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August 10th, 2010

'Work on for new vaccine to fight TB'

Abstract:
India tops the world, but sadly for the dreaded disease called tuberculosis. Millions die every year. It's a cause for concern as in developed countries, the disease has been completely eradicated. A study done in Chennai revealed how the BCG vaccine used to immunise tuberculosis has failed.

Dr D N Rao, guest speaker from AIIMS, highlighted how nanotechnology is the future. "If we integrate nanoparticles and create drugs and vaccines, we will be able to get 'super drugs'.

"Once taken, the nanoparticles will slowly release the drug into the body. This will not only decrease the dosage of the drug but also the intervals at which it is to be taken. Booster doses in cases of vaccines need not be taken and effects of the vaccine will last longer for several years, making it more efficient.

"Success by incorporating nanoparticles has been achieved and more insulin drugs for diabetics have been created which have already hit the market," said Rao.

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