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BACKGROUND Arsenic in groundwater and its accumulation in plants and animals have assumed a menacing proportion in a large part of West Bengal, India and adjoining areas of Bangladesh. Because of the tremendous magnitude of the problem, there seems to be no way to tackle the problem overnight. Efforts to provide arsenic free water to the millions of people(More)
Genotoxic effects have been assessed in the fish Oreochromis mossambicus treated separately and conjointly with 0.2% ethylmethane sulphonate (EMS) and 0.05% beta-carotene (BC) during five different time periods (6, 24, 48, 72 and 96 h) by analysis of endpoints such as chromosome aberrations, abnormal red blood cell nuclei, abnormal sperm morphology and(More)
To examine whether elevated antinuclear antibody (ANA) titers reported in random human population of arsenic contaminated villages can be reverted to the normal range by administration of a potentized homeopathic drug, Arsenicum album, randomly selected volunteers in two arsenic contaminated villages and one arsenic-free village in West Bengal (India) were(More)
Groundwater arsenic (As) has affected millions of people globally distributed over 20 countries. In parts of West Bengal (India) and Bangladesh alone, over 100 million people are at risk, but supply of As-free water is grossly inadequate. Attempts to remove As by using orthodox medicines have mostly been unsuccessful. A potentized homeopathic remedy,(More)
Millions of people are at risk of groundwater arsenic contamination, but supply of arsenic-free drinking water is grossly inadequate. The present study was intended to examine if a potentized homeopathic remedy reportedly showing ameliorating potentials in people inhabiting high-risk arsenic-contaminated areas but drinking arsenic-free water, can also(More)
  • M De, B Guha
  • 1987
The effect of some glucocorticoids were studied on the bursa of FABRICIUS of chickens. It was found that all 3 steroids caused atrophic changes in the histology of the bursa. These changes were also accompanied by reduction in the DNA, RNA, and total protein contents. The significance of these changes have been discussed.
Surface culture citric acid fermentation was carried out by Aspergillus niger T55, a strain isolated from its natural source, using cane molasses, either untreated or treated by various methods. Citric acid biosynthesis is seriously impaired by both organic and inorganic inhibitors. A combined treatment of molasses with tricalcium phosphate, hydrochloric(More)
The genotoxic effects of ethyl methane sulphonate (EMS) have been assessed in a fish, Oreochromis mossambicus with endpoints including chromosome aberrations, abnormal red blood cell nuclei, abnormal sperm morphology, and protein content (both qualitative and quantitative) of selected tissues, namely, muscle, heart, eye, brain, gill, liver, spleen and(More)
Genotoxic effects of EMS have been assessed in fish, A. testudineus, using widely accepted cytogenetic protocols like chromosome aberrations, nuclear anomalies in red blood cells and abnormal sperm head morphology. In addition, gel electrophoretic protein profiles and total protein contents in nine selected tissues were analysed for evaluating their utility(More)
BACKGROUND Millions of people are at risk of groundwater arsenic contamination, and there is no known remedy that can effectively remove the symptoms of prolonged arsenic poisoning. A potentized homeopathic drug, Arsenicum Album LM 0/3 (Ars Alb LM 0/3), is claimed in homeopathic literature to have the ability to treat symptoms similar to that of arsenic(More)