Drought, salinity and heat reduce crop yield. Is there a way to make crops tolerant to these abiotic stresses? Neelam Mishra from St. Joseph’s College, Bengaluru explores in collaboration with colleagues from the US and China.
Atmospheric pollution by particulate matter of 2.5 microns higher in North Indian cities, say researchers. Out of five metros Delhi has the most suffocating air.
Researchers in NIMHANS, Bengaluru point out that the earlier findings about decrease in hippocampal volume in OCD patients may not be accurate. In fact, the hippocampus of OCD patients are more than in controls. However, in severe cases of obsessive compulsive disorder, the posterior part of the hippocampus seem to reduce in size.
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?