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DNA 'Smart Glue' may help build Tissues, Organs

  • Posted on: 13 February 2015
  • By: admin

DNA strands can act as a glue to hold together 3-D-printed materials that could someday be used to grow tissues and organs in the lab, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin said that although scientists have used nucleic acids such as DNA to assemble objects, most of these are nanosized - so tiny that humans can’t see them with the naked eye.

Industry Interaction Meet “Development & Commercialization of Biotechnology based Antibodies: Collaboration Opportunity with CCAB, Canada”

  • Posted on: 13 February 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

CII-Centre of Excellence in Nanotechnology(CoE-NT), Gujarat Knowledge Application Facilitation Centre (GKAFC), Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre (IPFC) & Canada India Business Exchange(CIBX) jointly organized Industry interaction meet for Center for Commercialization of Antibodies and Biologics(CCAB), Canada on 11 February 2015, Hotel Novotel, S.G. Highway, Ahmedabad. CCAB has already developed hundreds of human antibodies that are potential therapeutic candidates for the treatment of cancer, AMD and other Infectious and Metabolic diseases.

First Contracting Human Muscle Grown in Lab

  • Posted on: 11 February 2015
  • By: admin

Researchers have for the first time grown human skeletal muscle in the lab which contracts and responds just like native tissue to external stimuli such as electrical pulses, biochemical signals and pharmaceuticals. The lab-grown tissue will allow researchers to test new drugs and study diseases in functioning human muscle outside of the human body to provide personalised medicine to patients.

Can corporate India leverage the inherent tenacity and leadership quality of the educated disabled to benefit both business and society?

  • Posted on: 11 February 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

(Business Wire India); India has a very unique talent pool of an estimated 2-3 million educated disabled. What makes them so unique? The educated disabled have demonstrated tremendous resilience and have been toughened by the day to day challenges of inadequate school facilities, lack of accommodating transport infrastructure and yet have graduated from high schools and colleges. This segment of society reflects an enormous “can-do” attitude and is equipped with tremendous staying power which corporate India can leverage.

India brace up to achieve worm-free status

  • Posted on: 10 February 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

The Minister for Health & Family Welfare Shri J P Nadda launched the National Deworming initiative aimed to protect more than 24 crore children in the ages of 1-19 years from intestinal worms, on the eve of the National Deworming Day, at Jaipur. Also present at the function were Shri Rajendra Rathore, Health Minister, Rajasthan. They administered the deworming tablets to some school going children.

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