16th edition of BioAsia 2019 witnesses the highest ever participation

Press Release Edition saw 2,400 delegates & visitors representing over 50 countries with 100 high profile speakers and 700 corporates; 1,700 partnering meetings were conducted on the sidelines. BioAsia, Asia’s largest Biotechnology and Life-sciences forum and the annual flagship event of the Government of Telangana today concluded after 3-days of insightful deliberations by global leaders of
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Sequestration of heavy metals by live and dead biomass of Aspergillus spp.

by A. B. Gunjal1, B. P. Kapadnis2 1Asian Agri Food Consultancy Services, Pune 411001, Maharashtra, India 2Department of Microbiology, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune 411007, Maharashtra, India Abstract The heavy metal pollution in water is a very serious problem which causes toxic effects on humans, animals and plants. The fungi are excellent biosorbent for heavy metals. The fungi used in t
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London man seems to be free of HIV in second such case

by Biotech Express Bureau A London man appears to be free of the virus that causes AIDS after a stem cell transplant, the second success including the “Berlin patient,” doctors reported. Timothy Brown, also known as the “Berlin patient,” was the first person to be cured of HIV infection, more than a decade ago. The therapy had an early success with Timothy Ray Brown, a U.S. man treated in Germany
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India’s PM confers Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes for S&T 2016-18

by Biotech Express Bureau The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, attended the award ceremony for the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, on 28 February 2019. The Prime Minister confer the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes for 2016, 2017 and 2018 to the awardees. He also addressed the gathering. The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize is named after the
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Dr Soumya Swaminathan appointed as chief scientist of WHO

by Biotech Express Bureau Dr Soumya Swaminathan was one of the three deputy director-generals supporting the director-general in overseeing all programmes. She was the first Indian to hold the position at WHO. Dr Swaminathan will now be chief scientist in a newly created department in the WHO. The revamp, laid out in an internal memo sent to staff and seen by Devex, includes the creation of new po
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SPIE Translational Research Award 2019

by Biotech Express Bureau Dr Aditi Sahu, post-doctoral research scholar at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre (New York), has been recently awarded the SPIE Translational Research Award The award was sponsored by the renowned Wellman Centre for Photomedicine (Boston) at was presented at SPIE Photonics West BiOS conference which is organized annually at San Francisco. SPIE Translational Researc
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AN INVESTIGATION ON COCKROACHES HAS SHOWN THAT SENESCENCE IS AN EVOLUTIONARY TRAIT

by Ramachandra Dilip , Graduate student, SIET, Chennai India E-mail: ramdehamilton49@gmail.com Abstract Evolution has shown us many types of unique traits that help organisms to better survive in their environment. One such exotic creature, which has rapid adaption, is the common cockroach. Though it is hated by many, it is one of the arthropod ever to survive in any given conditions. This paper w
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Melatonin: A new player in plant growth regulation and stress tolerance

by Shivani Nagar, Ajay Arora, Krishna Kumar G, Dipanker Barman, Rajkumar Dhakar, Sandeep Kumar Email: sandeepk@iari.res.in Abstract Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) is a tryptophan derived indolic compound. Because of its widespread presences, conserved structure and diverse action it is been considered as new master regulator in living beings. In plants melatonin is establishing itself as
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Bioactive peptides- a hidden treasure in native protein

by Chirag Maheshwari1, Mahesh Kumar2, Muzaffar Hasan3, Nitin Kumar Garg4 1, 3 Scientist, ICAR-CIAE, Bhopal. 2 Scientist, ICAR-CAZRI, Jodhpur. 4 Assistant Professor, Rajasthan Agricultural Research Institute, Durgapura, Jaipur. *Email of corresponding author: cmchandak07@gmail.com Abstract Proteins are serving as source of energy and amino acids that contribute to growth and maintenance of the body
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Quick Exit of FDA Commissioner Dr Scott Gottlieb

by Kamal Pratap Singh, Editor, Biotech Express FDA is the world’s largest healthcare agency of USA and is responsible for the development of Science all over the world. It is imperative by the fact that simply a rejection of manufacturing Unit of a company can lead to severe loss on stock exchanges all over the world. But here we are discussing about the quick exit of FDA Chief Dr Scott Gottlieb(4
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