IISC scientists unravel thermodynamics of bacterial mobility

2016-09-02 15:05:54

The Bengaluru team of scientists have published their findings on the thermodynamics of an optically trapped colloidal particle in a soup of motile bacteria in the journal Nature Physics.By Team ABLEIn a recent research breakthrough, a team of scientists from the Indian Institute of Science and the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore suggest a potential physical m

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NCBS researchers Radhika Venkatesan, Vardharajan Sundaramurthy conferred Max Planck-DST Partner Group Award

2016-09-02 15:02:07

The National Centre for Biological Sciences’ faculty members Radhika Venkatesan and Vardharajan Sundaramurthy have been awarded a Max Planck-DST Partner group award for their pioneering research on the chemical ecology of plant interactions and molecular genetics of Tuberculosis bacteria respectively. By Team ABLEThe National Centre for Biological Sciences has announced that faculty members Radh

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FDI for pharma further simplified

2016-09-01 10:22:17

Union Cabinet approves simplification and liberalization of the Foreign Direct Investment Policy, 2016 in Pharma. Now 74% FDI under automatic route has been permitted in brownfield pharmaceuticals.By Team ABLEThe Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ex-post-facto approval for the FDI policy amendments announced by the Government on June 20, 2016. The FDI policy a

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DBT-CIHR Canada calls for applications to support Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative

2016-09-01 10:20:19

The Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative is a priority-driven collaborative initiative between the Department of Biotechnology and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.By Team ABLEThe Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has called proposals for collaborative research with Canada.  DBT’s mandate is to promote research and development activities across the country and take up initiatives

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Tamil Nadu to invest Rs 20 crore to set up biotech incubation center in Chennai

2016-09-01 09:48:33

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Dr J Jayalalithaa has announced an allocation of Rs 20 crore to establish a biotechnology incubation center at Ticel Park in ChennaiBy Team ABLETamil Nadu Chief Minister Dr J Jayalalithaa updated the members with major investments pertaining to the industrial sector. One of the key announcement was that the Tamil Nadu government has proposed to set up a biotechnology incu

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Sraddha Satpathy of KIIT wins Voice for BT (East Zone) Contest

2016-09-01 09:16:25

The East Zone round of the annual Voice for BT public-speaking contest on biotechnology conducted by Novozymes South Asia with ABLE as the Knowledge Partner was held at KIIT University’s School of Biotechnology in Bhubaneswar on August 26, 2016By Narayanan SureshIn a keenly fought contest, Ms Sraddha Satpathy of KIIT Univeristy emerged the East Zone winner of the Voice for BT public-speaking con

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Govt keen to help pharma grab 30% share of global markets

2016-09-01 05:37:30

The Modi government is keen to reward the Indian pharma industry for reaching the Rs 200,000 crore mark ($30 billion) and 3% global market share and hike the share to 30%By Anil Chauhan and Narayanan SureshIt was a meeting with a difference on August 30, 2016 in the national Capital New Delhi.  Senior leaders of Pharma industry,  associations and senior policy makers from the ministries

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Govt launches “My Hospital” (Mera Aspataal) initiative to measure patient satisfaction

2016-09-01 04:55:22

At the third National Summit on Good and Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Facilities, Union Health Minister Mr JP Nadda launched the Mera Aspataal/My Hospital initiative where the patient can express his/her views on quality of experience in a public healthcare facilityBy Team ABLEUnion Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mr J P Nadda launched the “Mera Aspataal/My Hospita

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US plans to develop dengue vaccine, initiate clinical trials soon: US Secretary of State John Kerry

2016-08-31 10:19:50

At the joint press interaction of the Second India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that USA intends to develop a dengue vaccine and start clinical trials soon By Team  ABLEThe US government is giving priority to the development of dengue vaccine  to control the dengue infection that is wreaking havoc in India and many parts of the world. T

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ICMR organizes India-Africa Health Sciences Meet

2016-08-31 10:17:52

At the three-day event beginning on September 1, India and Africa will discuss on capacity building for health and biomedical research, disease priority and research areas of focus, human resource development for industrial processes, Africa-based manufacturing and IPR/regulations/pharmacopeia  By Team ABLEA three day India-Africa Health Sciences Meet is being jointly organized by Indian Coun

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