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Oct
08

Waste to wealth from Banana

Banana is the major fruit crop grown in Sri Lanka and it represents nearly 58% of the total extent of fruit crop cultivation. Banana gives a year-round production and can be grown up to 1500 m of elevation.  The total annual production of the crop is about 1.4 Mn tons and Banana can be cultivated […]

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Dec
10

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

  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

Determination of efficacy and virus neutralizing antibody levels in canines

  Determination of efficacy and virus neutralizing antibody levels in canines before  and after immunization with anti-rabies vaccine – conducted in Kotte, Sri Lanka This was the first comparative study done in Sri Lanka  to investigate immunogenicity following anti-rabies vaccination in a selected dog population involving domestic canines Both projects were funded by the National […]

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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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May
24

A bio-fertilizer which could reduce urea fertilizer usage for rice by 50%

කොළඹ විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයෙන් කෘෂි තාක්ෂණය පිළිබඳ නව සොයාගැනීමක් රටක සංවර්ධනය උදෙසා අත්‍යවශ්‍ය සාධක අතුරින් කෘෂිකර්මයට හිමි වන්නේ ප්‍රධාන තැනකි. “රටක මව් දයා – ගොවිකම වේය දනු ශ්‍රියා” යන පාඨය, කෘෂිකර්මාන්තයෙන් රටකට ගෙනෙන සෞභාග්‍යය සිහි ගන්වයි. අනෙක් කවර සම්පත්වලින් රටක් ආඪ්‍ය වුව ද කෘෂිකාර්මික නිපැයුම් නොමැති කල ඒ රටෙහි පවතින්නේ ඌණ සංවර්ධනයක් යයි කිව යුතුය. සියලු ශ්‍රි […]

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