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  • Chemical to Trap Malaria Mosquitoes Identified

    In a world first, researchers have found that a naturally occurring chemical attracts pregnant malaria transmitting mosquitoes - a discovery which could boost malaria control efforts. The chemical, cedrol, found in mosquito breeding sites near Africa's Lake Victoria, could be used in traps that would 'attract and kill' the female mosquito, preventing reproduction before she lays hundreds of eggs.

  • Vitamin D may Help Treat Age related Diseases

    Vitamin D may play a vital role in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases associated with ageing such as diabetes and cancer, according to new research. Researchers reviewed evidence that suggests an association between vitamin D deficiency and chronic diseases associated with ageing such as cognitive decline, depression, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and cancer.

  • In US, Up to 2020, RA treatment market value to reach $9.3 bn

    According to business intelligence provider GBI (GlobalBusinessIntelligence) Research In 2013,  The US treatment market for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was $6.4 billion and which get rising to $9.3 billion by 2020, representing a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.5%. Resaon behind this sudden growth  is US’ increasing prevalent population, which is reported  to hit 1.68 million by 2020. Consequently, marketcurrently makes up the  largest treatmentarea of the eight major pharmaceutical markets (the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Japan).

  • MIT Scientists stand by Swine flu study

    Indian-origin scientists at MIT, who carried out a study which suggested that swine flu virus in India might have acquired genetic mutations to ay stood by their research and called the findings "accurate", even though the Indian government has disputed their claim.

  • 'National Biotechnology Development Strategy' Being drafted

    A policy to encourage life sciences education, research, and entrepreneurship, is being drafted, the government today informed the Lok Sabha. The draft policy, known as National Biotechnology Development Strategy 2, is currently under discussion with all senior experts and stakeholders for finalisation before its release.

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