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Iron Deprivation: Combating tuberculosis

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April 12, 2019

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

Hyaluronic Acid from Lactococcus lactis

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

Moringa Seed Dip-bag to Purify Water

Researchers from Shoolini University, Solan, Himachal Pradesh suggest moringa seed powder in dip bags to remove pathogenic bacteria from water. Read more.

Cancer Theranostics

Researchers from Gujarat comes up with a three-way attack on cancer cells without affecting normal cells. And the technique is useful to visualise cancer cells too. A method to see where the drugs are are acting. Diagnosis and therapeutics in one!

Electrical Sensors to Detect Cancer

Cancer, according to a 2018 survey, afflicted two million people and killed approximately eight lakhs. In most cases, cancer is undetectable till the last stage. Therefore, simple and easy detectors are in demand for early detection. Now, Tanusree Roy from the UEM, Kolkata has devised an electro-sensor to distinguish between cancerous and non-cancerous cells based… Read More ›

Past Hydrology of the Chautang Channel: dating geomorphological events

Archaeologists have come to a consensus that many societies from the Harappan civilisation seemingly thrived along the palaeochannels of the present Ghaggar and Chautang rivers that once existed east of the Indus. Though there have been claims of associations between these palaeo-river systems and the scriptural rivers, the Saraswati and the Drishadvati, there hasn’t been… Read More ›

A Concrete Deal: Using rubber waste

Acids eat into cement, making concrete weaker. MNIT, Jaipur overcomes the problem with crumbs from waste tyres.

Cooking with Arsenic: a gruelling story

While public discourse focus attention on arsenic in ground water, researchers from West Bengal call attention to arsenic in cooked rice.

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.

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.

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