This book explores the journey of biotechnology, searching for new avenues and noting the impressive accomplishments to date. It has harmonious blend of facts, applications and new ideas. Fast-paced biotechnologies are broadly applied and are being continuously explored in areas like the environmental, industrial, agricultural and medical sciences. The sequencing of the human genome has opened new therapeutic opportunities and enriched the field of medical biotechnology while analysis of biomolecules using proteomics and microarray technologies along with the simultaneous discovery and development of new modes of detection are paving the way for ever-faster and more reliable diagnostic methods. Life-saving bio-pharmaceuticals are being churned out at an amazing rate, and the unraveling of biological processes has facilitated drug designing and discovery processes. Advances in regenerative medical technologies (stem cell therapy, tissue engineering, and gene therapy) look extremely promising, transcending the limitations of all existing fields and opening new dimensions for characterizing and combating diseases.
Dr. Varsha Gupta is currently working as assistant professor in Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur, India
Her publications are:
1. Patel SL, Kumar V, Mishra R, Chandra V, Negi MPS, Tripathy BC, Prakash J and Gupta Varsha (2014) Effectiveness of methotrexate therapy with occasional corticosteroid in rheumatoid arthritis. (Accepted for publication in Current Orthopaedics Practice).
2. Prakash J, Singh H, Gupta Varsha (2012) Evaluating arthroscopic debridement as a surgical option for patients with differing grades of knee osteoarthritis. Current Orthopaedics Practice. 23: 218-220.
3. Mishra R, Singh A, Chandra V, Negi MPS, Tripathy BC, Prakash J, and Gupta Varsha (2011) A comparative analysis of serological parameters and oxidative stress in Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis. Accepted for publication in Rheumatology International (Clinical and Experimental Investigations) DOI: 10.1007/s00296-011-1964-1.
4. Gaur R, Sethy NK, Choudhary S, Shokeen B, Gupta Varsha, Bhatia S. (2011) Advancing the STMS genomic resources for defining new locations on the intra specific genetic linkage map of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). BMC Genomics. Feb 17;12:117.
Dr. Manjistha Sengupta is currently working as Postdoctoral Scientist, Department of Neurology, in George Washington University, Washington.
Dr. Jaya Prakash is currently working as senior medical officer, Orthopedic surgeon in Community Health Centre, Kanpur Nagar, India.