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A new combination of drugs for combating hepatitis C

Drugs that prevent entry of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) into the host cells are equally effective as other drugs, finds a new study from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (The Hindu).

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Cheaper, more plentiful light could clean lakes (2016)

A visible light that is more cost- and energy-efficient than UV light can be used to disinfect water on a large scale, according to the new research conducted by Indian Institute of Science. Currently a lab-experiment, the team plans to scale it up for field-level work (Indian Express).

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IISc team moots alternative to antibiotic resistant infections (2016)

Stating that antibiotic resistant bacterial strains have given rise to the so called 'superbug', which cannot be treated by known antibiotics, resulting in infections that are often fatal, professors at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, have found a novel way of combating such bacteria (Bangalore Mirror).

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Drugs used in tandem can beat Hepatitis C (2015)

Hepatitis C is a severe liver disease affecting more than 130 million people globally, but has no prventive vaccine. Indian Institute of Science team has shown that two different types of antiviral drugs can be used in tandem to treat dreaded disease (Bangalore Mirror).

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A new test for organic food (2014)

How often have you wondered the organic food stacked on supermarket shelves really is organically grown? It would be nice if we had a device that would be able to tell us whether the fruits and vegetables we are buying are really pesticide free or whether the supposedly orgainc meat carries traces of antibiotics.

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IISc duo unlock mystery of failed HCV treatments (2014)

Hepatitis C, an infectious disease that affects the liver, is caused by the Hepatitis C virus (HCV). About 200 million people are infected with the virus worldwide and over 10 million of them are from India. Currently, the most common treatment for the infection is a combination of interferon and ribavirin. However, only about 50% of patients respond to this treatment. Why the treatment fails was not well understood, untilnow. ( Indian Bioscience )

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Green Nanotechnology

Prof. S. Venugopal's lab new work on using developing fast and reliable green reagents based nanoparticle synthesis approach was highlighted in Deccan Herald School Edition (01/12/2009). PhD student Sankar Kalidas Sivaraman's working with Venugopal showed how tannic acid can be used to achieve continuous flow synthesis of silver nanoparticles.

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Bio-safety mask with activated carbon

Dr. Mudakavi work with activated carbon fiber mask were highlighted in Indian Express for its high capacity and efficacy to remove micro, macro and nano pollutants from the air.

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Godrej Lifetime Achievement Award 2011

Prof. KS Gandhi wins the B.P. Godrej Life time achievement award of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2011. This award was established by the Godrej Industries for recognizing the service of individuals to the Chemical Engineering Technology and Industry.

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