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Chandra Mohan S.,Bharathiar University | Sasikala K.,Saranathan College of Engineering | Anand T.,Thyrocare Technologies
Research Journal of Phytochemistry | Year: 2014

The objective of this study was to evaluate the wound healing1 potential of the ethonolic extract of Canthium coromandelicum. The study was done on male albino rats using1 excision model. The ethanolic extract, treated wounds were found to epithelize faster and the rate of wound contraction was significantly increased as compared to control and standard wounds (p<0.001and p<0.01). From the results, the ethanolic extract of Canthium coromandelicum had greater wound healing activity than the standard ointment Cipladine. The enhanced wound healing activity of alcoholic extract may be due to free radical scavenging action and the antibacterial property of the phyto constituents (viz., tannins and flavonoids) present in it which either due to their individual or additive effect fastens the process of wound healing. Presence of flavonoids and tannins in alcohol extract was also confirmed by preliminary phytochemical investigation. ©2014 Academic Journals Inc. Source


News Article | December 4, 2009
Site: yourstory.com

O SUPPLY in association with E–Cell, NMIMS present ZEAL 09, an engaging Entrepreneurial Showcase. This year Zeal promises to live up to its past successes and bring to you the best from the entrepreneurial world. Yourstory has partnered for the entrepreneurial showcase. Dr.Velumani is the Managing Director of Thyrocare Technologies Ltd., the world’s largest thyroid testing laboratory, with ISO 9001-2000 certification that boasts of completely changing the thyroid and diabetes testing in India. With franchisee in every part of the country, Thyrocare Technologies has revolutionized the healthcare industry. Risking a secure job and putting every penny of his miniscule saving, required guts, determination and a dream to bring a change. Hear his story. Dr.Hetal Turakia has ushered a new era of medical tourism in India. She started with a clinic in Goa, now has expanded to Pune and Mumbai with state of the art cosmetic dental treatments. Whats more, this young entrepreneur is posed to achieve a landmark with soon to be launched back office in Liverpool/Manchester. With sheer hardwork and persistence to create world class dental health treatment in India, Hetal is the new face of Indian entrepreneurship.Without any backing, funding, she has shown what determination can make you achieve. Hear her story. For too long, the Indian IT industry  has concentrated on providing services for leading products of the world instead of creating world class Products  on which the world will provide services. Changing the shift in this perception through innovative product technologies and ERP solutions is I WEB under the leadership of young entrepreneur Akshay Shah. Akshay has faced many ups and downs in his entrepreneurial journey but his vision has never wavered. The result is the trademark products his company continues to make. What does it take to face the odds and keep moving ahead. Hear his story. Leena Walawalkar is London based author of Indian origin. From being a successful chartered accountant to scripting her first novel required a great leap of faith and a passion to pursue what one likes, rather then pursue a professional calling. Her first novel has already created a buzz in the market and there is no looking back for this young author. Hear her story. Bakshish successfully launched  and manages Sun Startup Essentials Program in India. With over 15 years of Industry experience in leadership roles, Bakshish is committed to building the Indian entrepreneurial eco system. He actively helps startups from across India to build their businesses. With vast expertise in Startup domain and marketing, Bakshish as the Country Lead of Sun Startup Essentials, is an expert at enabling startup scalibility. Muthukumar K is a well known business journalist, having earlier worked with The Economic Times. As the Senior Editor of Businessworld, Muthu actively tracks the entrepreneurship space. Tejaswini Adhikary is the Chief Intellect Officer at Futuregroup. Former faculty at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tejaswini is actively working in promoting rural and women entrepreneurship in India. Over the years she has helped a lot of startups from the rural India to grow and become self sustaining. Rajesh Doshi-Managing Director of the venture fund O2 Supply and Acme Housing Group. A Post Graduate from San Diego University, Rajesh is the dynamic second generation Entrepreneur at Acme Housing. He has over 10 years of experience in Business Development and Product Management at Trimble Navigation and Palm in the valley. Rajesh is actively working towards building a strong startup eco system in India. Zeal promises to provide you insightful dialogue on entrepreneurship, startup challenges and a platfrom to network.


Iyer S.,Thyrocare Technologies | Sengupta C.,Thyrocare Technologies | Velumani A.,Thyrocare Technologies
Clinica Chimica Acta | Year: 2016

Introduction: Arsenic, a well-known toxic element, has become one of the biggest causes for clinical concerns among elemental toxicities. Arsenicosis has been reported from many regions of the country, especially on exposure induced by ground water contamination. The clinical effects of chronic arsenic toxicity are generally varied and its timely diagnosis and management pose a big challenge. Methodology: Our study reports analysis of blood arsenic levels in a pan-India cohort of 205,530 including 111,737 males and 93,793 females respectively. The cohort included all age groups from infants to old adults. Arsenic levels were analyzed using the analytical platform of ICP-MS touted to be the gold standard for elemental analysis. Result: Blood arsenic levels of ≥. 5 μg/L were considered high in our study. The total frequency of high arsenic cases detected in the study is 1.37%. The frequency in males was 1.47% and in females it was detected to be 1.25%. Also, maximum cases of high arsenic levels were detected to be from the state of Kerala and in cities from Mumbai. Conclusion: Very few studies have recorded the frequency of high arsenic levels in Indians as well as its average blood levels in a pan-India cohort. Our study has made a pilot attempt to highlight the same to generate awareness about this elemental menace in the Indian context. © 2016 Elsevier B.V.. Source


Iyer S.,Thyrocare Technologies | Sengupta C.,Thyrocare Technologies | Velumani A.,Thyrocare Technologies
Clinica Chimica Acta | Year: 2015

Introduction: Elements form a basic and natural constituent of the Earth's crust and are released into the atmosphere due to many human activities like mining and manufacturing. Of all, the elements, lead toxicity is a prevailing as well as a growing concern the world over because of its ability to affect multiple clinical functions. Methodology: Blood lead levels have been analyzed in a large pan-India cohort of 222,668 comprising of 121,115 males and 101,553 females respectively. The cohort included all age groups from < 2 to > 55. years old. The analytical platform of Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry has been used to assess lead levels. Result: Blood lead levels of ≥ 150 μg/L was considered high for analysis. The total frequency of high lead levels detected in our study was 1.16%. The frequency of males affected were higher than females, with the difference being statistically significant.. Conclusion: Lead being ubiquitous in its presence and also serving no biological function, has grown today to become a serious threat to human health. The high frequency of affected detected in our study raises a cause for concern. Determining its presence and the most affected geography in any country will aid in charting guidelines on controlling its release as well as exposure. © 2015 Elsevier B.V.. Source

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