Health

  • 11 Nov - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Obesity and type 2 diabetes are public health problems, with health consequences and economic costs that have raised concern worldwide. Most patients with type 2 diabetes are obese, and the global epidemic of obesity largely explains the dramatic increase in the incidence and prevalence of type 2 ...

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  • 09 Nov - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Push ups and sit ups could add years to your life according to a new study of over 80,000 adults led by the University of Sydney. The largest study to compare the mortality outcomes of different types of exercise found people who did strength-based exercise had a 23 percent reduction in risk of pr...

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  • 08 Nov - 2017 posted by - Little, Dr. Rajeev Singh, ARSD College, University of Delhi
    Have you noticed the recent increase in obese population in India? What’s the story behind this? What do words like “calories” or “processed food” relate to in respect to health? And how much diet and exercise a person should do in order to burn off the stored body fa...

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  • 06 Nov - 2017 posted by - Pooja Patanjali, Rajeev Singh, ARSD College, University of Delhi, New Delhi-110021
    The concept of nutraceuticals can be traced way back in 400 BC from the famous quote of Greek physician Hippocrates “let the food be your medicine”. The term Nutraceutical is a portmanteau of the words 'nutrition' and 'pharmaceutical' and was coined by Stephen Defelice,...

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  • 04 Nov - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Key facts Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. ...

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  • 02 Nov - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    You get an infection, you are given penicillin  and then you could get hemorrhagic diarrhea. This rare but extremely unpleasant side reaction can be related to the enterotoxin tilivalline produced by a regular intestinal bacterium. Austrian scientists have now scrutinized the toxin's biosyntheti...

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  • 01 Nov - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    New study reveals that 42 percent of food contamination warnings in California is linked to high levels of lead in candy since the state passed a law on testing and monitoring the food item in 2006. Thousa...

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  • 30 Oct - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    NASA scientist say that you need plants in your bedroom to beat certain ailments like colds, insomnia, and difficulties in breathing. We can reap plenty of health benefits of plants by bringing them indoors. While experts have long preached the benefits of house plants, scientists are no...

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  • 29 Oct - 2017 posted by - Arvind Kumar Singh Chandel, CSIR-CSMCRI Bhavnagar Gujarat india 364002
    The occurrence of overweight and obesity and their related metabolic disease and disorders are considered a significant risk to the public’s health. Although numerous diet and exercise regimens are available for weight loss, fat loss and avoidance of weight regain, progress is often slow and...

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  • 27 Oct - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Even when people are hard at work, pictures of cookies, pizza and ice cream can distract them and these junk food images are almost twice as distracting as health food pictures, concludes a new Johns Hopkins University study, which also found that after a few bites of candy, people found junk food...

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  • 11 Oct - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    The world's "better" countries, with greater access to healthcare, experience much higher rates of cancer incidence than the world's "worse off" countries, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. Researchers say this i...

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  • 05 Oct - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    UCLA researchers have demonstrated for the first time that black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the gut. In a study of mice, the scientists showed that black tea alters energy metabolism in the liver by changing gut metabolites....

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  • 22 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    A diet that includes plenty of colorful vegetables and fruits may contain compounds that can stop colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases in pigs, according to an international team of researchers. Understanding how these compounds work on a molecular level could be an initial step toward fin...

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  • 21 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Sperm count is of considerable public health importance for several reasons. Like  sperm count is closely linked to male fecundity, reduced sperm count predicts increased all-cause mortality and morbidity and cryptorchidism testicular cancer etc. Sperm levels among Western men have plung...

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  • 18 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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  • 16 Sep - 2017 posted by - Dr Vinod Kumar, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
    Algae are primitive, primarily aquatic, one celled or multi-cellular plant like organisms that lack true stems, roots and leaves but usually contain chlorophyll. Algae are found in both marine and fresh water. Such as Chlorella,(complex fresh water) are Charophyta. Algae can range from the microsc...

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  • 13 Sep - 2017 posted by - Dr. Richa Badola, AP (Food Technology), UCALS - Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
    Food consumption is now not just confined to meet the basic energy requirements of body or as a mean for mood modifier and enhancer but also as a source to enhance health attributes naturally. With the growing awareness and globalization, Indian consumers are looking for foods that provide extra b...

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  • 13 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    The health benefits of olives— and associated natural products such as olive oil—have long been recognized and touted by proponents of the Mediterranean diet. However, little was previously kno...

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  • 13 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Daily magnesium supplements significantly reduce blood pressure, new research reveals. Taking a 300mg tablet, the recommended dose for males, lowers hypertension and boosts blood flow after just one month, a study review found. Researchers recommend magnesium supplements be considered for people s...

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  • 11 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Resveratrol, a natural compound found in red wine, peanuts, berries and the skin of red grapes, may reduce artery stiffness in some people with Type 2 diabetes, according to an abstract presented at the American Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology | Per...

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  • 07 Sep - 2017 posted by - Er. Deepika Kohli, Assistant Professor, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
    Artificial sweeteners are synthetic sugar substitutes and may be derived from naturally occurring substances, including herbs or sugar itself. It can also term as intense sweeteners because they are many times sweeter than regular sugar. Almost everyone finds pleasure in sweet ...

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  • 06 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Everyone empirically knows that stressful events certainly affect sound sleep. Scientists in the Japanese sleep institute found that the active component rich in sugarcane and other natural products may ameliorate stress and help having sound sleep. ...

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  • 06 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    While a plant-based diet is generally considered healthier than a meat-based diet in preventing the risk of diabetes, not all meats affect the risk equally. As Professor Koh Woon Puay, Professor of Clinical Sciences at Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS), and her team found out, higher intake of re...

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  • 06 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) banned use of potassium bromate as food additive. But still there are more than 300 chemicals used in food industries which are not good for your health. ...

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  • 05 Sep - 2017 posted by - Bablu Kumar, Zeeshan Fatima and Saif Hameed, Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Haryana, Gurgaon (Manesar) - 122413
    Invasive fungal infections are quite prevalent during the last decade or so. In particular, Candida albicans which is a common human fungal pathogen, causes cutaneous , mucosal, and systemic candidiasis. Candida infects in immunocompromised conditions or to the patients undergoin...

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  • 30 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    A 16 year study in more than 280,000 patients has suggested that air temperature is an external trigger for heart attack. There is seasonal variation in the occurrence of heart attack, with incidence declining in summer and peaking in winter.  ...

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  • 30 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Can chemicals that are added to breakfast cereals and other everyday products make you obese? Growing evidence from animal experiments suggests the answer may be "yes." But confirming these findings in humans has faced formidable obstacles until now. ...

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  • 30 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Research with more than 135,000 people across five continents has shown that a diet which includes a moderate intake of fat and fruits and vegetables, and avoidance of high carbohydrates, is associated with lower risk of death. ...

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  • 29 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Sodium is a mineral that’s essential for life. It helps in our body fluid balance and also helps in nerve impulses. Salt is also called sodium chloride (NaCl). It consists of 40% sodium and 60% chloride, by weight. ...

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  • 28 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Vitamin C  or L-ascorbic acid is a nutrient found in food and dietary supplements. Vitamin C is a water-soluble essential vitamin. It is a very popular dietary supplement due to its antioxidant properties, safety, and low price. It is an antioxidant and also plays a k...

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  • 26 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Swine flu has claimed over 1,000 lives so far this year, which is four times more than deaths recorded last year, with a total of 22,186 cases reported across the country till now, data from the Union health ministry revealed. Maharashtra has the highest death...

