauma, me

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Molecular biologist Michael W Young honored with Nobel Prize for studies on circadian rhythm

2017-10-03 10:17:34

Michael Young’s work has direct implications for understanding human sleep disorders. By Team ABLEThe Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden, has announced that Rockefeller University Biologist Michael W Young, who discovered the molecular mechanism of circadian rhythm, which governs biological clocks that regulate sleep, eating behavior, and metabolism, is this year\'s recipient of the Nobel Pri

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IDF, Novo Nordisk co-launch first global survey on cardiovascular disease awareness among Type 2 Diabetics

2017-10-03 10:15:52

Taking Diabetes to Heart is a global online survey for people with type 2 diabetes to gain important insights about their awareness of cardiovascular disease (CVD)By Team ABLE On World Heart Day, that fell on September 29th 2017, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) partnered with Novo Nordisk to launch the first-ever multi-country online survey investigating the level of CVD awareness and

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India, United States renew joint health collaboration commitment

2017-10-03 10:12:39

Collaboration on research, global health security and access to medicines is expected to benefit both countries.By Team ABLEThe second India-US Health Dialogue was recently held between September 26th and 27th in New Delhi. The bilateral dialogue was jointly inaugurated by Shri C K Mishra, Secretary (MoHFW), Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Secretary (DHR) and DG (ICMR), Garrett Grigsby, Director of Global

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DBT invites comments on "Regulations and guidelines on biosafety of recombinant DNA research and biocontainment, 2017"

2017-10-02 09:55:46

The proposed guidelines outlines containment measures for storage, growth, research, manufacture, exchange, import and export of hazardous microorganisms and genetically engineered organisms or cells. By Team ABLE The Review Committee on Genetic Manipulation (RCGM) administered by DBT has been mandated by law to bring out manuals/ guidelines specifying procedure of regulatory process pertai

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Karnataka to tap biotech to boost drought-hit farm sector

2017-10-02 08:22:12

Hit by drought in successive years, Karnataka government headed by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has big plans to use biotech solutions to over come  various issues faced by state’s farmers and these have been articulated in the new Biotech Policy unveiled in the last week of September.By Narayanan SureshBangalore, Oct 1, 2017: The state’s latest Biotech Policy that will be in implementatio

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Serum’s rotavirus vaccine proves efficacy; Indian Government orders vaccine for Universal Immunization Program

2017-09-27 11:35:58

The Government of India has placed an order for 3.8 million doses of ROTASIIL to use in the Universal Immunization Programme, which serves 26 million children.By Team ABLEResults from a Phase III efficacy study in India of the Serum Institute of India’s rotavirus vaccine BRV-PV (known as ROTASIIL) were published in the journal Vaccine. The study showed the vaccine to be safe, well tolerated, and

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Quanticate reinforces global offering with new Indian office

2017-09-27 11:34:49

The new 16,500 sqft Bangalore premises doubles the company’s current footprint in India.By Team ABLEThe global data-focused clinical research organization (CRO), Quanticate has further expanded its service offering into India with the opening of a new office.Located in Bangalore, Quanticate believes that the new office will be a base from which Quanticate will broaden its capabilities for the ma

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