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Role of Lipids in Infectious Diseases

Scientists from IIT Bombay are exploring the possibility of using ‘biologically active lipid molecules’ as tools to explain their disease causing function. Lipids Lipid is a biomolecule that is capable of dissolving in non-polar solvents like hydrocarbons. Apart from being a vital structural component of cell membranes, they have other functions like energy storage and ..

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GoI: 5th Meeting of Task Force of Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients discuss Corona Virus

On February 18, 2020, the Ministry of Shipping and Chemical Fertilizers held the fifth meeting of Task Force. The Task Force discussed small, medium and large API units. Highlights The Ministry discussed on the availability of medicines and drugs to control the impacts of Corona Virus. The Task Force also discussed and ensured that there ..

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Antibiotics in Crops registered under Insecticide Act 1968

The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar in a written reply to the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, 10th December 2019 informed that Aureofungin, Kasugamycin, Validamycin, and Streptomycin+Tetracycline combination are the antibiotics that are registered under the Insecticide Act 1968. These antibiotics are used as pesticides to combat bacterial and fungal diseases ..

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Access to Antibiotics

The report by the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) in the US has made the following observations about the antibiotics and their access: Majority of the world’s annual 5.7 million antibiotic-treatable deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. In low- and middle-income countries the mortality burden from treatable bacterial infections far exceeds the estimated ..

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Shortage of Doctors in India

The report by the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) in the US has made the following observations about the healthcare system in India: India has a shortage of an estimated 600,000 doctors and 2 million nurses. Lack of properly trained staff to administer antibiotics is preventing patients from accessing life-saving drugs. Even when antibiotics are available, patients ..

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