D. Viral's scientific contributions

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Cancer is a malignant disease that is characterized by rapid and uncontrolled formation of abnormal cells which may mass together to form a growth or tumor, or proliferate throughout the body. Next to heart disease, cancer is a major killer of mankind. This study aims at a preliminary phytochemical screening and anticancer evaluation of Adiantum ve...
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Herbal cosmetic also known as "natural cosmetics". With the beginning of the civilization, mankind had the magnetic dip towards impressing others with their looks. At the time, there were no fancy fairness creams or any cosmetic surgeries.1 The only thing they had was the knowledge of nature, compiled in the ayurveda. With the science of ayurveda,...
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Mucoadhesive microspheres include microparticles and microcapsules (having a core of the drug) of 1-1000μm in diameter and consisting either entirely of a mucoadhesive polymer or having an outer coating of it, respectively. Amoxicillin microspheres were formulated by using solvent evaporation technique. Using Eudragit RS 100 as matrix polymer. Eval...
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Advances in the processing of materials on a micro-scale have led to the development and introduction of devices that employ very small needles. That has significant potential in devices for diagnostics, healthcare monitoring and drug delivery by mechanically perforating the outer skin layer and allowing for transdermal drug absorption or fluid sam...
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Large, porous particles with a mean geometric diameter of 10 µm. An increase in the size of aerosol particles results in a reduced fractional surface area (or likelihood) of particle-particle contact in a dry powder (or liquid suspension) and thus in less tendency to aggregate. This diminished aggregation means that less energy is required to aeros...
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Drug delivery to the lungs by inhalation has attracted tremendous scientific and biomedical interest in recent years. This trend accompanies a rise in respiratory illnesses, dramatized by an increase in asthma population in the United States of 46% between 1982 and 1993 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA). Of at least equal im...
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Microneedles find widespread use; researchers must perfect the techniques for optimally inserting them into the skin, and complete the integration of microneedles into a full diagnostic, monitoring or drug delivery system. Microneedles are expected to be less painful than conventional hypodermic needles because they are too small to significantly s...
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Normally herbal products are free from side effects, adverse effects and they are low cost medicines, which will be beneficial for the people of many countries. Keeping this in view the plant Cedrus deodara wood was selected 1, 2, 3, 4 . This plant is one of the traditional medicinal plants used for fever, pulmonary complaints, urinary disorders, l...

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... The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of skin pretreatment with a microneedle roller on the local and transdermal delivery of DCF from a commercially available gel (Voltaren Õ ) and from a commercially available iontophoretic patch filled with a DCF solution. Microneedle rollers were introduced on the market mainly for use in cosmetics 12 . Indeed, the micro-damage to the skin produced by the microneedle rollers can possibly increase collagen production during the physiological repair process and thus improves the overall appearance of the skin. ...
... The microspheres were periodically removed, blotted with filter paper and their changes in weights were measured during the swelling until equilibration was attained. Finally, the weight of the swollen microspheres was recorded after a period of 3 hours, and the swelling ratio (SR) was then calculated from the formula (Shivanand et al., 2010). ...
... Herbs do not produce instant cures. They offer a way to put the body in proper tune with nature [3]. The demand of herbal medicines is increasing rapidly due to their skin compatibility and lack of side effects. ...
... [17,18] Insecticidal activity Himalayan Cedar wood oil showed insecticidal property against adult Indian mosquitoes. [19][20][21][22] Chromatographic fractions bio assayed against the Pulse beetle (Callosobruchus) and housefly (Musca domestica) showed insecticidal activity against both the test species. [23] C. deodara also showed good pesticidal activity. ...
... Myelosuppression and anemia are the major problems in cancer chemotherapy. Anemia in tumor-bearing mice may be due to iron deficiency, hemolytic, or myelopathic condition [16]. Treatment with EASL restored the Hb levels, RBC and WBC counts to near normal levels ( Table 2), which indicates that the extract may possess protective effect on hematopoietic system. ...
... In this study, we developed a MN array on personalized curved surfaces, or a MN splint via 3DP, that acts as a splint to immobilize the affected trigger finger and delivers NSAIDs through MN-assisted transdermal drug delivery [53,54] for pain relief. ...