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Selenium nanoparticles may act like antibacterial agents

The antibacterial effect of selenium may be due to the fact that at a particular concentration nano-selenium interacts with the bacterial cell surface and penetrates into the cell, thus causing damage.............

Molecular diagnostics can help improve treatment outcomes: Experts

Leading clinicians and experts discussed how molecular diagnostics can aid rapid and accurate infection detection in critical care settings. Rapid and accurate infection detection enables targeted antimicrobial usage and reduces the burden of antibiotic resistance................

Health ministry conducts national-wide deworming campaign

The National Deworming Day is a single fixed-day approach to treating intestinal worm infections in all children aged 1- 19 years and is held on 10 February and 10 August each year...............

India reports highest decline in HIV infections

AIDS-related deaths declined by 54 percent from 2007 to 2015 against the global average of 41 percent decline during 2005 to 2015............

“Good to find India well represented in fight against anti-microbial resistance”

Mentioned Mr Daniel Berman, Lead-Longitude Prize, Nesta, UK who besides sharing his views on the Indian bioscience sector also talked about the steps taken by Nesta to help Indian innovators to speed up their R&D to develop affordable diagnostic solutions. Read his detailed insights........

India’s first advanced homoeopathy virology lab set up in Kolkata

The laboratory established at a cost of Rs 8 crore is the only one in India for conducting basic and fundamental research in homoeopathy for viral diseases like influenza, Japanese encephalitis, dengue, chickunguniya and swine flu............

Clinical trials of antibiotics on children now allowed in India

Drugs Controller General (India) has given approval for conduct of various clinical trials of Antibiotics on children under one year of age........

Steroid treatment associated with high-risk of adverse events for kidney disease

A study by The George Institute for Global Health has found unexpectedly large increase in the risk of serious adverse events, primarily infections among patients with IgA nephropathy and excess protein in their urine.........

Vaccination & deworming combine offers better TB Protection, suggest scientists

The scientists at the National Institute of Research in Tuberculosis, Chennai found that latent TB patients with worm infestation had lower numbers of immune cells called B-cells that secrete antibodies which keep TB under check..........

Race for 7 to raise awareness of rare diseases

The 7000 metres of race is to bring attention to the needs of estimated 70 million rare disease patients in India..........