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      An Act to make provision with respect to functions relating to the management of Her Majesty’s Home Civil Service; and to make provision about parliamentary procedure in relation to legislation for Northern Ireland making corresponding provision with respect to the Northern Ireland Civil Service.

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      The American Chemical Society (ACS)

      The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. ACS’ mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and all its people. The Society is a global leader in promoting excellence in science education and providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple research solutions, peer-reviewed journals, scientific conferences, eBooks and weekly news periodical Chemical & Engineering News. ACS journals are among the most cited, most trusted and most read within the scientific literature; however, ACS itself does not conduct chemical research. As a leader in scientific information solutions, its CAS division partners with global innovators to accelerate breakthroughs by curating, connecting and analyzing the world’s scientific knowledge. ACS’ main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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      Insulin tablet

      For the millions of people living with diabetes, insulin is a life-saving drug. Unlike many other medicines, though, insulin cannot be easily delivered by swallowing a pill — it needs to be injected under the skin with a syringe or pump. Researchers have been making steps toward an insulin pill, and now, a team reports in ACS Nano that they’ve delivered insulin to the colons of rats using an orally administered tablet powered by chemical “micromotors.”

      Patients with diabetes have trouble regulating their blood glucose levels because they produce little or no insulin. Synthetic insulin has existed for over a hundred years, but it is often administered with an injection or an implanted pump. People affected by diabetes often take insulin multiple times per day, so frequent injections can be painful, and as a result, some patients do not take the recommended dose at the correct times.

      An oral form of the drug would be ideal, but the harsh environment of the stomach breaks down and neutralizes the hormone before it can be absorbed by the intestines and get into the bloodstream. Previous attempts at oral administration protected the hormone from stomach acids with micro- or nanocarriers but relied on insulin to passively diffuse into the cells that line the colon, which isn’t very efficient. A better approach could be actively moving the medicine around the body instead, such as with a recently reported robo-capsule that delivers its cargo by drilling itself into the thick, mucosal layer of the small intestine. Yingfeng Tu, Fei Peng, Kun Liu and colleagues wanted to achieve a similar effect with their an insulin-loaded mini-tablets, which featured tiny, chemical “micromotors” that could deliver insulin to the colon safely and effectively.

      To make these tablets, the researchers covered magnesium microparticles with a layer of an insulin-containing solution and a layer of liposomes. They then mixed these particles with baking soda, pressed them into mini-tablets that were about 3 mm long then covered them with an esterified starch solution. The starch protected the tablets from stomach acid, allowing them to reach the colon intact. As they broke down, the magnesium microparticles reacted with water to generate a stream of hydrogen gas bubbles, which acted as micromotors that propelled insulin toward the colon’s lining to be absorbed. The team also tested their mini-tablets in rats and found that they could significantly reduce the animals’ blood glucose levels for over five hours. In fact, they could maintain a glucose level almost as low as injection-delivered insulin. Though more work is needed, the researchers say that this is a concrete step toward creating more oral formulations of traditionally injection-only medications.

      Press Release : January 9, 2023-The American Chemical Society (ACS)


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      The Indian Chemical Society

      The Indian Chemical Society, a premier Scientific Society of India, was founded in 1924, as National Forum for the community of chemists and members of allied disciplines in the country. The driving force behind its establishment was the nationalistic spirit prevailing in India under British rule. J. N. Mukherjee, J.C. Ghosh and S.S. Bhatnagar while carrying out their research work in the University College, London in 1919 for the D.Sc. Degree, took a decision that after coming back to India their endeavor would be to establish a Chemical Society like the Chemical Society of London.

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       Professor Ganapati D. YADAV

      B. Chem. Eng. Ph.D. (Tech.), D.Sc. (Hon. Causa, DYPU), D. Eng. (Hon. Causa, NIT-A) FTWAS, FNA, FASc, FNASc, FNAE, FRSC (UK), FIE (India), FISTE , FIChemE (UK), FIIChE, FICS


      J.C. Bose National Fellow (Govt. of India)

      Former Vice Chancellor and R.T. Mody Distinguished Professor and Tata Chemicals Darbari Seth Distinguished Professor of Innovation and Leadership


      Padmashri Awardee

      Conjoint Professor, University of New Castle, Australia Adjunct Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada Adjunct Professor, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia Founding Chair, ACS India International Chapter President, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences Former President, Catalysis Society of India Former President, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers Council Member, Indian National Science Academy (2019-) In top 0.2% of researchers in Physical Chemistry in the World, at No. 66 (Stanford Uni Nov 2020)
      Professor G.D. Yadav, the President of the Indian Chemical Society, is one of the topmost, highly prolific and accomplished engineering-scientists in India. He is internationally recognized by many prestigious and rare awards as an academician, researcher and innovator, including his seminal contributions to education, research and innovation in Green Chemistry and Engineering, Catalysis, Chemical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, and Development of Clean and Green Technologies. For 10.5 years, he served as the Founding Vice Chancellor and R.T. Mody Distinguished Professor, and Tata Chemicals Darbari Seth Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Innovation at the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai, which is a Deemed-to-be-University having Elite Status and Centre of Excellence given by State Assembly on par with IITs/IISc/IISERs. He currently holds the titles of Emeritus Professor of Eminence and J.C. Bose National Fellow in ICT. He serves as the Adjunct Professor at University of Saskatchewan, Canada, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia and Conjoint Professor, University of New Castle, Australia. He was conferred Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour, by the President of India in 2016 for his outstanding contributions to Science and Engineering. He has been recipient of two honorary doctorates: D. Sc. (Hon. Causa, DYPU) and D. Eng. (Hon. Causa, NIT Agartala). As the Vice Chancellor he created many records.

