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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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27 May - 2014 posted by - Dr Vinod
 In India the free-roaming dogs number in the 10 millions and bite millions of people every year, including children. Indians people experience among the highest rates of dog bites in the world. 36% of the world's rabies deaths occur in India, according to the WHO.  An estimated 20,000 people die every year from rabies infections more than a th...

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02 Feb - 2014 posted by - Vikram Singh Rathor, Punjabi University
Insects are most numerous & successful creatures on Earth. Their species richness or diversity surpasses any other group of organisms. Throughout the insect evolution, several factors have combined to make insects the most successful of all species on this planet. There are several reasons for their success, mainly their ability to fly and reproduce...

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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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19 Feb - 2014 posted by - Bharat Bhushan Negi, Shoolini University ,Solan
Environmental Impact of Making Hydropower Projects In Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh, India Himachal Pradesh has five river basin i.e., Satluj, Yamuna, Beas, Ravi & Chenab  and the identified potential of hydropower is 20463.5 MW out of this only 6066.00 MW has b...

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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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15 Feb - 2014 posted by - Ajay Kumar Rathore
Artificial Intelligence- Thinking behind a Robot  Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a field of computer science and engineering concerned with the computational understanding, which implies the use of a computer to model and replicate intellige...

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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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19 Feb - 2014 posted by - Aasifa Mushtaq, Dolphin Institute, Dehradun
Mahatma Gandhi, the father of our nation, once said that sanitation is more important than independence, but after 66 years of independence this saying seems like going down the drain. 53% of Indian households (over 600 million people) practice open defecation. Less than one-in-three households in Indian villages have toilets. The situation in urban areas is not ...

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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 - Scientific India
Role of Biotechnology in Assisted Reproduction This article  following available assisted reproductive biotechnologies with current and/or potential applications to enhance reproductive efficiency and to obtain a large number of offspring from genetic...

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05 Apr - 2014 posted by - Udit Jain, Navdeep Singh Gill, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
Google is not just Google Google – “A search Engine for a common man” was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in the year 1998 with a view to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful, is not just a search engine. They began...

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14 May - 2014 posted by - Dr. S.K.Giri
The food industry is increasingly moving toward new product development and innovative propositions through new processing methods that allow foods with extended shelf life, high nutritional value and excellent organoleptic characteristics. One of such most successful developments made to date is High Pressure Processing (HPP). High Pressure Processing is a ...

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19 May - 2014 posted by - Udit Malik , M.D.U. Rohtak, Haryana
The global increasing demand of fuel for various industrial activities has led the scientists to look for the alternative sources of fuels. In the recent past a much emphasis has been given to the feed stock based fuels. Different types of biomass have been identified as the potential source of fuels. Biomass includes various types of wastes e.g. agricultural was...

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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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28 May - 2014 posted by - Dr. Arvind Bijalwan & Dr. Manmohan J. R. Dobriyal, Indian Institute of Forest management (IIFM), Bhopal
Rose Scented Geranium (RSG): An Important Plant for Aromatic Industries in India Rose Scented Geranium (RSG) scientifically know as pelargonium  graveolens is a perennial aromatic shrub having height about one meter belongs to family geraniaceae.  This plant is native to South Africa, is...

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29 May - 2014 posted by - Dr. Ashok K. Rathoure
National Scenario of E-Waste Technological advancement and increased usage of Telecom, IT, Electronic digital equipments and leisure toys have created an alarming situation of increased stream of electronic waste (e-waste) globally known as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEE...

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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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24 Jul - 2014 posted by - Er. Deepika Dahiya, Assistant Professor, Shoolini University, Solan, HP
Sir Arthur Wing Pinero once said “While there is tea, there is hope” in his famous play Sweet Lavender and nowadays after water, Tea has the honor of being the most consumed and popular beverage all around the world and India is no exception to that. Tea is an aromatic beverage which is slightly bitter, astringent and woody in taste and mostly consume...

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24 Jul - 2014 posted by - Dr Afshan, Beehive College of Advance Studies, Dehradun, India
The Ganges is the largest river and lifeline of India with an extraordinary religious importance for Hindus. Ganga water is subjected to major religious activities at Haridwar, Uttarakhand (India). Millions of devotees assemble during the auspicious occasions round the year and take a dip in Ganga River of India at Pantdweep and Hari Ki Pauri. Along its banks are...

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24 Jul - 2014 posted by - Scientific India
The ship, India's biggest military acquisition in recent times, is expected to add muscle to India's maritime muscle.  To enable this 44,500 tonnes floating steel city to cut through the choppy seas with speeds of up to 30 knots, she is powered by 08 new generation boilers of steam capacity of 100 TPH at a very high pressure of 64 bars, generating ...

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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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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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19 Nov - 2014 posted by - Udit, Jain, Programme Assistant (Computer), O/o Vice Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
Can you imagine you have a printer at home that takes material as input, 3-D model as instructions and gives the product of any customized design as output? The answer is yes. The common terminology and concept related to printing signifies the printing of text and images on paper or charts etc. but the world is going to rejuvenate the concept of printing from pa...

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19 Nov - 2014 posted by - Dr. S. S. Verma, Department of Physics, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal, Distt.-Sangrur (Punjab)
Need of solar power Concerns about climate change, rising pollution from fossil fuels and to meet the ever increasing demand of power supply require increasing use of renewable energy in coming years. The world needs to find new sources of clean energy. Space solar power can solve our energy and greenhouse ...

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19 Nov - 2014 posted by - Scientific India
Is There Life On Mars? Earth is the only place that we know for certain supports life. Many claims have been made by observers who thought they saw evidence of life on Mars, but we now know they were tricked by the very difficult measurements. From Earth, even with our most powerful t...

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19 Nov - 2014 posted by - Scientific India
The Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP) is an inducement prize space competition organized by the X Prize Foundation, and sponsored by Google. The challenge calls for privately-funded spaceflight teams to compete to successfully launch arobotic spacecraft that can land and travel across the surface of the Moon while sending back to Earth specified images and other data....

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19 Nov - 2014 posted by - Scientific India
Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) opened a demonstration facility that will turn waste cooking oil, commonly referred to as "gutter oil" in China, into sustainable aviation biofuel. The two companies estimate that 500 million gallons (1.8 billion liters) of biofuel could be made annually in China from used cooking oil....

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19 Nov - 2014 posted by - Scientific India
With Ebola claiming at least 932 lives and infecting more than 1,700 people since breaking out in west Africa earlier this year, the World Health Organisation has declared it to be a “public health emergency of international concern.” The disease has no vaccine and no specific treatment. Ebola would become...

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19 Nov - 2014 posted by - Scientific India
LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) ; Basically, LEDs are just tiny light bulbs that fit easily into an electrical circuit. But unlike ordinary incandescent bulbs, they don't have a filament that will burn out, and they don't get especially hot. They are illuminated solely by the movement of electrons in a semiconductor material, and they last just as long as ...

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21 Nov - 2014 posted by - Scientific India
80 million bacteria are transferred during a 10 second kiss, according to research published in the open access journal Microbiome...

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22 Nov - 2014 posted by - Dr Waseem Ahmad, Dept. of Chemistry, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
Plastic material is a synthetic or semi-synthetic organic solids that are mouldable. Plastics are typically organic polymers of high molecular mass. The use of plastic and related materials is increasing tremendously due to growth in population, urbanization and modern life style. Municipal solid waste in India contain 1-4 per cent by weight of plastic waste. I...

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02 Dec - 2014 posted by - Scientific India
An appealing carnivorous mammal, a 12-meter-tall tree that has been hiding in plain sight and a sea anemone that lives under an Antarctic glacier are among the species identified by the SUNY-ESF International Institute for Species Exploration (IISE) as the top 10 species discovered last year.   ...

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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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20 Dec - 2014 posted by - Scientific India
The well-heeled Marilyn Monroe once said, ''Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.'' The allure of high-heeled shoes is no secret among women, who have used them to entice men from the streets of Ancient Rome to the New York City sidewalks of Carrie Bradshaw. Heels have also been a controversial symbol in the bat...

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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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07 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Plastic is well-known for sticking around in the environment for years without breaking down, contributing significantly to litter and landfills. But scientists have now discovered that bacteria from the guts of a worm known to munch on food packaging can degrade polyethylene, the most common plastic. Reported in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, the finding co...

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07 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
A group of designers aim to develop 'parasitic' drones that perch on neon billboards in Hong Kong and suck up pollution to produce fuel and grow plants. Trials for the unmanned aerial vehicle are expected to take place at airports and ports later this month, Ma Yongsheng, an aviation official who is a delegate to the National People's Congress, said.  The project is being le...

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07 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
More than five trillion pieces of plastic — collectively weighing nearly 270,000 tonnes — are floating in the world's oceans, including the Indian Ocean, according to a study published December 10, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Marcus Eriksen from Five Gyres Institute and colleagues. Microplastic pollution is found...

