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Human Genome Project Achieves Technological Triumph

The completion of rough draft sequence of the human genes is a major scientific milestone and was achieved on 26.06.2000. The project began more than 10 years ago to map out almost 35 billion chemical letters that make up the recipe of human life. This breakthrough is expected to revolutionize the practice of medicine by paving the way for new drugs and medical therapies...Specific sequences...

Food Grains Project To Tackle Malnutrition In India

In an attempt to provide a solution to the nationwide prevalent malnutrition, 13 premier research institutions in India have decided to work in collaboration to ensure adequate supply of value added food grains. // ....This strategy is poised to mark a major shift in the national food policy by 2015. The first, experimental phase of the project is over and the trial phase is beginning. ....Iron...

Race Based Genome Project Launched By Mexico

Mexico has launched a race based genome project to determine if a genetic basis exists for its growing health crisis. The goal is to clean insights into genetic differences, believed to be unique// to its population, which may play a key role in chronic diseases like asthma, diabetes and hypertension. ..Applied Biosystems (ABI), IBM Health care and Affymetrix with assist the government in sequenc...

Pink Shawl Project is a unique initiative

It is a well-known fact that October is designated as the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is a sad commentary on the health sector that despite the exponential morbidity and mortality associated with breast cancer//, very few men and women are aware of what actually happens, what are the risk factors and what is to be done in case they come across a lump. ..In America, Evelyn H. Lauder, founder...

Telemedicine Project Implemented for Indian Railways

South Eastern Central Railway at Bilaspur, M. P. in its specialty hospital has a Telemedicine project implemented.// The project was undertaken by a Bangalore based company called Televital. Now the Bilaspur Hospital is connected with two remote Railway Hospital at Raipur and Nagpur. The Telemedicine network is implemented on Optical Fiber Cable of Railway Network. , M. P. The Indian Railway has...

UNAIDS Chief Appeals for Projects to Battle AIDS/HIV

The UN has made a global appeal for implementation of various projects to combat the dreaded AIDS/HIV. 'There is a crisis over implementation of programs in defeating HIV/AIDS and our response is to mobilize political momentum // globally and to see that the fruits of investment help in checking new infections,' Peter Piot, executive director of UNAIDS, said... ..'Out top priority is to make th...

DAPIC Project to Prevent Amputations

A special type of footwear aimed at preventing amputations and other disease-related complications in diabetics is being offered at a remote village in India’s State of Tamil Nadu, courtesy a hospital initiative//. ..For most patients who visited the "Diabetes Amputation Prevention Initiative in the Community (DAPIC)" programme at Maragal Kandigai village out of mere curiosity, the special shoes...

India's vaccination project gets a boost

to provide five basic vaccines and introduce three new ones..."We will give India the money in two phases. In the first phase, we will provide $40 million and then more than double it in// the second phase," said Dr Julian Lob-Levyt, Secretary, GAVI. ..Addressing a press conference after the conclusion of the 3rd GAVI Partners meet here, Mr Lob-Levyt said India has made a lot of progress in the v...

3-D Projection Of Heart For Diagnosis Of Cardiovascular Disorders

A new form of cardiovascular ultrasound based on virtual reality can now help doctors to have a 3-D representation of the human heart and thereby help in speedy and accurate diagnosis // . The three-dimensional animated images or 'holograms' of the heart thus obtained allows doctors to 'dive' into the beating heart and examine its interior. ......The ultrasound-generated 3D images of hearts have...

Canadian Sikh Community Donates To Hospital Project In Canada

The Canadian Sikh community has collected $2.3 million to be donated to a new hospital through a fundraising event involving Punjabi community radio programs // . ....The money will be spent on building the William Osler Health Centre Foundation's Brampton Hospital at Bovaird Drive and Bramalea Road, which is scheduled to open in 2007. ....The fundraising event, Better Health Radiothon, was organ...

The “Enough Sleep” Project to study mechanism of sleep regulatin

Researchers from five European countries to collaborate on finding the mechanism involved in sleep regulation, the joint project named as The “Enough Sleep” project is to be head by Professor Tarja Porkka-Heiskanen, // Institute of Biomedicine, University of Helsinki. The project is aimed at finding the mechanisms involved in sleep regulation which would be very useful in understanding the amount...

NIH To Launch Two Major Gene and Disease Projects Soon

In order to better understand the role of genetic and environmental factors in the incidence of common diseases, the United States has planned to launch two major research studies// The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced this recently. ....The link between genes, environment and the disease would form the main focus of the study. One of the projects would revolve around the significan...

Friends of Earth Protest water Diversion Project ,Garrison-II.

The Red River Valley Water Supply Project's key agenda is to transfer water from the Missouri River to eastern North Dakota, especially heavily populated areas in the red river drainage basin. // The environmental groups are up in arms against this proposition, due to a perceptible risk of foreign biota filling up the river. ....Beatrice Olivastri, executive director of Friends of the Earth Cana...

