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Mar
27

Virtual Screening of Inhibitors Against Spike Glycoprotein of 2019 Novel Corona Virus: a Drug Repurposing Approach

The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a human and animal pathogen recently emerged in the city of Wuhan in Hubei province of China, causing a spectrum of severe respiratory illnesses.Corona viruses makes entry in to human cells through its spike protein that binds to cell surface receptors. Wide spread of 2019-nCoV has been attributed to relatively […]

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Mar
24

IDEA Project: “IDEA: Identification and Characterization of emerging pathogens”

Realizing the need to strengthen capacities in rapid and reliable infectious disease identification and characterization, the Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences has initiated a collaborative project with the Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany. To facilitate this, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Colombo entered into a cooperation agreement with the President of the Robert Koch Institute [...]
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Aug
13

‘Waste to Treat Waste’: A revolutionary waste management process for the textile industry

A revolutionary filter technology developed at the University of Colombo use aluminium waste for treating wastewater in the textile industry. The new process is a sustainable closed-loop model that creatively uses the waste from aluminium anodizing to treat the wastewater from textile industry and any waste left at the end is converted into eco-bricks. A [...]
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Dec
10

Effect of Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Ceylon cinnamon) on blood glucose and lipid levels in rats

First study done in Sri Lanka using an animal model to study effects of Ceylon cinnamon. Funded by an IRQUE grant, University of Colombo.

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Oct
16

Genetic Determinants of Sporadic Breast Cancer in Sri Lankan Women

This is the first study to investigate the association of genetic polymorphisms in breast cancer related genes and the haplotypes defined by them with the risk and clinicopathological profile of sporadic breast cancer among Sri Lankan postmenopausal women. Identifying genetic variations that could be used to detect women destined to develop postmenopausal breast cancer later […]

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Oct
10

Serological response following anti-rabies immunization in a representative canine population in Sri Lanka

  Serological response following anti-rabies immunization in a representative canine population in Sri Lanka. Another section on dog ecology and assessment of knowledge on rabies was added to extend the study for a PhD This was a more detailed and comparative study compared to project I in the same line involving stray and domestic canines […]

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Oct
10

Colour blindness among medical students in Faculty of Medicine, Colombo

Colour blindness among medical students in Faculty of Medicine, Colombo This was conducted by 3 medical students as their elective project to find out the presence of colour blindness among medical students of UCFM

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Oct
10

Pattern of immunogenicity in domestic dogs following primary and subsequent booster vaccination against rabies

Pattern of immunogenicity in domestic dogs following primary and subsequent booster vaccination against rabies in Dehiwala Municipality area

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Oct
10

Molecular characterization of mesenchymal stem cells

Molecular characterization of mesenchymal stem cells of patients with MyelodysplastIc syndrome in  a Sri Lankan population Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) are a complex spectrum of bone marrow stem cell disorders. The exact molecular mechanism of pathobiology of this complex disorder is still being explored.  Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are precursors of marrow stromal cells which interact […]

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Oct
09

Determination of effects of venom on renal function using in vivo and in vitro models

  Determination of effects of venom of Russell’s viper (Vipera russelli pulchella), cobra (Naja naja) and hump nosed viper (Hypnale hypnale) on renal function using in vivo and in vitro models. Animal models such as rats and rabbits were used to study the pathophysiology of renal effects of venoms using isolated rabbit kidney model and […]

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