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Indian scientists discover three bacterial clusters

28 December 2015

Three clusters of bacteria which have no phylogenetic relationship to any other bacteria have been discovered serendipitously by Indian scientists.

The discovery happened during LOHAFEX (Loha means iron in Hindi while Fex is an acronym for fertilisation) experiment in the Southern Ocean, Antarctica, which was aimed at increasing CO{-2}sequestration through ocean iron fertilisation as part of studies on global warming mitigation. Though a group of German scientists were also part of the experiment, the discovery was made by Indian scientists, according to one of the investigators and former Scientist of Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Dr. S. Shivaji…

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-educationplus/indian-scientists-discover-three-bacterial-clusters/article8034849.ece

Written by csirindia

December 28, 2015 at 10:34 am

Posted in CCMB, Uncategorized

India needs to translate knowledge into products and services: Dr Mohan Rao

17 December 2015

Highlighting that India has vast pool of knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics and medicine and pharmaceuticals, it is high time this knowledge is translated into valuable products and services for social good, opined Dr. Mohan Rao, director of Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and president of Telangana Academy of Sciences (TAS).

While taking part at the CCMB-Distinguished Lecture Series in Hyderabad, Sir Richard John Roberts, Nobel prize winner in geochemistry and molecular biology, also gave a call to the scientists in India and across the globe to come on to platform and stressed the need to work in tandem for further research on genetically modified organisms (GMO). The Nobel laureate has lauded formation of advocacy group for GMO. “GMO is important as it is precision plant breeding which is safe scientifically. If GMO is not taken up further people will starve with lack of food in future,” opined the Nobel laureate…

Read more: http://www.pharmabiz.com/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=92308&sid=1

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December 17, 2015 at 10:55 am

Posted in CCMB, Uncategorized

Novel molecule for cancer therapy

09 November 2015

A new small molecule synthesised by scientists at the Hyderabad-based Indian Institute of Chemical Technology has shown to effectively control growth of cancerous cells by preventing the mis-expression of a specific micro RNA involved in tumour formation.

Micro RNAs or miRNAs play an important role in cancer biology. They are non-coding RNAs and are involved in gene regulation and many developmental processes. Several thousand miRNAs that control 30-40 per cent of all genes have been identified in human and other organisms.  Researchers worldwide are targeting miRNAs to find better therapeutics for cancer.

In studies carried out in collaboration with the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad the scientists identified dual functions of the newly synthesised molecule, triazole…

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/novel-molecule-for-cancer-therapy/article7855585.ece

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November 9, 2015 at 9:31 am

Posted in CCMB, IICT

Ayurvedic ‘prakriti’ has genomic basis: CCMB study

04 November 2015

A genome-wide study to establish corelation between Ayurvedic prakriti classifications with genomic diversity has been undertaken by the city-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), with the collaboration of other institutes.

A research team at the CCMB, under the leadership of senior principal scientist Thangaraj, had taken up the mega programme including people from different institutions.

Source: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/ayurvedic-prakriti-has-genomic-basis-ccmb-study-115110401696_1.html

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November 6, 2015 at 8:24 pm

Posted in CCMB

Dosha Prakriti, Genome Analysis of Yore

05 November 2015

HYDERABAD: In a major breakthrough, a team of Indian scientists were able to successfully link India’s ancient wisdom with modern sciences. For the very first time, they were able to discover that the ‘dosha prakriti’ or phenotypic classification of traditional Indian medicine, has indeed a genetic basis.

Sharing details of the paper on, ‘Genome-wide analysis correlates Ayurveda Prakriti’, published in Nature journal, Ch. Mohan Rao, director of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)- Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) said at a news conference here on Wednesday, “A research team led by CCMB took up the challenge to find out the correlation between Ayurvedic Prakriti classification and genetic diversity. Interestingly, although we had individuals from different ancestries and communities, they all got classified into these three classifications. This was a sign that there was real science behind this Ayurvedic classification….

Source: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/Dosha-Prakriti-Genome-Analysis-of-Yore/2015/11/05/article3114251.ece

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November 6, 2015 at 8:07 pm

Posted in CCMB


04 November 2015

The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, a Council of Scientific & Industrial Research body, on Wednesday claimed that Ayurveda is based on solid foundation of scientific facts. The country’s premier institute, involved in the research of modern biology, has established that the Ayurveda concepts of vaataa, pita and kapha have molecular basis….

Source: http://www.bangaloremirror.com/news/india/Ayurveda-has-scientific-basis-CCMB-study/articleshow/49664740.cms?

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November 6, 2015 at 8:03 pm

Posted in CCMB

Indian scientists seek to prove genetic basis of Ayurvedic Prakriti

03 November 2015

As part of Ayurveda, Indian medical practitioners have for centuries categorized individuals under three major types under the umbrella concept of Prakriti—Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Now, a team of Indian scientists, using genome analysis, have published a paper in Nature journal showing this phenotypic classification by traditional Indian medicine indeed has a genetic basis and ancient medicine in a way is personalised medicine. For their study, researchers conducted a genomewide SNP, or single nucleotide polymorphism, analysis on 262 men.

“We carried out a thorough assessment of normal individuals and put one million genetic markers to analyse and segregate on the basis of Prakriti,” said Kumarasamy Thangaraj of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, which works under the state-run Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Source: http://www.livemint.com/Politics/NhIRTaktTYGtqbWrTP8vrL/Indian-scientists-seek-to-prove-genetic-basis-of-Ayurvedic-P.html

Written by csirindia

November 4, 2015 at 9:12 am

Posted in CCMB