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  • 26 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Men and women respond differently to diseases and treatments for biological, social and psychological reasons. In this series on Gender Medicine, experts explore these differences and the importance of approaching treatment and diagnosis through a gender lens. ...

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  • 19 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. Turmeric is also known as Indian saffron, jiang huang, haridra and haldi. It is a spice grown in many Asian countries. Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color. It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice...

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  • 14 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    According to researchers Regular aerobic exercise and eating a healthy diet void of excessive calorie intake is the key to healthy vascular aging and the evidence for that conclusion is irrefutable . However, this oft-repeated preventive health advice is not always heeded...

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  • 12 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Hepatitis B is a serious disease. A company has a new hepatitis vaccine that induces hepatitis antibodies more vigorously than existing vaccines and does so after 2 doses (instead of the usual 3). The vaccine works through a unique adjuvant. ...

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  • 09 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Whether you’re settling into your sixties or heading into your ninth decade, be careful when taking prescription and over-the-counter medicines, herbal preparations, and supplements. And if you’re caring for older loved ones, help them stay safe, too. ...

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  • 04 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    People who suffer from depression may want to look to yoga as a complement to traditional therapies as the practice appears to lessen symptoms of the disorder, according to studies presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. ...

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  • 04 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    You’re at the beach, slathered in sunscreen. Your 5-month-old baby is there, too. Should you put sunscreen on her? Not usually, according to Hari Cheryl Sachs, M.D., a pediatrician at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ...

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  • 03 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    A tiny molecule found in the immune systems of humans and animals could be used to develop a cure for the common cold, new research suggests. A team at Edinburgh Napier University have uncovered exciting n...

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  • 02 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Having a poor ap...

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  • 01 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Adults in the UK who have poor sleep patterns are more likely to be overweight and obese and have poorer metabolic health, according to a new study. The findings showed that people who were sleeping on ave...

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  • 29 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Attaching curcumin, a component of the common spice turmeric, to nanoparticles can be used to target and destroy treatment-resistant neuroblastoma tumor cells, according to a new study published in Nanoscale. ...

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  • 29 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Walnuts have been called a ‘superfood’ because they are rich in the omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid and fiber, and they contain one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants. Worki...

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  • 28 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Popular heartbur...

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  • 27 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    A new high-preci...

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  • 26 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    The common cold virus could have the power to destroy tumours in cancer patients, scientists suspect....

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  • 26 Jul - 2017 posted by - Sonika Pandey, Research Scholar, Centre of Food Science & Technology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
    Ancient grains should be of use to all because they have remained largely unmoved for hundreds or even thousands of years. Quinoa was known to the Incas and called as "the mother of all grains" and was first introduced and cultivated over 5,000 years ago. It is actually a native of South...

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  • 24 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    A new study suggested that Individuals who worked long hours were more likely to...

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  • 24 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Potentially harmful chemicals that were banned from children’s teething rings and toys a decade ago. But it is still be present in high concentrations in your child’s favorite meal- macaroni and cheese mixes made with powdered cheese.  ...

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  • 19 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Plant-based di...

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  • 18 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Scientists are still exploring and debating when happiness most affects health, but there is no doubt it can do so. In the most comprehensive review to date of studies on subjective well-being, a team of researchers conclude there is a connection between happiness and health in some instances &nbs...

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  • 17 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, according to a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). ...

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  • 17 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Scientists in the US tested extracts of household dust on mouse "pre-fat" cells grown in a laboratory. These are cells known to develop into fat cells when exposed to fat-causing chemicals. Acco...

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  • 15 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Mothers vaccinated prior to pregnancy bore young with no sign of virus. Zika virus causes a mild, flu-like illness in most people, but to pregnant women the dangers are potentially much worse. The virus can reduce fetal growth, cause microcephaly, an abnormally small head associated with brain dam...

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  • 15 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Vitamin B12  (Cyanocobalamin, cobalamin, methylcobalamin, 5-deoxyadenosylcobalamin, adenosylcobalamin, cobamamide, dibencozide, hydroxocobalamin) is a water-soluble vitamin. This means it dissolves in water and travels through the bloodstream. The human body does not store cob...

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  • 13 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    The summer heat should have you glugging lots of water but nevr reuse the disposable plastic bottles. Refilling those plastic bottles again and again could actually be harmful to your health, as per a new research. According to scientists the ridges and...

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  • 12 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    In the gut of patients with heart failure, important groups of bacteria are found less frequently and the gut flora is not as diverse as in healthy individuals. Data obtained by scientists of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) provide valuable points of departure for understandin...

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  • 12 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Cocoa consumption has been linked to improving memory, short-term cognitive function and counteracting cognitive decline, according to new research Consuming chocolate regularly has been found to...

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  • 12 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Drinking coffee was associat...

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  • 08 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    At an address to the UN in 2016, Margaret Chan, the then director general of the...

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  • 05 Jul - 2017 posted by - Dr. Sukrutha S.K, Assistant Professor, Sri Kalabyraveshwara Swamy College Of Nursing, Bengaluru, Karnataka
    Omega fatty acids also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids [PUFAs] are a group of naturally occurring lipids. They are also known as essential fatty acids (EFA) because they not synthesized in the human body and hence have to be obtained through diet. Decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and ...

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  • 04 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Beer lovers may soon have a gut-friendly drink to raise a toast to, thanks to the creation of a novel probiotic sour beer by a team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS). This new specialty beer incorporates the probiotic strain Lactobacillus paracasei L...

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  • 30 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    The compounds - resveratrol - which are found in grape skins and seeds, could also eventually lead to treatments to help prevent colon cancer, according to researchers from ...

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  • 28 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    When you dine on curry and baked apples, enjoy the fact that you are eating something that could pla...

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  • 28 Jun - 2017 posted by - Tejinder Pal Singh*, Rachna,Ruby Siwach Assistant Professor, College of Dairy Science and Technology (CoDST), Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (LUVAS), Hisar
    It has scientifically been proven that we are not born alone, as we get colonized by innumerable number of bacteria at the time of birth and by adulthood we have trillions of bacteria colonizing every surface of the body. Human Microbiome Project (HMP) evidenced that there are approximately 10 tim...

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  • 26 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    The more alcohol that people drink, the more their cells appear to age. In a new study that will be shared at the 40th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Denver June 24-28, researchers found that alcoholic patients had shortened telomere lengths, placing ...

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  • 19 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    A new study  found a connection between common household chemicals and birth defects. Known as quaternary ammonium compounds or "quats," the chemicals are often used as disinfectants and pre...

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  • 15 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    The next time you walk down the pro...

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  • 15 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    In people aged 75 or over, long-term daily aspirin use is linked to a higher than expected risk of disabling or fatal bleeding, according to a new study in The Lancet. While short-term aspirin use after a stroke or heart attack has clear benefits, the author...

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  • 14 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Consuming at least three servings of low-fat dairy a day is associated with a greater risk of developing Parkinson's disease compared to consuming less than one serving a day, according to a large study published in the June 7, 2017, online issue of Neurology®...

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  • 14 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Dieters who go...

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    People with lo...

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  • 14 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    An innovative mouth rinse solution developed at the National University of Science and Technology MISIS (NUST MISIS) in cooperation with researchers from Vyatka State University was shown to have a substantial impact on oral cavity microflora, removing 83 percent of dental plaque....

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  • 13 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Cow milk consumption in childhood has been associated with increased height, which is an important measure of children’s growth and development. Young children who drink soy, almond or other milk &qu...

