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New drug from Himalayan tree to heal bones faster

11 November 2012

HYDERABAD: Bone fractures will now heal faster thanks to drug molecules developed by a team of Indian scientists from a tree that thrives in the Himalayas. The drug molecules stimulates bone formation, filling up fractures at a rapid pace.

Scientists from the Central Drug Research Institute, a CSIR laboratory based in Lucknow conducted research on the Himalayan tree after they found that its bark was being used in ethno-traditional medicine in Kumaon and Garhwal regions as a poultice to heal fractures. They discovered novel bone anabolic (growth) agents in the tree’s bark. The tree grows at elevations of 800-3,000 metres above sea level……..

Read more: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/nation/north/new-drug-himalayan-tree-heal-bones-faster-453

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Written by csirindia

November 13, 2012 at 7:37 am

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