An international cancer research meeting comes to an end

The sixth International Conference on Nutraceuticals and Chronic Diseases, a three-day event devoted to translational cancer research, came to an end today at Punjab University’s biochemistry department with a focus on the use of organic chemicals in the treatment of cancer.

Delegates from the US and Japan, as well as organizations like the IIT, AIIMS, Center, and state universities, were present at the occasion. The chief guest for the event was Deputy Conservator of Forests, UT, Navneet Kumar Srivastava.

The essential need for natural substances in cancer therapy was emphasized by Dr. Murali Yallapu, co-director of the medicine and oncology unit of the South Texas Centre of Excellence in Cancer Research, US.

Prof. Indu Pal Kaur of the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences emphasized the need of using nanotechnological techniques to improve the bioavailability of nutraceuticals.

In order to combat malnutrition and address health issues like obesity and diabetes, Dr. Monika Garg, Scientist-F at the National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute in Mohali, presented a study on nutraceuticals. The study focused on developing black wheat varieties enriched with anthocyanins, iron, and zinc.

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