DST India sets up joint science communication forum

Joint Science Communication Forum in a view to facilitate interaction, cooperation, and coordination amongst various public sector science communication institutions and agencies is initiated via The Department of Science & Technology (DST). The Forum brings together science communication efforts spread across various institutions and can help adoption of a common policy and best practices at a wider scale, ultimately aiming towards a national science communication framework. … Continue reading DST India sets up joint science communication forum

Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB), has explored the neuro-invasive potential of SARSCoV-2

The team of researchers at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB), Kolkata has explored the neuro-invasive potential of SARSCoV-2 and suggested that the virus may infect respiratory centre of the brain and attention should be focused on the respiratory centre of the central nervous system to search for mortality due to COVID 19. The paper published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience and supported by Science & … Continue reading Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB), has explored the neuro-invasive potential of SARSCoV-2

DST india invited the training programme on Entrepreneurship

DST India are invited Proposals from Institutions/Organizations/Agencies interested in conducting online  programme(s) during the financial year 2020-21. Interested institutions/organizations need to submit proposals as per the prescribed format uploaded on the website. Organisation may like to apply for one or more than one program depending on their past experience and expertise. Last date of receiving proposals: 30th June, 2020. Concept Proposals are invited for the following area: … Continue reading DST india invited the training programme on Entrepreneurship

Indian Govt invited application for NEWTON-BHABHA fund PhD Programme 2020-2021

The Newton Fund builds research and innovation partnerships with 17 active partner countries to support their economic development and social welfare, and to develop their research and innovation capacity for long-term sustainable growth. It has a total investment of £735 million from the United Kingdom (UK) Government until 2021, with matched resources from the partner countries. The UK works in partnership with India under the … Continue reading Indian Govt invited application for NEWTON-BHABHA fund PhD Programme 2020-2021

National Institute of Animal Biotechnology India could lead to vaccines for bird species against avian paramyxoviruses

Avian paramyxoviruses (APMVs) are a group of 21 virus species isolated from a wide variety of bird species across the globe. The most well characterized of them, APMV-1, popularly known as Newcastle disease virus, causes severe disease in chickens causing huge economic loss to farmers. APMVs are similar to other paramyxoviruses such as Measles and Mumps viruses, enveloped and carry a negative sense, non-segmented RNA … Continue reading National Institute of Animal Biotechnology India could lead to vaccines for bird species against avian paramyxoviruses

National Institute of Immunology found substitution of α-helix with a flexible peptide as linker protein for enhanced GMP formation

National Institute of Immunology (NII), New Delhi’s scientists found that substitution of the helix with a flexible peptide sequence in the full-length hGBP-1 (termed as linker protein) effective in GMP formation. Unlike wild-type, the linker protein is not capable of undergoing substrate-induced oligomerization, suggesting the importance of the helix in oligomerization during the GTP hydrolysis. Furthermore, they examined the effect of interactions between this helix … Continue reading National Institute of Immunology found substitution of α-helix with a flexible peptide as linker protein for enhanced GMP formation

Indian institute developed a new hybrid (inorganic-organic) compound for inhibition of breast, lung & liver cancer cells

Institute of Nano Science & Technology (INST), Mohali, an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology Government of India, have synthesized a novel inorganic-organic hybrid compound that can inhibit breast, lung, and liver cancer cells, opening up new possibilities for metallodrugs. The solid compound based on phosphomolybdate cluster, an inorganic salt of phosphomolybdic acid, belongs to the Polyoxometalates (POMs) family, which had earlier … Continue reading Indian institute developed a new hybrid (inorganic-organic) compound for inhibition of breast, lung & liver cancer cells

National Center for Polar and Ocean Research provides financial support to Indian scientists/researchers to participate in expedition 377 on International Specific Discovery Program (IODP)

National Center for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India provides financial support to Indian scientists/researchers to participate in expedition 377 on a specific mission platform (MSP) in an International Specific Discovery Program (IODP). The IODP is an international maritime research collaboration that explores the history and dynamics of the Earth using an ocean-going research platform to recover data recorded … Continue reading National Center for Polar and Ocean Research provides financial support to Indian scientists/researchers to participate in expedition 377 on International Specific Discovery Program (IODP)

India invited Research Proposal for Anti- SARS-CoV-2 /nCoV-2 Virus Studies using  Botanical Ingredients and Traditional Formulations

Department of Biotechnology (DBT) & Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) announce  invitation for research proposals by Industry/Academia/ Industry-Academia on COVID-19 pandemic through the application of medicinal and aromatic plants, because  government  facing the the rapid increase in patients of COVID-19 during the last few weeks, which is posing tremendous challenge for the healthcare systems across the the India. Effective strategies for prophylaxis and holistic management are of paramount importance … Continue reading India invited Research Proposal for Anti- SARS-CoV-2 /nCoV-2 Virus Studies using  Botanical Ingredients and Traditional Formulations

R&D boost to a vaccine against Chikungunya-Bharat Biotech

The fight against Chikungunya disease has got a major boost with CEPI, the global Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, and its Indian arm Ind-CEPI, announcing a new partnering agreement with a consortium comprising Hyderabad based Bharat Biotech (BBIL) and the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) to promote the development of a vaccine against the disease. CEPI will fund the consortium with up to US $14.1 million … Continue reading R&D boost to a vaccine against Chikungunya-Bharat Biotech