Biotechnology: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

New Biomolecules to fight Kala Azar Drug Resistance

A team of researchers from Department of Biotechnology, National Centre for Cell Science have found ways to combat drug resistance of Kala Azar disease. Miltefosine is the only drug available against Leishmaniasis or Kala Azar and is losing its effectiveness lately. What is the issue? The transporter proteins play a major role in carrying miltefosine ..

‘BioAsia 2020’ commenced in Hyderabad

The 17th edition of Asia’s largest biotechnology and life sciences forum, ‘BioAsia 2020’ recently commenced in the city of Hyderabad, Telangana. The three-day event began with the theme of ‘Today for Tomorrow’. More than 2000 delegates from as many as 37 countries.  A massive exhibition with 175 exhibitors and experts is also set to be ..

China National Biotec Group develops convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19 infection

The biotechnology research company of China- ‘China National Biotec Group’ has developed convalescent plasma to treat the patients who are infected with the COVID-19 (novel corona virus). The company has collected plasma from some of the recovered patients in the Wuhan city of China and developed therapeutic products that include convalescent plasma and immune globulin. ..

CSIR, India and CNRS, France signed MoU

The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France at New Delhi on Tuesday, 17th December 2019 that will establish a framework for cooperation between the two Research Organisations for promotion and support in the field of scientific and technological ..

Switzerland partner country for BioAsia 2020

The 17th edition of BioAsia will be held in the capital city of Telangana, Hyderabad from 17th to 19th February. Switzerland will be partner country as informed by the Principal Secretary of Industries and Commerce and Information Technology of Government of Telangana, Jayesh Ranjan. The theme for 17th edition of BioAsia: Today for Tomorrow Switzerland ..