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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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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