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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
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
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
An  ancient meteorite and high-energy X-rays have helped scientists conclude a half century of effort to find, identify and characterize a mineral that makes up 38 percent of the Earth. And in doing so, a team of scientists led by Oliver Tschauner, a mineralogist at the University of Las Vegas, clarified the definition of the Earth's most abundant mineral -- a high-density form of m...

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07 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
A British aerospace firm is developing an aircraft that would take passengers anywhere in the world in just four hours. Reaction Engines is working on an engine system that will pave the way for a plane that would transport 300 passengers anywhere in the world in four hours.  Reaction Engines claims Sabre can be used to help accelerate existing aircraft up t...

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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
If you've ever been out in a boat on a hot summer day, you know that open water gathers a lot of sun and heat. Engineers in Japan are hoping to harness that power with the construction of what will be the planet's largest floating solar power installation. Japan'sKyocera Corporation has already leveraged the power of open water with sho...

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07 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
An international team of researchers has designed the world's smallest hearing aid which is so tiny that it is almost "invisible".  As its name implies the Nanoplug is tiny—its parts are even tinier. The whole thing is just 7.1mm x 5.7mm x 4.17mm which, the teams says is half the size of any other hearing aid, and was made possible by adv...

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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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09 Jan - 2015 posted by - Vinay. P
Custard apples, also known as chermoyasCustard apple is a sweet fruit, which is widely grown across the world. In India it is commonly known as ‘seethaphal’. It is being native to tropical America and West Indies; it is widely available in winter season and is sold in local markets of India. One can easily recognise the fruit with first look. Sugar-ap...

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09 Jan - 2015 posted by - Dr Waseem Ahmed, Dept. of Chemistry, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
The Problem of Radioactivity exits in the atmosphere soil and water since the earth was created. Over 60 radionuclides (radioactive elements) can be found in nature, and they can be placed in three general categories:1. Primordial - from before the creation of the Earth. 2....

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09 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
HRD minister Smriti Irani on 23 th  Nov 2014 visited an astrologer in Rajasthan to know what the future held for her. The visit sparked a debate on whether the Union minister for premier institutions like IITs and IIMs should be promoting scientific thinking or superstition.  BJP state spokesperson Kailash Nath Bhatt said, "People should read ast...

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13 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Do viruses make us smarter? A new study from Lund University in Sweden indicates that inherited viruses that are millions of years old play an important role in building up the complex networks that characterise the human brain. Researchers have long been aware that endog...

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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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16 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
1. Indian Researchers  turn plastic waste into liquid fuel ...

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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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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
The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, an M6.6-class, peaking at 11:32 pm EDT on Oct. 28, 2014 – the latest in a series of substantial flares from a giant active region on the sun that first erupted with a significant solar flare on Oct. 19. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which constantly observes the sun, captured images of the event. ...

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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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21 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Bacteria communicate by means of chemical signals and can develop common characteristics through this "agreement" and also develop their potential pathogenic effects in this way. The investigation of bacterial communication is also of medical interest. This is because the bacterial communication pathways are a pos...

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27 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
By using thorium instead of uranium as fuel, nuclear power could be safer and more sustainable, according to new research. Since the development of nuclear power, many different strategies for the minimisation and disposal of nuclear waste have been considered. There are two types of nuclear waste: Fission product waste and...

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31 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
University of Alberta paleontologists including PhD student Tetsuto Miyashita, former MSc student Lida Xing and professor Philip Currie have discovered a new species of a long-necked dinosaur from a skeleton found in China. The findings have been published in a new paper in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. ...

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31 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Why do zebras have stripes? One of nature's fascinating questions is how zebras got their stripes. A team of life scientists led by UCLA's Brenda Larison has found at least part of the answer: The amount and intensity of striping can be best predicted by the temperature of the environm...

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31 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Noah's Ark might be a Biblical tale, but Russia is trying to recreate it as a DNA databank. The Moscow State University received a scientific grant to start the project Noah's Ark. The project will allow scientists to collect the DNA of every living and extinct creature for the world's first DNA databank. T...

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31 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Astronomers at the Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands, and the University of Rochester, USA, have discovered that the ring system that they see eclipse the very young Sun-like star J1407 is of enormous proportions, much larger and heavier than the ring system of Saturn. The ring system -- the first of its kind to be found outside our solar system -- was discovered in 2012 by a team led by R...

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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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14 Feb - 2015 posted by - Dr.S.S.Verma, Department of Physics, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal, Distt.-Sangrur (Punjab)-148 106
Sun is the primary driver of life on Earth and is equated like a GOD in mythologies all over the world.  The Sun is always active. It has weather. It has storms. And its storms can affect Earth's weather. Storms brew on the sun when pent-up energy from tangled magnetic field lines is released in the form of light, heat and charged particles. This can cre...

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15 Feb - 2015 posted by - Dr. S. S. VERMA, Dept. of Physics, S.L.I.E.T. (Deemed to be Univ.); Longowal, Distt.-Sangrur (Punjab)-148 106
Induction heating is the process of heating an electrically conducting object (usually a metal) by electromagnetic induction, where eddy currents are generated within the metal and resistance leads to Joule heating of the metal. Induction heating is a non-contact heating process. It uses high frequency electricity to heat materials that are electrically conductiv...

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28 Feb - 2015 posted by - Dr Waseem Ahmad, Dept. of Chemistry, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
Water is the foundation of life and still today, all around the world, far too many people spend their entire day searching for safe and drinking water. You  heare and see so many articles related to water its quality, shortage of safe and drinking water.  I am here discuss not very much common form of water called heavy water. Chemically heavy water is...

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19 Mar - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
The study published in Current Biology concludes that a subset of 841 endangered animal species can be saved, but only if conservation efforts are implemented immediately and with an investment of an estimated US $1.3 billion annually to ensure the species' habitat protection and management. The 15 species with the lowest chances for survival in the ...

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30 Mar - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Total solar eclipse is that during which the Moon totally blocks the light of the sun – can be seen somewhere on Earth every year or two. Totality can occur anywhere on the planet and usually in remote locations. On Friday (20 March 2015), people across Europe, Northern Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a partial solar eclip...

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31 Mar - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
We have calculated the score on the basis of  their research news hits and TV, radio appearances in the past 12 months, plus social media. Finally we scored our candidates on their impact. For Top 10 Famous Indian Science Personalities Of 2014 st...

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04 Apr - 2015 posted by - Article is provided by Florida Atlantic University
Like glucometers and pregnancy tests have revolutionized in-home diagnostic testing, scientists of Florida Atlantic University have developed a new biosensing platform that could be used to remotely detect and determine treatment options for HIV, E-coli, Staphylococcus aureas and other bacteria. Using a d...

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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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08 Apr - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
On 5 April 2015 the world's most powerful particle accelerator began its second act. It get restarted after 2 year of repair and upgradation.  This proton beams once again circulated around the Large Hadron Collider, locate...

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08 Apr - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Findings suggest amount of time spent and social comparison on Faceboo...

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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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24 Apr - 2015 posted by - Dr. S. S. VERMA; Department of Physics, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal; Distt.- Sangrur (Punjab)
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world's largest and most powerful particle collider, and the largest single machine in the world, built to test the predictions of different theories of particle physics and high-energy physics. First experimental run of this machine has been successful in discovering Higgs Boson or GOD part...

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04 May - 2015 posted by - Udit Malik, Research Associate, Evalueserve
Diabetes is a common disease in India and world. The disease which is not curable, and needs proper management at individual level to live a healthy life. Continuous body-glucose monitoring is one of the aspects of management. The conventional means of glucose monitoring are invasive and take blood or interstitial fluids as sample by finger prick or from other in...

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22 May - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
In the history of continental drift, India has been a mysterious record-holder. More than 140 million years ago, India was part of an immense supercontinent called Gondwana, which covered much of the Southern Hemisphere. Around 120 million years ago, what is now India broke off and started slowly migratin...

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22 May - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Can Too Much Vitamin D Be Toxic? As more people  take vitamin D supplements, there has been concern that more people could experience toxic effects from very high vitamin D levels. But a new study shows that people rarely experience harmful side effects when t...

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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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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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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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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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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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02 Jul - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
"Earth's rotation is gradually slowing down a bit, so leap seconds are a way to account for that," said Daniel MacMillan of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Strictly speaking, a day lasts 86,400 seconds. That is the case, according to the time standard that people use in their daily liv...

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02 Jul - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today described cyber-related risks as a global threat of “bloodless war,” and called upon the Nation’s IT community to serve the entire world by building credible cyber-security systems. He was speaking at the launch of the Digital India week in New Delhi on 1 July 2015. ...

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05 Jul - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
If a NASA experimental program pans out, the first aircraft on Mars could be a flying wing. Under development at NASA Armstrong, the Prandtl–m is a flying wing glider designed to fly piggyback with a future Mars rover mission to provide low-altitude reconnaissance. It's scheduled to begin test flights later this year. Named the "Prelimina...