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  • 13 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Eggs are a good source of nutrients for growth and development. We hypothesized that introducing eggs early during complementary feeding would improve child nutrition. A study in Ecuador found that childre...

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  • 07 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    A single treatment giving life-long protection from severe allergies such as asthma could be made possible by immunology research at The University of Queensland. A team led by Associate Professor Ray Step...

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  • 05 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    A compound found in olive oil may help to prevent cancer developing in the brain, a study shows. Research into oleic acid – the primary ingredient in olive oil – has shown how it can help prevent cancer-causing genes from functioning in cells. ...

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  • 05 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    New data provide reassurance to breast cancer survivors that having a baby after a breast cancer diagnosis may not increase the chance of their cancer coming back. Findings from a retrospective study of 1,...

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  • 03 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Sabrina Gauer was 27 years old when she learned a sore on the side of her tongue was actually stage 4 mouth cancer.  The singer had to have part of her tongue removed and reconstructed in an inte...

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  • 01 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Clinical trials with a 100-old drug showed surprising results for autism spectrum disorder or ASD. This drug may potentially help people suffering from autism. Researchers at the University Of Califor...

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  • 31 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Swiss scientis...

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  • 31 May - 2017 posted by - Scientists have invented an electrically conductive coating that turns any fabric into a simple circuit
    Scientists have invented an electrically conductive coating that turns any fabric into a simple circuit. In the not-too-distant future, our shirts, shorts and shoes will all be “smart,” embedde...

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  • 30 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Drinking more coffee could reduce the risk of developing the most common form of primary liver cancer, according to a study led by the University of Southampton. Researchers from Southampton and the Univer...

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  • 28 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Climate change...

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  • 28 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    A new study shows that whole tomato extracts from two different Southern Italy cultivars inhibit gastric cancer cell growth and malignant features, paving the way for future studies aimed at implementing lifestyle habits not only for prevention, but potentially as a support to conventional therapi...

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  • 28 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    A team of Indian researchers from International Centre For Genetic Engineering And Biotechnology, JNU, has been able to achieve 100-fold reduction in TB bacterial load in lungs of mice after 60 days of treatment using bergenin — a phytochemical isolated from tender leaves of sakhua or shala ...

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  • 23 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    After analyzing the blood o...

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  • 16 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Tablets made from dried leaves of the Artemisia annua plant cured 18 critically ill patients in a Congo clinic. The results suggest a new and inexpensive treatment option for the mosquito-borne disease that affects 212 million people worldwide....

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  • 16 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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  • 15 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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  • 12 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    A potentially lethal fungus known as Candida auris has been identified in at least 61 people in the United States––mostly in New York (39 cases), New Jersey (15 cases), and Illinois (four cases)––as of April 13, 2017, according to statistics from the Centers for D...

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  • 12 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    The turmeric compound curcumin was found to effectively suppress a large number of viruses, recent studies showed. The compound was previously known to defer cancer growth, resolve Lichen Panus, reduce type-2 diabetes and prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia onset. However, ...

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  • 12 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    In January 2016, the EU imposed a maximum limit of inorganic arsenic on manufacturers in a bid to mitigate associated health risks. Researchers at the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen's have found that little has changed since this law was passed and that 50 per cent of baby rice fo...

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  • 07 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    The third annual Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering Symposium met at the University of Alabama at Birmingham last month, a gathering of noted physicians and scientists who share the goal of creating new tissues and new knowledge that can prevent or repair heart disease and heart attacks....

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  • 05 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Adults who cycle to work are 45 per cent less likely to get cancer, research finds. Risk of dying prematurely from any cause is 41 per cent lower.  Study of 250,000 people was carried out by team from Glasgow University The biggest study into ...

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  • 01 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Results from a...

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  • 24 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    What Is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in all parts of the body. Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if you have too much in your blood, it ...

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  • 23 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    A fast-paced life, much like the one we lead today, can often take its toll on you and put you under mounting pressure and stress. However, a recent study suggests that stress can be beaten at its own game by indulging in some simple deep breathing. ...

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  • 21 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    New research suggests that ...

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  • 18 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    A team of scientists from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science at MIT, and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has adapted a CRISPR protein that targe...

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  • 17 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Cow's ghee Once dismissed for its “fatty” nature, ghee today has acquired global superfood status. It is nutritionally dense with one tablespoon containing 135 calories and 9 grams of saturated fat – 45 percent of the r...

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  • 14 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas - and even coffee - could be key to lowering blood pressure, according to researcher of cell and neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC)....

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  • 14 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Increasing vitamin D levels may lower risk for developing cancer, according to a study conducted by Creighton University with cooperation from the University of California San Diego. The results of the study were released today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The ...

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  • 13 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Heavy antibiotic use may significantly increase the odds of developing bowel cancer,  a study suggests. Bowel cancer is a type of malignancy that starts in the colon or rectum. Also known as colorectal cancer, the disease is currently the third most common type of cancer in the U.S. ...

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  • 12 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) High fructose corn syrup (HFCS), a sweetener made from corn, comes in two primary compositions—HFCS-42 (42% fructose) and HFCS-55 (55% fructose). ...

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  • 11 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    The first live-attenuated Zika vacc...

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  • 06 Apr - 2017 posted by - Shweta Singh, Zeeshan Fatima and Saif Hameed* Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Haryana, Gurgaon (Manesar) - 122413
    Fungi are among the most versatile group of microorganisms which exists as a normal part of microflora in the surroundings and within the humans but it can cause mild to severe deadly infections. In this era, the increasing rate of mortality is due to the upcoming cases of invasive fungal infectio...

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  • 06 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    The foodborne ...

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  • 28 Mar - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Scientists may have found a new tool for studying—and maybe even treating—Type 2 diabetes, the form of diabetes considered responsible for close to 95 percent of cases in the United States. A t...

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  • 28 Mar - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Antibiotic-resistant "priority pathogens" – a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health.The list was drawn up in a bid to guide and promote research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics, as part of WHO’s efforts to add...

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  • 25 Mar - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    The following essay is reprinted from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Gerry...

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  • 17 Mar - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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  • 10 Mar - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    There's a lot of talk in the news these days about whether or not cell phones emit enough radiation to cause adverse health effects. The concern is that cell phones are often placed close to or against the head during use, which puts the radiation in direct contact with the tissue in the head....

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  • 28 Feb - 2017 posted by - Gaurav Saxena, Praveen Kishan and Ram Naresh Bharagava, Department of Environmental Microbiology (DEM), School for Environmental Sciences (SES), Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Vidya Vihar, Raebareli Road, Lucknow 226 025 Utt
    Water is essential for all life forms. A clean and safe drinking water supply may be the norm in European and North American countries, but in developing countries, the assessment of both clean and safe drinking water is not, the rule and hence, waterborne illness outbreaks are common. In Asian an...

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  • 25 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Taking popular heartburn drugs for prolonged periods has been linked to serious kidney problems, including kidney failure. The sudden onset of kidney problems often serves as a red flag for doctors to discontinue their patients’ use of so-called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which are sold ...

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  • 24 Feb - 2017 posted by - Dr Vinod Kumar
    Diabetes mellitus has been recognized as a clinical syndrome since ancient times and remains a crippling global health problem today. When the amount of glucose in the blood increases, e.g., after a meal, it stimulates the release of the insulin hormone from the pancreas....

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  • 22 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Researchers f...

