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Molecule that Plays Key Role in Bacterial Communication, Infection

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have identified a molecule that plays a key role in bacterial communication and infection. Their findings add a new word to pneumococcus' molecular dictionary and may lead to novel ways to manipulate the bacterium and prevent infection. The findings, from the Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Luisa Hiller, are published in the journal  PLOS Pathogens

AB-PMJAY: Big Pharma Companies Propose Launch of Low Priced Second Brands

In the move that may bring huge relief to the patients, multinational pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline Pharma and Abbott have a low-priced second-tier brand of their products which can be introduced into government's flagship  Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme, sources said.

Urging the government to create policy provisions to allow launching of second brands for introduction to the state-run insurance scheme, the US Indian Business Council (USIBC) asked for the government for a safeguard policy mechanism that they are exempted from price referencing.