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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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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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07 Jul - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
As part of ‘Digital India Week’, the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) on 5 July 2015vlaunched four new products, including solar powered Wi-Fi hotspots and long distance Wi-Fi. The solar powered Wi-Fi hotspots can be used for smart cities, rural schools or panchayats, extending broadband connectivity...

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08 Jul - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Heavy rainfall events setting ever new records have been increasing strikingly ...

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09 Jul - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
NASA has selected four astronauts to train and prepare for commercial spaceflights that will return American launches to U...

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18 Jul - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
NASA has released the latest batch of images of Pluto and its complex system of moons, revealing the dwarf planet’s heart in stunning detail. The “heart,” estimated to be 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) across at its widest point rests just above the equator. (The angle of view displays mostly the northern hemisphere.  The heart’s diam...

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18 Jul - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Over 2.5 billion people – over 40% of the world’s population – are now at risk from dengue. The World Health Organization estimates there may be 50–100 million dengue infections worldwide every year. A biotech company Oxitec has released into the wild an army of genetically modified male mosquit...

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29 Jul - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was a great scientist, an inspiring leader and, above all, an extraordinary human being, who came to be known as 'People's President' died on Monday after he collapsed during a lecture at the IIM in Shillong on Monday evening.  He touched the lives of everyone who worked with him. I recall the time we were preparing to test the Agni techno...

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29 Jul - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
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14 Aug - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Imagine a skeleton-less creature with three hearts, with most of its nearly half a billion neurons distributed in eight tentacular arms. Each arm can regenerate like the mythical Hydra and has a mind of its own. Its muscles stiffen into temporary elbows and shoulders. This creature has the eerie capability of perfect camouflage and decorates its lair with leftovers of its prey. A ...

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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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20 Aug - 2015 posted by - Ravi Shankar
Investigates the intelligence present in matter at the atomic and molecular level. Complexities of nature Marvels of nature surround us. The dizzying array of complex inorganic and organic matter that we run across during every moment of our life is to say th...

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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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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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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
Scientists have discov...

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03 Sep - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
A new Yale-led study estimates that there are more than 3 trillion trees on Earth, about seven and a half times more than some previous estimates. But the total number of trees has plummeted by roughly 46 percent since the start of human civilization, the study estimates. Using a combination of satellite imagery, forest inv...

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11 Sep - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
A US Coast Guard icebreaker has carved its way to the North Pole, becoming the first American su...

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18 Sep - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
India’s continuing influence on global scientific research was today recognized by the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters. Ten of India’s leading researchers were honored at Thomson Reuters Research Excellence – India Citation Awards 2015 presentation event held at the Taj Mahal Hotel ...

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25 Sep - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
The Intellectual Property and  Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leader in intelligent information for businesses and professionals,today announcedits 2015 Citation Laureates. Having accurately forecast 37 Nobel Prize winners since 2002, the annual study mines scientific research citationswithin the Web of ScienceTM—the ...

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28 Sep - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
In its thirty first flight (PSLV-C30) conducted today (September ...

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28 Sep - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Researchers from the Manipal Centre of Natural Sciences at Manipal University, Karnataka, India, with collaborators from GSI, Germany, have succeeded in discovering four new atomic nuclei to be added to the Chart of the Nuclides. This study ...

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28 Sep - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars. Us...

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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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06 Oct - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 recognises Takaaki Kajita...

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08 Oct - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2015 to Tomas Lindahl Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory, Hertfordshire, UK, Paul Modrich Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA, and Aziz Sancar University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, "for m...

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11 Oct - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
The first color images of Pluto's atmospheric hazes, returned by NASA's New H...

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11 Oct - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
In a new paper published October 9, 2015, in the journal Science, the Mars S...

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15 Oct - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
You’ve heard that elephants never forget, but did you know they almost never get cancer, either? It turns out that just 4.8 percent of known elephant deaths are related to cancer. For humans, cancer-related deaths are much more common — between 11 and 25 percent, scientists say. ...

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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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20 Oct - 2015 posted by - Dr. Pradeep K.W. Abeygunawardhana, Kagawa University, Japan
According to the transparency market research, the global process spectroscopy market was US$ 714.5 million in 2012 and is expected to reach a value of US$ 1179.6 million by 2019 growing at 7.41%. In this growing market, most equipment in the past was bulky, expensive, and limited to laboratories. However, with recent technological advances such as robust CCD det...

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25 Oct - 2015 posted by - Katherina Kuhne and Evghenii Kondratenko, Bauman Moscow State Technical University
The time when you could build a computer with a fundamentally new architecture in your garage is believed to be over. Yet, the associate professor from the Department of Computer Systems and Networks at the Bauman Moscow State Technical University has tried to prove this statement wrong. Step by step, he tried to put his idea of accelerating computer proc...

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20 Oct - 2015 posted by - Ajitha Nath K.G.R, Research Scholar, Dept of Biotechnology, Kerala University
Laying the foundation stone of Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI) at Barhi in Hazaribag, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his speech asked farmers to “select at least one district in every state to take up apiculture. Apiculture is an essential component in integrated farming and also increases the production of honey to meet the greater demand in ...

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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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25 Oct - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Cancer-causing worm Or Clonorchis is a liver fluke that can infect the liver, gallbladder and bile duct. Chlonorchis is found in Asia including Korea, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan, and Asian Russia. Cancer-causing parasitic worm responsible for the deaths of about 26,000 people a year  The eggs of ...

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01 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
BioAsia is your Asian gateway in both directions (inward & outward) to explore the immense...

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

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02 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Born in 1998 with the motto of promoting technology, scientific thinking and innovation, Techfest has surpassed 18 golden years of creating an unmatched aura of a science and technology spectacle year after year at the IIT Bombay campus at Powai, Mumbai. It is today well established as Asia's Largest Science and Technology festival, with more than 1,45,000 pe...

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13 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
GSAT-15, India’s communication satellite, was launched successfully by the European Ariane 5 VA-227 launch Vehicle in the early morning hours on November 11, 2015.  The 3164 kg GSAT-15 carries communication transponders in Ku-ban...

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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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13 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Pollution soared to hazardous levels in Delhi on the night of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, reaching 40 times the limit recommended by the World Health Organization. Air quality in Delhi plunged to “severe” levels on the night of Diwali, with the amount of particulate matter (PM) spiking close to 20 time...

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13 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Upscale Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer...

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13 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Robot means a mechanical device which performs all or more works for human with maximum efficiency and low cost even in hostile environments under the command of the masters. Living organism on the earth other than trees are the best examples of natural robots. Human and animals also act as robots throughout their life with a brain control whose activities are go...

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15 Nov - 2015 posted by - Rashmi Verma, PhD research Scholar, Graphic Era University Dehradun, India.
Biotechnology is a field in which genetic modifications have been done to improve varieties and to increase the yield of the product. In this area a particular gene of interest have been identified, isolated and transferred to another organism. In case of plants this has been done for many applications as to increase the plant produc...

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16 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre, Pinjore (JCBC) has Released 10 vultures on 13 Nov. 2015 under Vulture reintroduction programme. The exercise was part of reintroduction programme in the pre-release aviary, where birds will have an unobstructed view of the surrounding. It will also help them in getting use to the habitat in which they ...

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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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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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20 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
A new method to produce sweeter, well-growing tomatoes has been developed by researchers. The scientists used a bioinformatics search tool to find nucleotide sequences in the tomato genome similar to a known tobacco gene sequence that can be repressed by sucrose. Researchers from Tohoku University in Japan used a bioinfor...

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23 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Some seabirds and semiaquatic mammals such as fur seals and otters trap a layer of air in their feathers and furs for thermal insulation against the ice cold water. While scientists have extensively studied the influence of chemistry and surface roughness on water-repellency of textured surfaces such as skin, little is known about the role of larger flexible obje...

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25 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Using a groundbreaking gene editing technique, scientists have created a strain of mosquitoes capable of rapidly introducing malaria-blocking genes into a mosquito population through its progeny, ultimately eliminating the insects' ability to transmit the disease to humans. This new model represents a notable advance in the effort to establish an antimalarial...

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25 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
After a decade of rapid growth in global CO₂ emissions, which increased at an average annual rate of 4%, much smaller increases were registered in 2012 (0.8%), 2013 (1.5%) and 2014 (0.5%). In 2014, when the emissions growth was almost at a standstill, the world's economy continued to grow by 3%. The trend over the last three years thus sends an encourag...

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26 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Verghese Kurien was an Indian social entrepreneur who is known as the Father of White Revolution in India for his Operation Flood, the world's largest agricultural development programme. This transformed India from a milk-deficient nation to the world's largest milk producer, surpassing the United States of America i...

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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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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
A new study on air pollution in Delhi by a team of researchers led by the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom has found the city suffers from a “toxic blend of geography, growth, poor energy sources and unfavourable weather that boosts its dangerously high levels of air pollution”. The study also recommends all-round solutions instead of just f...

