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ISSN: 2454-6968 | Biotech Express Magazine publishes articles in the field of biotechnology and allied sciences in a way that have never been presented earlier. It publishes Editorials, Guest Articles, Reports, Interviews, Current News of Govt. Academics and Business, Research Highlights and Notifications of Events, Jobs, Research Proposals in the field of Biotechnology, Biological Sciences, Life Sciences, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Neurosciences, Genetics, Medical Sciences, BioPharma etc.

Electoral bonds which was a new scheme launched by BJP to take donations from corporate or individuals for political parties funding has gained much heat after supreme court order to SBI and EC. Twitter(x) is now full of allegations that the money was taken either as extortion or bribe to favor their corporate friends or blackmailing enemies. In this article we will see what biotech/pharma and allied companies are involved in this list. And what gains they were expecting by donating their money to Electoral bonds. In the list, though there are several names (75 companies/individuals) but special coverage has…

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Recently, the media was full of rumors about Poonam Pandey’s death from Cervical cancer but later turned out that the news was fake and was a stunt pulled off by the actor and her team to spread “critical awareness” about cervical cancer. “This is not the first time when a fake death has been used as a weapon to sell VACCINE”. Since this is a bioscience magazine, here we will see how glamour and media come together while planning advertisements and promotions which target people to sell the drugs. This is not the first time when a fake death has…

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GM Crops and Genome editing: Promoting Agrobiodiversity Use for Sustainable Agricultural Development by Ajay Pandey1, Rita Sharma1, Kutubuddin Molla2 and Ginny Antony3 1DBT-National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute, Mohali. 2ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack. 3Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod. The 7th International Conference on Plant Genetics and Genomics was held at the NASC Complex, Pusa, New Delhi on the theme“GM Crops and Genome Editing: Promoting Agrobiodiversity Use for Sustainable Agricultural Development” on February16.17, 2024. The conference was organized under the Chairmanship of Prof KC Bansal, former Director of the ICAR’s National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR), New Delhi, and was Co-chaired…

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OIL BLENDING: DEMAND OF THE INCREASING HEALTHY OIL IN INDIAN MARKET Authors: Aanvi Goel1,2, Prachi Tyagi1, Aruna Tyagi1, Chirag Maheshwari*1 1. ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-12 2. Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Gurgaon, Haryana, India *Corresponding author: cmchandak07@gmail.com INTRODUCTION: Oil is a good source of dietary fat and energy. Cooking oil is an essential component of Indian life. Vegetable oils consist of essential fatty acids, which can be taken up through a healthy diet. Essential fatty acids are crucial for the proper functioning of the body. Since the earlier days, a large variety of vegetable oils have been…

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Scientists have completed a project to sequence the genomes of 10,000 Indians to build a database that could provide fresh insights into links between genes and health and fuel advances towards personalised precision medicine. The Indian project — similar to sequencing efforts in other countries — might help pinpoint potentially deleterious genetic mutations associated with specific diseases and provide clues that could be used to develop preventive health strategies or therapy tailored for specific individuals, project scientists have said. A consortium of scientists from 20 research institutions was engaged in the project funded by the department of biotechnology (DBT), a…

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San Diego-based Kenai Therapeutics announced its arrival on the biotech scene Thursday with $82 million in Series A financing to fund an investigational asset designed to treat Parkinson’s disease. According to Kenai, which was formerly known as Ryne Bio, the funding was co-led by Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, The Column Group and Cure Ventures. The round also saw participation from Saisei Venture and Euclidean Capital. The Series A is meant to help Kenai submit an IND for RNDP-001, an iPSC-derived allogenic dopamine progenitor cell therapy intended to treat idiopathic and inherited forms of Parkinson’s. Funding will also go toward the…

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The vast majority of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging systems map out how the body uses a radioactive form of glucose for energy. Since many cancers use glucose as metabolic fuel, they light up on glucose PET scans. However, not all cancers use glucose as fuel, and some normal organs, like the brain and heart, use high amounts of glucose too, making it difficult to identify some diseases from this type of diagnostic scan. Now, scientists at the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) have developed a new radiotracer (called [18F]4-FDF) that can map how cells use fructose for energy. Fructose is…

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An Indian paper mill featuring prominently in our recent investigation in Science and a companion piece on our website shut down its WhatsApp community six days after the stories ran, Retraction Watch has learned. The company, called iTrilon, used the messaging platform to hawk authorship of “readymade” publications to scientists “struggling to write and publish papers in PubMed and Scopus-Indexed Journals.” It claimed to have connections at journals that allowed the mill to guarantee acceptance of most of its papers. But on January 24, Sarath Ranganathan, iTrilon’s scientific director, deactivated the WhatsApp community he had been curating. “That’s big,” said…

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A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists has developed the first 3D-printed brain tissue that can grow and function like typical brain tissue. It’s an achievement with important implications for scientists studying the brain and working on treatments for a broad range of neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. “This could be a hugely powerful model to help us understand how brain cells and parts of the brain communicate in humans,” says Su-Chun Zhang, professor of neuroscience and neurology at UW-Madison’s Waisman Center. “It could change the way we look at stem cell biology, neuroscience, and…

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The ninth edition of the India International Science Festival (IISF), four-day-long festival kickstarted at the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI)-Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) joint campus in Faridabad, Haryana on January 17th 2024. The eighth edition of IISF held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The ninth edition of the India International Science Festival (IISF) was inaugurated by Union minister of science and technology Dr Jitendra Singh. He said, India’s achievements in the fields of science, technology and space over the last decade have helped gain global recognition and respect, ninth edition of the India International Science Festival (IISF) in…

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