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Hyaluronic Acid from Lactococcus lactis

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March 8, 2019

Researchers from IIT Madras bioengineered bacteria used in diary industries to produce hyaluronic acid. Hyluronic acid has many applications including in biological implants.

Smart Cloth – sensing poisonous gas and filtering UV

Researchers from SASTRA University and IIT Delhi have come up with a textile that can protect you from UV radiations. The fabric can also warn you of the presence of poisonous gases.

Documenting  Discrimination: Perceptions of plant gender

Plants that bear either male or female flowers differ in their medicinal properties depending on the sex of the plant. Do Ayurveda practitioners and folk healers distinguish the distinct properties of male and female plants?

Increasing Rubber Productivity

Rubber latex is the blood that runs through the veins of Kerala’s economy. From acres of plantations to small groves in backyards, Hevea brasiliensis is tapped for its natural latex, with unique properties that can’t be matched by synthetic polymers. There have been many interventions to improve rubber productivity: budding, identifying clones for better yield… Read More ›

Removing Toxic Dye from Water

Using Ceiba Pentandra Seeds Toxic dyes released into water bodies by textile industries are a major environmental concern. One could use chemical precipitation, ion exchange, membrane filtration, coagulation, reverse osmosis, liquid–liquid extraction, ozonation, electrochemical oxidation, and electrodialysis to remove dyes from effluents. But they are expensive. Adsorption, on the other hand, is highly effective and… Read More ›

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