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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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02 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Researchers from North Carolina State University have confirmed that blood vessel-like structures found in an 80 million-year-old hadrosaur fossil are original to the animal, and not biofilm or other contaminants. Their findings add to the growing body of evidence that structures like blood vessels and cells can persist over millions of years, and the data not on...

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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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03 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
India’s biggest ever Science & Technology and Industrial Expo, showcasing cutting edge research, new technologies and innovations from the country’s finest R&D and academic institutions, will ope...

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03 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
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03 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
The cardiovascular system is a complex web of tens of thousands of miles of arteries, capillaries and veins, branching throughout the body like tributaries of a great river. And now, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are recapitulating this intricate network using an emerging technology: 3D bioprinting. ...

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04 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
From a school dropout to an innovator: it has indeed been a long journey for Syed Sajjad Ahmed of Bangalore. Like his icon, former President A PJ Abdul Kalam, the 63-year old is all excitement as he shows off his “solar-electric car” to anyone and everyone who exhibits even a little bit of interest in his self-designed four-wheeler. ...

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05 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Researchers at North Carolina State University say they have developed a technique for creat...

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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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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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07 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Growing potatoes on the red planet for survival (Ridley Scott’s movie “The Martian”) sounds convincing, so does the work of Peter Waterhouse, a plant geneticist, who also believes in taking food production to outer space. QUT scientists have discovered the gene that will open the door for space-based ...

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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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09 Dec - 2015 posted by - Dr Poonam* and Vir Singh, GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology Pantnagar, Uk, India
Microbes have apparently gained a scary reputation among general public since long time as bad guys, as dirty causes of disease. This image change is now in full swing, with various adverts such as probiotics, antibiotics and environment cleaners etc reminding us that some microbes are vital to our health, esthetics and liveliho...

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09 Dec - 2015 posted by - Andrea Sandra Christine D′Cruz, Department of Chemistry, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India
“Nanotechnology” refers to a wide range of scientific phenomena that focusses on the properties of developing materials by controlling individual atoms and molecules to create devices that are thousands of times smaller and with better electrical and chemical properties. Nanotechnology have thus paved a way in pharmaceuti...

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09 Dec - 2015 posted by - Dr Waseem Ahmad, Dept. of Chemistry, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
A Christmas tree is usually an evergreen conifer such as spruce, pine, or fir or an artificial tree of similar appearance, associated with the celebration of Christmas. It is an essential ingredient in the Christmas festivities. Christmas trees have, for centuries, been a symbol of li...

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09 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
With around one-seventh of the population lacking access to basic electricity and as our global supply of oil slowly dwindles and coal continues to add to mounting greenhouse gases, scientists have rushed to find solutions to power the world in more renewable and sustainable ways. As electric power has become the life line of modern...

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09 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Smartwatches already collect data about your heart rate, how much exercise you do and your stress levels, but in the future they could take this a considerable step further. Google has filed a patent for a 'needle-free blood draw' system that could be built into a wearable attached to someone's wrist, or a hand-held device. The filing describes a machine that sends a p...

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10 Dec - 2015 posted by - Dr Harish Joshi, Dept. of Chemistry, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
Biorefinery, an example of a multiple products system. A biorefinery is a process of conversion of biomass and to produce fuels, power, heat, and value-added chemicals from biomass.Rising  oil prices day by day and unpredictability over the security of existing fossil reservoirs, combined with concerns onto tropical ch...

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10 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
A goat sent to a Russian safari park as live prey for a Siberian tiger has instead befriended the big cat and the two have become inseparable in a story that has captivated Russians. Amur the tiger and Timur the goat now sleep in the same enclosure in the Primorsky safari park outside the Pacific port city of Vladivostok, a...

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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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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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12 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Researchers from KU Leuven an...

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13 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
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14 Dec - 2015 posted by - Dr. S. S. VERMA; Department of Physics, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal; Distt.- Sangrur (Punjab)
Smog and its formation Rapid rise in air pollution all over the places in general and in cities in particular has worsened smog occurrence and extended its duration. Smog is basically derived from the merging of two words; smoke and fog...

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15 Dec - 2015 posted by - Dr Ajay Singh, Dept. of Chemistry, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
The scientists are trying to build a machine that can synthesize any organic compound. It could transform chemistry.     Nature” has  featured at the progress of some of these groups who are working on robo-chemist and the obstacles that stand between them and their goal of...

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15 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Should robots have the same rights as you or I? What rights do you and I enjoy because of our intelligent, self-aware status? These questions are complex, but they will certainly have real-world consequences for robots at some point in the not-too-distant future. Should robots reach the level of self-awareness and show genuine inte...

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17 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
Cyberwar is a form of war which takes places on computers and the Internet as a weapon, use to disrupt the activities of an enemy country, especially the deliberate attacking of communication systems. Cyber threat is not local, but a global issue. Cyber atta...

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17 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
The Arjun main battle tank (MBT), named after the warrior prince Arjuna in the Indian epic Mahabharata, was developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the Indian Army. It has been developed under a multilaboratory  programme of DRDO mainly at the Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establish...

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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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21 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
A thigh bone found in China sugge...

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23 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
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23 Dec - 2015 posted by - Ahaan Parekh, UK
Future of Energy is one of the most significant challenge mankind faces today. Despite this challenge, if you randomly pick ten science students, chances are that nine of them would have heard about CERN, the Swiss particle accelerator, but may be none would have heard about ITER, the largest international research endeavor located a...

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23 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
American aerospace company SpaceX on 21 December 2015 achieved the historic feat of successfully launching and landing Falcon 9 rocket.  The Falcon 9 rocket was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida carrying 11 satellites to low-Earth orbit and was also successfully landed after 10 minutes to the Earth. ...

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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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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 - 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 - Kanchan Heer and Dr. Somesh Sharma, Shoolini University, Solan, HP
Color is the most important attribute of any article especially food. Biocolorants are those coloring agents, which are obtained from the biological sources. Biocolorants are mainly derived from plants, animals and microbes are sources of natural pigments. In the recent years, coloring of food with pigments produced from natural sour...

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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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28 Dec - 2015 posted by - Dr Poonam Gusain and Vir Singh, GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology Pantnagar
Plants have developed a variety of ways of protecting themselves from all things herbivorous.  For example-Many have evolved spikes, stings and even just an unpleasant taste. Many of these deadly poisonous plants have signature names such as Devil’s helmet, poison hemlock, deadly nights...

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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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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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05 Jan - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
A team of geneticists from Trinity College Dublin and archaeologists from Queen's University Belfast has sequenced the first genomes from ancient Irish humans, and the information buried within is already answering pivotal questions about the origins of Ireland's people and their culture....

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05 Jan - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Scientists at Indiana University have created a highly efficient biomaterial that catalyzes the formation of hydrogen- one half of the "holy grail" of splitting H2O to make hydrogen and oxygen for fueling cheap and efficient cars that run on water. ...

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09 Jan - 2016 posted by - Saikat Kumar Basu, Lethbridge AB Canada
The endangered Asiatic or Indian elephant (Elephas maximus indicus) are distributed across the Indian subcontinent in Nepal, Bhutan, India, and Bangladesh; in south China (Yunnan), and SE Asia (Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and the Malay Peninsula) represents one of the largest populations of wild breed...

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13 Jan - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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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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22 Jan - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
A new carnivorous dinosaur species named Dracoraptor hanigani uncovered in the south of Wales is possibly the oldest known Jurassic dinosaur from the UK, according to a study published January 20, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by David Martill from the U...

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22 Jan - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
A team consisting of a German archaeologist and two Indians discovered dinosaur fossils during an ongoing research in Gujarat. Archaeologists claimed that the fossils found in the Kaas Hills near Kutch city were 16 million years old. They also claimed to have discovered more than 150 geologic...

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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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25 Jan - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
The history of science and technology in India starting from the ancient era up to the colonial rule will be among the top focus areas of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), chairman Y Sudershan Rao told ET in an interview recently. ...

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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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28 Jan - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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04 Feb - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in rhesus monkeys through a monitoring network of sylvatic yellow fever. It was subsequently identified in humans in 1952 in Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania. Outbreaks of Zika virus disease have b...

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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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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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14 Feb - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
HackfestISM is a 36 hour long hackathon to be held at Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad from 46 March, 2016. This is the first university hackathon to be organised at ISM Dhanbad. What is hackathon? ...

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16 Feb - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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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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20 Feb - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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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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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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22 Feb - 2016 posted by - Udit Malik ,Patent Research Associate, Evalueserve Pvt. Ltd
‘Necessity is the mother of invention’, a very old saying that holds its virtue even today. Inventions are important but with fast pacing society, problems, markets and competitiveness, the word ‘INVENTION’ has been outdated at large by the word ‘INNOVATION’. Le...

