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R & D Grant produces book & CD on Russian Grammar

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Research Profile-University of Delhi

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Guidelines for implementation of DST Fast Track Young Scientist Award and similar schemes

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University of Delhi highest recipient of DST PURSE Grant-2014

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University Grants Commission - Research Project for Teachers 
XII Plan guidelines (2012-2017)

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University of Delhi Physics Ranking

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Delhi University is Number 1 among the Top 50 for Science Publications in India (1998-2008)

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Label the Test Device. Add 1 drop of sample to the sample area S followed by 3 drops of Reaction buffer. Appearance of line at T1 and/or T2 within 20 minutes indicates presence of tuberculosis causing bacterium M. tuberculosis in the sample.

Manufactured by M/s Span Diagnostics Ltd, Surat using technology developed by University of Delhi South Campus under a Department of Biotechnology (Govt. of India)-funded program

DU Teachers develop a rapid test to confirmthe presence of Tuberculosis causing bacteria




The research group led by Professor Vijay Chaudhary and Dr Amita Gupta at University of Delhi South Campus (UDSC) has developed a rapid test in Immuno-chromatographic format that allows for easy and rapid screening of specimen for confirmation of growth of tuberculosis causing bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). This test can be performed with minimal training and provides results in less than twenty minutes The test is based on detection of two Mtbspecific proteins (Mtb-specific antigens), which are secreted only by growing cultures of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and can be detected by high affinity monoclonal antibody pairs in a rapid format. The presence of both or any one of the Mtb-specific antigen in the sample confirms the presence of Mtb. It has been evaluated on a large number of clinical specimen with near 100% sensitivity and 100% specificity with both specimen grown in liquid medium and LJ slant (in comparison to biochemical and nucleic acid based tests).

DELHI U CREATES KIT TO DIAGNOSE SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES -PROF. DAMAN SALUJA

Sexually transmitted diseases are emerging as a major threat to reproductive health of men and women at large. Several Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are caused by bacteria that can grow and multiply easily in the warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract, including the cervix, uterus, and fallopian tubes in women, and in the urethra in women and men. The most common among these are Chlamydia & Neisseria. The usual method of detection is Gram-staining followed by confirmation using methods like antigen detection or biochemical assay. Both methods are highly unsatisfactory, especially in asymptomatic patient (where the infection load is low) which largely contributes to the persistence and transmission of disease to the sexual partner. Unavailability of a reliable and cost effective test for detection of the infection is a growing concern especially in developing countries.

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BACTERIAL LIFE IN HOT WATER SPRINGS ATOP THE HIMALAYAN RANGES - PROF. RUP LAL

Hot water springs harbour unique microbial diversity, which is naturally selected to survive under high temperature conditions. Ever since the discovery of first reference bacterial strain, Thermus aquaticus, from the hot springs in Yellow Stone National Park, USA, several bacterial strains have been isolated from such hot water springs around the world. These bacteria are of special biotechnological interest as they produce thermostable enzymes and have been used for eradicating heavy metal and organic pollutants in ground water and clearing clogged wells. For example, the Taq DNA polymerase enzyme (for DNA amplification) was isolated from Thermus aquaticus and this enzyme has become a household word in molecular biology. The market for this enzyme is growing into hundreds of millions of dollars every year. While in India there are about 303 thermal springs located in different states, the major ones gathering attention are in Yamunotri, Gangnani, Kedarnath and Rudraprayag in Uttrakhand, Bakreshwar and Bhuri in West Bengal, Tantloi in Jharkand, Gangtok in Sikkim, and Manikaran in Himachal Pradesh. However, these hot water springs have not been explored for bacterial diversity and biotechnological applications. We initiated a project to explore bacterial diversity from one of the hot springs located in the Himalayan ranges at an altitude of 1760 m in Manikaran (Figure 1) under the DU/DST Purse (Promotion of University Research and Scientific excellence ) Program.

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