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‘Venom from snakes could save lives too’


September 20th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) Snake venom could become the source of life-saving drugs for cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure, according to an Australian research.Gavin Huttley from The John Curtin ... Read more...

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Cutting edge microscopy tracks cellular traffic


September 18th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers can now observe and track masses of cellular movement under 3D microscopy, potentially speeding up drug discovery and monitoring rogue microbes.Researchers from the University of ... Read more...

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Dutch varsity to do research in eye care in India


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 22 (IANS) The Netherlands-based Maastricht University will conduct joint research with Narayana Nethralaya in this tech hub on preventive eye care, leading to discovery of cost-effective medicine for ... Read more...

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US specialist eyes using old drugs to treat more infections


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) The prohibitive cost of placing a single new drug on the shelves, amounting to $1 billion, is prompting scientists to look at existing drugs to ... Read more...

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Pharma bigwigs join hands for new TB drug


June 27th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Pharmaceutical companies and research institutions in association with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have stepped up efforts to aid research on a new drug ... Read more...

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TCG Lifesciences to foray into bio-tech medicine


February 16th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Kolkata-based contract research company TCG Lifesciences will foray into the field of bio-tech medicine in the next two years, a top company official said Thursday."We are ... Read more...

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Scientists grow heart cells in lab


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 3 (IANS) Scientists have hit upon a new and reliable way of producing heart cells in a lab, which would help in the battle against heart diseases.The Monash ... Read more...

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Strong, flexible artificial muscles designed


October 14th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 14 (IANS) New artificial muscles as flexible as an elephant's trunk but strong enough to rotate objects two thousand times their own weight, have been designed by researchers.Using ... Read more...

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Scientist converts skin cells into brain cells


July 29th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) A novel way of converting human skin cells directly into functional brain cells is likely to revolutionise regenerative medicine and drug discovery. Sheng Ding's latest research ... Read more...

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Eavesdropping on cells’ chats with nano-sensors


July 18th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Using nanotechnology, researchers successfully attached sensors to cell surfaces to monitor single cell chats in real-time. This first-time cutting edge innovation provides the ability to further ... Read more...

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IDDCR joins hands with Temple University


July 8th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 7 (IANS) International Drug Discovery and Clinical Research (IDDCR) and Temple University's School of Pharmacy (TUSP) Thursday announced that they have joined hands to offer global certificate programmes ... Read more...

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Drug discovery combats ovarian cancer


June 5th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jun 5 (IANS) A drug discovery can increase an ovarian cancer patients' life expectancy by up to eight months -- the biggest breakthrough in 20 years of its treatment. ... Read more...

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5 more genes behind Alzheimer’s disease risk identified


April 4th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 04 (ANI): A consortium of Alzheimer's researchers, including a team from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has identified five more new genes that when present add to risk of developing ... Read more...

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Study suggests another avenue for detecting Alzheimer’s


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 02 (ANI): A well-known chemical process called acetylation has a previously unrecognized association with one of the biological processes associated with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, researchers at the University ... Read more...

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Asthma drug could help fight Alzheimer’s


March 27th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) An asthma drug has shown promise in inhibiting the formation of a brain peptide (compound) known as amyloid beta, known to cause Alzheimer's disease. In previous ... Read more...

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Finding of long-sought drug target structure may accelerate drug discovery


March 16th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Researchers from the National Institutes of Health, collaborating with labs at The Scripps Research Institute and the University of California, San Diego, have solved the three-dimensional structure of ... Read more...

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Scientists produce compound that may treat Parkinson’s disease


February 12th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): The first known compound to show significant effectiveness in protecting brain cells directly affected by Parkinson's disease, a progressive and fatal neurodegenerative disorder, has been produced by the ... Read more...

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Chocolate could be the key to tackling persistent cough


December 21st, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Researchers have claimed that chocolate could provide the key to tackling a persistent cough.They are carrying out the final stages of clinical trials on a drug that contains ... Read more...