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22 Feb - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
A team of scientists working with NASA is now attempting to make that science fiction into a science fact. The space agency is working with the International Potato Center (CIP) in Peru to grow taters in conditions as similar to the surface of t...

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23 Feb - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
A team of University of Texas at Arlington chemists and engineers have proven that concentrated light, heat and high pressures can drive the one-step conversion of carbon dioxide and water directly into useable liquid hydrocarbon fuels. ...

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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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26 Feb - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Scientists have made a major step forward in the development of digital data storage that is capable of surviving for billions of years. Using nanostructured glass, scientists have developed the recording and retrieval processes of five dimensional (5D) digital data by femtosecond laser writing. T...

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28 Feb - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
It’s that time of the year again. The time we at IIT Roorkee face the coolest of all challenges, to help Cognizance live up to its tag of being one of the largest college technical fests in Asia; and it is exactly as difficult as it sounds. We compete with the standards we have set for ourselves in the past few years. We’...

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01 Mar - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
The return of supersonic passenger air travel is one step closer to reality with NASA's award of a contract for the preliminary design of a “low boom” flight demonstration aircraft. This is the first in a series of ‘X-planes’ in NASA's New Aviation Horizons initiati...

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03 Mar - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Technex is the annual techno-management festival of ...

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04 Mar - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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05 Mar - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
A team of researchers claimed to have discovered a new species of snake in the northern Western Ghats. The new snake species has been named as ‘Melanophidium Khairei’ or ‘Khaire's Black Shieldtail’ after Neelimkumar Khaire, the legendary founder of Katraj Snake Park and...

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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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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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06 Mar - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Small, ghostly-white octopus was found in the deep sea off Hawaii and has been likened to the beloved cartoon character. An underwater research craft has spotted a "ghost-like" octopus that appea...

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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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08 Mar - 2016 posted by - Nishant Gupta, Department of Microbiology & Botany, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar
The microbes play a significant role in our lives. They are not only known as the diseases causing agents, but they have some health and commercial values also. In the present scenario microbes are widely used commercially; pharmaceutical companies to food and beverage. Numerous natural and geneti...

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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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15 Mar - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
A SARS-like virus found in Chinese horseshoe bats may be poised to infect humans without the need for adaptation, overcoming an initial barrier that could potentially set the stage for an outbreak according to a new study. ...

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16 Mar - 2016 posted by - Era Vaidya; Prashant Yadav; Reema Rani. 1. ICAR-National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, LBS Building, Pusa Campus, New Delhi. 2. ICAR-Directorate of Rapeseed Mustard Research, Sewar, Bharatpur, Rajasthan
Two food commodities, apples and potatoes, engineered to possess non-browning characteristic on cutting have been declared safe in the United States and Canada. These apples and potatoes do not turn brown when exposed to air. They are identical to their non-genetically engineered counterparts, exc...

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17 Mar - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
A new kind of fuel cell that can turn urine into electricity could revolutionize the way we produce bioenergy, particularly in developing countries. The research, published in Electrochimica Acta, describes a new design of microbial fuel cell that's smaller, cheaper and more powe...

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21 Mar - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
An international research team has made a breakthrough in generating single photons, as carriers of quantum information in security systems. With enough computing effort most contemporary security systems ...

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23 Mar - 2016 posted by - Prof. S A MOHAN KRISHNA (AMATEUR ASTRONOMER)
‘Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards.’ It is the study and understanding of the universe beyond the planet Earth. It is impossible for anyone to rival the magnificence of universe. The astronomical bodies viz., Planets, Comets, Asteroids, Meteors, Nebulae, Stars and celestial ma...

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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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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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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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04 Apr - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on 3 April 2016 inaugurated the world’s maiden ‘White Tiger Safari’ at Mukundpur in Satna district in the state’s Vindhya region where the feline was first discovered more than 100 years ago. The first of its kind safari h...

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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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13 Apr - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
After a century of constant decline, global wild tiger populations are on the rise! According to the most recent data, around 3,890 tigers now exist in the wild—up from an estimated 3,200 in 2010. We can attribute this updated minimum number—compiled fr...

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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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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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20 Apr - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
In an entirely new approach to treating asthma and allergies, a biodegradable nanoparticle acts like a Trojan horse, hiding an allergen in a friendly shell, to convince the immune system not to attack it, according to new Northwestern Medicine research. As a result, the allergic reaction in the ai...

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05 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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09 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
India is an agrarian country with around 60% of its people depending directly or indirectly upon agriculture. Farmer suicides account for 11.2% of all suicides in India. In India we haven't done good research on farmers' suicides and in terms of mental health, this has always been see...

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09 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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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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11 May - 2016 posted by - Amar Kumar Nayak, amarnayak.stat@gmail.com
India is popularly known to the world for its cultural heritage and unity in diversity. Our culture and religious views have always led the way. We love and worship nature in all its forms. Indian rituals are meaningless without the flora and the fauna. Like the Egyptians, the Indian culture has a...

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16 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Fumes from nitrogen-rich fertilizers and animal waste combine in the air with combustion emissions to form solid particles in the air. These aerosols outweigh all other human sources of fine-particulate air pollution in much of the United States, Europe, Russia and China, according to new research...

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21 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
India successfully test-fired indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile on Wednesday. The short-range surface-to-surface missile was tested from test range at Chandipur in Odisha. Such training launches clearly indicate India's operational readi...

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21 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
New geologic mapping in the Himalayan mountains of Kashmir suggests that the region is ripe for a major earthquake that could endanger the lives of as many as a million people, according to an Oregon State University statement. Scientists have found that the Reasi...

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21 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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23 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
On may 23, 2016 ISRO successfully flight tested India’s first winged body aerospace vehicle operating in hypersonic flight regime.    In this experimental mission, the HS9 solid rocket boos...

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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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23 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
A hominin in the same genus as humans and an ape nicknamed "Laia" that might provide clues to the origin of humans are among the discoveries identified by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) as the Top 10 New Species for 2016. ...

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25 May - 2016 posted by - Dr. Shiwani Kaushal, Assistant Professor (Biosciences), Asian Educational Institute, Sirhind Road, Patiala
Nature has been a source of medicinal agents for thousands of years, however, in the recent past these plants are declining very rapidly at an accelerating rate which may result in the disappearance of bio-diversity and valuable genetic resources. Unfortunately, the pharmaceutical industries are l...

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25 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
The government on 25 May 2016  gave nod for signing an MoU between ISRO and the UAE Space Agency ( UAESA), a move that will lead to setting up a Joint Working Group between the two agencies and help in cooperation in the exploration of outer space for peaceful purposes. ...

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25 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
A Southwest Research Institute-led team of scientists discovered two geologically young craters - one 16 million, the other between 75 and 420 million, years old - in the Moon's darkest regions. "...

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25 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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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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29 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Ingredients crucial for the origin of life on Earth, including the simple amino acid glycine and phosphorus, key components of DNA and cell membranes, have been discovered at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. ...

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29 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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30 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
An ancient Chinese beer recipe brewed 5,000 years ago calls for some unusual ingredients by today's standards: barley, broomcorn millets and Job’s tears, as well as bits of bulbous root vegetables such as snake gourd root, yam and lily. ...

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06 Jun - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
The days of drilling into the ground in the search for fuel may be numbered, because if Daniel Nocera has his way, it'll just be a matter of looking for sunny skies. Nocera, the Patterson Rockwood Prof...

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06 Jun - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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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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09 Jun - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
How do organisms without brains make decisions? Most of life is brainless and the vast majority of organisms on Earth lack neurons altogether. Plants, fungi and bacteria must all cope with the same problem as humans - to make the best choices in a complex and ever-changing world or risk dying - wi...

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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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12 Jun - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
An international team of scientists have found a potentially viable way to remove anthropogenic (caused or influenced by humans) carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere - turn it into rock. The study,...

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12 Jun - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
The rise of the post-Neolithic Bronze Age Harappan civilization 5700 - 3300 years before present, spread along the Indus Valley of Pakistan through the plains of NW India, including into the state of Gujarat and up to the Arabian Sea and its subsequent decline has remained an enigma in archaeologi...

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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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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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17 Jun - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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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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23 Jun - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Creating a record, India on Wednesday successfully launched 20 satellites including 17 foreign and its earth observation satellite in a single mission in 26 minutes from Sriharikota, in a crucial step to become a key player in the multi-billion dollar space launch market....

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29 Jun - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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03 Jul - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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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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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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19 Jul - 2016 posted by - Dr. Abhishek Mishra, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Goa University
In the world today we store more and more of our data through cloud computing and large data centers. In order to store more data we need reduce the space occupied by each piece of information.A team of researchers at Delft University of Technology, Netherlandsdeveloped a device that has reduced this space to atomic scale. “In ...

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28 Jul - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
A team of conservation biologists is calling for a worldwide strategy to prevent the unthinkable: the extinction of the world's largest mammal species. In a public declaration published in today's edition of the journal BioScience, a group of more th...

