Drug Invention Today
ISSN NO: 0975-7619
Drug Invention Today (DIT) was first published in 2009 by JPR Solutions. It is a journal, which publishes reviews, research papers and short communications . 
• Novel Drug Delivery Systems • Nanotechnology & Nanomedicine • Biotechnology related pharmaceutical technology • Polymeric bio-conjugates • Biological macromolecules • Biomaterials • Drug Information • Drug discovery/development • Screening of drugs from natural & synthetic origins • Novel therapeutic strategies • Combinatorial chemistry and parallel synthesis • Clinical trials • Case Reports
 Impact FactorTM ( India ) = 0.897 as on date (08.05.2017)
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Journal Metrics for this   Drug Invention Today (Source ID: 21100202909): 2014 (SNIP) Source Normalized Impact Per Paper : 0.402; SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):0.301; Impact Per Publication : 0.517 (Top level : Life Science)
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    Prof. S. Parial (Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy)
    Dr. Praveen Kumar Sharma (Associate Professor) [Area of Interest:  Medicinal Chemistry ] Department of Chemistry, Lovely Professional University, Punjab (India)-144411
    ·Dr.M.Swaroopa, UGC Post Doctoral Fellow in Biomedicine, Division of Zoology, Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupati,A.P,India
    ·Dr. Fengguo Xu,Dept of Epidemiology and Public Health,Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine,National University of Singapore,MD3, 16 Medical Drive, Singapore 117600.
    ·Dr. D. Nagasamy Venketash,Dept of Pharmaceutics,JSS College of Pharmacy,Ooty - 643 001. Tamil Nadu. India.
    ·Dr. Suvardhan Kanchi, Department of Chemistry,Durban University of Technology,Durban,South Africa.
    ·Dr. Zhiyong Peng ,Department of CardioVascular Sciences,Heart Institute,East Carolina University,115 Heart Dr,Greenville, NC 27834,USA.
    ·Dr. Y. K . Gupta, Professor and Head,Dept. of Chemistry,B K Birla Institute of Engineering and Technology,CEERI road,Pilani (Rajasthan), India.
    ·Dr. Bishwambhar Mishra , (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biotechnology, Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology,Hyderabad, India)
    Dr. Tanay Pramanik  Assistant Professor in Department of Chemistry, Research Coordinator in School of Chemical Engineering and Physical Sciences,Lovely Professional University (LPU), India.
    ·Dr. Sat Pal Singh Bisht, ( Professor, Dept of Zoology, Kumaun University, Nainital-263002, Uttarakhand, India )
    ·Dr.Mohamed El Houseiny El Sebeay Shams (Head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice,Oman Pharmacy Institute,Ministry of Health, PO Box 1928, Muscat 114, Oman)
    ·Dr. Smaranika Pattnaik, (School of Life Sciences, Sambalpur University, Burla 768019, Odisha,India)
    ·Dr. Kondawar M. S.Prof. and Head,Department of Quality Assurance,Appasaheb Birnale college of Pharmacy,South Shivajinagar, Sangli-Miraj road,Sangli - 416416 (MS)India.
    ·Dr. Md. Amirul Islam , Pharmacy Discipline,Khulna University,Khulna-9208, Bangladesh
    ·Prof. Vaithiamanithi Perumal,SAIMS Medical College, Indore,India
    ·Dr. Biswa Mohan Sahoo,HOD & Associate Professor,Dept. of Medicinal Chemistry,Vikas College of Pharmacy,,Putrela Road, Vissannapeta, Krishna Dist-521215 ,Andhra Pradesh, India
    ·Dr. Popat Mohite.Associate Professor, Dapartment of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, MES's College of Pharmacy, SonaiTal- Newasa Dist-Ahmednagar, Maharashtra-414105
    ·Dr. Shankar Ananth,India
    ·Dr. Wei Zhang, China
    ·Dr. Goutam Kumar Jana,Department of Pharmacognosy,Gayatri College of Pharmacy,At- Gayatri Vihar, PO- Jamadarpali, Via- Sason,Dist- Sambalpur, Pin- 768200, OrissaIndia
    ·Dr. Asim Ahmad Elnour,UAE
    ·Dr. Geetha Kodali,Mexico
    ·Dr. Syed Haris Omar, Pharmacology,Qassim University,Saudi Arabia
    ·Dr. Jaykaran (Medical Sciences), India
    ·Dr. Vijay Dhondiram Wagh, Pharmaceutical Technology, India
    ·Dr. Ramdas Bhanudas Pandhare, University of Pune, India
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Journal: Drug Invention Today