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  • 19 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Genomic testing of biopsies from patients with deadly, treatment-resistant cancerous blood syndromes called histiocytoses allowed doctors to identify genes fueling the ailments and use targeted molecular drugs to successfully treat them. ...

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  • 13 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Getting children to eat their vegetables might not b...

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  • 07 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Scientists at the Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University believe they have helped dispel the myth that late-night eating causes weight gain. The research is published in the current edition of the journal Obesity Research. ...

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  • 07 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    A compound found in green tea could have lifesaving potential for patients with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis, who face often-fatal medical complications associated with bone-marrow disorders, according to a team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis and their German collaborators....

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  • 05 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Currently, no vaccine is available to treat HSV infections. The herpes simplex virus, also known as HSV, is an infection that causes herpes. Herpes can appear in various parts of the body, most commonly on the genitals or mouth. There are two types of the herpes simplex virus. HSV-1, also known as...

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  • 05 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Peptides in the mammalian hypothalamus did not lead to the identification of neuroendocrine hormones that control body weight, and endocrine factors that potently stimulate body fat loss have since remained unknown. ...

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  • 05 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    A new Zika vaccine candidate has the potential to protect again...

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  • 03 Feb - 2017 posted by - Dr ShuchiUpadhyay, Dept. of food science, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
    Breakfast provides the body and brain with fuel after an overnight fast - that's where its name originates, breaking the fast! Without breakfast you are effectively running on empty, like trying to start the car with no petrol! ...

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  • 01 Feb - 2017 posted by - Krishna Deepak Tripathi, RichaUpadhyay
    Ladies finger is a vegetable crop which can be basicallygrown in tropical and sub tropical areas. The origin place of okra is tropical and sub tropical Africa. Okra is grown for its young tender vegetable, used in curry and soups after cooking in Asia. Okra is also known as “Lady’s fin...

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  • 01 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Perena Gouma, a professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, has published an article in the journal Sensors that describes her invention of a hand-held breath monitor that can potentially detect the flu virus....

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  • 01 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Many Americans, with the start of the New Year, will resolve to cut back on fast food to avoid an overload of fat and calories. Yet, there is another reason to resist the temptation to indulge in fast food. The greaseproof packaging holding your burger and fries may contain potentially harmful flu...

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  • 31 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Previous studies have shown that adults and young people who are physically active have a lower risk of developing depression. But the same effect has not been studied in children - until now. Results from...

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  • 27 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Using a novel for...

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  • 23 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Approximately 500 million people around the world are infected with the genital herpes virus known as herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2). A vaccine that could bring an end to this global pandemic is needed desperately, yet no candidate vaccine has ever performed well in clinical trials. Now scientists ...

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  • 22 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    The type of sugar you eat—and not just calorie count—may determine your risk for chronic disease. A new study is the first of its kind to compare the effects of two types of sugar on metab...

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  • 20 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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  • 19 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Harvard University and Boston Children's Hospital researchers have developed a customizable soft robot that fits around a heart and helps it beat, potentially opening new treatment options for people suffering from heart failure. ...

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  • 19 Jan - 2017 posted by - Sneha Sadhwani , snehasadhwani@yahoo.in
    We need food, water, sleep and oxygen to survive. But sleep is one such factor that is mostly overlooked. People these days are so busy that they fail to realize that like healthy diet and regular exercise, sleep is equally important for an overall healthy lifestyle. It is very well known that get...

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  • 18 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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  • 16 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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  • 08 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    A steady decl...

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  • 07 Jan - 2017 posted by - Bisma Ashraf Zargar, Dept. Food Technology, Islamic University of Science and Technology, J&K
    On the basis of my research on the Effect of Different Processing Parameters on Antioxidant Activity of Tea I as a researcher found that longer steeping time at boiling temperature results in the decrease in antioxidant activity of tea. As in kashmir we generally boil tea for longer time at boilin...

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  • 05 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    An expert panel s...

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  • 05 Jan - 2017 posted by - Padmavati G. Gore, Dr. KuldeepTripathi, Richa Upadhyay, Swati Deepak Dubey-1. ICAR- National Bureau of Plant Gentic Resources, New Delhi. 2. Dietician-UHM Hospital, Kanpur 3. SMS- KVK, Pratapgarh
    United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) declared and celebrated 2016 as international year of pulses. Reason behind this celebration was to make people aware about nutritional benefits of pulses and motivate them towards including more and more pulses in their diets all over the wor...

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  • 30 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma by almost one third, according to a new study from the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC) and the University of Waterloo. ...

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  • 29 Dec - 2016 posted by - Dixit Sharma and Ankita Sharma-Centre for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, School of Life Sciences, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Shahpur, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA
    The human intestinal microbiome is a boundless ecosystem which performs the broad variety of human functions, both inside and outside the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract). Probiotics is a term in which 'Pro' is a Latin word which means 'for' and 'biotic' is the Greek word ...

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  • 23 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    In the first study of its kind, environmental health scientist Laura Vandenberg and neuroscientist Mary Catanese at the University of Massachusetts Amherst examined the effects of the compound bisphenol S (BPS) on maternal behavior and related brain regions in mice. They found subtle but striking ...

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  • 23 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Gambian sleeping ...

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  • 20 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A centuries-old herbal medicine, discovered by Chinese scientists and used to effectively treat malaria, has been found to potentially aid in the treatment of tuberculosis and may slow the evolution of drug resistance. In a promising study led by Robert Abramovitch...

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  • 20 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Sunlight allows us to make vitamin D, credited with healthier living, but a surprise research finding could reveal another powerful benefit of getting some sun.  Georgetown University Medical Center researchers have found that sunlight, through a mechanis...

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  • 15 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Microgreens a...

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  • 15 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University and Oregon State University have found that aspirin may slow the spread of some types of colon and pancreatic cancer cells. The paper is published in the American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology....

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  • 13 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Most of the time people who are experiencing a heart attack will have pain in the chest, shortness of breath, etc. Silent heart attack symptoms might be as simple as indigestion, flu-like symptoms, or feeling discomfort like a pulled muscle in the chest or back According to Karla Kurrelmeyer, MD, ...

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  • 09 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    An analysis of 2,...

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  • 09 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Researchers led b...

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  • 07 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 35 percent of U.S. drivers slee...

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  • 07 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A large analysis ...

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  • 06 Dec - 2016 posted by - Debashis Dutta, Mira Debnath Das, School of Biochemical engineering, Indian Institute of Technology BHU (Banaras Hindu University)
    Food irradiation processing technique involves treatment of food items (raw/processed) to gamma radiation to achieve a specific purpose such as extension of shelf life, insect, disinfestations, elimination of food borne pathogens such as E.coli 0157:H7, Camplyobacter,  Salmonellae, Shigella, ...

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  • 05 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Being diagnosed with HIV or Human immunodeficiency virus is considered a death sentence by many. Once contracted, the virus breaks down a patient's immune system leaving them vulnerable to pretty much any disease. The condition worsens over time and leads to the inevitable diagnosis of acqui...

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  • 05 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    The United States’ National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) unanimously voted to amend the current US standards for organic foods. Their update will place a ban on ingredients that are derived from new genetic engineering techniques from being used in certified organic products....

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  • 04 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Food scientists at the University of British Columbia have developed a faster and cheaper way to quantify antioxidant levels in chocolate. It’s a method they plan to use in new research to help uncover when antioxidant levels rise and fall during the manufacturing process, from raw cocoa bea...

