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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Dr Deepak T Nair, Dr Sanjeev Das conferred with prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award

2017-09-27 11:14:34

Under the Biological Sciences category, Dr Deepak T Nair and Dr Sanjeev Das were conferred with the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for the year 2017. By Team ABLEAt the 76th Foundation Day of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, announced the 10 recipients of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for the year 2017. Under the Biological Sciences ca

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2017-09-27 11:01:23

Dr Deepak T Nair, Dr Sanjeev Das conferred with prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar AwardUnder the Biological Sciences category, Dr Deepak T Nair and Dr Sanjeev Das were conferred with the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for the year 2017. By Team ABLEAt the 76th Foundation Day of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, announced the 10 recipients

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Infosys Foundation inks MoU with IISc Bengaluru to boost infectious diseases research

2017-09-26 09:20:15

The MoU is expected to improve the infrastructure and broaden research activities at the Centre for Infectious Disease Research at the IIScBy Team ABLEInfosys’ philanthropic arm, Infosys Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding of Rs 5 crore with the premier Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, to enhance research on infectious diseases. The MoU is expected to improve the in

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