Archive for the ‘CCMB’ Category
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…
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.
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….
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….
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).
10 October 2015
HYDERABAD: Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan on Saturday called upon scientists to find solutions to the basic problems faced by people and ensure that various flagship programmes launched by government were successful.
Dedicating to nation Medical Biotechnology Complex of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) here on Saturday he said that all the research and equipment would not be of use unless the fruits of research reached the common man. Hailing Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai as scientific hubs, he asked scientists to do introspection on the work done so far and chalk out direction for future research….
26 September 2015
HYDERABAD: The scientists at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) here have identified a potential area where new antibiotics can be developed.
The identification of ‘potential drug target’ by CCMB scientist Manjula Reddy and her team assumes importance as the drug-resistance in bacteria is increasing worldwide and development of new antibiotics is declining over the years….