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  • 01 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Researchers have proposed a new global approach to tackling the world's mounting nutrition and food production crisis. Writing in the journal Nature, leading food policy experts argue there must be an urgent change in direction for research and have recommended ten priorities....

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  • 01 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
     The World Health Organisation (WHO) for the first time has recommended HIVself-testing in the privacy of one's home using HIV kit, a move that may result in a major breakthrough in HIV treatment by improving access to diagnosis. Though Indi...

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  • 28 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    1445 viruses have been discovered in the most populous animals – those without backbones such as insects and worms – in a Nature paper that shows human diseases like influenza are derived from those present in invertebrates. ...

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  • 25 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    As the global spread of the Zika virus continues, efforts are underway to halt the disease’s transmission. While no licensed therapies or vaccines to protect against the Zika virus are currently available, new research published in the journal npj  accines demonstrate...

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  • 23 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    In a new study, a group of Boston scientists, including rese...

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  • 17 Nov - 2016 posted by - Dr. Niki Nautiyal -Department of Biochemistry & Biotechnology, SBSPGI , Balawala Deheadun, Dr.R.K. Panwar-Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, GBPUAT, Pantnagar
    Mycotoxins are toxic compounds produced by fungi .They are secondary metabolites of fungi which are associated with certain disorders in animals and human beings.. Unlike bacterial toxins, fungal toxins (mycotoxins) are not proteins and therefore are not usually detectable by the immune systems of...

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  • 03 Nov - 2016 posted by - - Nishant Gupta, Dr. Parul Saxsena and Dr. Poonam Gusain, Patanjali Research Institute, Haridwar
    Fermented foods are those nutrients rich food stuffs that is obtained by microbial metabolic reactions; simply called as “fermentation” reaction. Dahi (curd), vinegar, soy sauce, pickles, yoghurt, buns, beer and probiotic such as Yakult, are the frequently used and familiar fermented f...

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  • 02 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    In India winter is coming now and there’s a flu season. H1N1 is a flu virus. ...

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  • 02 Nov - 2016 posted by - Debashis Dutta, Research Scholar, Dept. of Biochem. Engg., IIT (BHU)
    India is one of the world’s largest producers as well as exporter of food products and playing an decisive role in contributing to the development of the economy. Indian domestic food market is expected to grow by nearly 40% of the current market size by 2015-16, to touch USD 258 billion. Pr...

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  • 25 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A recent study by investigators at the National Institute of Diabe...

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  • 20 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Ever worried that all the information you’ve crammed in during a study session might not stay in your memory? The answer might be going for a run, according to a new study published in Cognitive Systems Research. ...

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  • 16 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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  • 15 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Even low dilutions of Manuka honey can curb the activity and growth of bacterial biofilms - the thin but resilient layer of microbes that build up on, and stick to, any surface including plastic, according to new research from the University of Southampton. The findings, ...

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  • 15 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    IT may sound like sci-fi, but hundreds of Australians are turning themselves into super-humans who can unlock doors, turn on lights and log into computers with a wave of the hand. Organic &...

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  • 11 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A longer yawn may correlate to a bigger brain size, according to a new study which also found that the animals with bigger brain are more variable in the length of their yawns. Researchers from the State University of New York in the U...

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  • 11 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    NASA has developed a new high-tech material that uses electricity to significantly promote healing of injured wounds. This technology is a device that uses electrical activity to facilitate the wound healing process while protecting the wound. The bandage is m...

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  • 07 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Much of the controversy over additives in vaccines has centered around the mercury-containing preservative thimerosal, which is no longer found in childhood vaccines except for flu shots. But did you know that many childhood vaccines contain potentially toxic, brain-damaging levels of&nb...

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  • 29 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A new study has found that consumption of the bioactive compound nimbolide, derived from the leaves of the neem plant, could significantly suppress the development of prostate cancer. The findings were published in Antioxidants & Redox Signaling in April 2016....

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  • 28 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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  • 27 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine-led team of international researchers has for the first time identified a fungus as a key factor in the development of Crohn's disease. The researchers also linked a new bacterium to the previous bacteria associated with Crohn's. The gro...

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  • 23 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    It's over a hundred years since the first case of Alzheimer’s disease was diagnosed. Since then we’ve learned a great deal about the protein ‘tangles’ and ‘plaques’ that cause the disease. How close are we to having effective treatments – and coul...

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  • 22 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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  • 22 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    India’s Cadila Healthcare Ltd (Zydus Cadila) and Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd, on Tuesday, announced a partnership to tackle chikungunya, and other emerging infectious diseases. Th...

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  • 20 Sep - 2016 posted by - Er. Deepika Kohli, Dept. of Food Tech. Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
    Cholesterol is a waxy, fat like substance found in body and in many foods. Cholesterol is vital for your body to function like it is vital in making hormones, it makes digestive acid (commonly called bile) and it is used in the myelin sheath covering of nerves. The problem with cholesterol comes w...

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  • 20 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Feeding babies egg and peanut may r...

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  • 22 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    During a hear...

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  • 17 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    We are more susceptible to infection at certain times of the day as our body clock affects the ability of viruses to replicate and spread between cells, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. The findings, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Scie...

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  • 13 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Water is of major importance to all living things; in some organisms, up to 90% of their body weight comes from water. Up to 60% of the human adult body is water (source: water.usgs.gov). According to H.H....

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  • 09 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Researchers h...

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  • 09 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A team of Chinese scientists will...

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  • 04 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A dangerous link between polluted air and childhood mental illness is exposed in a newly published study by Swedish researchers. Blueair, a world leading air Purification Company founded in Sweden 20 years ago, described the research – the first of its kind to study the impact of polluted ai...

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  • 03 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    The largest study to examine the effects of different sources of dietary protein found that a high intake of proteins from animal sources - particularly processed and unprocessed red meats - was associated with a higher mortality rate, while a high intake of protein from plant sources was associat...

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  • 03 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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  • 29 Jul - 2016 posted by - M.K. Tripathi*, S.K. Giri,S.Deshpande and A.K.Sharma-Agro Produce Processing Division Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Nabibagh, Berasia Road, Bhopal - 462 038, India
    Micronutrient malnutrition (MNM) is widespread in the industrialized nations,but even more so in the developing regions of the world. It can affect all agegroups, but young children and women of reproductive age tend to be amongthose most at risk of developing micronutrient deficiencies....

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  • 17 Jul - 2016 posted by - Shailja Pandey, Shweta Singh and Saif Hameed, Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Haryana, Gurgaon (Manesar)-122413, India
    Microorganisms especially bacteria are considered to be causative agent of many infectious diseases. But with the drastic development in the field of science and technology this notion has been proved wrong since the advent of probiotics. These probiotics are generally in the form of bacteria or s...

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  • 17 Jul - 2016 posted by - Er Sanjay Kumar, Dept. of Food Tech. Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
    In today’s busy life everyone likes to erase year from their face by simply changing their daily diet. For this one should eat foods, which are capable to strengthen, glow, and control wrinkle from your skin. ...

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  • 29 Jun - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    The Walter Re...

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  • 21 Jun - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A university degree is linked to a heightened risk of developing a brain tumour, suggests a large observational study, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. ...

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  • 17 Jun - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A high percen...

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  • 15 Jun - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Eating more whole grains may reduce the risk of premature death, according to a new meta-analysis by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study found that people who ate the most whole grains (70 grams/day, about 4 servings), compared with those who ate little or no whol...

