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Oracle Corp. to help build world's first "Digital Hospital"

Oracle Corp. and Health South Corp. together will build the worlds first "all digital hospital", according to a release on Monday, issued by the out patient surgical rehabilitation chain. The digital hospital will feature inpatient beds with display screens connected to the Internet, electronic medical records storage, digital imaging and a wireless communications network permitting doctors and o...

Development of AIDS vaccine -- Chiron Corp in talks with four Indian cos

A NOVEL research-cum-manufacturing agreement between Chiron Corp, the US-based vaccine major, and an Indian company for the development of a potential AIDS vaccine to halt the spread of the deadly disease in the country is in an advanced stage of finalisation. ....Two Hyderabad-based biotechnology/pharma companies -- Shanta Biotechnics and Biological E -- are reportedly the front-runners for the...

Chiron Corporation Gets US Contract To Produce Bird Flu Vaccines

There is an increased Gold rush for Bird flu vaccines and drugs world wide with increased demand in United States.// Due to shortage of vaccines for bird flu vaccines the US has given contract to the Pharmaceutical Company Chiron Corporation to produce Bird flu vaccine. The contract is worth $62.5 million to produce the vaccines to encounter the demand. ..US Health Secretary Mike Leavitt said the...

Minister Of State For Industry Urges Corporate Sectors To Help India's Disabled Population

The Minister of state for Industry Ashwini Kumar speaking at a national workshop on 'Disability: Mainstreaming the Marginalised', // today urged the corporate sector in India to draw up a framework so to provide a better job opportunities to disabled people. It is only then can the physically challenged be helped to be brought into the mainstream, said Minister. .. The government's commitment t...

Minister of State For Industry Urges Corporate Sectors to help India’s Disabled Populatio

Industry Minister Urges Corporate Sectors To Help India’s Disabled Population.// ..The Minister of state for Industry Ashwini Kumar speaking at a national workshop on 'Disability: Mainstreaming the Marginalized', today urged the corporate sector in India to draw up a framework so to provide better job opportunities to the disabled people. The minister stated - only then can the physically chal...

Corporate Companies Causing Pollution in the Dock

The researchers at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts listed about 100 top corporate companies that are responsible for air pollution//. This list is officially called the Toxic 100. The corporate companies are listed as an important source of air pollution. This is based on air releases of hundreds of chemicals from industrial facilities across the United...

IIM Ahmedabad Signs MoU with US Firm for Corporate Education

The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) here Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the US-based Duke Corporate Education //CE to offer customised corporate education programmes in India and the Middle East. .......

Brain Cancer Could be Safely Treated with Radioactive Scorpion Venom

On going study with radioactive version of scorpion venom protein showed possibilities of treating brain gliomas. ..Scientists at the Transmolecular Corporation//, Cambridge have developed a radioactive version of a protein resembling the yellow Israeli scorpion venom protein named TM-601, as a safer and different way to destroy proliferating brain cancer cells. ..Responding to this urgent pro...

Corporate Groups To Participate In Jharkhand Health Care Scheme

The Tata group, the Essar group and the Jindal group have committed to contribute in a non-profit charitable trust that would ensure medicare for people leaving Below Poverty Line in Jharkhand. // ....In the country's first public-private partnership, the Sarva Swasthya Mission trust is being formed by Jharkhand Government in partnership with the major corporate groups, an official release said...

Police Stumble into Trading Corpses Racket

The theft of the body of a man who died ten years back from a graveyard has led police to believe that they have stumbled into a larger racket in trading corpses//. ..The missing of the corpse came to light only after family members of Iftikhar, who died 10 years back after being hit by lightning, complained that his body had gone missing from the grave in Malihabad in rural Lucknow. ....The fa...

Incorporate Sleep Evaluation into Routine Medical Care

CHICAGO - Sleep is an integral part of health, and assessment of sleep habits should be a standard part of medical care//, according to an editorial in the September 18 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine , one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The issue is devoted to studies of sleep and health. ...."The theme that emerges throughout this issue is that sleep serves as an indicator of health an...

Max Planck Researchers Incorporate Odorant Receptors into Artificial Membranes

An artificial nose could be a real benefit at times: this kind of biosensor could sniff out poisons, explosives or drugs//, for instance. ....Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research and the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry recently revealed a technique for integrating membrane proteins into artificial structures. ....Membrane proteins have several important functions...

Corporate Hospital and NGO stirred to help children with heart disease

Apollo hospitals have joined hands with the NGO, Madras Round Table 1, in an altruistic gesture to offer treatment for poor children with heart diseases. The novel// partnership has been named ‘Save A Child’s Heart’ (SACH). ....With the motto ‘Save one child per day’ they aim to give underprivileged children in Tamilnadu born with heart diseases appropriate treatment. SACH aims to assist early d...

Corporate Inc Awakening To Economic Impact Of HIV

Guided by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and industry lobbies, several hundred Indian companies have started affirmative action at workplace to prevent spread// of HIV infection and help those infected get a conducive work environment. ...."Impact of HIV/AIDS is seen most in the most productive age between 15-48," said S. Mohammed Afsar, ILO national project coordinator for South As...

Army Dental Corps to Get Multi-speciality Unit

New Delhi: The Army Dental Corps is to get a mega centre with multi-specialities, with army chief Gen. J.J. Singh performing the groundbreaking for this here Thursday.// ....The facility will come up with the campus of the Army Hospital (Research & Referral) and will be known as Army Dental Centre (R&R). ....The centre will provide under one roof facilities for training dental officers, special...

Corporates To Help Combat HIV/AIDS

National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bilt and ACC to deliver anti-retroviral drugs free of cost to their ART units//. Operational guidelines regarding manpower requirements and the necessary training in running an ART center were issued by NACO. This is said to help the companies to set up such units. ..In addition to these measures, India Inc i...

Scorpion Venom may Help Treat Cancer

Scientists in the US have claimed that scorpion venom may help in the treatment of a wide range of cancers . ......Scorpions occur naturally in parts of Africa, America, India and the Caribbean. The majority of scorpions are harmless to human beings although the sting is extremely painful and requires treatment. .........Researchers have found that when applied to tumours, the chemical chlorotox...
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