Serum: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
COVID-19: ICMR develops “Purified Antisera” as treatment
Published: October 2, 2020
The Indian Council of Medical Research along with Hyderabad based Biological E has developed “Purified Antisera”. The antiserum has been obtained from animals. This is to be used as a prophylaxis and treatment for COVID-19. Highlights The new therapy works just like that of plasma therapy. But here the plasma is obtained from animals. Antiserum ..
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute develops an anti cancer anti-inflamatory drug conjugated to human serum Albumin
Published: March 25, 2019
The Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) has recently developed an anti cancer anti-inflamatory drug conjugated to the human serum Albumin. It is an intravenous delivery system, enabling 100 fold increase in drug bio-availability and is a mix of human serum albumin and a plant based drug. This combination is the ..
Topics: Albumin • Branches of biology • Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis • Infectious diseases • Medical specialties • Polymerase chain reaction • Serum • Totally drug-resistant tuberculosis • Tuberculosis • Tuberculosis in India
Blood protein made from GM Rice
Published: December 28, 2011
Human serum albumin (HSA), which is produced in the liver, is the most abundant protein in human blood plasma. Albumin consists half of the blood serum protein. Albumin transports hormones, fatty acids, and other compounds, buffers pH, and maintains osmotic pressure, among other functions. The protein is often used in the manufacture of vaccines and ..