IIT Roorkee scientists identify drug to fight Chikungunya

2017-10-09 09:45:26

Scientists at IIT-Roorkee have found that a commonly used deworming drug has anti-viral properties and could lead to new therapies against the mosquito-borne disease Chikungunya.By Team ABLEScientists at IIT-Roorkee have found that a commonly used deworming drug has anti-viral properties and could lead to new therapies against the mosquito-borne disease Chikungunya.Currently, there are no vaccines

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Neuberg Diagnostics launches India\'s first global pathology consortium

2017-10-09 09:44:12

The aim is to develop a new shared services model for the provision of pathology services in the Middle East, Africa and West and South IndiaBy Team ABLENeuberg Diagnostics on Saturday launched its first global pathology laboratory consortium, bringing together five leading laboratories from Sri Lanka, South Africa and the UAE, under one roof.The new generation consortium will combine the expertis

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India-South Africa collaboration progresses with renewed focus on HIV drugs, biomass and bioinformatics

2017-10-09 09:43:25

India and South Africa are celebrating twenty years of strategic partnership this year. By Team ABLEThe Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan attended the celebrations of the collaboration in science and technology in Durban. The event was co-hosted by the Departments of Science and Technology of S. Africa and I

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Prime Minister launches Intensified Mission Indradhanush to boost immunization coverage among children in India

2017-10-09 09:42:12

By Team ABLE The special drive will focus on improving immunization coverage in select districts and cities to ensure full immunization to more than 90% by December 2018“Let no child suffer from any vaccine-preventable disease.” This was stated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi as he launched the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) at Vadnagar in Gujarat last week. Through this program,

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National Mission on Bovine Productivity gets rolling

2017-10-06 09:00:46

About 440 embryo transfers during October 2-10, 2017 throughout the country has been plannedBy Team ABLEThe Department of Animal husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries in co-operation with 12 States has undertaken a Mass Embryo Transfer program in Indigenous Breeds under the scheme, National Mission on Bovine Productivity.Embryo transfer technology (ETT) has been observed to have revolutionized the bre

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Grand Challenges Annual Meeting concludes; DBT proves to be a worthy partner with sustained efforts

2017-10-06 08:57:12

Grand Challenges India exemplifies the government’s focus on creating an ecosystem that encourages innovation to make measurable changes to issues most relevant to the societyBy Team ABLEThe Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2017, that brings together funding and research partners, concluded on October 5, 2017. Speakers at the opening plenary session included acclaimed voices from the global healt

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AMTZ to house Board of Radiation & Isotope Technology’s facility

2017-10-05 13:08:35

This MoU enables manufacturers at AMTZ with access to Gamma irradiation facility By Team ABLEThe Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ), India’s first Integrated Medical Devices Manufacturing Park, which is being setup in Visakhapatnam, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Board of Radiation & Isotope Technology (BRIT) for setting up a radiation processing facility for medical

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Chennai to host 3rd edition of India International Science Festival 2017 on theme Science for New India

2017-10-05 13:05:23

The prime objective of the festival is to instill scientific temper among the masses and showcasing India’s contribution in the field of S&T over the years.By Team ABLEThe Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences, and Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) have come together to organize The India International Science Festival (IISF) every year, since 2015 to encourage scientific temp

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Eris Lifesciences acquires UTH Healthcare

2017-10-05 13:00:25

Eris Lifesciences has acquired nutraceuticals maker UTH Healthcare for Rs 12.85 crore.By Team ABLEEris Lifesciences has acquired nutraceuticals maker UTH Healthcare for Rs 12.85 crore. UTH Healthcare is largely present in obesity, diabetes, maternal nutrition, gestational diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease, Eris Lifesciences said in a filing to BSE.Eris Lifesciences in July 2016 entered

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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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