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  • 13 Jun - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A new view on the origin of cancer is proposed by Antonio Mazzocca and collaborators at the University of Bari "Aldo Moro" in a recently published paper in the journal "Medical Hypothesis" ...

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  • 09 Jun - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Indian manufacturers use the two chemicals for treating flour while making bread, the study said. India’s food safety regulator, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), does not ban these two chemicals. ...

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  • 07 Jun - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Copper is not a poisonous heavy metal. It is recommend by National Academy of Sciences to eat 700 micrograms of Copper each day. Copper is usually found in meat, lobster, or supplemental vitamins. Drinking from a copper cup won't really aff...

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  • 26 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    More than 50 years of misuse and overuse of antibiotics has led to a plague of antibiotic resistance that threatens to reduce the efficacy of antimicrobial agents available for the treatment of infections due to resistant organisms. ...

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  • 25 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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  • 23 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A large worldwide study has found that, contrary to popular thought, low-salt diets may not be beneficial and may actually increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death compared to average salt consumption. ...

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  • 21 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A new study sugge...

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  • 10 May - 2016 posted by - Dr Kiran Thakur, Dr AchunPanmei, Lalrinsangpuii, Simson Soren, Phule Japheth and Sudhir Kumar Tomar: ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, India.
    Bamboo usage is associated with mankind from times immemorial. They are plants of global interest because of their distinctive life form, ecological importance, and the wide range of uses and values they have for humans.Although, bamboo shoots possess lots of health beneficial traits, but their co...

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  • 05 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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  • 20 Apr - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    The study - the first trial to publish five-year results from SBRT treatment for prostate cancer -- found a 98.6 percent cure rate with SBRT, a noninvasive form of radiation treatment that involves high-dose radiation beams entering the body through various angles and intersecting at the desired t...

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  • 16 Apr - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    The ZIKA virus can be transmitted sexually, a new study has confirmed. The ZIKA virus, a member of the Flavivirus family, is almost exclusively transmitted to humans by Aedes mosquitoes. Although Zika infection usually causes mild symptoms, it can be responsible for severe neurological complicatio...

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  • 13 Apr - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Neurobiologists at UC San Diego have discovered how signals that orchestrate the construction of the nervous system also influence recovery after traumatic injury. They also found that manipulating these signals can enhance the return of function. ...

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  • 01 Apr - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 09 March 2016  launched Rotavirus vaccine Rotavac, developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech. ROTAVAC® India&rsq...

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  • 30 Mar - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Researchers at the University of Georgia and Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announced on 29 March 2016, the development of a vaccine that protects against multiple strains of both seasonal and pandemic H1N1 influenza in mouse models.  ...

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  • 25 Mar - 2016 posted by - Nishant Gupta, Vandana Kala and Poonam Gusain, Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar
    Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most ancient diseases of mankind’s history, has co-evolved with humans perhaps for several million years. Tuberculosis, generally called TB, is an infectious bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs...

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  • 08 Mar - 2016 posted by - Vandana Kala, Nishant Gupta, and Dr Poonam Gusain, Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar
    “If every gratified craving from heroin to designer handbags is a symptom of “addiction,” then the term explains everything and nothing” Amanda Heller ...... ...

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  • 06 Mar - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    In India, Betel leaf  plays an important role since ancient culture. Its use in India dates back to 400 BC. As per ancient books of Ayurveda, Charaka, Sushruta Samhitas, and Kashyapa Bhojanakalpa, the practice of chewing BL after meals became common between 75 AD and 300 AD. Toward the 13...

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  • 05 Mar - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    There have been many cases where people have come back from the dead and it’s nothing but a miracle. Recently in Solapur, city of Maharashtra, something very similar happened when 4-month-old infant Aditi Gilbile, survived more than 20 heart attacks in over two months time.  ...

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  • 05 Mar - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    The Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur has developed an ultra-low cost eco-friendly laterite based arsenic filter for providing safe drinking water.The innovation has won Sirshendu De, the head of chemical engineering department, the Innovation Award 2016 from the Indian Desalination Associa...

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  • 25 Feb - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
      Using the plant pigment anthocyanin, scientists have found a way to cause the sugars in bread to be digested at a slower rate than regular white bread, which in turn helps im...

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  • 20 Feb - 2016 posted by - Rajni Tiwari, Dinesh Kumar Singh and Mamta Tiwari. 1.SRF Department of Vegetable Science, 2.Professor, Department of Vegetable Science, GBPUAT, Pantnagar, 3.Ph.D. scholar. HNBGU, PG College,Khatima Uttarakhand
    Biofortification is the idea of breeding crops to increase their nutritional value. This can be done either through conventional selective breeding, or through genetic engineering. Biofortification differs from ordinary fortification because it focuses on making plant...

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  • 20 Feb - 2016 posted by - Dr Poonam and Vir Singh, GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology Pantnagar
    The word adaptogen came into existence around sixty years ago, when the term ‘adaptogen’ was first introduced by Russian scientist N. V. Lazarev in 1947 to describe a substance which was known to increase “non-specific” resistance to adverse influences to organism and stress. Adaptogens, are the substances tha...

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  • 16 Feb - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center nephrologist and associate professor of medicine Dr. William H. Fissell IV, is making major progress on a first-of-its kind device to free kidney patients from dialysis. He is building an implantable artificial kidney with microchip filters and living kidney ce...

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  • 16 Feb - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A new stud...

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  • 12 Feb - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Higher intake of foods containing vitamin D during pregnancy – but not supplemental vitamin D intake – was associated with reduced risk of development of allergies in children, according to a study led by an investigator from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published to...

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  • 09 Feb - 2016 posted by - Debashis Dutta, Mira Debnath Das*, Ph.D Scholar, School of Biochemical Engineering IIT Varanasi (BHU), Varanasi-221005
    Proteomics is a powerful, rapidly advancing field that enables the analysis (involves the identification of protein structure and function) of a total set of proteins within cells or tissues. Since proteins are the functional units within cells...

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  • 28 Jan - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Twenty-five years after 700,000 U.S. troops fought and won the first Gulf War with remarkably low casualties, research "clearly and consistently" shows that exposure to pesticides and other toxins caused Gulf War Illness, a complex and debilitating disorder that affects as many as 250,00...

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  • 25 Jan - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A diet rich in fiber may not only protect against diabetes and heart disease, it may reduce the risk of developing lung disease, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. ...

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  • 19 Jan - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Residents of high-rise buildings had better survival rates from cardiac arrests if they lived on the first few floors, and survival was negligible for people living above the 16th floor, according to a study. The study of nearly 8,000 adults shows the higher the floor, the lower the odds of surviv...

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  • 05 Jan - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A device developed by University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers to automatically monitor and regulate blood-sugar levels in people with type 1 diabetes will undergo final testing in two clinical trials beginning in early 2016. ...

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  • 29 Dec - 2015 posted by - Asghar Abbas (M.Phil Biotechnology), Research Officer, International Institute Of Health Management Research, New Delhi
    Breast cancer is a disease in which certain cells in the breast become abnormal and multiply uncontrollably to form a tumor. Although breast cancer is much more common in women in India. In women the most common form of breast cancer begins in cells lining the milk ducts (ductal cancer). In women,...

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  • 24 Dec - 2015 posted by - Mrs. Manorma Chauhan
    The Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) is an edible mushroom native to East Asia, which is cultivated and consumed in many Asian countries. Shiitake mushrooms are the second most commonly cultivated edible mushrooms in the world. It is a feature of many Asian cuisines. It is also considered a medicinal mushroom in ...

