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Archive for December 2012

India thwarts US company bid to patent pomegranate

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…..

Read more: http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/India-thwarts-US-company-bid-to-patent-pomegranate/Article1-979897.aspx

Written by csirindia

December 24, 2012 at 7:07 am

Posted in CSIR

Scientist of the year award

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….

Read more: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/science/scientist-of-the-year-award/article4192399.ece

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December 17, 2012 at 11:20 am

Posted in IICT

CRRI to conduct e-way safety audit

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…..

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-12-14/noida/35819029_1_safety-audit-crri-safety-lapses

Written by csirindia

December 17, 2012 at 11:18 am

Posted in CRRI

CSIR, HP launch cloud-enabled eHealth Centre

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….

Read more: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/info-tech/csir-hp-launch-cloudenabled-ehealth-centre/article4188012.ece

Written by csirindia

December 12, 2012 at 7:20 am

Posted in CSIR

Tehri dam sitting on an active fault: Indian seismologists

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….

Read more: http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/tehri-dam-sitting-on-an-active-fault-indian-seismologists_815630.html

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December 9, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Posted in NGRI

Kolkata scientist finds kala-azar vaccine

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…..

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Kolkata-scientist-finds-kala-azar-vaccine/articleshow/17540889.cms

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December 9, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Posted in IICB

Safeguarding India’s ancient wisdom

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….

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/open-page/safeguarding-indias-ancient-wisdom/article4179011.ece

Written by csirindia

December 9, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Posted in CSIR