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CDRI hosts memorial lecture on functional gene delivery

LUCKNOW: The 14th Dr B Mukherji Memorial Lecture was held at Central Drug Research Institute on Friday. On this occasion, Prof Santanu Bhattacharya, director of Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, delivered the memorial lecture on “Functional Gene Delivery: Challenges and Promises”.

In his lecture, he said, traditionally, DNA delivery systems are broadly based on either viral or non-viral vectors. Viral vectors are more efficient in delivering the gene as well as in inducing gene expression as a result of their highly evolved and specialized components. However, their use in clinic is limited due to inherent drawbacks, such as adverse immunogenic reactions, restricted targeting of specific cell types, size limitation on DNA, and potential for mutagenesis…

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/CDRI-hosts-memorial-lecture-on-functional-gene-delivery/articleshow/49950206.cms

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November 29, 2015 at 4:59 pm

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Miracle Manjal (Turmeric) May Prove to be Cure for Stroke

05 October 2015

CHENNAI: Turmeric might well be the miracle we were waiting for. From brain stroke to Alzheimer’s, the household spice is set to address many health issues.

A recent study at the Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow, showed that one should think twice before tossing turmeric away as an “old-fashioned alternative” and reach for over-the-counter, attractively packed medicines…


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October 6, 2015 at 3:18 pm

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CSIR stall entices youngsters, kids

02 December 2012

LUCKNOW: She had heard the story of ‘sanjeevani booti’ (life-giving herb) from her grandmother, but little Rea Tewary never knew she would get a chance to see it or get the feel of it too. “I always thought it must be a fictional entity. It’s good to see it actually,” said the student of class VI. The small-leaved shrub placed neatly at CSIR stall at Lucknow Mahotsav intrigued the girl into wondering if the plant actually had lifesaving properties as claimed in the story of Ramayan. “It is a herb associated with curative properties for problems like stroke and nervous disorders. But, studies to ascertain the therapeutic aspects are on and anything conclusive can be said only after the result is out,” explained Pradeep K Srivastava, principal scientist of Central Drug Research Institute……

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/CSIR-stall-entices-youngsters-kids/articleshow/17447754.cms

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December 2, 2012 at 10:54 am

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New drug from Himalayan tree to heal bones faster

11 November 2012

HYDERABAD: Bone fractures will now heal faster thanks to drug molecules developed by a team of Indian scientists from a tree that thrives in the Himalayas. The drug molecules stimulates bone formation, filling up fractures at a rapid pace.

Scientists from the Central Drug Research Institute, a CSIR laboratory based in Lucknow conducted research on the Himalayan tree after they found that its bark was being used in ethno-traditional medicine in Kumaon and Garhwal regions as a poultice to heal fractures. They discovered novel bone anabolic (growth) agents in the tree’s bark. The tree grows at elevations of 800-3,000 metres above sea level……..

Read more: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/nation/north/new-drug-himalayan-tree-heal-bones-faster-453

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November 13, 2012 at 7:37 am

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CDRI develops drug for healing, rebuilding of bones

10 November 2012

LUCKNOW: Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow has developed a drug – ‘Novel Bone Anabolic Agents’ for accelerated healing of fractures by stimulating bone formation. The institute has also recently entered into an exclusive licence agreement with an US-based firm for further production and development. These naturally occurring anabolic agents were isolated from the stem-bark of a Himalayan tree that grows at elevations of 800 metres to 3,000 metres above sea level. Researchers were attracted to this plant based on the traditional knowledge of its use in Kumaon and Garhwal regions of Uttarakhand as poultice made from its stem-bark for rapid fracture healing…..

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/CDRI-develops-drug-for-healing-rebuilding-of-bones/articleshow/17164345.cms

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November 10, 2012 at 7:18 am

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APMA signs pact with CDRI-CSIR for R&D in formulations, nutraceuticals

02 November 2012

CHENNAI: The Alathur Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (APMA) in Tamil Nadu and the Central Drug Research Institute under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CDRI-CSIR) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to carry out combined research & development activities in formulations of chemicals and nutraceuticals of natural and synthetic origins, in a broad ranging cooperation basis…..

Read more: http://pharmabiz.com/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=71962&sid=1

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November 3, 2012 at 4:03 pm

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Madhya Pradesh government anounces names of science awardees

25 August 2012

BHOPAL: The state government has announced the names of the persons to be given away national and state level awards for the year 2009 and 2010 According to a release issued by MPCOST, The National level Pt Jawaharlal Nehru Award in the field of science for the year 2009 and 2010 goes to Prof Tushar Kanti Chakraborty, director, Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, and Prof Vinod K Singh, Director, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, respectively……

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/Madhya-Pradesh-government-anounces-names-of-science-awardees/articleshow/15700140.cms

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August 26, 2012 at 2:58 pm

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