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  • 24 Dec - 2015 posted by - Neha Arora, Dept. of Biotechnology, IIT Roorkee
    Chikungunya virus causes high fever and severe joint pain and is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes mainly Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. These mosquitoes can be identified by the white stripes on their black bodies and legs. They are aggressive daytime biters, with peak feeding activity at dawn and dusk. Its na...

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  • 24 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Mercury in fish The mercury seaps into the fish, which are subsequently consumed by humans. The researchers determined that up to 80 percent of the toxic form of mercury, called methylmercury, found...

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  • 24 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Hunger is the biggest crime and to a man with an empty stomach FOOD is God.                                          ...

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  • 19 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    German based biotech company CILIAN AG reports positive in vivo results for its seasonal sub-unit flu vaccine, CiFlu. Immunogenicity studies were conducted in non-human primates. In collaboration with CILIAN’s scientific partners within the European ADITEC consortium, a quadrivalent seasonal flu vaccine was tested at the facili...

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  • 13 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A paper published in...

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  • 12 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A team of Oxford University researchers has developed a technique that could improve heart scans for patients, giving more information about the heart than traditional scans and without any injections, making them safer and faster. Currently, stress scans of the heart using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) require patients to be inje...

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  • 10 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A pesticide used prior to the early 1980s and found in milk at that time may be associated with signs of Parkinson's disease in the brain, according to a study published in the December 9, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ...

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  • 07 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Turns out dads are also eating for two. A study published December 3 in Cell Metabolism reveals that a man's weight affects the heritable information contained in sperm. The sperm cells of lean and obese men possess different epigenetic marks, notable at gene regions associated with the control of appetite. The...

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  • 07 Dec - 2015 posted by - Poonam Gusain* and Vir Singh GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Inida
    The word arsenic is derived from the Persian zarnikh and Syriac zarniqa, later incorporated into Greek as arsenikon, which meant “masculine” or “potent” and referred primarily to orpiment, or yellow arsenic.  The word became arsenicum in Latin and arsenic...

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  • 05 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a new drug deliv...

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  • 03 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Millions of people suffering from Type 2 diabetes could be cured of the disease if they just lost weight, a new study suggests. Scientists at Newcastle University have shown the disease is caused by fat accumulating in the pancreas and losing less than one gram from the organ can reverse the life-limiting illness and restore insulin production. ...

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  • 28 Nov - 2015 posted by - Er. Sanjay Kumar, Dept. of Food Tech. Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
    Food is adulterated to increase the quantity and make more profit. The technical definition of food adulteration according to the Food and Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is, "The addition or subtraction of any substance to or from food, so that the natural composition and quality of food substance is affected." In India normally the contami...

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  • 27 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A compound and an enzyme that occur naturally in cruciferous vegetables -- cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and Brussels sprouts -- may help prevent recurrence and spread of some cancers, according to associate professor Moul Dey of the South Dakota State University Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences. She has been doing research on phenethyl isothiocyana...

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  • 27 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Ginger naturally contains a compound that is up to 10,000 times more effective than chemotherapy drugs at killing the cancer stem cells that make malignant tumors so dangerous, according to a study published in the journal PLoS. The chemical, known as 6-shogaol, is produced when ginger roots are dried or cooked. The researchers found that 6-shogaol is active against cancer...

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  • 20 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Gamma interferon given 24 hours before and up to 24 hours after exposure completely protects mice from death from Ebola A new study led by University of Iowa virologist Wendy Maury, PhD, suggests that gamma interferon, which is an FDA-approved medicine, may have potential as an antiviral therapy to prevent Ebola infection...

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  • 19 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Advancements in precision medicine have led to many new targeted cancer therapies for cancer patients. These treatments focus on using agents that target one or two genes that contribute to tumor development. The approach tends to be more effective against...

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  • 13 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A group of researchers from the University of Sassari (Italy) and the University of Plymouth (UK) has developed a cognitive model, made up of two million interconnected artificial neurons, able to learn to communicate using human language starting from a state of "tabula rasa," only through communication with a human interlocutor. The model is called AN...

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  • 01 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    The year 2015 is a watershed moment in the battle against tuberculosis (...

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  • 01 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Now, researchers are developing technology to make these devices battery-free. The advancement is based upon a piezoelectric system that converts vibrational energy - created inside the chest by each heartbeat - into electricity to power the pacemaker. The implantable pacemaker, a medical marvel that has extended millions o...

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  • 20 Oct - 2015 posted by - Bharat Bhushan, PhD scholar, Dairy Microbiology Division, NDRI, Karnal
    Human milk is a complex species-specific mammary glands’ secretion, which infants get through breastfeeding from their mothers as a complete source of nutrition until weaning (start of taking solid foods). Besides its nutritional part, it provides a degree of immunological protection to infants and decreases the rates of forthcoming diseases like diabetes a...

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  • 15 Oct - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Sahlgrenska Academy have now found that antioxidants double the rate of metastasis in malignant melanoma, the most perilous type of skin cancer. Science Translational Medicine published the findings on October 7. "As opposed to the lung cancer studies, the primary melanoma tumor was not affected," Professor Bergö says. "But ...

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  • 05 Oct - 2015 posted by - B. Radhakrishnan, K.K. Srikumar and B. Suresh Kumar , Department of Entomology, UPASI Tea Research Institute Valparai , Dr. Pathipati Usha Rani, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
    Helopeltis theivora, tea mosquito bug (TMB) is considered as the most serious pest of tea in India, especially in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam and West Bengal. This bug belongs to the Heteroptera, family that consists of insects/bugs which suck the sap from plants for their living. The bugs make punctures on the tea leaves and while sucking the sap inject t...

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  • 02 Sep - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Scientists have discov...

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  • 02 Sep - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    FDA  has approved Synjardy  (empagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride) tablets, from...

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  • 02 Sep - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal launched “Whey Protein Enriched Drinks” from its Milk Parlour on 27th August, 2015. N...

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  • 20 Aug - 2015 posted by - Dipanjan Ghosh and Sreeparna Ghosh
    Bisphenol A is a carbon containing synthetic compound employed to make certain plastics and epoxy resins. It exhibits some similarity with animal hormone. In present day society we are largely exposed to bisphenol A by different direct and indirect ways. Widespread exposure to bisphenol A may even cause cancer. Various uses and alerts for such uses are di...

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  • 14 Aug - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A study led by researchers at McMaster University has found that that trans fats are associated with greater risk of death and coronary heart disease, but saturated fats are not associated with an increased risk of death, heart disease, stroke, or Type 2 diabetes. Guidelines currently recommend that saturated fats are limit...

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  • 05 Jul - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A research team led by Weill Cornell Medical College scientists has discovered a way to limit replication of the most common form of HIV at a key moment when the infection is just starting to develop. The study, published June 25 in Nature Communications, has shed light on a potential new element of human immunity against HIV-1 and could provide a powerful n...

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  • 05 Jul - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    As the South Korean MERS outbreak continues, researchers have discovered and validated two therapeutics that show early promise in preventing and treating the disease, which can cause severe respiratory symptoms, and has a death rate of 40 percent. The South Korean epidemic of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) continu...

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  • 02 Jul - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A 44-year-old woman has received a successful heart transplant, thanks to an experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients. The patient is the first person in California to receive the smaller Total Artificial Heart, and the first patient in the world with the device to be bridged to a successful heart transplant. ...

