DBT calls for Letter of Intent (LoI) in the area of Repurposing of Drugs for Infectious Diseases

2017-05-23 08:53:35

To promote research and intensify activities in Infectious Disease Biology, DBT has invited LoIs for their evaluation and converting them into potential research programsBy Team ABLETo promote research and intensify activities in Infectious Disease Biology, DBT has invited LoIs for their evaluation and converting them into potential research programs to address issues in the area of ‘Repurposing

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Dr Harsh Vardhan assumes charge as India’s Environment Minister

2017-05-23 08:51:54

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Science and Technology, assumed charge at the IP Bhavan, yesterday, following the sudden and untimely demise of former Minister of State Anil Madhav Dave. By Team ABLEDr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Science and Technology and Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, assumed charge at the IP Bhavan, on May 22, 2017, following the sudden and untimely demis

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Over 100 cancer centers come together for the 7th National Cancer Grid

2017-05-23 08:50:49

The NCG, launched in 2012 with the mandate of linking cancer centers across India, held its seventh meeting on May 20th and 21st at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, with over 150 participants from 108 centers across the country.By Team ABLEThe National Cancer Grid (NCG), with the support of Tata Trusts, has announced a major initiative of facilitating a high bandwidth, secure and private netw

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PM releases two-part book series on M S Swaminathan: The Quest for A World Without Hunger

2017-05-22 07:02:30

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, released a two-part book series on the eminent agricultural scientist Dr M S Swaminathan.By Team ABLEOn May 19, 2017, the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, released a two-part book series on the eminent agricultural scientist Dr M S Swaminathan. The series is titled as “M S Swaminathan: The Quest for A World Without Hunger”. Several Union Ministers and other dignita

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DBT takes initiative to train North Eastern Region students on Lab Instrumentation and Swachh Bharat

2017-05-22 06:58:25

Biotechnology teachers from the North East states were trained by experts for three days on Lab instrumentation and biotech approach to Swachh Bharat. The training was conducted under the BliSS program. By Team ABLEThe biotechnology teachers from the North East states were trained by experts for three days on Lab instrumentation and biotech approach to Swachh Bharat.The training was conducted unde

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Rutgers researchers develop new protocol to analyze thousands of cells at once for faster diagnoses

2017-05-22 06:54:07

The new FISH-Flow protocol discovered by Rutgers researchers could lead to faster, more accurate diagnosesBy Team ABLERutgers researchers have developed a new way to analyze hundreds of thousands of cells at once, which could lead to faster and more accurate diagnoses of illnesses, including tuberculosis and cancers.With the new FISH-Flow protocol, researchers are able to evaluate multitudes of ce

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UNDP launches Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network in Nagaland

2017-05-22 06:46:18

Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) aims to support the Government of India’s universal immunization program by providing real-time information on vaccine stocks and flows, and storage temperatures across all cold chain points.By Team ABLEThe Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is currently rolling out the Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network called (eVIN) in 13 states in India a

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Dr Reddy\'s exploits GE Healthcare\'s FlexFactory to power biologics production capacity expansion

2017-05-19 08:35:56

GE Healthcare will help Dr Reddy\'s to install India\'s first-ever FlexFactory — a single-use manufacturing platform to expand biologics production capacityBy Team ABLEGE Healthcare has won a deal from Dr Reddy\'s Laboratories Limited to install India\'s first-ever FlexFactory, a single-use manufacturing platform to expand the biologics production capacity at its facility in Hyderabad, India. Fl

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A new NIAID-funded study discovers antibodies from Ebola survivor that thwart other related viruses

2017-05-19 08:34:31

This new NIAID-funded study could lead to the development of therapeutic pan-ebolavirus antibodies, as well as vaccines for potential use in the event of another Ebola outbreak.By Team ABLEResearchers funded in part by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have studied the blood of an Ebola survivor, searching for human

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Almost half of all deaths now have a recorded cause: WHO data elaborates

2017-05-18 07:46:06

Of the estimated 56 million deaths globally in 2015, 27 million were registered with a cause of death, according to WHO’s Annual World Health Statistics.By Team ABLEAlmost half of all deaths globally are now recorded with a cause, new data from WHO show, highlighting improvements countries have made on collecting vital statistics and monitoring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals

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