[Reader-list] RSS-developed cancer drug gets US patent
pawan.durani at gmail.com
Fri Jun 18 14:50:58 IST 2010
On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 2:30 PM, anupam chakravartty <c.anupam at gmail.com> wrote:
> An editor of a local daily in north east once cautioned me that "So" is
> "Quite possibly the most overused adverb in the English language, when
> capitalized". There are others who say if someone says "so", you must take
> them to be:
> 1. the other person doesn't know what to say.
> 2. when someone is not sure what to say. Usually repeated by another person.
> 3. Used by someone in a conversation if it doesn't matter.
> 4. Used by someone in a conversation if they don't care.
> See people tell me all kinds of things about using "so" but what you
> probably wanted to say is that "so what are you trying to prove?" or "so
> what is the connection here?" I am sorry if i am assuming. The idea is not
> trying to prove anything which will be bother you. My idea is have things in
> a perspective which has not just one way of looking at it but many.
> Thanks Anupam
> On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 1:50 PM, Pawan Durani <pawan.durani at gmail.com>
>> So ?
>> On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 1:30 PM, anupam chakravartty <c.anupam at gmail.com>
>> > Thanks for posting this Pawan. You might be interested to the other side
>> > of
>> > the story as well.
>> > http://www.chowk.com/ilogs/65586/48030
>> > About a month and a half later, the media splashed the news that the
>> > United States Patent and Trade Office had granted Patent No 6410059 to
>> > an
>> > "Indian innovation which has proved that cow's urine can make
>> > antibiotics, anti-fungal agents and also anti-cancer drugs more
>> > effective" (The Hindu 4 July 2002). The product, cow-urine distillate
>> > (CUD), was the result of a joint enterprise by the centrally funded
>> > Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Vishwa
>> > Hindu Parishad's Go-Vigyan Anusandhan Kendra (cow science research
>> > centre)
>> > in Nagpur. Seems Murli Manohar Joshi, union minister for science and
>> > technology as well, notorious for introducing 'vedic astrology' and
>> > reviving
>> > Sanskrit courses in universities, had asked the Centre for Science and
>> > Industrial Research in 1999 to investigate the chemical properties of
>> > cow's
>> > urine. According to The report published in Indian Express (4 July
>> > 2002), 10
>> > lakh rupees were spent over three years by the Central Institute of
>> > Medicinal and Aromatic Plants at Lucknow to establish that "certain
>> > compounds in cow urine, when used in combination with certain
>> > antibiotics
>> > like the commonly used anti-tuberculosis drug rifampicin, can help kill
>> > more
>> > bacteria than a single application of the antibiotic".
>> > Regards
>> > Anupam
>> > On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 11:56 AM, Pawan Durani <pawan.durani at gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >> http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/RSS-developed-cancer-drug-gets-US-patent/articleshow/6058657.cms
>> >> <http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/RSS-developed-cancer-drug-gets-US-patent/articleshow/6058657.cms>
>> >> NAGPUR: An anti-cancer drug extracted from cow urine and developed by
>> >> an
>> >> affiliate of the RSS has got a US patent for the third time for its
>> >> anti-genotoxicity properties, a senior official has said.
>> >> The drug developed by RSS-backed Go Vigyan Anusandhan Kendra had
>> >> earlier
>> >> got
>> >> the US patent as a bio-enhancer with antibiotics and anti-cancer drugs.
>> >> The research for the drug brand named 'Kamdhenu Ark' was carried out
>> >> jointly
>> >> by the Anusandhan Kendra and National Environmental Engineer Research
>> >> Institute (NEERI), Acting Director of NEERI Tapan Chakraborty said.
>> >> The research found that Re-distilled Cow Urine Distillate (RCUD) was
>> >> useful
>> >> for protecting and repairing DNA from oxidative damage, Chakraborty and
>> >> Sunil Mansinghka of Kendra told reporters yesterday.
>> >> Oxidative DNA damage is a leading cause of ageing, cancer and other
>> >> diseases.
>> >> RCUD works against genotoxicity, a harmful action on a cell's genetic
>> >> material, they said, adding research has strengthened the efficacy of
>> >> 'Kamdhenu Ark' as an anti-cancer drug.
>> >> The research was carried out on three patients, two of them having
>> >> throat
>> >> and uterus cancer, Mansinghka said.
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