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Identifying shrimps: metabolomic fingerprinting 

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September 13, 2019 • Fisheries

A team of scientists from the ICAR-CIFT, Kochi have come up with a simple technique to identify shrimps using metabolomic finger printing. A database of high resolution mass spectrometry of different species of shrimps will make trading of processed shrimps more transparent.

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Mahabali in a Well: new snakehead fish

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When people saw a new snakehead fish in a well in Pathanamthitta, Kerala, they were confused. Which is this strange fish? Scientists from the ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Kochi now tell us the answer.

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Extracting Potash from Mica Scrap Using Lime Mud 

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Researchers from the Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Bhubaneshwar report a method to use scrap mica and slime mud, a solid waste from paper industries to produce the much needed potash for agriculture.

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Rice Mill Wastewater Cleaned by Energy Crop 

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J Umamaheswari and S Shanthakumar from the Vellore Institute of Technology show that it is feasible to upscale energy crop production with wastewater from rice mills – which otherwise would pollute the environment.

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Titanium Nanoflower Evolution: Optimising morphology for solar cells

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Researchers from the Shivaji University report gaining control on the morphology of titanium dioxide nano structures. Titanium dioxide crystals resembling cauliflowers are better for application in dye sensitised solar cells, they say.

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Identifying shrimps: metabolomic fingerprinting 

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A team of scientists from the ICAR-CIFT, Kochi have come up with a simple technique to identify shrimps using metabolomic finger printing. A database of high resolution mass spectrometry of different species of shrimps will make trading of processed shrimps more transparent.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Stevioside supplement therapy

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Researchers from CSIR-IICT, CCMB and A U college of Pharmaceutical have something sweet to tell people suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Steviol glycoside from Stevia rebaudiana is a good supplement therapy.

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