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Onion Production: Bacteria at the roots

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September 24, 2020

Onion roots don’t stretch too far and for optimum use of surrounding soil fertility, depend on help from soil microbes. Researchers from the Punjab Agricultural University show that a consortium of such bacteria can reduce fertiliser use and increase production.

Driverless vehicles: Improving navigation in traffic

Baljit Kaur and Jhilik Bhattacharya, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala help improve navigation of driverless vehicles in traffic by making it easier for responding to surrounding vehicles.

Kali Jeeri for Psoriasis?

Scientists from the CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Himachal Pradesh and the the Punjabi University suggest a solution for psoriasis.

Targeting Malaria: Nutrient nanoparticles carry the drug

Out of the four species of malarial parasites, Plasmodium falciparum, is most deadly. Nearly one million people die, every year, from P. falciparum infections. When the parasite enters red blood cells, it ingests their haemoglobin and deposits it in a digestive vacuole. Here, hemoglobin is broken down to heme and peptides. While peptides are useful to… Read More ›

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