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New Invisible Protein Structure discovered which Explains the Power of Enzymes

  • Posted on: 11 July 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

A research group at Umeå University in Sweden has managed to capture and describe a protein structure. The discovery lays the base for developing designed enzymes as catalysts to new chemical reactions for instance in biotechnological applications. The result of the study is published in the journal Nature Communications.

Researchers found Link Between Narcolepsy-Inducing Pandemrix Swine Flu Vaccine

  • Posted on: 10 July 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

A new study offers clues as to why a swine flu vaccine given to 6 million people in Britain was found to have triggered narcolepsy in rare cases. Scientists believe that the Pandemrix vaccine, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK), could harm a critical portion of the brain used for regulating sleep. Pandemrix was recommended by the U.K. government during the 2009-2010 swine flu outbreak, but was withdrawn after medical records showed a growing number of narcolepsy cases among those who received the vaccine.Researchers believe that the vaccine could harm a critical portion of the brain used for regulating sleep. The vaccine caused chronic illness in about one in 55,000 recipients. The study is printed in the journal Science Transitional Medicine.

Lupin receive acquisition of Russian drug firm Biocom

  • Posted on: 10 July 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

Lupin, India's fifth largest drug maker, announced the acquisition of Russia's Biocom, a fast-growing generic pharmaceuticals firm, for an undisclosed amount.
Lupin Chief Executive Officer, Vinita Gupta, said: "We are excited about our entry into the Russian market through Biocom. Russia is an attractive market and this acquisition will also enable our expansion into neighbouring markets as well as other Eastern European markets in the future."

Researchers develop Novel Non-Invasive Tissue Stimulation Technique for Skin

  • Posted on: 9 July 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

Tel Aviv University and Harvard Medical School researchers developed a non-invasive technique that harnesses pulsed electric fields to generate growth of new skin tissue. The novel non-invasive tissue stimulation technique use microsecond-pulsed, high-voltage, non-thermal electric fields to produce scar-free skin rejuvenation. The report were published in the journal Scientific Reports.

Single-Celled Marine Plankton Evolves Human-Like ‘Eye'

  • Posted on: 9 July 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

A single-celled marine plankton evolved a miniature version of a multi-cellular eye, possibly to help see its prey better, according to University of British Columbia (UBC) research published today in Nature.

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