“Corridors Project” To Concentrate On HIV Prevention Programmes In Inda

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has allocated to the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, $5.9 million for a project// aimed at preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS in India. ....University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, has constituted the new "Corridors Project" will provide HIV prevention programmes and services for migrant women sex workers and high-risk men along the corridors between rural...

Pet Project: Lifestyle Touch Ups for Senior Citizens and Their Beloved Pets

Blacksburg: Procter & Gamble and the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) have forked out a competitive grant of $40,000 to a Virginia Tech team led by Ed Dorsa // , associate professor in the College of Architecture and Urban Affairs for the development of new products and systems that can add more value to the lives of elderly people and their pets. .. .."PAWS: Pet Care Awareness Sys...

Rural India To Benefit From New Diabetes Project

A recent study conducted by the World Health Organization in India has revealed that the number of diabetics living in the rural areas (approximately 21.6) outnumber those living in the urban areas//(16. 8 million). ....The prevalence of diabetes in rural India has increased by a margin of 400% over the past 30 years. In an attempt to change this situation, the Madras Diabetes Research Foundatio...

Project Stop to Block the Misuse of Cold and Flu Drugs

Pharmacy Guild launched a new program in Australia to stop the misuse and stocking up of the cold and flu drugs. The police would be informed automatically// via text messages alerting them to the name and location of the person amassing these drugs at pharmacies. In this new online program each time a customer want to buy medication containing pseudoephedrine, they will have to show pharmacists...

Haryana To Work With Pvt Practitioners To Implement WB Project

The Haryana government will sign an MoU with private practitioners and medical colleges in the state to ensure effective implementation of the World Bank aided Rs 2.17 crore Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP). // ....The MoU to be signed between the state health department and private practitioners or medical colleges would also specifiy the roles each stakeholder would need to pla...

Already Short Staffed And In Deficit NHS Fails To Supply Staff For IT Project

Reports that the NHS, which is already running in a loss would have to pay the private sector up to £19m has been confirmed as they are not in a position // to fulfil the commitment to supply staff to help design a new IT system for the health services. ....The trusts in the south of England were expected to second 50 full-time employees to help develop the £20bn scheme under a deal with Japanes...

Integrated Disease Surveillance Project Soon In The Country

The Centre will soon launch a Rs 350 crore Integrated Disease Surveillance Project to bring 11 disease parameters under strict vigilance throughout the country. // ....Union Health minister Ambumani Ramadoss told reporters here today that the World Bank-funded project would be able to create a veritable data base for 11 incidences like HIV/AIDS, polio, cholera, cardio-vascular diseases and even...

Harvard Begins Controversial Human Stem Cell Cloning Project

Harvard University researchers plan to ask women to donate their eggs for research as they race to grow embryonic stem cells matched to patients // which they say would hopefully find new treatments for many debilitating diseases such as diabates or neurodegenerative disease. ....They want to extract embryonic stem (ES) cells after creating human embryos containing DNA from patients with diabete...

Maori diabetes project way off target

An extensive diabetes programme for Maori which held promise for being the best in the heap with lofty targets, has fallen flat in achieving //the main objective of lowering the rate of the disease by one-third within a pre-defined time frame. ....The project has also overshot the budget and turned out to be very expensive as it did not get the estimated participation, and was unable to detect e...

Villagers in Tamil Nadu Take Part in Diabetes Pilot Project

As many as 2,300 people in a Tamil Nadu village and over 60 doctors are taking part in a research project to study diabetes complications.// ....A medical technology company, DyAnsys India, has begun the study in association with the Tirunelveli Medical College at the Ariyanayakipuram village, near here. ...."At present, there is little testing done to detect a diabetic condition known as diabet...

New Music Project Promotes Quality-of-Life After Cancer

'What's next?' is a question that enters the minds of many cancer survivors. After treatment, as life begins to reorder itself and adjust into what policy makers now //..consider a chronic condition, survivors need to stay informed and become empowered self-advocates making daily conscientious choices to ensure quality-of-life. This national movement, commonly referred to as cancer survivorship,...

Obesity Project In Australia Pronounced Success

An obesity study conducted in Cholac, Victoria appears to have met with unprecedented success. The project was successful in reducing the weight of more than 2,000// children aged four to 12. ....The three-year study found that kids were one kilogram lighter than those in a control group of children. "Most people would think individual weight loss of one kilogram is not much, but here we're talk...

HP Government to Introduce Sugar Free Herbal Honey Project

In an effort to motivate beekeepers to produce sugar-free herbal honey, the government has introduced a new eco-friendly beekeeping system in Himachal Pradesh.// ..The National Horticulture Board (NHB) has sent 5,000 beekeeping boxes along with the bees to the state, to be distributed in 10 of 12 districts in the next year, an official said. ..These bees will be fed on the stevia herbal plant l...

World Bank to Fund Three Health Projects in India

The World Bank has resumed lending to India's health sector with an approval of $662 million for three projects, the government said Tuesday.// ...."Three projects totalling $662 million, which were held up for more than a year, have now been approved by the board of executive directors of the World Bank," a finance ministry statement said. ....The approval of these projects has come after inten...

