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CSIR-IICB: COVID-19 may affect respiratory centre of brain

A team of scientists from CSIR – Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB), Kolkata has undertaken a study on the neuro-invasive potential of COVID-19 and said that the virus may infect the respiratory centre of the brain. The researchers have called for the attention on the respiratory centre of the central nervous system to know ..

Clinical trial begins of plant based drug for Covid-19

On 5th June, 2020, the Drugs Controller General of India allowed Sun Pharmaceutical to conduct trial for the first phytopharmaceutical or plant based drug AQCH to treat covid-19 patients. The trial has begun by Sun pharmaceutical in collaboration with ICGEB New Delhi and CSIR IIIM Jammu with support by CSIR and DBT. Mumbai based Sun ..

CSIR IHBT Hand Sanitizers

Scientists at the CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology in Himachal Pradesh have developed a hand sanitizer in light of the increase in demand for such products across India. Hand Sanitizers Hand sanitizers are sanitation products used for neutralising infectious agents on the hands. They are either in liquid or gel form. Many of them are ..

Bi-luminescent Security Ink

The CSIR and National Physical Laboratory have developed a bi-luminescent security ink and dispatched to the Bank Note Press in Dewas. About the Ink The bi-luminescent security ink glows in 2 colors- red and green when exposed to radiation of different wavelengths. When illuminated by a light source of 254nm, it glows red and when ..

‘Future India’ lecture series for students begins on 10th January

The Government of India’s autonomous body CSIR: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s constituent laboratory in Mysore -Central Food Technology Research Institute (CSIR-CFTRI) will be organizing ‘FUTURE INDIA’ lecture series beginning on Friday, 10th January 2020 under which lectures for students will be delivered by eminent scientists and technologists. CFTRI Mysore under the aegis of ..

‘Infosys Prize 2019’ given to Six Leading Achievers

The six winners of Infosys Prize 2019 were felicitated with a pure gold medal, a citation and prize money of USD 100,000, which were presented by Bharat Ratna & Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science 1998 winner, Prof. Amartya Kumar Sen on Tuesday, 7th January 2020 at Bengaluru.  First awarded in the year 2008, the ..

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 ..

CSIR-CCMB Genetic study on people in Lakshadweep Islands: Key Findings

The genetic studies were undertaken on the people of the Lakshadweep archipelago by the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB). The findings of the study are: Majority of human ancestry in Lakshadweep was largely derived from South Asia with minor influences from East and West Eurasia. The study demonstrated close genetic link of Lakshadweep ..