      In the recent November 2020 survey of Stanford University, where Indian scientists in top 2% of those in the World are honoured, Professor Yadav is number one in India in Physical Chemistry which is within 0.2% of the world scientists and is ranked at 66, which is remarkable. He is a chemical engineer, but his research is in the field of catalysis science and engineering which is counted as part of physical chemistry.

      His research productivity is phenomenal with supervision of 101 Doctoral and 122 Masters Theses; which is the first record in ICT and for any Engineering Professor in India. Besides, he has supervised 37 post-doctoral fellows, several summer fellows and research staff. He has published 463 original research papers, 118 national and PCT patent applications (78 granted); 3 books; h-index of 60, i10 index of 281; 13,300+ citations in journals, patents, books and monographs. He is still actively involved in guiding doctoral students, patenting, publishing, consulting, and transferring technologies to industry.

      Under his dynamic leadership, ICT made phenomenal progress having been declared as Category I institute, having started 23 new academic programmes, 5 new Departments and several Centres of Excellence, and establishment of two off-campuses in Bhubaneswar with total support of IOCL and Marathwada with total support of Govt. of Maharashtra, and collected phenomenal funds. The ICT is listed in top 100 institutes in the Developing World by Times Higher Education Ranking in 2019. The Atal Innovation Ranking of MHRD has placed ICT as number 1 among Govt. funded Universities. He has personally won over 125 national and international honours, awards, fellowships, editorships, and several Life Time Achievement Awards by prestigious industrial organizations. He is an elected Fellow of Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, India, Indian National Academy of Engineering as well as The World Academy of Sciences, Trieste (TWAS). He is a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Indian Chemical Society, and Indian Society for Technical Education, among others. He is currently both the President of the Indian Chemical Society and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the ICS being published by Elsevier, which is unique distinction showing his versatility.

      The American Chemical Society (ACS) published a Festschrift (special issue) of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research (2014) in his honour with 65 original research papers from scientists from all over the world. He is the Founder President ACS India International Chapter. He is on editorial boards of prestigious journals like: ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Green Chemistry, Applied Catalysis A: Gen, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chem., Catalysis Communications, International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, Current Catalysis, etc. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Catalysis in Green Chemistry & Engineering (2017, Begell House, USA). He has been a member or chaired several national and international committees of MHRD, DST, DBT, UGC, AICTE, CSIR, the PSA’s on Green Chemistry, the Planning Commission’s Pan India S&T Committee, and the Government of Maharashtra’s Rajiv Gandhi S&T Commission Peers Group. He was Chairman, Research Council, CSIR-CSMCRI, member of RC of IICT Hyderabad and NIIST Trivandrum. He has served as a Chairman/member of Selection Committees of directors of many CSIR labs. He serves as Independent Director, on four renowned public limited companies: Aarti Industries Ltd, Godrej Industries Ltd, Meghmani Organics Ltd, and Bhageria Chemicals Ltd; and one private limited companies, Clean Science and Technology Pvt Ltd.

      He is also a member of Apex Council of Indian Oil R&D; Expert Advisory Committee, ONGC Energy Centre (OEC); Glexcon India Advisory Board on Process Safety and the Governing Council DBT-IndianOil Energy Centre, and member of the DBT-Pan IIT Centre for Bioenergy. He is Chairman of DST’s National Expert Advisory Committee on Innovation, Incubation and Technology Enterprise, member of Advisory and Screening Committee of the Common Research and Technology Development Hubs of DSIR, Chairman, PAC of International Programmes in Chemical Sciences and Engineering, DST and Chairman, Expert Committee, Waste Management Technology, DST. He is a member of the Maharashtra Govt’s Expert Committee on NEP 2020.

      He had the honour of addressing 3 Convocations of renowned universities. He is fond of literature, etymology, and Sanskrit.

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      American Society for Neurochemistry

      The American Society for Neurochemistry was founded August 5,1969 with the intent to:

      Promote neurochemistry and related neurosciences and to enhance neurochemical knowledge;

      To stimulate communication between investigators;
      To disseminate new research findings through meetings, seminars, publications, and related activities; and
      To advance the education and recruitment of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in neurochemistry.
      The ASN has members located in the USA, Canada, and Latin America, with a few affiliate members from elsewhere. The small size and intimate setting of annual ASN meetings makes it an exceptionally interactive and friendly venue. The meeting organization and approach to promoting scientific inquiry and dialogue is innovative as compared to traditional large scientific meetings.

      ASN aims to help all scientists and trainees realize their educational and professional goals in an organization free from harassment or discrimination based on gender, orientation, race, ethnicity, or religion.

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