Tag Archives: medicine

Meet Girish Sahni, New CSIR Director General

Microbiologist Girish Sahni, the erstwhile director of CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology in Chandigarh, has been appointed as the new director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), which entails him to act as the secretary of Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) under the science and technology ministry. Sahni obtained hius PhD from the Indian Institute ...

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Delhi Bans Sale of Aspirin, Ibuprofen Without Prescription

Are you one of those individuals who take a painkiller every now and then to fight slightest of the pain? If yes, then you cannot do that henceforth as the Delhi government has demanded a ban on selling aspirin and ibuprofen – blood-thinning medicines also known as Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), in the absence of prescription. Satyendra Jain who is ...

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Fast mimicked diet reduces ageing in mice: New study

Photo Credits: Trocaire on Flickr A new research has shown that calorie restricted food that mimics prolonged fasting (PF) can regenerate and promote longevity in mice. A new research by University of Southern California has found that feeding mice with calorie restricted food that mimics fasting for just 4 days produced results – encouraged regeneration in multiple organs/systems and increased ...

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Why PM Modi planted ‘Kadamb’ sapling on World Environment Day?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today planted a Kadamb sapling (Neolamarckia Cadamba), at the Race Course Road lawns, to mark the occasion of World Environment Day, and there is more to the choice as it has ‘vaastu’ significance too. The Prime Minister also placed a traditional earthen-pot (matka) along with the sapling, which is a traditional way of conserving water, and ensuring ...

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CSIR, Lucknow Succeeds to Sequence ‘Tulsi’ Plant’s Whole Genome

India’s miracle plant ‘Tulsi’ or Holy Basil has been successfully gene-sequenced (genome) by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) scientists heralding new research avenues in extracting medicinal properties, espoused since the ancient Ayurvedic times. CSIR said the gene sequencing will help synthesize secondary metbolites in basil for therapeutic properties, which has been made possible with the sequencing of ...

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New Blood Pressure (BP) Drug to With Fewer Side Effects to Hit Market Soon

Using a sophisticated X-ray analysis, scientists have uncovered how an important regulator for blood pressure works in the human body and they believe that the findings could lead to new blood pressure drugs with fewer side effects. The X-ray analysis revealed the molecular structure of the angiotensin receptor AT1R. “Despite its medical relevance, the structure of this receptor was unknown ...

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New TB Drug App Keeps Doctor Informed About Patients

To help aged patients, a new software to remind them when to take medicine has been developed by Apollo hospitals in association with the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. The reminder is sent via SMS messages and voice calls as alerts to remind the patient and also tells them when they should attend the counselling session with their ...

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Swine Flu Scare Shuts Down Aligarh Muslim university

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Monday suspended classes till Feb 25, following the death of a girl student recently and seven suspected cases of swine flu coming to light. The university’s affiliated institutions will also remain closed, an official said. To prevent spread of the viral disease, all events like seminars, workshops, meetings of executive council, the AMU Court and ...

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One in 4 Saudis Face Heart Attack in 10 years: Study

One in four adults in Saudi Arabia may face heart attack within the next 10 years, said research presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Saudi Heart Association (SHA), opened today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The conference features sessions from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) on hot topics in cardiovascular disease including prevention.1 Dr Muhammad Adil Soofi, first ...

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Swine-flu Update: Centre rushes medicines, testing kits, medical team to Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Jan 21: The Centre, following the Telangana state government’s appeal, has rushed swine flu medicines, diagnostic kits and a high-level medical team to Hyderabad on Wednesday evening. Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhara Rao had telephoned Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the morning seeking help and immediate action amid rising cases of death due to swine flu in the state, which ...

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AIIMS, Ohio Varsity Hoin Hands to Study Regenerating Bodyparts, Tissues

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has signed an MoU with the US-based Ohio State University to develop a technique in regenerating human body parts and tissues for patients in India, which is till now confined to Hollywood films like Amazing Spiderman and its sequel. AIIMS said initiative will help those suffering from burn injuries, infections and abdominal ...

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Rosetta Landing on Comet Top Breakthrough of 2014

The landing of European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft on a comet tops the list of 10 breakthroughs of 2014, the prestigious journal Science announced in its December issue. Rosetta and its lander module Philae made major headlines in November when Philae touched down on the surface of the speeding comet. The landing was rougher than expected as Philae bounced off ...

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Modi’s proposal of Yoga Day on June 21 adopted at UN, backed by 175 countries

For the first time in UN history, an endorsement for yoga Day, received unprecedented support from 175 out of 193 members of the UN General Assembly, countries as diverse as the US and Syria, Russia and Britain, and China and the Philippines, agreed to declare June 21 the International Yoga Day, recognizing the ancient Indian science’s “holistic approach to health ...

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Bitter Compounds in Wild Fruits May Help Treat Cancer

A recent study found that the compounds responsible for bitter flavour in wild cucurbits cucumber, pumpkin, melon, watermelon and squash have the potential to treat cancer and diabetes. These compounds called cucurbitacins protect the wild plants against predators and have the potential to suppress growth of cancer cells. The fruit and leaves of wild cucurbits have been used in Indian ...

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2014 Nobel for Medicine Goes to John O´Keefe, Moser Couple

This year’s Nobel prize for medicine has been given to scientists who had discovered the “inner body GPS” in brain cells which locate the positioning system like finding the place where we are and the distance. The brain stores information in such a way that we can immediately find the way the next time we trace the same path, according ...

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The 2011 Nobel Prize for Medicine

The 2011 Nobel Prize for Medicine has gone to three researchers for their work on the immune system. One-half of the prize money will go jointly to Bruce A. Beutler and Jules A. Hoffmann “for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity” and the other half to Ralph M. Steinman “for his discovery of the dendritic cell and its ...

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