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

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

Indian Scientists develop indigenous nasopharyngeal swabs

CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune developed a new nasopharyngeal swabs, the current pandemic scenario, global supplies of nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs are not dependable resulting in supply chain delays, escalating prices and variable quality. CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune, has developed an indigenous NP swab for collecting samples from the throat cavity of COVID-19 patients. The need for making available domestic technology for NP swabs was flagged … Continue reading Indian Scientists develop indigenous nasopharyngeal swabs

Beehive charcoal briquettes: clean cooking fuel for rural households

Original Article Source:  CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL. 118, NO. 11, 10 JUNE 2020 SANDIP MANDAL, ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Nabibagh, Bhopal 462 038, India e-mail: sandip.mandal@icar.gov.in Cooking is the major energy-intensive activity in many households of rural India 1 . A significant number of rural households still depend on biomass for cooking fuel due to easy access, sociopolitical situation, age-old cultural practice and low income … Continue reading Beehive charcoal briquettes: clean cooking fuel for rural households

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.

भारत में सिल्वर नैनोवायर के सतत् प्रवाह निर्माण हेतु एक प्रायोगिक संयंत्र का शुभारम्भ

सीएसआईआर-राष्ट्रीय रासायनिक प्रयोगशाला (एनसीएल), पुणे ने वृहद स्तर पर परिशुद्ध सिल्वर नैनोवायर के उत्पादन के लिए विश्व की सर्वाधिक सस्ती प्रौद्योगिकी का विकास किया है। डॉ. शेखर सी. मांडे, महानिदेशक, सीएसआईआर ने सीएसआईआर-एनसीएल परिसर में सिल्वर नैनोवायर के सतत् प्रवाह निर्माण हेतु एक प्रायोगिक संयंत्र का शुभारम्भ किया। इस प्रौद्योगिकी का विकास एनसीएल के रासायनिक अभियांत्रिकी तथा प्रक्रिया विकास विभाग के डॉ. अमोल कुलकर्णी के … Continue reading भारत में सिल्वर नैनोवायर के सतत् प्रवाह निर्माण हेतु एक प्रायोगिक संयंत्र का शुभारम्भ

CSIR Lab “IGIB” and TATA Sons sign an MoU for development of a kit for rapid and accurate diagnosis of COVID-19

CSIR’s constituent lab, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) and TATA Sons signed a MoU for licensing of KNOWHOW for FNCAS9 EDITOR LINKED UNIFORM DETECTION ASSAY (FELUDA) FOR RAPID DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19. The license shall include transfer of the knowledge for scaling up the KNOWHOW in the form of a kit that can be deployed for COVID-19 testing on ground as early as end … Continue reading CSIR Lab “IGIB” and TATA Sons sign an MoU for development of a kit for rapid and accurate diagnosis of COVID-19