Archive for April 2012
24 April 2012
HYDERABAD: Open source drug discovery might yield results of several scientists who are toiling to find a cure for the poor man’s diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria, say experts. Where traditional drug research by profit-driven companies fail, open source holds a lot of promise of succeeding because of its multi-institutional approach as well as the possibilities of collective work. In a world where a person dies of tuberculosis every 10 minutes, open source drug discovery might provide the answer soon.
One of the major problems faced by open source drug discovery in the initial years is in establishing a base on which advance development can be made possible. However, gradually, the Indian scientific fraternity is now getting active and the global base of OSDD is slowly growing stronger. “Slowly, the world wide community will participate; at least people all over world are realising the importance of open drug discovery. A cure for malaria and tuberculosis may just be around the corner. We foresee that in about five years, we will complete clinical trials for malaria and tuberculosis,” added Zakir Thomas, project director, OSDD, New Delhi……
27 April 2012
Following is the text of the speech of Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh, Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences during his visit to Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), Chandigarh today:-
“This day is a unique day, as we have under this roof, a distinguished gathering. An ensemble of leadership which is second to none. It gives me immense pleasure to be here and interact with all of you. CSIR is the fountain head of innovation in the country. It is a system which has energized the National Innovation System through its contributions time to time. CSIR’s contributions over the years, for each of the policy setting, the country has had put in place, have been noteworthy. The spectrum of such contributions is quite wide – from import substitution to development of specific industry segments, from strategic capacity creation in some niche segments to marching towards global leadership, and so on…..
28 April 2012
CHANDIGARH: Following 20 years of vision document prepared by the CSIR for its 38 labs all across the country, retention of Indian scientists has been announced as the main focus of these scientific labs. In a meeting held at the Institute of Microbial Technology on Friday, of all the directors of these labs, the minister of science and technology Vilasrao Deshmukh emphasized on production of innovations which can reach the masses…..
29 April 2012
CHANDIGARH: Dandruff is one of the most common problems cutting across all age groups. Yet there is no universal solution to this problem. But soon an Indian scientist-cum-entrepreneur will have the answer.
For scientist-cum-entrepreneur Rajesh Gokhale, director of the Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology (IGIB), New Delhi, a premier Institute of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and co-founder of Vyome Biosciences, New Delhi, is working towards a cure for the age-old problem……
29 April 2012
CHANDIGARH: Union Minister of Science and Technology & Earth Sciences Vilasrao Deshmukh on Friday inaugurated the CSIR leadership conference at Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, a constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. In this conference about 100 scientific leaders of CSIR, including 38 directors of its national laboratories spread all over India are participating.
Addressing the media, Deshmukh said that this meet was organized once every year where the CSIR family gets together to take stock of the progress made so far and to chalk out the future plan for research apart from various management issues including HRD……
27 April 2012
JAMSHEDPUR: About 40% of teenagers here are confused about their career options. This revelation came during a nine-month survey conducted by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML) among 4,000 students of 44-odd schools.
The three-member panel, headed by the chief scientist, information management and dissemination centre, NML, N G Goswami, which conducted the survey among students of Standards VIII, XI and X found that 40% of the students are clueless about their careers. “Nearly 30% want to go for engineering, while 20% say they are preparing for the medical stream and 10% want to go for MBA,” said Goswami…..
29 April 2012
NEW DELHI: With the user perception survey winding up on Thursday, Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) is getting ready to start the second phase of the court-mandated BRT study with a trial run. To start in May, the run will allow free flow of traffic on the lanes.
“Right-moving traffic, whether buses or motor vehicles, will travel on the BRT lane while traffic going straight and left will move on the existing MV lane.” The trial run, expected to go on for about a week, will be followed by a simulation exercise, said Dr S Gangopadhyay, director, CRRI….