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Archive for January 2013

Mining data to find a cure for India’s ailing health sector

27 January 2013

It was once a large rectangular container used by a computer company to ship products. Now, the container, as large as a railway coach, is a clinic that may well define the future of healthcare in India.

The clinic, in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, opened last week, an initiative of the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) and Hewlett-Packard India. The man in charge of the project, Anurag Agrawal, a doctor and asthma researcher, is convinced the solution for India’s abysmal doctor-patient ratio and its befuddling mix of Ayurveda and Western medicine, lies in something that will at once be familiar to quantitative analysts on Wall Street or, closer home, on Dalal Street— the collective intelligence of dumb data…..
Read more: http://www.livemint.com/Industry/JbyH1vAHOCVsuJZJe31Y4N/Mining-data-to-find-a-cure-for-Indias-ailing-health-sector.html

Written by csirindia

January 28, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Posted in IGIB

Honour for three NGRI scientists

16 January 2013

HYDERABAD: Dr. Parijat Roy, INSPIRE faculty, Geochemistry Division, CSIR-NGRI received the ISCA Young Scientist Award for 2012-13 in the Earth System Sciences category.

He received the award during the Indian Science Congress held at Kolkata recently……

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/honour-for-three-ngri-scientists/article4313487.ece

Written by csirindia

January 28, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Posted in NGRI

Confluence of colourand fragrance at National Botanical Research Institute

21 January 2012

LUCKNOW: With colourful roses and gladioli in the background and fragrance in the air, the sunny Sunday made for a perfect outing at the National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) lawns. From schoolkids to grandpas and grandmas, people in large numbers were in attendance to catch the glimpses of annual rose and gladiolus flower show on Sunday….

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-01-21/lucknow/36462503_1_flower-show-flower-lovers-roses-and-gladioli

Written by csirindia

January 28, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Posted in NBRI

Pointer to how kala azar trumps drugs – Parasite challenge tougher than thought, say city scientists

23 January 2013

NEW DELHI: Scientists in Calcutta say they have deciphered the molecular chicanery the parasite that causes kala azar unleashes to hijack the human body’s immune system and evade drugs used to treat this potentially fatal infection.

The researchers at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Calcutta, and their collaborators say their findings suggest that the challenge posed by drug-resistant versions of the kala azar parasite may be even more formidable than hitherto believed……

Read more: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1130123/jsp/nation/story_16474878.jsp#.UQYY_r-84tg

Written by csirindia

January 28, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Posted in IICB

Predictive medicine: Genes may identify potential addiction victims

24 January 2013

KOLKATA: Predicting one’s predisposition to addiction and warning potential victims to stay away from certain substances may become a reality in the near future, Indian scientists say.

New avenues in predictive medicine have also opened up with scientists at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology identifying the presence of genetic mutations (or abnormal changes in the genes) responsible for addiction.

“This is a study in the area of predictive medicine. If we can identify the mutation in a gene which has association with addiction and if it’s present in an individual, then we can predict that he or she is prone to addiction,” Sumantra Das of the Neurobiology Division at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB), told IANS…….

Read more: http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/2013/01/24/118–Predictive-medicine-Genes-may-identify-potential-addiction-victims-With-Image-.html

Written by csirindia

January 28, 2013 at 11:50 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Software for rapid diagnosis of dengue

25 January 2013

HYDERABAD: A software tool that can rapidly diagnose dengue fever based on symptoms and clinical parameters has been developed and validated by scientists of the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) here.

Dengue fever is an infectious tropical disease and caused by the dengue virus. It is estimated that the mosquito-borne pathogen infects approximately 50-100 million people every year…..

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/health/medicine-and-research/software-for-rapid-diagnosis-of-dengue/article4341576.ece

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January 28, 2013 at 11:40 am

Posted in IICT

Kisan mela

25 January 2013

UCKNOW: The annual ‘Kisan Mela’ of CSIR-CIMAP will be held on the CIMAP campus on January 31. About 2,000 farmers and entrepreneurs from various states of the country will participate in the event. Programmes like interactive meet between farmers, scientists and industry representatives, demonstration of improved varieties and techniques for cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants, training of women in making incense sticks will be held….

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-01-25/lucknow/36546907_1_cimap-foundation-day-telephone-adalat

Written by csirindia

January 28, 2013 at 11:32 am

Posted in CIMAP