Research Activities

Fundamental Research

Amala has an active research programme to identify drugs that will be helpful in various diseases including cancer. Some of the areas in which research is undertaken are: 

  • Cancer - Biochemistry
  • Cancer - Immunology
  • Development of plant based and synthetic chemotherapeutic drugs
  • Radioprotective and radio-sensitizing agents
  • Chemoprevention and Chemopreventive agents against cancer
  • Usefulness of Ayurvedic drugs as adjuvants in cancer therapy
  • Antidiabetic drug from plants
  • Industrial pollutants and cancer
  • Anti-metastasis drugs in cancer
  • Immunomodulators and their use in cancer
  • Development of drugs for AIDS
  • Antiviral and anticancer agents from fungi and mushrooms
  • Development of callus cultures for identification of anticancer drugs
  • Development of drug against atherosclerosis
  • Biochemical and Immunological investigation on the causes of coronary artery diseases
  • Development of drugs that can inhibit oncogenesis and cancer growth
  • Habits and cancer causation
  • Standardization of herbal formulation
  • Effect of alternate systems of medicines, such as Ayurveda and Homoeopathy in Cancer

Ayurvedic Research

  • Formation and clinical efficacy of Ayurvedic herbal preparation against HIV / AIDS
  • Palliative therapy in cancer especially combined with modern therapy
  • Exploration of cheap and effective Ayurvedic treatment for various diseases especially rheumatoid arthritis, low back ache, sciatic nerves, disc prolapse, diabetics, etc.

Major Achievements

Centre has developed various models for transplanted tumours, chemically induced tumours, metastatic tumours, angiogenesis and immunomodulatory function.