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

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.