Health Education & Research – new department in central govt.

Recognizing the role of scientific inputs for accessible and affordable healthcare programmes, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said that government has established a new department for Health Education and Research. In his inaugural address at the 101st Indian Science Congress at Jammu University, Dr Singh said that the 2013 Science, Technology and Innovation Policy reflects … Read more

India needs innovation to meet requirements in critical areas, says Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee has said that India needs innovation to meet requirements in critical areas like agriculture, health, education, energy, and housing. Speaking at Rashtrapati Bhawan after receiving the ‘The report to the people, 2013’ of the National Innovation Council, the President said that applying the lens of innovation to these critical-need sectors can not … Read more

Starbucks US coffee chain revenue increased by 6%

US giant Starbucks, the world’s biggest coffee chain, says an increase in customers boosted revenue in the fourth quarter by 6%. The company said net income at its shops open for at least a year was $359m (£222.6m, £277.5m euros) in the three months to September. “Our Q4 and overall 2012 fiscal year performance demonstrates … Read more

Healthcare :: Delivering high quality care for all, UK

Delivering the highest quality of care for all, as good or better than any country in the world, must be a fundamental goal of the NHS, said Lord Darzi, as he publishes his interim report on the ‘Our NHS, Our Future’ review.

Eye :: NIH awards Phylonix phase II SBIR to develop zebrafish models for eye diseases

Phylonix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a $1,092,031 Phase II Small Business Innovation Grant (SBIR) from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop zebrafish eye disease models for drug screening. The grant for “New Models for Eye Diseases” will support the Phylonix program over a period of three years.

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