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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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March 24: World Tuberculosis Day

Every year, March 24 is marked as the World Tuberculosis Day. The idea was proposed by International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD). The day is also marked by the World Health Organization (WHO). Highlights The Day is being marked to raise public awareness about the devastating social and economic impacts caused by the ..

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IMMUVAC , VPM1002: India’s 1st large-scale trial of two new TB vaccines launched

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) launched India’s first large-scale trial for two new tuberculosis (TB) vaccines named IMMUVAC and VPM1002. These vaccines aim to prevent infection (pre-exposure) or prevent primary progression or reactivation of latent TB infection (post-exposure), all of which have critical role to play in India’s big fight against TB. Both vaccines ..

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World Tuberculosis Day 2019

World Tuberculosis Day 2019 was observed on March 24th with the theme “It’s time”.  World Tuberculosis Day is celebrated to raise awareness about the devastating consequences of TB and how to end the global epidemic of this lung disease. Tuberculosis Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). Tuberculosis affects the ..

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