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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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29 Jul - 2016 posted by - Chandra Prakash, Harmeet Kaur, Deepak Singh Bisht-National Research Centre in Plant Biotechnology, New Delhi 110012
The remarkable discovery of DNA double helix model and gradual refinements in scientific knowledge gained by the decades of research have not only provided a deeper insight into the intricacies of life but also have made it amenable to many breakthrough technologies. ...

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29 Jul - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
The rainy season is coming, the perfect breeding ground for germs and bacteria which in turn lead to water borne diseases that affects a lot of people. But there are people who want to go out and enjoy the season dancing in the rain. Though it could be a truly exhilarating experience, it comes w...

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

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09 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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12 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Nearly two years after it was launched, 'Mangalyaan' is still functioning well, and with a planned course correction next January to extend its battery life, it would keep going for many years, according to ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar . ...

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12 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Climate change is threatening to expose hazardous waste at an abandoned camp thought to be buried forever in the Greenland Ice Sheet, new research out of York University has found. Camp Century, a United S...

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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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17 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Recent findings indicating the possible discovery of a previously unknown subatomic particle may be evidence of a fifth fundamental force of nature, according to a paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters by theoretical physicists at the University of California, I...

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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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22 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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24 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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26 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
A team of Harvard University researchers with expertise in 3D printing, mechanical engineering, and microfluidics has demonstrated the first autonomous, untethered, entirely soft robot. This small, 3D-printed robot - nicknamed the octobot - could pave the way for a new generation of completely sof...

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26 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Every year, humans advance climate change and global warming and quite likely our own eventual extinction by injecting about 30 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. A team of scientists fr...

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28 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Mechanical energy of water was used to a grinding stone to turn wheat into flour more than 2000 years ago by the Greeks. In 1870 first hydroelectric power plant was installed in Cragsi...

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31 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
>It is estimated that there are over 8,000 glacial lakes in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region with more than 200 of them identified as potentially dangerous. >From ...

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04 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Researchers discovered a new snake species in Madagascar and named it "ghost snake" for its pale grey coloration and elusiveness. They found the ghost snake on a recently opened path within the well-traveled Ankarana National Park in northern Madagascar in February 2014. They studied the snake's physical characte...

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09 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Founded in 2007, Hybrid Air Vehicles is the company behind the innovative Airlander range of hybrid aircraft. They utilise new aerospace technology that combines the best of the characteristics of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters with lighter-than-air technology to create a new breed of hyper-e...

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13 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
The layered geologic past of Mars is revealed in stunning detail in new color images returned by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, which is currently exploring the "Murray Buttes" region of lower Mount Sharp. The new images arguably rival photos taken in U.S. National Parks....

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16 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Millions of years ago, as the snake family tree grew new branches, the ancestor of modern rattlesnakes was endowed with a genetic arsenal of toxic weaponry, including genes for toxins that poison the blood, toxins that damage muscle and toxins that affect the nervous system a research team headed ...

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

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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 - Vikender Kaur,RashmiYadavand B.L. Meena, Germplasm Evaluation Division, ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi-110012.
Flaxseed or linseed, with its high levels of omega-3 fatty acid, good amount of fiber, mucilage, and cancer-fighting lignans, is a healthy food supplement. Flaxseed is being used in functional food markets, where seeds are being used for fortification of food products as a health benefit ingredien...

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21 Sep - 2016 posted by - Dr Vinod Kumar, Dept. of Chemistry, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
Biofuel is a generic term that refers to fuel derived from biomass, such as plants and organic wastes. The International Energy Agency (IEA) adopts a simplified classification of biofuels based on the maturity of the technology deployed. This taxonomy uses terms like “conventional” and...

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21 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
The ocean can produce two types of energy: thermal energy from the sun's heat, and mechanical energy from the tides and waves. Oceans cover more than 70% of Earth's surface, mak...

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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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22 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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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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27 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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28 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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28 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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28 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Africa's overall elephant population has seen the worst declines in 25 years, mainly due to poaching - according to IUCN's African Elephant Status Report launched at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES, taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa....

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29 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
A team led by Assistant Professor Jason Yeo from NUS Chemistry has developed a copper-based catalyst capable of recycling the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO...

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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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01 Oct - 2016 posted by - Dr. S. S. Verma, Department of Physics, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal, Distt.-Sangrur (Punjab)-148106
Invention and production of Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) as a source of lighting has been received by people with high esteem due to their long life (about 20 years or so) and role towards saving on electricity and environment.  LEDs use significantly less energy than even CFLs, and do n...

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04 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Princeton University researchers have compiled 30 years of data to construct the first ice core-based record of atmospheric oxygen concentrations spanning the past 800,000 years, according to a paper in the journal Science. ...

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06 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
A tiny lift, artificial muscles and min...

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06 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
This year’s Laureates opened the door on an un...

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07 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Many bacteria - including dangerous pathogens - can make radical changes to their metabolism, switching into a dormant state which allows them to survive periods in which no growth is possible. Such dormancy occurs for instance when the microbes do not have enough food. ...

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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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08 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
A new species of British ichthyosaur has been identified using skeletal remains which have been on display at the University of Bristol’s School of Earth Sciences for many years. Ichthyosaurs lived during the age of the dinosaur...

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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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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
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12 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
DAI demands National Biodiesel policy and States to levy concessional VAT on Green Fuels like Biodiesel blends Biodiesel Association of India (BDAI) has sought Value Added Tax (VAT) relaxation on ...

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14 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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14 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Moving towards a free market structure, the Cabinet Thursday approved a new mechanism for revising price of sugarcane-extracted ethanol used for blending in petrol, resulting in drop in rates by Rs 3 to Rs 39 per litre. The price of ethanol will be determined on the basis of prevalent price o...

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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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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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16 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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19 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
New global images of Mars from the MAVEN missio...

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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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20 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
A new scientific study shows that eating che...

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21 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Hexagonal clouds creating terrifying air bombs with winds of 170mph could be behind the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. The Bermuda Triangle is a mythical section of the Atlantic Ocean roughly bounded by ...

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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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30 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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30 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Avian influenza (AI), commonly called bird flu, is an infectious viral disease of birds. Most avian influenza viruses do not infect humans; however some, such as A(H5N1) and A(H7N9), have caused serious infections in people. ...

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30 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
In a major breakthrough, ...

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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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02 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
It may sound like science fiction, but wastewater treatment plants across the United States may one day turn ordinary sewage into biocrude oil. The technology, hydrothermal liquefaction, mimics the geologi...

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02 Nov - 2016 posted by - Varsha Gayatonde and Prudhvi Raj Vennela, PhD scholars, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, 221005
From the past three decades many scientists, policy makers, politicians, media, even the common men have been actively involving in the discussion of the effect of GMOs and recently the genetically edited food crops. When world’s one fourth of the pharma companies are involved in creating va...

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03 Nov - 2016 posted by - Supriya Vivek, Asst Professor, Dept of Zoology, K.T.H.M. College, Nashik, Maharashtra
When Henrietta Lacks, a black tobacco farmer, got admitted in John Hopkins Hospital, she had no idea that she would create such a furor in the scientific world. Henrietta suffered from cervical cancer and had been undergoing treatment under Dr. Howard Jones, a gynecologist who used radium capsules...

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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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04 Nov - 2016 posted by - Ms Ankita Rajpoot, Women Scientist (DST, WOSB) Zoological Survey of India, Dehradun
Interesting facts about lizard: Lizards can be inactive more than half the year, particularly at high latitudes or high altitudes. Lizards are directly affected by the temperature if the lizard’s eggs were incubated in approx 25°C -27 °C it will develop in female and if the ...

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17 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Paper strips laced with sugar could be the sweetest solution so far, literally, to kill E. coli in contaminated water. York University researcher Sushanta Mitra says the "DipTreat" discovery will be key to developing a new generation of inexpensive and portable water t...

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17 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Rustom-II, India’s indigenously developed long-endurance combat-capable drone, on 16 Nov.  successfully completed its maiden-flight, giving a boost to India’s development programme for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). ...

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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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21 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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21 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
In November, the Paris Climate Agreement goes into effect to reduce global carbon emissions. To achieve the set targets, experts say capturing and storing carbon must be part of the solution. Several projects throughout the world are trying to make that happen. Now, a study on one of those endeavors, reported in the ACS journa...

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22 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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22 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
The teenage girl’s instructions were direct: She didn’t want to be buried, but to be frozen — with the hope she can continue her life in the future when cancer is cured. “I want to live and live longer and I think that in the future they m...

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22 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Physicist Stephen Hawking has warned humanity that we probably only have about 1,000 years left on Earth, and the only thing that could save us from certain extinction is setting up colonies elsewhere in the Solar System. ...

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23 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Frozen beneath a reg...

