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Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), the funding agency under the department of biotechnology, government of India, said it plans to devote a corpus of Rs.100-200 crore for i

It’s easy to forget about another mosquito-borne disease that has been credited with killing one out of every two people who have ever lived with media attention recently focused on the sprea

A new study from researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and Harvard Medical School (HMS) introduces a novel mechanical method for controlling release of m

Johns Hopkins said it was set to perform the first kidney and liver transplants between HIV positive donors and HIV positive patients in the US, a development that advocates said could create a lif

Cadila Healthcare’s founder Pankaj Patel recently was quoted to say that India may offer a better market to drug makers chasing the $1-billion global biosimilar industry in more regulated mar

Announcing this at Bangalore India Bio 2016, Minister of State for Agriculture Krishna Byre Gowda said the consortium comprised all the agricultural universities, National Centre for Biological Sci

China may be allowing many steel mills, aluminium smelters and coal mines to shut down as part of plans to rein in overcapacity and also “rebalance” its economy to one that is less inve

Obama is seeking $33.1 billion in overall program level funding for NIH, up about $1 billion or 3% from the current fiscal year, during which the president and Congress agreed to a $2 billion spend

The Government of India, defending the move to end the customs duty exemption for import of 76 life-saving drugs including those for treating cancer, AIDS and haemophilia, has said Indian manufactu

Scientists in Australia have invented a chip, to be implanted in the brain, which will allow patients left paralysed by illness or injury to control robotic limbs using their thoughts.

Kirill Kaem, VP and Executive Director of the Biomedical Technologies Cluster at the Skolkovo Foundation, recently stated as much at a press conference in Novosibirsk.

An independent panel voted 21-3 in favor of the drug that was developed by Celltrion and goes by the name Remsima.

Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan said, "I always request the senior and experienced people, those who handle our state-of-the-art laboratories, to please start afres

Karnataka is expected to become the first state to have an Orphan Drug Policy. An orphan drug is a pharmaceutical agent that has been developed specifically to treat a rare medical condition.

The El Nino-dengue effect will be worst in Southeast Asia, said a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and climatic scientists fear that the extremely intense

Scientists have been puzzled over the riddle of how does a tiny bacteria "see" ever since bacteria were discovered around 340 years ago when Anton van Leeuwenhoek, a Dutch cloth merchant,

Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw today said it will take an investment worth $5 billion in biotechnology to realise the target of making it a $100 billion sector by 2025.

According to the ministry of commerce and industry the rejected products include patent medicines, generic medicines, snacks, bakery products, spices (ground mixed) and seasonings, bath soaps and d

With no currently approved vaccines or medicines and none even undergoing clinical studies, the move by the London-based European Medicines Agency (EMA) is designed to ensure Zika development work

Scientists say that the black spots on old banana peels may unlock a faster, easier diagnosis of human skin cancer, boosting survival chances.

According to the India Skills Report of 2016, the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector is expected to generate around 1,34,000 jobs this year.

The scientists studied proteins from yeast cells, which share many features with the cells of complex organisms such as humans, and could offer new insight into ways that DNA replication can go awr

According to researchers from University of California, Santa Barbara and UCLA report that millions of Americans labeled overweight or obese based on their body mass index (BMI) are, in fact, perfe

A new synthetic biopathway that can more efficiently and economically turn agricultural waste, like corn stover and orange peels, into a variety of useful products ranging from spandex to chicken f