Bio engineering: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Funding approved by DST to develop Nasal Passage Gel for COVID-19

Published: April 8, 2020

The Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering and IIT Madras have developed a nasal passage gel that will inactivate COVID1-9. The funding to support the technology is to be provided by SERB (Science and Engineering Research Board), a statutory body operating under Department of Science and Technology. What is the plan? The team formed from the ..

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GoI launches 5 research projects to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Published: April 7, 2020

On April 3, 2020, the Government of India launched 5 research projects in order to control the spread of COVID-19. The projects neither focus on vaccines nor on medicines. GoI has been very clear and has also announced earlier that it is currently not into developing medicine for COVID-19. Rather the first priority is to ..

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WHO launches first biosimilar medicine to treat Breast Cancer

Published: December 19, 2019

On December 18, 2019, the World Health Organization launched its first biosimilar medicine to treat breast cancer. The WHO intends to make the expensive, life-saving treatment affordable for women all over the world. Highlights WHO launched a biosimilar medicine “Trastuzumab” in order to treat breast cancers. It is an antibody that shows high efficacy in ..

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Scientists for first time grow miniature human oesophagus in lab

Published: September 24, 2018

Scientists for first time have successfully grown oesophageal organoids, a miniature, functional versions of human food pipe using pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) in laboratory. This bioengineered oesophageal organoids paves way for new ways to study and test drugs against gut disorders. It may also lead to personalised diagnostic methods and focused in part on developing ..

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