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India launches ‘Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020’ to accelerate drug discovery process

While the union S&T minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan stated that in-silico drug discovery which utilizes computational methods such as Machine Learning, AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Big Data will help in accelerating this process.................

CSIR-CDRI’s COVID-19 drug candidate Umifenovir secures DCGI approval for phase III...

This drug has a good safety profile and acts by preventing the entry of virus into human cells and also by priming the immune system......................

CSIR’s anti-pancreatic cancer drug IIIM-290 gets approval for clinical trial

Approval from the New Drugs Division of Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) will pave way for CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM) Jammu for conducting the clinical trial of this important drug candidate IIIM-290 in pancreatic cancer patients....................

“Vaccine for COVID-19 not an easy route, parallel drug discovery efforts...

At a recent media briefing, Dr Vinod Paul, Member NITI Aayog and Professor K. Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, summarised activities on COVID-19 related to Science and Technology in the areas of vaccines, drug discovery, diagnostics and testing..................

Scientists to identify structure-based potential antivirals against COVID 19

In a new study, a computer-based high throughput virtual screening approach will be used to identify antiviral molecules from different compound libraries that will be experimentally validated for antiviral potential.............

A novel tool to help gain deeper insight into Parkinson’s disease

Indian researchers have found that the Z-scan method could help in monitoring both the early and late stages of the aggregation of a protein called alpha-synuclein (ASyn) that plays a crucial role in the pathology of the disease

CSIR-CDRI scientist bags SERB Women Excellence Award

Dr Niti Kumar will receive the award from the President of India during National Science Day Celebrations on February 28, 2020, at Vigyan Bhawan.....................

IPA to host 5th India Pharmaceutical Forum in Mumbai on 27–28th...

The conference by Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance that will focus on ‘Patient Centricity and Integrated Quality Management’ will witness keynote address by Dr P D Vaghela, Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals, Government of India and also the release of IPA guidelines on market complaints...................

DBT’s RGCB to host 39th Annual Conference of Indian Association for...

Department of Biotechnology’s Thiruvananthapuram-based Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) is hosting the 39th Annual Conference of Indian Association for Cancer Research (IACR) from February 5 to 7, with a theme of "Leading the Fight Against Cancer"..............

Students learn about a molecule’s journey to become the medicine!

Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, OCF, Shahjahanpur visited CSIR-CDRI to quench their quest of curiosity under “JIGYASA” - Student-Scientist connect program at CSIR-CDRI..............