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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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24 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
A team of Hokkaido University scientists has unraveled a 150-year-old mystery surrounding the surface melting of ice crystals in subzero environments by using an advanced optical microscope. "Ice is w...

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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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25 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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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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29 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Microbeads are manufactured solid plastic particles of less than five millimeters in their largest dimension. They are most frequently made of polyethylene but can be of other petrochemical plastics such as polypropylene and polystyrene. They are used in exf...

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30 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Liquids shared mouth-to-mouth by social insects contain proteins and small molecules that can influence the development and organisation of their colonies, according to new findings published in eLife. ...

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01 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Tiny bubble-like structures found in ancient rocks show life was thriving in the harshest of conditions billions of years ago – without sunlight or even oxygen. Researchers have discovered fossils of...

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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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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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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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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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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
For the first time in centuries, scientists have exposed the original surface of what is traditionally considered the tomb of Jesus Christ. Located in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem, the tomb has been covered by marble cladding since at least 1555 A.D., and...

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05 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
An autonomous flying ambulance has successfully completed its first solo test flight, offering a potential solution for challenging search and rescue missions. Completing such missions in rough terrain or combat zones can be tricky, with helicopters currently offering the best transportation optio...

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05 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Construction on the world’s first full-sized Titanic replica has started in China, a country with a well-documented fascination with the tale of the ill-fated ocean liner. The 300-meter vessel being built by the shipbuilding company Wuchuan Group will be completed at the end of 2018 and will...

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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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06 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
The weight of Earth’s technosphere now stands at an enormous 30 trillion tonnes, according to a new study. The Earth’s technosphere includes all the structures constructed by humans to survive on the planet. ...

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07 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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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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08 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
NASA is keeping an eye on a 70-mile long rift in an Antarctica ice shelf that could eventually produce a Delaware-sized iceberg and contribute toward raised sea levels. The dramatic NASA photograph ta...

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09 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
On 6 Dec 2016 Google revealed that it will run 100 percent of its global operations on renewable energy starting next year. “I’m thrilled to announce that in 2017 Google will reach 100% re...

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09 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
What will happen to Earth when, in a few billion years’ time, the Sun is a hundred times bigger than it is today? Using the most powerful radio telescope in the world, an international team of astronomers has set out to look for answers in the star L2 Puppis. Five billion years ago, this sta...

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09 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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09 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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10 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
The next time you place your coffee order, imagine slapping onto your to-go cup a sticker that acts as an electronic decal, letting you know the precise temperature of your triple-venti no-foam latte. Someday, the high-tech stamping that produces such a sticker might also bring us food packaging t...

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10 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
A new study estimates that access to mobile-money services increased daily per capita consumption levels Mobile-money services lift Kenyans out of poverty....

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12 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
It's only a matter of time before drugs are administered via patches with painless microneedles instead of unpleasant injections. But designers need to balance the need for flexible, comfortable-to-wear material with effective microneedle penetration of the skin. Swedish researchers say they m...

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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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13 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
India’s incredibly ambitious Rs11 lakh crore ($168 billion) project to interlink its rivers is finally underway. If India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, gets his way, work could soon begin on a project to link large rivers in the Himalayas and Deccan Peninsula via 30 mega-canals...

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14 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
New research led by the American Museum of Natural History suggests that there are about 18,000 bird species in the world - nearly twice as many as previously thought. The work focuses on "hidden" avian diversity - birds that look similar to one another, or were thought to interbreed, bu...

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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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15 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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16 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
UK scientists have created a synthetic molecule that, when applied to crops, has been shown to increase the size and starch content of wheat grains in the lab by up to 20%. The new plant application, devel...

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16 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Scientists develop new method for accurately counting lions in the wild Numbers in key habitat of Maasai Mara are higher than most other areas...

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19 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
A rare species of shark that lives in the deepest depths of the ocean and has a retractable penis on its forehead has been caught on camera for the first time. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) shot the first ever footage of the pointy-nosed blue ratfish (known as Hydrolagus trolli)...

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20 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
A new study by Ro...

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20 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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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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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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21 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Between 2007 and 2012 the overall CO2 footprint of Chinese households increased by 19 per cent. 75 per cent of this gain can be attributed to increased levels of consumption by the middle classes and the wealthy. The top income groups have now reached the level of the average Europ...

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22 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Hackfest A 36 hour long software and hardware Hackathon. Venue  ...

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22 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
As a species we're so brain-proud it doesn't occur to most of us to ask whether a big brain has disadvantages as well as cognitive benefits. We can think of tons of benefits to a larger brain, but ...

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22 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
From a fleet of shining beetles to sharks and an alarming bird virus, spanning five continents and three oceans, these discoveries add to Earth’s tree of life ...

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23 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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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
Older people who help and support others live longer. These are the findings of a study published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, conducted by researchers from the University of Basel, Edith Cowan University, the University of Western Australia, the Humboldt University o...

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26 Dec - 2016 posted by - Divya Yadav, Rashmi Yadav, and Anita Tomar. 1. Forest Research Institute Deemed University, Dehradun. 2. Senior Scientist, NBPGR, New Delhi
Sea buckthorn (Hippophae spp.) is a deciduous shrub or medium sized tree belongs to the family ‘Elaeagnaceae’ which grow naturally at higher altitudes of temperate zone of Asia and Europe. The total distribution of this species is in three main countries, namely China, Mangoli...

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26 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
Researchers in Japan have examined cucumber seedlings germinated under the very weak gravity - or microgravity - conditions of the International Space Station. Plants are experts in survival and can contro...

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26 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
For the first time, researchers have discovered ammonia in the Earth's lowest atmospheric layer with highest emissions of the gas encountered in North India and Southeast China. Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany together with researchers ...

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28 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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28 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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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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29 Dec - 2016 posted by - Varsha Gayatonde and Prudhvi Raj Vennela-Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, IASc, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Climate change, a major issue in the discussion forums has been continuing from a long time and its impact on our agriculture created a lot of disturbance in the cultivation practices and yield.  Industrialization, deforestation, unscientific cultivation practices, rice monocropping, and burn...

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30 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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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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03 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
A human typically...

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03 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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03 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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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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05 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
People who live close to high-traffic roadways face a higher risk of developing dementia than those who live further away, new research from Public Health Ontario (PHO) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) has found. ...

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05 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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05 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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07 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
We here at Science write and edit hundreds of stories every year for our online science magazine. We think they’re all great, but some rise above the pack—either because tons of our readers like them. Here we have listed 15 biggest and best science stories of 2016. F...

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07 Jan - 2017 posted by - Roshni Vijayan- MPS Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University, New York, USA
“Let food be your medicine and let medicine be your food.” Curry leaves are a popular leaf spice used in small quantities for their distinct aroma due to the presence of volatile oils and their ability to improve digestion. It is widely used in Indian culinary for flavoring foodstuffs....

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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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08 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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08 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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10 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
India has the opportunity to become a leading scientific power in the world but tendency to delay funding and at times, legal challenges come in its way. Nobel laureate David J Gross (Physics; 2004) said this while speaking at the Nobel Dialogue 2017 - part of the Nobel Prize...

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15 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Natural diamonds take a long time to form and can be dangerous to harvest. The diamond on any given wedding ring is at least a million years old, and possibly more than a billion years old. The ones we can mine with current technology were formed deep in the Earth's mantle and spit up by ancie...

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16 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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16 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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18 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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19 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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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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19 Jan - 2017 posted by - Sanjay D Jain, Head, Knowledge Center Priyadarshini Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hingna road, Nagpur -19, India
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking  Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great ...

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19 Jan - 2017 posted by - Pankaj, Sarika Tiwari, Saurabh Gangola, Priyanka Khati, Govind Kumar, Anita Sharma. 1Centre for Animal Diseases Research and Diagnosis Indian Veterinary Research Institute Izatnagar Bareilly U.P India 2Department of Microbiology, G.B Pant University of Ag
Xenobiotics are synthetic man-made compounds; their increased use affects the human health and cause severe diseases.  It also covers chemical substances that are released in high concentration in environment. Different xenobiotics i.e DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane), pyrethroids, some other chlorinated compounds has criti...

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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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20 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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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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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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27 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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29 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
With climate change in our own era becoming increasingly evident, it's natural to wonder how our ancestors may have dealt with similar environmental circumstances. New research methods and technologies are able to shed light on climate patterns that took place thousands of years ago, giving us...

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29 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
1. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Launched 20 Satellites Creating a record, India on 22 June 2016 successfully launched 20 satellites including 17 foreign and its eart...

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29 Jan - 2017 posted by - Richa Upadhyay, Krishna Deepak Tripathi
The beetroot is the taproot portion of a plant named beet plant. It is not chiefly cultivated in India, it’s a crop of Europe but grown at small scale in some areas of India. When we consider the total sugar production in world , 35% of the sugar is produced from sugar beet and the contr...