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Section: Review Article
Category: Pharmacology
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Pit–and-fissures are eight times vulnerable than the smooth surface caries. The sealants are found to be effective in preventing, arresting, and progression of occlusal caries. The failure of resin-based sealant retention will be moisture contamination. To overcome this drawback, moisture-friendly sealants/hydrophilic sealants have been introduced. Hence, this review presents the scientific background, concepts, principles, indications, contraindications, proper placement procedures, categorization of pit-and-fissure sealants with special note on the efficacy of moisture-friendly/hydrophilic sealants. The aim of this review is to present the scientific background, concepts, principles, indications, proper placement procedures, categorization of pit-and-fissure sealants with a special note on the efficacy of moisture-friendly/hydrophilic sealants. Moisture-tolerant resin- based sealant could be successfully used as a pit-and-fissure sealant because its hydrophilic chemistry makes it less technique sensitive and simplifies the sealant application procedure. The dental profession has long regarded dental sealants as a primary element in the prevention of dental caries. Sealants provide a physical barrier between the spaces created by anatomical pits and fissures of posterior teeth and the cariogenic bacteria, thereby halting incipient lesions and preventing cavitation. Proper techniques must be implemented when placing sealants for optimal retention and patient safety. Patients must understand that sealants are one element for overall preventive dentistry. This article will review the scientific background, concepts, principles, indications, contraindications, proper placement procedures, categorization of pit-and-fissure sealants with special note on the efficacy of moisture-friendly/hydrophilic sealants.

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Title: In vitro antioxidant activities of bioactive flavonoid mesuaferrin-A from stem bark ethyl acetate extract of Mesua ferrea L.
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Category: Pharmacology
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Introduction: Mesuaferrin-A, bioactive flavonoid has been isolated from the bark of Mesua ferrea L. shown both in vitro and in vivo anti-inflammatory activities. Objective: The present study was aimed to evaluate the in vitro antioxidant activities of bioactive flavonoid mesuaferrin-A from M. ferrea bark ethyl acetate extract (MFBEE) by in vitro antioxidant assays such as 2,2’-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS) and nitroblue tetrazolium (NBT) assays. Materials and Methods: To evaluate the in vitro antioxidant potential of mesuaferrin-A, by ABTS and NBT riboflavin photoreduction (superoxide radical scavenging activity) using standard methods. Results: The results showed that the mesuaferrin-A (25, 50, and 100 μg/ml) has significant ABTS and superoxide free radical inhibiting activity (NBT) at 100 µg/ml was 68.55% and 80.45% with half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50 ) values of 47.37 and 33.45, whereas the standards ascorbic acid and quercetin at 10 µg/ml, exhibited 85.19% and 72.05% with IC50 values of standards 3.33 µg/ml and 4.55 µg/ml, respectively. Conclusion: From this study, it can be concluded that the mesuaferrin-A exhibited significant scavenging activity on ABTS and superoxide free radical inhibiting activity (NBT), and could serve as a potential source of natural antioxidants, for the development of therapeutic antioxidant drugs.

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Background and Objectives: Gastric cancer is one of the common causes of death from cancers worldwide. It is the second most common cancer in Iran, and it has the highest prevalence in Gilan province. The objective of this study was to determine the predictive power of the health belief model (HBM) constructs in nutritional behaviors related to gastric cancer. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 250 rural women of Talesh county in Gilan province of north of Iran in 2017. They were selected using a multistage cluster random sampling method. Data collection instrument was a questionnaire including HBM constructs and nutritional behaviors related to gastric cancer. The results were analyzed using Pearson’s correlation coefficients and multivariate linear regression method. Results: The mean age of women was 34.51 ± 9.16 years. About 39.2% of women and 34.4% of their husbands had high school degree. The results of regression analysis showed that HBM could predicted 28% of the variations of the nutritional behaviors with the constructs of perceived barriers (β = −0.40, 95% confidence interval [CI] = −0.53, −0.27, self-efficacy (β = 0.22, 95% CI = 0.09, 0.035), and severity (β = 0.25, 95% CI = 0.11, 0.38). There was a statistically significant negative correlation between self-efficacy and barriers (P < 0.01). Conclusion: According to the predictive power of the HBM, the educational interventions based on this model with emphasis on the construct of perceived barriers after that self-efficacy is suggested for this group.