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DR ANTHONY MELVIN CRASTO Ph.D ( ICT, Mumbai), INDIA, worlddrugtracker, 25Yrs Exp. in the feld of Organic Chemistry,Working for GLENMARK GENERICS at Navi Mumbai, INDIA. Serving chemists around the world. Helping them with websites on Chemistry.Million hits on google, world acclamation from industry, academia, drug authorities for websites, blogs and educational contributio

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

FDA OKs Stem Cell Trial for Spinal Cord Injuries

FDA OKs Stem Cell Trial for Spinal Cord Injuries

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 1:47pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the StemCells Inc.'s Investigational New Drug (IND) application for clinical testing of the company's HuCNS-SC human neural stem cells as a treatment for spinal cord injury. As a first action under this IND, the Company is working to open U.S. sites for its Phase 1/2 clinical trial for chronic spinal cord injury, which is currently underway in Switzerland and Canada.http://www.dddmag.com/news/2013/10/fda-oks-stem-cell-trial-spinal-cord-injuries

Tuesday, 1 October 2013


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DR ANTHONY MELVIN CRASTO, Worlddrugtracker, Born in Mumbai in 1964 and graduated from Mumbai University, Completed his PhD from ICT ,1991, Mumbai, India, in Organic chemistry, The thesis topic was Synthesis of Novel Pyrethroid Analogues, Currently he is working with GLENMARK- GENERICS LTD, Research centre as Principal Scientist, Process Research (bulk actives) at Mahape, Navi Mumbai, India. Prior to joining Glenmark, he worked with major multinationals like Hoechst Marion Roussel, now sSanofi, Searle India ltd, now Rpg lifesciences, etc. he is now helping millions, has million hits on google on all organic chemistry websites. His New Drug Approvals, Green Chemistry International, Eurekamoments in organic chemistry are some most read blogs He has hands on experience in initiation and developing novel routes for drug molecules and implementation them on commercial scale over a 25 year tenure, good knowledge of IPM, GMP, Regulatory aspects, he has several international drug patents published worldwide . He gas good proficiency in Technology transfer, Spectroscopy, Stereochemistry, Synthesis, polymorphism etc He suffered a paralytic stroke in dec 2007 and is bound to a wheelchair, this seems to have injected feul in him to help chemists around the world, he is more active than before and is pushing boundaries, he has one lakh connections on all networking sites, He makes himself available to all, contact him on +91 9323115463, amcrasto@gmail.com

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Monday, 2 September 2013

10 Reasons Why Some People Love What They Do, applicable to me also

Continuing my, David DiSalvo research into what motivates highly respected achievers, I’ve come across a few gleaming nuggets of a subject that eludes most of us – what makes some people truly love their jobs.  And by “love” I don’t mean that they never have a day when they’d rather be doing anything but their job, but rather that they experience a consistent contentment with what they do.  For the most part, these are the people that get up thinking about what’s going to happen at work that day, minus the impending sense of dread many of us have as we’re brushing our teeth. To the contrary, they wake up to a challenge – which is a nice segue into the first item on this list.

David DiSalvo
David DiSalvo, Contributor

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Hope In A Pill- A crop of small-molecule drugs in development could double the treatment options for people with multiple sclerosis in coming years

PROMISING PIPELINE Numerous small-molecule drugs are in late-stage development to treat MS
New Crop: Research into multiple sclerosis has yielded a host of drug candidates.EMD Serono
NEW CROP Research into multiple sclerosis has yielded a host of drug candidates.
For people with MS, oral drugs that could address both the immune and neurological components of the disease represent a beacon of hope. “If I could take a pill, I almost wouldn’t mind having this disease,” Sommers says. Mentally gearing up for the weekly shot and the possible side effects takes its toll over the years, he says. Putting aside the syringes “would make it a lot more tolerable,” he says. “I am very excited that there might be some oral drugs down the road.”

Tuesday, 20 August 2013



This was at ankleshwar, gujarat, India, Started with severe pain in back at 7 in morning , sweating , increase in bp, rushed from hotel in ankleshwar to glenmark factory , sat, had water, one of the leg, right collapsed with loss of sensation. deepak helped me

called up shobha and told her

doctors thought sugar deficiency, so they gave me icecream. francis was along

I was shifted to bharuch under intensive care since my bp was high.

waited there ...............

full night with staff , francis along and bp recorder in one arm, getting pain. not allowed to talk on phone. no doctor rushing .  no attention.............no urgency.....................only a resident doctor. next morning on 6th dec 2006 a ct scan . no result..... wait ..................................................wait . ........................................................................................................................... time running out;;;;;;;;;;;;; told flight, told chopper,may be gujarat elections. choppers not allowed ................nothing arrived..............wait........................wait.................................................

finally ...............................in   evening put in an ambulance for mumbai,,,,,,,,,,,,, ct scan  of brain no result again
second day gone, no medicine
admitted to holy family bandra india in the night. this time left leg collapsed ..................