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  • 17 Jun - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Based on a thorough review of the scientific evidence, the U.S. FDA  finalized its determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not "generally recognized as safe" or GRAS for use in human food. Food manufacturers will have three years to remove P...

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  • 17 Jun - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
      The food manufacturer Nestle has removed a productfrom sale in India because of safety concerns. laboratory tests showed the noodles contained lead at levels far higher than the legal maximum. The tests also detected the chemical flavour enhan...

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  • 14 Jun - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Cornell University engineers have created a functional, synthetic immune organ that produces antibodies and can be controlled in the lab, completely separate from a living organism. The engineered organ has implications for everything from rapid production of immune therapies to new frontiers in cancer or infectious disease research. ...

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  • 27 May - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Adult obesity and inflammation have been associated with an increased risk of bowel cancer, which is the third most common form of cancer...

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  • 08 Apr - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary pleaded guilty on 10 March 2015 to a federal criminal charge that it sold over-the-counter infant's and children's liquid medicine containing metal particles. The company agreed to pay $25 million to resolve the case. Metal particles, including nickel, iron and chromium, were introduced during...

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  • 04 Apr - 2015 posted by - Terry Devitt, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    An Ebola whole virus vaccine, constructed using a novel experimental platform, has been shown to effectively protect monkeys exposed to the often fatal virus. It differs from other Ebola vaccines because as an inactivated whole virus vaccine, it primes the host immune system with the full complement of Ebola viral proteins and genes, potentially conferring greate...

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  • 31 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    UC Irvine and Australian chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites -- an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry, according to findings published today in the journal ChemBioChem. &...

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  • 21 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Kids in the United States eat so much pizza that some researchers now argue the food ...

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  • 17 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Antibiotics aren't supposed to be effective against viruses. But new evidence in mice suggests antibiotics may help fight norovirus, a highly contagious gastrointestinal virus, report scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers found antibiotics could help prevent norovirus infections. The same team also showed that a ...

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  • 17 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    For years, pathogens' resis­tance to antibi­otics has put them one step ahead of researchers, which is causing a public health crisis, according to Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor Kim Lewis. But in new research, Lewis and his col­leagues present a newly dis­cov­ered antibi­otic that elim­i­nates path...

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  • 13 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    People who have upbeat outlooks on life have significantly better cardiovascular health, suggests a new study that examined associations between optimism and heart health in more than 5,100 adults. "Individuals with the highest levels of optimism have twice the odds of being in ideal cardiovascular health compared to t...

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  • 09 Jan - 2015 posted by - Dr. S. S. Verma, Department of Physics, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal, Distt.-Sangrur (Punjab)
    From the days scientists understood the safe interaction of electromagnetic radiations and demonstrated its practical use in 1901 in the form of X-rays (The Nobel Prize in Physics 1901 was awarded to Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the remarkable rays subsequently named after him...

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  • 07 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A study from the University of Exeter has found that male flies die earlier than their female counterparts when forced to evolve with the pressures of mate competition and juvenile survival. The results could help researchers understand the mechanisms involved in aging. The research, published in the journal Functional Ecology, used populations of t...

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  • 07 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    There are apps that will track your exercise, apps that will record your food intake, and even apps that will remind you to drink water. If you're looking for one, all-inclusive app that will take on all your fitness-related tasks, our pick is MapMyFitness. There is a free version of the app, and also a $5.99-per-month version and a $29.99-per-year subscription that will b...

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  • 07 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    When people spend time interacting with their smartphones via touchscreen, it actually changes the way their thumbs and brains work together, according to a report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on December 23. More touchscreen use in the recent past translates directly into greater brain activity when the thumbs and other fingertips...

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  • 07 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A New instrument could someday build replacement human organs the way electronics are assembled today: with precise picking and placing of parts. In this case, the parts are not resistors and capacitors, but 3-D microtissues containing thousands to millions of living cells that need a constant stream of fluid to bring them nutrients and to remove waste. The new d...

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  • 07 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Scientists may have finally found an effective vaccine against Ebola, with two experimental DNA vaccines to prevent Ebola virus and the closely related Marburg virus proving to be safe and generating a similar immune response in healthy Ugandan adults as reported in healthy US adults earlier this year.  Results of an early-stage clinical trial of two experim...

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  • 20 Dec - 2014 posted by - Scientific India
    Eating spicy food is often seen as a sign of male bravado - and now scientific research has found that men who enjoy hot food have higher levels of testosterone. Scientist at the University of Grenoble found a positive correlation between an enjoyment of spicy food and levels of the hormone. Greater quantities of testosterone are linked to characteristics that de...

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  • 15 Aug - 2014 posted by - Niki Nautiyal,Rajni Rawat,Priyanka Bhareti, GB Pant University
    Today majority of peoples are subjected to several infectious diseases. So it is necessary to produce new vaccines that have economic and other advantages over the existing injectable vaccines. In view of this recently plants are being used as the alternative vaccine production system because of its several advantages over animal system. The...

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  • 15 Aug - 2014 posted by - Dr.Pabba Shivakrishna
    Fine and healthy individuals tend to possess fine and healthy nails. we have a tendency to pay a lot of of your time in trimming, shaping, buffing and painting your nails, however you almost certainly don’t pay a lot of timegazing them blank. which suggests that&n...

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  • 24 Jul - 2014 posted by - Dr.Shivakrishna Pabba
    Without even considering it, we tend to come back to daily contact with bacteria on different surfaces and objects. These bacterium and mould build up particularly in areas that are troublesome to scrub, like the crevices on electronic devices, ventilation systems and filters. Studies have shown that computer keyboards are typically dirtier than average public to...

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  • 23 May - 2014 posted by - Sonali Johri, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
    Role of Nutraceuticals in Diabetes Nutraceutical is a term coined to describe substance which are not traditionally recognized nutrients but which have positive physiological effects on human health body. Nutraceutical is a combination of 2 words “nutrition&rd...

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  • 14 May - 2014 posted by - Dr Punit Chandra, Principal Scientist, CIAE, Bhopal
    Nutrition and Omics Omics aims at the collective characterization and quantification of pools of biological molecules that translate into the structure, function, and dynamics of an organism or organisms. “Omics” comprises of mapping t...

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  • 14 May - 2014 posted by - Neha Arora, Dolphin Institute, Dehradun
    Chikungunya virus causes high fever and severe joint pain and is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes mainly Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. These mosquitoes can be identified by the white stripes on their black bodies and legs. They are aggressive daytime biters, with peak feeding activity at dawn and dusk. Its nam...

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  • 14 May - 2014 posted by - Debashis Dutta, Mira Debnath (Das) School of Biochemical Engineering, IIT BHU
    E. coli and Salmonella – the most causative food borne pathogens – "National Threat to Human Health” E. coli and Salmonella, the two most causative food borne pathogens belongs to same family Enterobacteriaceae, ar...

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  • 19 Feb - 2014 posted by - Dr Archna
    It is the most important small millet in the tropics (12% of global millet area) and is cultivated in more than 25 countries in Africa (eastern and southern) and Asia (from Near East to Far East), predominantly as a staple food grain. The major producers are Uganda, India, Nepal, and China. The speciality of these tiny deep red pearls is the abundance of nutrient...

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  • 13 Feb - 2014 posted by - Kiran Mahant,Shoolini University,Solan
    Spirulina- A Super Algal Food Spirulina, a microscopic blue – green algae is one such functional food and dietary supplement which is 100% natural product with all the good qualities that nature has to offer. It is a single celled algae that lives in warm...

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