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IIT Madras researchers show ways to improve efficacy of anti-cancer treatments

The Research Team is now exploring collaborations with cancer hospitals to try their ‘simple timing’ strategy to enhance the effectiveness of cancer treatment..................

Consultations begin for India’s Science, Technology & Innovation Policy, 2020

The Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India (Office of PSA) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) have started a consultative process for the formulation of a new national Science Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP 2020) reaching out to a wide range of stakeholders...................

NCVTC to develop host-directed antivirals for COVID 19

The Hisar (Haryana) based National Centre for Veterinary Type Cultures (NCVTC) will screen their library of 94 small molecule chemical inhibitors for antivirals against coronaviruses. These are believed to have fewer tendencies in inducing drug resistance................

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.............

DST institute develops ergonomic design for COVID-19 protection mask

A team of researchers at Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS), Bangalore, an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology, have developed a cup-shaped design (patent filed) of the mask that helps to create enough space in front of the mouth while speaking.................

Alternative dwarfing genes in wheat can eliminate rice crop residue burning

Scientists at Pune based Agharkar Research Institute (ARI) have mapped two alternative dwarfing genes Rht14 and Rht18 in wheat. The improved wheat lines will help reducing stubble burning incidences under the rice-wheat cropping system..................

DG, CSIR launches NRDC drafted ‘Compendium of Indian Technologies’ to combat...

The Compendium carries information about 200 COVID-19-related Indian technologies, ongoing research activities, technologies available for commercialization, initiatives and efforts taken by the Government of India, categorized under 3Ts of Tracking, Testing and Treating....................

India’s S&T institutions raise their game against COVID-19

With no vaccine in sight for at least the next 12-18 months, it seems the fight for rescuing humankind from this deadly virus has only just begun....................

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.....................

CSIR-CDRI scientist Dr P R Mishra has been elected as a...

Dr Mishra has received this recognition from National Academy of Science, India for his outstanding contribution in mechanistic understanding of targeted nano-therapeutics through ligand receptor interactions....................