Delhi Government Clears Healthcare Projects Worth Rs.1.13 bn

The Delhi government has cleared five healthcare and development projects worth Rs.1.13 billion.Delhi Planning and Finance Minister A.K. Walia said the projects// - two each in health and public works and one pertaining to environment - have been given a go-ahead by the expenditure finance committee (EFC). ....The government has sanctioned Rs.928 million for procuring equipment for the Institute...

Project Aims at Mapping Genetic Changes Towards Cancer

The National Institute of Health has said that it will undertake the subjects of brain tumors, ovarian cancer and lung cancer to sequence all the genetic changes that lead to cancer.// ..The agency has said that it hoped the Cancer Genome Atlas project will pinpoint hundreds or thousands of new genes involved in cancer, so that it can be used to develop better drugs to treat it and tools to diagn...

Pet Project: Dogged Determination to Rid Vienna of Ubiquitous Dog Droppings

Let the sleeping dog lie but not it’s droppings, seems to be the goal of Austrian activists, who are motivating residents// to record all sightings of dog droppings, to build a veritable case for redressal. The data so gathered will then be compiled and organized to form a key agenda for the city officials to kick start strategies that can effectively deal with the menace. .. ..The earlier initi...

Georgetown University Heads Alternative Tobacco Project

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has announced a grant of $17 million to a consortium of research centers led by Georgetown University Medical Center.// The aim of the grant is to fund a project to determine if alternative tobacco products reduce health risks of tobacco itself. ....The sweeping grant, the first of its kind, will examine all aspects of the increasing number of "safer" tobacco o...

Billionaire’s Pet Projec

Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen decided to make a genetic map of the mouse brain in 2002 with a fund of $100-million.// ....It was declared complete on Tuesday, with fine-tuned information on 3 000 active genes which scientists have been using it regularly for more than a year. ........Allen said that working with computers all his life made him appreciate the complexities of the bra...

New Research Project Underway To Study Causes Of Heart Attack

The general answer to what causes heart attacks is – atherosclerosis - a condition caused by deposition of fatty deposits called plaque on the walls of a coronary artery// until blood flow that supplies the heart is totally blocked. ....This is not always the cause for having a heart attack. The truth is that severe coronary artery blocks almost always result in chest pain known as angina and ot...

'Picture-To-Speech' Projects Help Disabled Speak

A "picture-to-speech" project in Singapore is using a customised personal digital assistant (PDA) to dramatically improve the lives of the intellectually disabled,// innovators said Thursday. ....Instead of fumbling with homemade pictures, the handheld innovation helps those with speech impairments express their needs in such everyday tasks as ordering food or asking for medical attention from a...

Prison Tattoo Project Should Be Restored: AIDS Activist

A pilot project that allowed prisoners a safe way to sport tattoos, with the help of tattoo parlors in prison, ended in September 2006. Now, an AIDS activist has urged the// reinstatement of this project in Ottawa, outlining the benefits of tattoo parlors in prison, as a method to check the spread of AIDS. ....It is estimated that nearly 17% of the prisoners go in for tattoos or body piercing. T...

Mega Project to Revamp Karnataka’s Healthcar

Bangalore: Karnataka has finalised an $800-million project to revamp its healthcare infrastructure and train health professionals //at the grassroots - a scheme that is expected to benefit over 45 million people. ....Health Minister Ashok R. said: "We need to strengthen our medical facilities at the village level and the project will certainly help upgrade primary healthcare centres (PHCs). The s...

Body Shop Founder’s New Project-against Hepatitis

Dame Anita Roddick, 64,-veteran businesswoman and public campaigner, has made known the fact that she is suffering from the chronic// liver disease, Hepatitis C. .. Dame Anita known worldwide for her company, the Body Shop, which she sold to L’Oreal, says she was infected with the virus in 1971 via infected blood, during the birth of her daughter. ..The businesswoman who is well known for her...

Hospital Projects to Take the Weight Off Overcrowded Ones

The Public Health Ministry of Thailand plans to set up 21 community medical centres in 20 provinces. This is in order to relieve the heavy workload of provincial// hospitals run by the state, many of which are overflowing with patients. ..The project estimated to cost 188-million-baht, is also intended to bring improvements to medical services in remote villages. ..Public health permanent secr...

UF Launches Project to Bridge the Regeneration Gap

Researchers at the McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida have initiated a project to treat human brain and other diseases by plundering// the secrets of regeneration from creatures with remarkable powers of self-renewal, such as salamanders, newts, starfish and flatworms. ....Fueled by about $6 million in private donations, university support and state matching funds, "The Regener...

A Project to Map the Health Care Needs of a District in Kerala

The Media Lab Asia, a non--profit R&D organization functioning under the Department of Information Technology of the government //of India, has taken up a project to map the health care needs of the Malappuram district in the southern Indian state of Kerala. ....The two-year project, in collaboration with the state government's e-literacy program - Akshaya, is expected to utilize Information an...
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