Symposium on Recent Advances in Cardiovascular Sciences

Delhi  Pharmaceutical  Sciences and Research  University  (DPSARU),  New  Delhi,  is  organizing  the  4th  International
Symposium on “Recent Advances in Cardiovascular Sciences” on February 3  & 4, 2010, at the G. K. N Auditorium in DPSARU. The emphasis of the symposium will be on topics related to the Cardiovascular Disorders & their management. More than 300 scientists/professionals  from  the academia,  industry and regulatory bodies  from all over the country, as well as from abroad, will participate in this meeting and deliberate upon  the  recent  advances  and  development  in  this  exciting  area  of  research with particular reference to Drug Discovery and Drug Development  in particular relation to heart diseases.

For details click here: http://www.dipsar.in/about/event.php

National Research Council – Gateway to Scientific Data

Access to data from scientific research is increasingly important to collaborative research. The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada’s premier organization for research and development. It aims to improve access to scientific research data for Canadians and support the use and re-use of data sets by providing a central gateway, as well as resources to guide data management activities.

Access Canadian scientific, technical and medical (STM) data sets from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

A resource for researchers looking for information on policies and best practices to guide their data management and curation activities.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC website is CDC’s primary online communication channel. From August 2007–July 2008, there were 489 million page views to the site, averaging 41 million page views per month. CDC.gov provides users with credible, reliable health information on:

  • Data and Statistics
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View this short narrated video below that shows how to find statistics and slide sets on particular topics.

NIPER exam shows many keen on pharmacy degree

If almost every other college-goer aimed for an MBBS at one time and an MBA label was a rage a couple of years back, a degree in pharmacy has become the preferred option of many students.

Fuelled by market projections of its immense scope, it is fast emerging as a favourite stream among students across the country and the number of applications for the third joint entrance exam at National institute of pharmaceutical education and Research (NIPER), Mohali, for six such new institutes seem to bear this out.

Reflecting renewed interest in this branch of knowledge over last two years, 3,854 candidates applied for 416 seats this time compared to 2,000 trying their luck for 350 seats at NIPER last year.

According to McKinsey and Company, the country’s pharmaceutical market could reach a size of USD 20 billion by 2015, becoming one of the top 10 drug markets in the world. Ranked fourth according to volume, the Indian pharma industry is a leading producer of high-quality, low-cost generic drugs.

As P Rama Rao, director, NIPER, Mohali, said, “The coming up of six more NIPERs — at Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Hajipur (Bihar) Guwahati (Assam), Raibareilly (UP) and Kolkata (WB) — indicates the demand for highly trained manpower in the industry. We started in 1998 with 26 students and now there are approximately 150. There has been introduction of some new courses like the traditional medicine and regulatory toxicology.”

Strategic linkages, too, have led to increasing the ambit of students’ learning. The institute has inked memoranda of understanding with MidWestern University, Chicago, School of Pharmacy, London, and College of Hertfordshire, UK, indicating interest in the Indian pharma educational institutes. “The System biology worldwide, Finland, too, has evinced interest in our drug discovery project,” added Rao.

To coordinate the research activities of all new NIPERs, a Pharmagrid is expected to be set up by 2012. “We shall get interconnected to the rest of the institutes and share resources of the mother institute at Mohali,” said Rao.

Source:  Times of  India

Nano Science and Technology Consortium

The Nano Science and Technology Consortium works to create a platform conducive for the growth, promotion and partnering in the field of Nano Science and Technology taking together industries, academics and government through consultative, advisory and educative processes which will provide growth platform for organizations, academics and governments for harnessing the Nano potential at Global level.
NSTC is a non governmental, industry managed and promoted organization with a role of facilitator for Nano Developmental processes.
It is supported by academic and industry experts aimed at developing a platform for real-time strategic collaboration between academic, corporate, government and private labs, entrepreneurs, investors and service providers in order to harness the benefits of advances in areas such as Nanotechnology, Advanced materials, Nano manufacturing, Electronics, Medicine, Health care, Environment, Energy and Biotechnology that have been enabled by scientific breakthroughs.
NSTC by objective associates Companies, Universities, Research Institutions and work closely for enhancing the opportunities in the area of Nanotechnology and emerging new applications for the benefit of human race.

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Science.gov

The U.S. government has a free database that searches a multitude of resources. Science.gov is a joint effort of 18 scientific and technical organizations from 14 federal agencies that span from the Department of Health and Human Services to the Department of Defense.

You can search amongst: – 36 government databases – 1,850 websites – 200 million pages of U.S. government scientific information including research and development. Science.gov is an example of a federated search engine. It searches across several databases. This is a great way to get acquainted with and discover government resources.