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Archive for October 2015

Director IIIM-CSIR highlights use of medicinal, aromatic plants

29 October 2015

JAMMU: “State of Jammu and Kashmir possesses immense potential for cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants and rural prosperity can be restored via propagating these plants for sustainable rainfed agriculture”.
This was stated by  Dr Ram Vishwakarma, Director, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (formerly RRL) while delivering a brainstorming lecture at the second day of 4th  JK Agricultural Science Congress at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-Jammu)….

Source: http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/director-iiim-csir-highlights-use-of-medicinal-aromatic-plants/

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October 30, 2015 at 9:07 am

Posted in IIIM

HC asks NEERI to study Godavari’s pollution during Kumbh Mela

29 October 2015

The Bombay High Court on Thursday asked the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) to study the pollution of river Godavari caused by the ‘Shahi Snaan’ (royal bath) events during the Kumbh Mela which began at Nashik on July 24 this year. The division bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka asked the NEERI to form a committee for this purpose and submit a report before December 11. The High Court also directed the authorities not to release the water from Godavari any further as it might have been polluted after the Shahi Snaan. ….

Source: http://www.mid-day.com/articles/hc-asks-neeri-to-study-godavaris-pollution-during-kumbh-mela/16640190#sthash.e7Y5qcSL.dpuf

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October 30, 2015 at 9:06 am

Posted in NEERI

30 fils herbal drug to treat diabetes in India

29 October 2015

Lucknow, India: For those having high blood sugar levels and are on antibiotics for long, state-owned National Botanical Garden Institute (NBRI) here has come up with a herbal and healthy option. “We have developed a medicine for Type-II diabetes patients on Ayurvedic method, which does not have any side effect,” Senior Principal Scientist AKS Rawat told PTI.

Generally antigens affect body organs on the long run. But this drug contains anti-oxidants, which help in rebuilding process, he said. Rawat said the initiative was taken by NBRI Director C S Nautiyal. He said the drug has been introduced in tablet form. The Ayurvedic drug has been named ‘BGR—34’ and may cost ₹500 (3 BHD) for 100 tablets. “If taken for a longer period, it may also reduce dependence on insulin,” Rawat said. A combination of natural extracts, the drug has been jointly developed by two CSIR laboratories — NBRI and the Central Institute for Medicinal and Aromatic Plant (CIMAP) — both in Lucknow.

Source: http://www.gdnonline.com/Details/30416/30-fils-herbal-drug-to-treat-diabetes-in-India

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October 29, 2015 at 10:00 am

Posted in CIMAP, NBRI

CSIR launches herbal anti-diabetes drug ‘BGR-34’ in India

28 October 2015

An anti-diabetes herbal drug, jointly developed by two Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) laboratories has been launched in certain parts of North India. The drug, dubbed BGR-34, has been derived from the medicinal plant extracts as described in the ancient Ayurveda text.

BGR-34 been jointly developed by National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) and Central Institute for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP). For the purpose of commercialisation, the drug licence has been awarded to Delhi-based Aimil Pharamaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. In return, Aimil will pay royalty based on drug sales to CSIR.

Source: http://www.ibtimes.com.au/csir-launches-herbal-anti-diabetes-drug-bgr-34-india-1478719

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October 29, 2015 at 9:59 am

Posted in CIMAP, NBRI

New herbal hope for diabetics!

29 October 2015

LUCNKOW: For those having high blood sugar levels and are on antibiotics for long, state-owned National Botanical Garden Institute (NBRI) here has come up with a herbal and healthy option.

“We have developed a medicine for Type-II diabetes patients on Ayurvedic method, which does not have any side effect,” Senior Principal Scientist A K S Rawat told PTI on Tuesday.
Read more at http://www.thestatesman.com/news/science-and-tech/new-herbal-hope-for-diabetics/99711.html#o3XsLSEYMhQCXEXm.99

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October 29, 2015 at 9:58 am

Posted in NBRI

Govt. tells labs: fund research by yourself

28 October 2015

Cash-strapped, the Ministry of Science and Technology has mandated organisations involved in scientific research to start ‘self-financing’ projects; send in monthly updates and ensure that research stays in sync with the Central government’s ‘social and economic objectives.’’

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has been directed to generate half of its funds and start sending report cards to the Centre on how “each of the laboratory [is] focusing its resources on developing specific lines of inventions which would contribute to the social and economic objectives of the Narendra Modi government for the poor and the common man.”

The decision was part of a two-day ‘Chintan Shivir’ held at Dehradun in June and ended with all CSIR labs resolving to turn research projects into ‘for-profit’ ventures over the next two years.”

As part of the ‘Dehradun Declaration,’ all laboratories signed up to “develop a revenue model in a business-like manner with a clear cost-benefit analysis….

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/govt-tells-labs-fund-research-by-yourself/article7811265.ece

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October 28, 2015 at 8:43 am

Posted in CSIR

Low-cost Kit to Detect Vitamin A in Milk

27 October 2015

MYSURU: CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CSIR-CFTRI), a premier food research laboratory in the state, has developed a nanosensor kit for rapid detection and quantification of Vitamin A (beta-carotene) in milk.

Using the kit, farmers can easily identify the presence and quantity of beta-carotene, an indicator of the micro-nutrient quality of milk. Based on the results, farmers can alter the feed to cattle to increase Beta-carotene in milk and can also sell the milk with higher beta-carotene for a higher price…..

Source: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/Low-cost-Kit-to-Detect-Vitamin-A-in-Milk/2015/10/27/article3099405.ece

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October 27, 2015 at 9:08 am

Posted in CFTRI