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Encouraging step in cancer drug research

28 August 2012

At least 18 of the several thousand synthetic molecules screened for developing cancer drug showed promising results and have been patented by scientists of CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) here.

These molecules have been screened against cancer cell lines in in-vitro experiments and are now being studied in mice at the IICT’s Centre for Chemical Biology, one of the three R&D Centres inaugurated by Governor E.S. L. Narasimhan at IICT on Monday. He listened keenly when the in-charge scientists of the Centres explained the research being carried out by them.

Dr. Manika Pal Bhadra, scientist-in-charge at the Centre for Chemical Biology told reporters that the main objective of the research group headed by her was to find out lead molecules for affordable therapeutic drugs for cancer and cardio-vascular diseases. Thousands of synthetic molecules were being stored at a ‘Mole Bank’ established for this purpose……

Read more:http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/article3829662.ece?textsize=small&test=2

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Written by csirindia

September 10, 2012 at 10:10 am

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