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Scientists identify proteins that can check 130 illnesses


December 20th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Scientists have identified hundreds of brain-related proteins, faults in which cause 130 illnesses including Alzheimer's and autism.The breakthrough could greatly speed the development of new drugs for degenerative ... Read more...

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Compound derived from turmeric has neuroprotective effects


December 16th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Two new studies suggest that a compound derived from curry spice turmeric may have clinical promise for ischemic stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI), which currently lack good ... Read more...

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Indian American doctor eyes stem cell bomb against cancer


November 10th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 10 (IANS) An Indian-American cancer physician and researcher holds out hope for a next generation of drugs attacking malignant stem cells to slay what he calls the "Emperor ... Read more...

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TB-drugome may pave way for anti-TB drug discovery


November 9th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A new research has discovered that one-third of the drugs examined have the potential to be repurposed to treat tuberculosis and many currently unexploited M. tuberculosis proteins could ... Read more...

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Mouse brain viewed in sharpest detail ever


October 26th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): An online atlas of an ultra-high-resolution mouse brain offers the most detailed magnetic resonance images ever obtained of a mammalian brain.In a typical clinical MRI scan, each pixel ... Read more...

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Novel study offers hope for new class of Alzheimer’s drugs


October 19th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new Penn study has discovered and tested in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease a class of drug that is able to enter the brain, where it ... Read more...

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Novel drug boosts marijuana-like chemical in body to relieve severe pain


September 21st, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 21 (ANI): American and Italian researchers have discovered that a novel drug allows a marijuana-like chemical in the body to effectively control pain at the site of an injury.Daniele Piomelli ... Read more...

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Soon, drugs that could treat cocaine addiction


August 11th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Scientists are exploring pharmacological strategies to treat cocaine abuse in animals.The study may have implications for treating cocaine dependence in humans.Glutamate, a brain neurotransmitter, has been implicated ... Read more...

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Mud from deepest place on Earth could hold key to cures


August 3rd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 3 (ANI): In a bid to search for new drug discoveries, researchers are using one of the world's most advanced microscopic scanners to study bacteria taken from mud samples recovered ... Read more...

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Bacterial ‘genome mining’ produces new drugs


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 2 (ANI): Dutch researchers successfully used a 'genome mining' approach to identify and activate a group of genes in the bacterium Streptomyces coelicolor. This led to the production of a ... Read more...

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Rs.3000 crore venture capital fund to drive pharma growth


July 12th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The government is planning to set up a Rs.3,000-crore venture capital fund to support the growth of the country's pharma industry. Ashok Kumar, secretary, pharmaceutical department in the ... Read more...

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Indian biotech sector rebounds on global recovery


June 2nd, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 2 (IANS) Riding the global recovery, India's biotech industry bounced to high growth in fiscal 2009-10 to post revenues of $4 billion (Rs.18,500 crore), a whopping 52 percent over the ... Read more...

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India decodes TB bacteria, paves way for new drug


April 11th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Indian scientists have mapped the Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome, a first of its kind achievement that gives hope of discovering a cost effective drug for the disease that ... Read more...

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Medical innovations needed to help India improve healthcare


March 30th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Advancements in technology and scientific research in India should translate into medical innovations, so that India can significantly improve its healthcare sector in the next 25-odd years, ... Read more...

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India is the place where the world has to invest: Purnendu Chatterjee (Interview)


March 21st, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
By James Jose and Sakshi Gulati New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Global investor Purnendu Chatterjee has identified life science as an area where he foresees great potential for investment in India, but with ... Read more...

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Drug discovery technique could help in the battle against global warming


February 4th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists in Texas, US, are reporting that a technique used in the search for new drugs could also be used in the quest to discover new, environmentally friendly ... Read more...

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Scientists rewire genetic switches


January 27th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Researchers have successfully carried out the first rewiring of genetic switches, creating what could be a vital tool for the development of new drugs and even future gene ... Read more...

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