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HPIV Human Para Influenza Viruses

The scientists have recently found out a new way to block the attachment of HPIV (Human Para Influenza Viruses). HPIV The HPIV is the leading cause of death in childhood respiratory infections. More than 30% to 40% of children die due to respiratory illness. The HPIV latches on to the cells and injects genetic materials ..

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Government of India (GoI) decides to lift ban on retail sale of Oxytocin from September 2018

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has lifted ban on retail sale of life saving drug ‘Oxytocin’ with effect from 1st September 2018, which was restricted to retail sale from July 2018. Though, the Centre has imposed strict regulations on its sales and retained the monopoly of Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Ltd (KAPL) for ..

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Government of India (GoI) bans Oxytocin for domestic use to public sector

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has restricted the manufacture of Oxytocin formulations for domestic use to public sector only from 1st July 2018. It has also banned the import of Oxytocin and its formulations. Only Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Ltd (KAPL), a public sector company, would be manufacturing this drug for domestic use ..

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Bisin: A Natural Preservative discovered

Researchers at the University of Minnesota discovered a natural preservative: “Bisin. The food-preservative properties of bisin could lead to food products that resist spoilage for years. It could spell the end of rotting food. The preservative can extend the food’s life for several years. Bisin is a naturally occurring lantibiotic (an anti-bacterial peptide) discovered by ..

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