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?
Seaweeds are a predominant component of marine flora. There are several species of seaweed or macroalgae: red, brown and green. Seaweeds are a rich source of many bioactive secondary metabolites with extraordinary medicinal properties, ripe for industrial exploitation. Recently, Kajal Chakraborty and team from the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Cochin discovered sulphated polysaccharide in… Read More ›
Electroencephalograms record brain activity non-invasively and have been used to study depression since the 1930s. Yet depression continues to strike celebrity and commoner alike. A timely diagnosis, could, perhaps, save lives. Generally, specialists rely on time consuming questionnaires and sessions. Now, with colleagues from Singapore, Malaysia and the US, D P Subha from the NIT… Read More ›
A highly sensitive sensor kit that can detect glucose in serum, tears, saliva…