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Detecting Ovarian Cancer

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January 13, 2022 • Diagnostics, Maharashtra, Medicine, Telengana

Researchers from IIT Hyderabad and IIT Bombay collaborated to come up with a method to detect ovarian cancer. They attached antibodies against fibronectin, a protein, to porous carbon derived from sweet corn husk to make the biosensor.

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Spontaneous Abortions: Chlamydia and microRNAs 

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Infection by Chlamydia trachomatis, a bacteria, can cause recurrent spontaneous abortions. Sangita Rastogi and team, ICMR-NIP, New Delhi recently identified two biomarkers in urine that signal the possibility of spontaneous abortion. Read on for details.

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Microplastics in Ballast Water: saving the seas

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To stabilise ships in oceans, water is pumped in or out of the ballast depending on the other loads on the ship. If the water being pumped out is filtered ships can save the oceans from the emerging microplastic pollution, say Indian scientists.

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Ethanol from Wheat Straw: Cheaper pretreatment

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Researchers from IIT Madras have found a way to make the process of making ethanol from agro-waste cheaper. A move towards increasing farmers’ income, fulfilling fuel needs and reducing pollution from burning agricultural residues.

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Diesel and Petrol Blend: cleaner combustion and more efficiency

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To achieve reduced emissions, improved fuel efficiency and increased load carrying capacity of compression ignition engines, Devendra Deshmukh and Vasudev D Chaudhari from IIT Indore suggest blending of diesel and petrol.

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Garlic Quality and Yield: effects of sulphur

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Quality of garlic depends on allicin and other sulphur containing compounds. What is the optimum sulphur fertilisation for better quality and higher yield? Researchers from two ICAR organisations in Pune investigate. Read more for the results.

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Detecting Ovarian Cancer

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Researchers from IIT Hyderabad and IIT Bombay collaborated to come up with a method to detect ovarian cancer. They attached antibodies against fibronectin, a protein, to porous carbon derived from sweet corn husk to make the biosensor.

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