18 Mar 2014

fingerprint does not contain your genetic code

...THE POWER of genetic information has shaped virtually every aspect of medicine. On one hand, we have learned about diseases and treatments that are now defined by patients’ genomes. Certain genes can predict colorectal cancer with near certainty and, in women, the BRCA mutations, famously discussed by Angelina Jolie, can denote a greater than 80 percent risk of developing breast cancer. We can screen newborns for dozens of genetic diseases and immediately know which diets to avoid giving them or which medications to begin early. Physicians are using genetic markers to better tailor therapies to individual patients. We are certainly entering a new era. 

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18 Feb 2014

How dengue virus enters cells found

Scientists have unveiled the mechanism behind how dengue enters cells of our immune system, a finding that could help develop vaccine for the deadly virus. 

Dengue fever, an infectious tropical disease caused by a mosquito-borne virus, afflicts millions of people each year, causing fever, headache, muscle and joint pains and a characteristic skin rash, researchers said. In some people the disease progresses to a severe, often fatal, form known as dengue hemorrhagic fever.
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Liquid Crystal Soft Matter Improves Biosensing

Plop living, swimming bacteria into a novel water-based, nontoxic liquid crystal and a new physics takes over. The dynamic interaction of the bacteria with the liquid crystal creates a novel form of soft matter: living liquid crystal.
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New spider species discovered in Kerala

Aranmula: Three new species of spiders have been discovered near the proposed airport site at Aranmula in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala.

The research team, led by AV Sudhikumar, an arachnologist with the Zoology Department of Christ College, Irinjalakuda, has discovered three new and eight rare species of spiders on the proposed airport site.
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11 Dec 2013

Biotech/Bioinformatics National Conference | Workshops 2014

Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

DBT sponsored National Conference on Frontiers in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (NCFIBB2014)

‘Macromolecular Interactions in Biology’  30–31 January 2014
Bioinformatics Workshop on ‘Bio molecular Interactions’ 28–29 January 2014

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Young Researcher Award 2014

Lady Tata Memorial Trust
Founded 1932
Bombay House, Homi Mody Street
         Mumbai 400 001

Applications are invited for the ‘Young Researcher Award – 2014’
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Workshop on Recent Advances in Computational Methods in Computational Methods in Drug Discovery

Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Studies (JNIAS), Hyderabad & SCHRODINGER, Bangalore

Workshop on Recent Advances in Computational Methods in Computational Methods in Drug Discovery

17-18 January 2014

Jointly Organized:


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