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When ace scientists like Rajesh Gokhale turn rookie entrepreneurs

When Rajesh Gokhale sets up a new lab, he orders sophisticated equipment and some chemical reagents. For a research collaboration with the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) in Pune, he ordered six buffaloes along with the regular stuff. He could have ordered elephants, but buffaloes were more manageable for the laboratory staff. These two animals have something in common. They get white patches on the skin, similar to the human disease leucoderma that Gokhale is now studying. Drug companies a ..

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November 26, 2015 at 9:57 am

Posted in IGIB, NCL, Uncategorized

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

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January 28, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Posted in IGIB

Brain link to Diabetes 2

14 November 2012

NEW DELHI: In a major breakthrough, doctors in the CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) and AIIMS have discovered a neurological link to Diabetes 2.

Diabetes 2 is the most common type of diabetes and is rampant in India with 63 million Indians currently suffering from the disease caused by being overweight and due to lack of physical activity….

Read more: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/nation/others/brain-link-diabetes-2-123

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November 16, 2012 at 5:02 am

Posted in IGIB

Indian scientific study shows neural connection to type 2 diabetes

12 November 2012

MUMBAI: The Indian Diabetes Consortium (INDICO), a Pan-India initiative led by CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) with AIIMS as a principal clinical partner, has recently brought to light an entirely novel candidate gene, TMEM163 implicated in type 2 diabetes.

TMEM163 encodes a probable vesicular transporter in nerve terminals; and the study established a plausible mechanism of action for TMEM163 through impaired insulin secretion. This lends an unprecedented ‘neural angle’ to diabetes that needs to be explored further and holds immense potential in understanding new pathogenetic mechanisms involved in diabetes causation…..

Read more: http://pharmabiz.com/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=72131&sid=2

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November 13, 2012 at 7:44 am

Posted in IGIB

Help India leapfrog in the future: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh tells scientists

19 September 2012

NEW DELHI: Pointing out that India has been overtaken in scientific research by other emerging powers, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today asked scientists to seek newer frontiers of research, match capabilities of peers around the world and help India leapfrog.

Inaugurating the new campus of CSIR’s Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) in south Delhi, he asked scientists to redouble efforts in research and development, a field where India has been overtaken by “other rapidly emerging powers”…….

Read more: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-09-19/news/33952688_1_young-scientists-manmohan-singh-igib

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September 28, 2012 at 6:17 am

Posted in IGIB

Now, we want to focus on small & medium enterprises: Samir K Brahmachari, CSIR

17 September 2012

The country’s largest laboratory cluster – the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), with 38 labs across the country under its fold — is gearing up for its 70th birthday this week. It’s opening a new lab just across the one inaugurated by Jawaharlal Nehru back in the 1950s. The last time CSIR started a lab was a quarter century back. Besides the new lab that will focus on genomics research, this year marks a transformation that CSIR has never seen before. It has new focus areas, Medium Small & Micro Enterprises (MSME), CSIR is ready to undertake commercially-oriented research and plans to incubate and spin-off companies. “We are moving beyond Bharat Sarkar”, says an impassioned Samir K Brahmachari, director-general, CSIR, in a reference to its past. In an interview with Shelley Singh, Brahmachari talks about CSIR’s future.

Read the interview at: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-09-17/news/33902560_1_csir-labs-samir-k-brahmachari-msme-sector

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September 19, 2012 at 10:19 am

Posted in IGIB

Curing Common Skin Disorders

18 September 2012

Not very far from Mall Road, where Rajesh Gokhale spends most of his time as director of the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), is the industrial area of Patparganj in Delhi. Located here is the two-year-old Vyome Biosciences, a startup by Gokhale and Harvard academic Shiladitya Sengupta that makes medicines for use in dermatology and wound healing.

It’s just a few minutes’ drive for Gokhale from IGIB to Vyome, but the distance he’s covered from being a scientist to an entrepreneur is no less than an epochal leap………….

Read more: http://forbesindia.com/article/scientist-entrepreneurs/curing-common-skin-disorders/33755/1#ixzz26t4adHiA

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September 19, 2012 at 10:08 am

Posted in IGIB