Archive for December 2012
23 December 2012
NEW DELHI: India has foiled an attempt made by a US company to claim a patent at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on the use of pomegranate for the treatment of ulcers.
….The Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL), a unit of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research submitted prior art evidences in December 2010 in the form of references in three books from 11th century to 20th century…..
12 December 2012
HYDERABAD: Ghousia Begum, a senior scientist at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, has been conferred Scientist of the year award-2012 by the National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi….
14 December 2012
NOIDA: Taking cognizance of the increasing number of accidents on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, Noida Authority has finally swung into action. The Authority has decided to conduct a safety audit of the e-way and has written to the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) for its expert advice on several aspects of traffic engineering of the 23.6km stretch…..
11 December 2012
NEW DELHI: To bring diagnostic services to the doorsteps of people living in remote areas, the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and Hewlett-Packard (HP) on Tuesday launched a cloud-enabled eHealth centre here.
The rapidly deployable, fully integrated centre, installed in unused shipping containers, can be carried by road, air or water, to any part of the country, even in hilly areas….
09 December 2012
Hyderabad: There is an active fault beneath the Tehri dam that enhances the earthquake risk, scientists of the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) here have reported. The Tehri dam is located near Tehri town in Uttarakhand in the Kumaon-Garhwal Himalayas region….
09 November 2012
KOLKATA: Kala-azar, known to claim a few lives every year in North and East India, including West Bengal, may soon be a thing of the past, courtesy an effective vaccine developed by a city scientist.
Nahid Ali, a scientist at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB) who worked on the vaccine for 10 years, has published a paper on her successful research in an international medical journal last month…..
09 December 2012
India has a wealth of traditional knowledge and resources. How shall we protect them from infringement and theft? The Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) been able to check the piracy of ancient wisdom related to medicinal plants cost-effectively. Other developing countries whose traditional knowledge (TK) is being plundered want to replicate the idea.
TKDL, a collaborative project of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, is situated in Ghaziabad, U.P….