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Vacillating between vaccines: the continuing COVID conundrum

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April 13, 2021 • Epidemiology, Karnataka, Medicine

Why are people getting reinfected after CO||VID-19? Will the vaccine protect you from infection? A review by scientists in JNCASR Bengaluru will soon answer such questions.

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Circular RNAs as Colorectal Cancer Biomarkers

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Rajabrata Bhuyan from the Banasthali Vidyapith and Angshuman Bagchi from the University of Kalyani have identified circular non-coding RNAs involved in colorectal cancers. This type of RNAs may one day become a part of cancer diagnostics and perhaps will even play a role in therapeutics.

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Dairy Wastewater to Power: Microbial fuel cells

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Instead of polluting environment, diary wastewater can be used for electricity generation, say researchers from NIT Agarthala. Read on.

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Expanding peafowl distribution in Kerala

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Sanjo Jose and P O Nameer, from the Kerala Agricultural University were puzzled about increased sightings of peacocks in Kerala. Investigating into the environmental and climatic factors that increase distribution of peafowl, they find that the species may soon extent its territory in Kerala.

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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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Nanotechnology: boosting rice germination and growth

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Germination capacity and seedling growth of basmati rice tend reduce with age. Shadma Afzal and Nand K Singh from NIT Allahabad show how easy it is to surmount the problem by priming seeds with iron nanoparticles.

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Vacillating between vaccines: the continuing COVID conundrum

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Why are people getting reinfected after CO||VID-19? Will the vaccine protect you from infection? A review by scientists in JNCASR Bengaluru will soon answer such questions.

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