Tag Archives: ICGEB

Hope for India as world’s first anti-dengue vaccine approved

Mexico City / New Delhi: At a time when India is struggling with rising number of dengue cases with each passing year, the Mexican government has approved the world’s first anti-dengue vaccine which is designed to protect people in the 9-45 age group from all four subtypes of the virus.

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Malaria remains a major threat, says expert

New Delhi: Malaria has been eradicated in North America but the region is not immune to the disease yet.

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Gillard welcomes collaborative malaria research

New Delhi: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Friday welcomed the scientific communities of India and Australia working together to develop a vaccine to fight the scourge of malaria.

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Anti-dengue vaccine to be ready in six years: Expert

New Delhi: A vaccine to fight the deadly dengue fever, being developed at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) here, would be ready in another six years, an expert said on Wednesday.

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Electronic Nose can sniff tuberculosis

New Delhi: It’s a device that can sniff out tuberculosis. A group of researchers from India and the US is developing the hand-held ‘Electronic Nose’, which has the potential to diagnose TB in symptomatic patients.

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Urine test can detect tuberculosis, say Delhi scientists

Scientists at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) in New Delhi have shown that tuberculosis may be diagnosed in future using a fast, inexpensive urine test. Their test reported in the American Chemical Society (ACS) journal Analytical Chemistry can also be used to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for tuberculosis, which is on a rampage in the developing world, ACS has said.

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