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New study by BHU scientists raises prospect of Zika virus therapy

A team of researchers has found that the virus interacts with a set of cells called microglial cells, which protect the brain from infections and that a protein in the virus called ZIKV-NS1 plays an important role in its replication and immune evasion

First synthethic path for tuberculosis & chikungunya inhibiting flavonoid molecules deciphered

Scientists from Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune, an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, have come up with the first synthetic route for producing flavonoids molecules related to the treatment of tuberculosis and chikungunya......................

New mosquito repelling molecule identified

A team of researchers at National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, has synthesized several molecules from two aromatic compounds and they claim these may show insecticidal and repellent property against mosquitoes too...........................

Smart cities must have a vector control component, says health ministry...

As per Dr N S Dharmshaktu, Principal Advisor on Public Health, Health Ministry, facilitating the adoption of integrated vector management and ensuring the implementation of vector control services in rural and urban areas can shrink the disease burden much faster in India...……………..

Eliminating dengue by infecting mosquitoes with killer bacteria

Novel research involving the use of a naturally occurring bacteria which when present in Aedes aegypti mosquito reduces its ability to transmit dengue, holds immense promise as India prepares to begin trials..............

Sun Pharma partners with NIV to test phytopharma drugs for Zika,...

The phytopharmaceuticals are being developed for treating individuals infected with Zika virus and possibly for curing Zika disease......