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Acute transverse mylitis at medify website

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Transverse Myelitis PDFs and free access published articles

Transverse Myelitis PDFs and free access published articles

Transverse Myelitis PDFs and free access published articles 

Transverse myelitis is a neurological disorder caused by inflammation across both sides of one level, or segment, of the spinal cord. The segment of the spinal cord at which the damage occurs determines which parts of the body are affected.
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50 Free scholarly articles on Transverse myelitis
  1. Idiopathic transverse myelitis and neuromyelitis optica: clinical profiles, pathophysiology and therapeutic choices.
  2. Urinary retention in immunocompetent patient: acute transverse myelitis.
  3. Acute transverse myelitis in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A retrospective cohort study of 8 years follow up.
  4. Rhabdomyolysis, acute kidney injury and transverse myelitis due to naive heroin exposure.
  5. Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis: a catastrophic presentation of a flare-up of systemic lupus erythematosus.
  6. Primary HIV infection with acute transverse myelitis.
  7. H1N1 vaccine-related acute transverse myelitis.
  8. Acute transverse myelitis following vaccination against H1N1 influenza: a case report.
  9. Acute transverse myelitis and acute motor axonal neuropathy developed after vaccinations against seasonal and 2009 A/H1N1 influenza.
  10. Optical coherence tomography evaluation of retinal nerve fiber layer in longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis.
  11. Clinical analysis of 6 cases of systemic lupus erythematosus complicated by transverse myelitis.
  12. Mycobacteria infection in incomplete transverse myelitis is refractory to steroids: a pilot study.
  13. Acute transverse myelitis associated with dengue viral infection.
  14. Idiopathic acute transverse myelitis in children: an analysis and discussion of MRI findings.
  15. Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis following vaccination with nasal attenuated novel influenza A(H1N1) vaccine.
  16. Transverse myelitis associated with chronic viral hepatitis C.
  17. High-level cervical spinal cord stimulation used to treat intractable pain arising from transverse myelitis caused by schistosomiasis.
  18. Acute transverse myelitis: treatment of pain.
  19. Transverse myelitis associated to HCV infection.
  20. Acute transverse myelitis: a clinical review and algorithm for diagnostic intervention.
  21. Priapism in infantile transverse myelitis.
  22. Transverse myelitis spectrum disorders.
  23. Transverse myelitis as a presenting feature of late onset systemic lupus erythematosus.
  24. Acute transverse myelitis and Guillain-Barre overlap syndrome following influenza infection.
  25. Diffusion tensor imaging in idiopathic acute transverse myelitis.
  26. Aquaporin-4 antibodies in neuromyelitis optica and longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis.
  27. Transverse myelitis due to human herpesvirus 6.
  28. Subacute transverse myelitis with Lyme profile dissociation.
  29. Transverse myelitis associated with systemic lupus erythematosus.
  30. Idiopathic recurrent transverse myelitis with syringomyelia: a case report.
  31. Acute transverse myelitis at the conus medullaris level after rabies vaccination in a patient with Behçet’s disease.
  32. Transverse myelitis in a patient with severe lupus nephritis: a case report.
  33. Transverse myelitis in 2 patients with Bartonella henselae infection (cat scratch disease).
  34. Transverse myelitis caused by varicella zoster: case reports.
  35. Transverse myelitis in systemic lupus erythematosus.
  36. Acute transverse myelitis following typhoid vaccination.
  37. Transverse myelitis following spinal anesthesia.
  38. Neuromyelitis optica IgG status in acute partial transverse myelitis.
  39. Neurosyphilis manifesting as spinal transverse myelitis.
  40. Etanercept induced multiple sclerosis and transverse myelitis.
  41. Acute transverse myelitis following hepatitis E virus infection.
  42. Transverse myelitis due to trypanosomiasis in a middle aged Tanzanian man.
  43. Rapid recovery from acute transverse myelitis in an elite female swimmer.
  44. IL-6 induces regionally selective spinal cord injury in patients with the neuroinflammatory disorder transverse myelitis. 
  45. Acute transverse myelitis and hepatitis C virus.
  46. Transverse myelitis and chronic urticaria in systemic lupus erythematosus. Case report.
  47. Primary biliary cirrhosis complicated by transverse myelitis in a patient without Sjögren’s syndrome.
  48. Transverse myelitis in immunocompetent children.
  49. Early-onset acute transverse myelitis following hepatitis B vaccination and respiratory infection: case report.
  50. Acute transverse myelitis: important role of biology in diagnosis.