Bio Safety Level-3 Advanced Virology Lab for COVID 19-NBRI

Advanced Virology Lab” for testing of COVID-19 has established in The National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), Lucknow. The facility has been developed based on the guidelines of the Indian Council Medical Research (ICMR), the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Bio Safety Level (BSL) 3 level facility According to ICMR guidelines, BSL2 level facility is recommended for COVID-19 but … Continue reading Bio Safety Level-3 Advanced Virology Lab for COVID 19-NBRI

सीमैप के हर्बल कॉस्मेटिक्स का होगा मार्केट प्रोडक्शन

केंद्रीय औषधीय एवं सगंध पौधा संस्थान (सीमैप) द्वारा विकसित हर्बल कॉस्मेटिक उत्पादों के व्यावसायिक उत्पादन के लिए एक निजी कंपनी के साथ करार किया गया है। इस समझौते के तहत सीमैप द्वारा विकसित किए गए हर्बल उत्पादों- रिलैक्सोमैप, पेनज़ा, पेनछू, फ्लोमॉप और एक्ने प्रिवेंटिव फेसवॉश बनाने की तकनीक विकसित की गई है। औषधीय तथा सगंध पौधों के क्षेत्र में शोध एवं विकास के लिए कार्यरत … Continue reading सीमैप के हर्बल कॉस्मेटिक्स का होगा मार्केट प्रोडक्शन

Umifenovir can be a safe, efficacious, affordable drug against COVID-19- CDRI, India

CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute(CDRI) Lucknow, has received permission for carrying out Phase III randomised, Double blind, Placebo controlled trial of efficacy, safety and tolerability of antiviral drug Umifenovir. The Phase III Clinical Trials will be carried out at King George’s Medical University (KGMU), Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences (RMLIMS) and ERA’s Lucknow Medical College & Hospital, Lucknow. Umifenovir is mainly used for … Continue reading Umifenovir can be a safe, efficacious, affordable drug against COVID-19- CDRI, India

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

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

Department of Biotechnology India invited proposals under the DBT-UMMID Initiative

Congenital and hereditary genetic diseases are a significant health burden in India. Therefore, there is a need for adequate and effective genetic testing and counseling services. The diagnostic tests for many of the genetic disorders available in India are at a relatively nascent stage. While antenatal diagnostics for a few genetic diseases are available, these are available in very few hospitals. Considering these facts, the … Continue reading Department of Biotechnology India invited proposals under the DBT-UMMID Initiative

Joint Efforts to enhance cultivation of heeng and saffron in india- CSIR-IHB and Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh

Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (CSIR-IHBT) and the Department of Agriculture, Government of Himachal Pradesh, have forged strategic and implementation partnership based on their mutual strengths for the cultivation of heeng and saffron. Saffron and heeng (asafoetida) are the most valuable spices of the world and widely used in Indian cuisine since time immemorial. In India, the annual demand for saffron spice is 100 tons … Continue reading Joint Efforts to enhance cultivation of heeng and saffron in india- CSIR-IHB and Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh

Indian updates for Coronavirus vaccine: Serum Institute, CCMB, ICMR and other researches.

India, along with other countries, has also made significant strides in the search for a coronavirus vaccine. According to the government around 30 groups are working in the country to come up with a vaccine candidate. The national science laboratories have also rounded up six corona vaccine candidates that are making quite some progress. In fact, India is optimistic that a COVID-19 vaccine would be … Continue reading Indian updates for Coronavirus vaccine: Serum Institute, CCMB, ICMR and other researches.

Tiny Robots Inspired by Sperm Want to Swim Around Your Body Delivering Drugs

By Brandon Specktor, Senior Writer                                           2 October 2018 Scientists in the United Kingdom have turned to the humble human sperm in their quest to design the ultimate swimming robot. Made of a tiny magnetic head and squiggly elastic tail, the flea-size drones look and swim … Continue reading Tiny Robots Inspired by Sperm Want to Swim Around Your Body Delivering Drugs

WILD THINGS ANIMALS Alligators eat sharks — and a whole lot more

  Alligators don’t just stick to freshwater and the prey they find there. These crafty reptiles can live quite easily, at least for a bit, in salty waters and find plenty to eat — including crabs, sea turtles and even sharks. “They should change the textbooks,” says James Nifong, an ecologist with the Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Kansas State University in … Continue reading WILD THINGS ANIMALS Alligators eat sharks — and a whole lot more