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New compounds to treat virus causing respiratory illness

Researchers have identified a class of compounds that could help combat a virus which has stricken children with serious respiratory infections and is also associated with polio-like symptoms.


Jakavi found superior to standard therapy for Polycythemia Vera

Novartis announced results from the pivotal Phase III clinical trial demonstrating Jakavi® (ruxolitinib) significantly improved hematocrit control without the need for phlebotomy (a procedure to remove blood from the body to reduce the concentration of red blood cells) and reduced spleen size in patients with polycythemia vera (PV) who had an inadequate response to or unacceptable side effects from hydroxyurea as defined according to the modified European LeukemiaNet (ELN) criteria, which is published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). In PV, hematocrit control and spleen size reduction are key measures of a patient's response to therapy.


Cholera bacterium kills other bacteria to steal their dna

Scientists have discovered the unconventional way the cholera bacterium stabs and kills other bacteria to steal their DNA, making it potentially more virulent. Cholera is caused when the bacterium Vibrio cholerae (V cholerae) infects the small intestine. The disease is characterised by acute watery diarrhea resulting in severe dehydration.


RESEARCHERS FIND NEW ROLE FOR PROTEINS

Scientists have found for the first time that the building blocks of a protein can be assembled by another protein and without genetic instructions. The findings defy textbook science which says DNA spells out the instructions for making proteins, tiny machines that do much of the work in our body's cells.


FAT CELLS PROTECT SKIN AGAINST INFECTIONS

In a surprising discovery, scientists have found that fat cells below the skin help protect us from bacteria.

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and colleagues have found that dermal fat cells, known as adipocytes, produce antimicrobial peptides that help fend off invading bacteria and other pathogens.


Reformation of Medical Education' Book Released in 66th IPC Hyderabad

S W Deshpande, Honorary Director General, All India Drug Control Officers Confederation released the book 'Reformation of Medical Education' authored by Dr Rapolu Satyanarayana.

Deshpande were the chief guest for the valedictory session of 66th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress held on Sunday January 25 at HITEX, Hyderabad, Telangana. He appreciated the author Dr Rapolu Satyanarayana for writing a highly needed book.


PATIENT STEM CELLS USED TO MAKE DEMENTIA-IN-A-DISH

Belgian researchers have identified a new strategy for treating an inherited form of dementia after attempting to turn stem cells derived from patients into the neurons most affected by the disease.


REPORT OF CONTINUING EDUCATION-CUM-TRAINING PROGRAM

A Continuing Education-cum-Training Program on Current trends in Pharmacy Practice was organized by Department of Pharmacy Practice, I.S.F. College of Pharmacy Moga, (Pb) from January 15, 2015 to January 17, 2015.


PETS BOOST SOCIAL SKILLS IN AUTISTIC KIDS

Children with autism have stronger social skills when there is a pet at home, a new study has found.

Dogs and other pets play an important role in individuals' social lives, and they can act as catalysts for social interaction, previous research has shown.


NEW METHOD ENABLES BACTERIA TO PRODUCE MORE CHEMICALS

Scientists have developed a new technique that manipulates bacteria to produce up to 30-fold more quantities of chemicals.

The advance is a big step toward a future in which the predominant chemical factories of the world are colonies of genetically engineered bacteria.