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Malaria-Parasite Hijacks Mosquito Gut Microbiota and Immunity

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May 9, 2021

Mosquitoes suffer because of Plasmodium, the malarial parasite. The parasite undermines the normal gut microbiota and weakens its immune system, makes it ill. Probiotics for mosquitoes may reduce malarial transmission, say researchers

Hypertension: Reasons for missed appointments

India now has a system to bring down the death rates of cardiovascular diseases by monitoring the registered hypertensives,. Yet the patients miss their regular appointments. Why? Bidisha Das from the WHO country office investigates.

Epidemiology of TB: Mathematics of transmission

Tuberculosis occurrence rates seem to pulsate in time, according to a stochastic model of TB transmission. Researchers from JNU, New Delhi inquire to seek solutions. Read on.

Panchi Nala Glacier: signs of degeneration

Panchi Nala glacier in the Bhaga River basin of the Lahaul-Spiti District, Himachal Pradesh has been degenerating rapidly. It is time to take action, points out scientists from the Ministry of Earth Sciences and Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology.

Lantana and Parthenium: from nuisance to good news

Researchers from IARI Delhi and the Banaras Hindu University show that parthenium and lantana, considered obnoxious weeds, are actually useful for farmers, especially those with fields that have potassium deficient acidic soils.

Paper Industry Waste to Construction Material

Scientists from CSIR-CBRI Roorkee, IIT Roorkee and IIT Bombay tell paper mills how to avoid causing environmental harm by converting their waste materials to economically viable raw material for construction industry.

Estimating Rainfall: A comparison of satellite data products

There are various satellite data products that can help predict rainfall. Which one is best for the purpose? M. Venkatarami Reddy, and Imranali M. Momin from the National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting, and Ashis K. Mitra and D. S. Pai from the India Meteorological Department investigates.

Paper Based Cancer Biosensor

A paper based sensor to detect cancer by researchers from Delhi Technological University, Indian Institute of Science, Delhi University and Rajkiya Engineering College. Read on for details of this low cost diagnostic device.

Iron Deprivation: Combating tuberculosis

Researchers from Amity University, Gurgaon and AIIMS New Delhi have found another kink in the armour of tuberculosis bacteria.

Filariasis affects kidney?

Filariasis brings images of swollen legs or hands. But it can affect kidneys too. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi reports two such cases. Diagnosing of the problem is difficult for doctors in endemic areas and call for innovations to tackle the problem, say the researchers.

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