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Gypsies of England have their roots in Punjab: study

02 December 2012

NEW DELHI: The gypsies of England, thought to have come from Egypt, trace their lineage to the present day scheduled caste and scheduled tribes of north-western India, particularly Punjab, a group of researchers have found.

Scientists at the CSIR’s Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology(CCMB) conducted genetic studies of more than 10,000 global samples to understand a more precise ancestral source of the European Romani population, commonly called as gypsies….

Read more: http://www.hindustantimes.com/Punjab/Chandigarh/Gypsies-of-England-have-their-roots-in-Punjab-study/SP-Article1-967266.aspx

Written by csirindia

December 4, 2012 at 4:15 am

Posted in CCMB

Europe gypsy Roma carry Indian genes

30 November 2012

HYDERABAD: The Roma or gypsies of Europe have an Indian connection, according to research conducted by a group of international scientists led by Dr Kumarasamy Thangaraj from the city-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB).

The first-ever scientific study of the origin of the Roma people says the ancestors of this wandering tribe migrated from India 1,400 years ago. The study analysed the Y chromosome samples of over 10,000 men to establish the genetic signatures of ancestor Indians in the Gypsy population…..

Read more: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/world/europe/europe-gypsy-roma-carry-indian-genes-843

Written by csirindia

December 2, 2012 at 10:52 am

Posted in CCMB

First clinical trial of CSIR tuberculosis drug to begin soon

25 November 2012

HYDERABAD: The first phase of clinical trial in the CSIR-led Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD) model for treatment of tuberculosis is likely to take place in the next few months, CSIR Director General Samir K Brahmachari said here today.

“We don’t have a control over regulatory processes. But in six months, our target is to get into the first phase of the clinical trial of the TB Alliance collaborative project,” he told reporters at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB)…..

Read more: http://www.business-standard.com/generalnews/news/first-clinical-trialcsir-tuberculosis-drug-to-begin-soon/83680/

Written by csirindia

November 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Posted in CCMB

Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology to celebrate 25th Foundation Day

23 November 2012

HYDERABAD: …..The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) is celebrating its 25th Foundation Day from November 25-27, 2012. As part of the celebrations, well-known scientists from both within the country and abroad will participate. Interestingly, a session on ‘Art and science’ is also being organised on November 26….

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-11-23/hyderabad/35318437_1_ccmb-ch-mohan-rao-celebrations


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November 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Posted in CCMB

‘Study on ageing, cancer should be priority’

11 October 2012

HYDERABAD: The focus of science should be on understanding the functions of human brain better, said Nobel laureate Prof Jules A Hoffmann, at a conference at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) here on Wednesday. “Why do we get excited? And why do we love? Why do we have short-term memory and long-term memory? We have to know why the brain functions the way it does,” he said……

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-10-11/hyderabad/34385719_1_nobel-laureate-nobel-prize-cells

Written by csirindia

October 13, 2012 at 10:00 am

Posted in CCMB

Dravidians more susceptible to breast cancer

10 October 2012

HYDERABAD: Certain genetic changes in Dravidian women make them more susceptible to breast cancer than their counterparts living in north India.

A team of researchers from the city-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, have observed that ethnic variations in some genes in Dravidian women are linked to the increased incidence of breast cancer……

Read more: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/hyderabad/dravidians-more-susceptible-breast-cancer-742

Written by csirindia

October 10, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Posted in CCMB

‘Open Day’ at CCMB draws huge crowds

29 September 2012

HYDERABAD: It was a near-stampede situation but for different reasons. The young students did not vie for a glimpse of a film star or a cricketer but jostled to explore the exciting world of science.

As the premier institute, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), opened its gates for the young minds to peep into the latest research activities as part of the ‘Open Day’ on Friday, its campus burst at its seams with more than 16,000 students from different schools. The students were not only from the city schools but also came from other districts and neighbouring States as well….

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/open-day-at-ccmb-draws-huge-crowds/article3948423.ece

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October 1, 2012 at 7:07 am

Posted in CCMB

CCMB sets up clinical research facility in Hyderabad

09 August 2012

Hyderabad-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) has set up a clinical research facility (CRF) on its campus in partnership with city-based Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) to facilitate cell-based research for private players.

CCMB director Ch Mohan Rao said conducting clinical research was an expensive affair as it required high-end equipment costing Rs 3-4 crore, which most companies could not afford. The CRF would facilitate research and innovation in cell-based therapy including stem cell research…..

Read more: http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/ccmb-setsclinical-research-facility-in-hyderabad/482730/

Written by csirindia

August 10, 2012 at 6:36 am

Posted in CCMB

Significant finding in fight against diabetes

09 July 2012

Scientists at the Hyderabad-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) have, in a significant finding that can help fight diabetes, successfully deactivated a gene to regulate the functioning of beta cells in pancreas.

The team of researchers found that “knocking out” a gene in mice led to higher insulin production and better glucose tolerance. The malfunction of beta cells leads to non-production of insulin or production of ineffective insulin. In either case, the problem is manifested in the form of diabetes. The CCMB team could regulate the mass of beta cells in pancreas in the mouse model…..

Read more: http://www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-article-display-1.asp?section=health&xfile=data/health/2012/July/health_July9.xml

Written by csirindia

July 11, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Posted in CCMB

With similar genes, zebra fish could help decipher mysteries of human body

10 July 2012

NEW DELHI: A brightly striped aquarium fish is giving scientists a peep into the mysteries of the human body. Indian and western scientists are now taking keen interest in the zebra fish — a popular aquarium fish. Scientists say the genes of humans and zebra fish — found in India and Pakistan — is 80% similar.

Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) Hyderabad recently set up a state-of-the-art zebra fish research facility. Scientist Dr Rakesh Mishra, who heads the CCMB, said the fish has gained tremendous international prominence as a model organism…..

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-07-10/science/32617630_1_zebra-fish-spinal-cord-aquarium-fish

Written by csirindia

July 11, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Posted in CCMB


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