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30 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
It's that dreaded time of year - flu season. And we humans aren't the only ones feeling the pain. Dogs can get the flu, too. Scientists at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have developed, for the first time, two new vaccines for canine influenza. This research i...

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31 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
The growth of bacteria can be stimulated by antibiotics, scient...

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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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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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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 - 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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03 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Analysis of a Mar...

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03 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
According to a forthcoming study in the INFORMS journal...

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03 Feb - 2017 posted by - Mohammad Tanveer and S. Balasubramanian, College of Fisheries Engineering Tamil Nadu Fisheries University Nagapattinam-611001
By 2050, the world population will reach nearly 9.5 billion, which effectively means that we have to produce 70% more food for over two billion additional mouths. Hence, the food and agriculture systems need to adapt fast to the changing climate and become more resilient, productive and sustainabl...

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

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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
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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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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07 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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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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10 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Matters of the heart can be complicated, but York University scientists have found a way to create 3D heart tissue that beats in synchronized harmony, like a heart in love, that will lead to better understanding of cardiac health and improved treatments. ...

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10 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
A team of University of Colorado Boulder engineers has developed a scalable manufactured metamaterial - an engineered material with extraordinary properties not found in nature - to act as a kind of air conditioning system for structures. It has the ability to cool objects even under direct sunlig...

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

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15 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) set a new record in space mission achievements after it successfully launched 104 satellites in one go from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, on Wednesday morning. ...

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15 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Everyone agrees that ticks are exceedingly nasty creatures. For hundreds of millions of years, they have survived on Earth by sucking blood from their victims for days, often leaving behind terrible diseases as a thank-you note. In humans, these diseases include many unpleasant and dangerous illne...

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16 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Shrimp-like creatures living in the deepest parts of the oceans contain high levels of man-made toxins. Tiny crustaceans, such as yellowish Hirondellea gigas living in darkness about 10,000 meters in the Pacific Ocean, are polluted by PCBs, used in electric transformers or paints, and PBDE chemica...

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16 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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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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22 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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23 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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24 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life. This cluster of planets is less than 40 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, according to NASA and the Belgian-le...

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24 Feb - 2017 posted by - Neha Arora, Dept. of Biotechnology, IIT Roorkee, India
Biosensor is an analytical device that converts biological reactions into measurable physiochemical signals which is proportional to analyte concentration. Biosensors can be used for the detection various substances like  metabolites, pollutants, microbial load, control parameters etc. A...

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24 Feb - 2017 posted by - Dr Archana Vaishnava, Sr. Lecturer, Dept. Biotechnology,DIBNS, Dehradun
Plant tissue culture, or the aseptic culture of cells, tissues, organs, and their components under defined physical and chemical conditions in vitro, is an important tool in both basic and applied studies as well as in commercial application. It owes its origin to the ideas of the G...

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24 Feb - 2017 posted by - Dr Ashok Kumar
Nobel Prize: Every year since 1901 the Nobel Prize has been awarded for achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and for peace. The Nobel Prize is an international award administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden. In 1968, Sveriges...

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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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25 Feb - 2017 posted by - Dr. S. S. Verma, Department of Physics, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal, Distt.-Sangrur (Punjab)-148106
Our country celebrates National Science Day on February 28, 2017 to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman on 28 February 1928 for his discovery, Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930. ...

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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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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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02 Mar - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
A research group at Tohoku University and Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology has developed a molecular robot consisting of biomolecules, such as DNA and protein. The molecular robot was developed by integrating molecular machines into an artificial cell membrane. It can start and s...

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07 Mar - 2017 posted by - Dr. S. S. Verma, Department of Physics, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal, Distt.-Sangrur (Punjab)-148106
This year, the government of India has directed to celebrate National Science Day with a theme “Science and technology for specially abled persons” in order to encourage innovation, awareness and reach of accessibility solutions worldwide to over one billion differently-abled people in...

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08 Mar - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
A team of researchers, led by Professor Yoon-Kyoung Cho of Life Science at UNIST has recently developed a new technique that effectively identifies cancer-causing substances in the urine or blood. In the s...

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08 Mar - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Chemists at the University of California, Irvine have developed a way to neutralize deadly snake venom more cheaply and effectively than with traditional anti-venom - an innovation that could spare millions of people the loss of life or limbs each year. ...

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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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10 Mar - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Working as part of an international research consortium, a multidisciplinary team at The Johns Hopkins University has completed the design phase for a fully synthetic yeast genome. The details of the desig...

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11 Mar - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
The astonishing findings show our ancient ancestors used plants to relieve toothache and stomach bugs before the discovery of aspirin or penicillin. Ancient DNA found in the dental plaque of Neanderthals – our nearest extinct relative – has provided rem...

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17 Mar - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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17 Mar - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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22 Mar - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Using a technique that avoids the use of high-dose chemotherapy and radiation in preparation for a stem cell transplant, physicians at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System have documented the first cure of an adult patient with congenital dyserythropoietic anemia. CDA i...

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24 Mar - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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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. Tuberculosis should be a specter of the past, something only our great-gran...

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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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25 Mar - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
The following essay is reprinted from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. One of the world’s largest solar...

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27 Mar - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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27 Mar - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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27 Mar - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Capturing carbon dioxide (CO...

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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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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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31 Mar - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Today ISRO is counted amongst top six government space agencies in the world and has thousands of scientists and technical experts of various fields working for future space missions. ISRO has recorded more than 100 successful space missions. ...

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31 Mar - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
While several grumbling automakers in India may have their own full form, BS actually stands for Bharat Stage - emission standards established by the Indian government to limit air pollutants coming out of internal combustion engines like those found in motor vehicles....

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03 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
When you head about the  "fat," you probably automatically think "bad." That's because for years we've heard that fat causes heart attacks, high cholesterol, weight gain. ...

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04 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
A recent resea...

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05 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
A new method could push research into developmental brain disorders an important step forward. This is shown by a recent study at the University of Bonn in which the researchers investigated the development of a rare congenital brain defect. To do so, they converted skin cells from patients into so called induced pluripotent s...

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06 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
A multi-institutional team led by the University of Illinois have proven sugarcane can be genetically engineered to produce oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production. Surprisingly, the modified sugarcane plants also produced more sugar, which could be used for ethanol production....

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06 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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06 Apr - 2017 posted by - Pankaj Bhatt, Rakesh Bhatt, Anju Bhatt 1. Center for Animal Disease Research and Diagnosis, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar Bareilly, U.P India 2Department of Civil Engineering, Graphic Era Hill University, Bhimtal, Uttarakhand 3Departmen
Soil contains the rich pool of microbial diversity with bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Different layer of soil acting as microbial mats in nature. Since from last 100 years climatic conditions are changing continuously due to human interference in nature. Microbial survival points are very critical...

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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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10 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Viruses have a ubiquitous presence in the world. Their population is estimated to be...

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11 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, inaugurated the world’s most advanced nanobiotechnology research centre, a joint venture between The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Deakin University, Australia. ...

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11 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Senator Hon Simon Birmingham, Education and Training Minister, Australian Government, awarded a three-year tuition fee waiver scholarship to 11 Indian students, worth AU $ 1.1 million, today, while leading a high-level delegation visit to the TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre (TDNBC) ...

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11 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Scientists at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai have developed two anti-cancer drugs from the fruit extract of the Rampatri plant. These medicines can be used to destroying tumors and reviving cells damaged by radiation. ...

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11 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Chinese doctors who grew a man a new ear on his forearm after a serious traffic accident have now transplanted the organ onto his head. The man, whose surname was given as Ji, underwent the remarkable procedure. He lost his right ear in a traffic accident in north China's Shanxi Province last year....

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

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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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12 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
A team of scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) working in Myanmar have reported the successful recovery of 44 fertile eggs of the critically endangered Burmese roofed turtle (Batagur trivittata) – one of the world’s most en...

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12 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
This is the first time a cell tower is being deactivated because of an individual's complaint about its allegedly harmful effects. The Supreme Court ordered Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited to shut down a ...

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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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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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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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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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17 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Russian chemists, together with their Chinese colleagues, have developed a new technology of extracting gold from ore. The new technology lowers the cost of gold mining by 30−40%, the press service of the National University of Science and Technology MISIS reported. ...

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18 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
The evidence for past and current life on Mars and the ability of fungi to thrive on Mars, are briefly reviewed. Studies of three Martian meteorites has demonstrated evidence of life on Mars hundreds of millions and billions of years ago, whereas the Viking experiments provided evidence of current microbiological activity. In a recen...

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18 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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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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21 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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23 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
A team of researchers led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has shown for the first time that NDP1, a signaling molecule made from DHA, can trigger the production of a protective protein aga...

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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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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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25 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
After a decade of work, the...

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01 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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02 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
A permanent cure for HIV infection remains elusive due to the virus's ability to hide away in latent reservoirs. But now, in new research published in print May 3 in the journal Molecular Therapy, scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) and th...

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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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05 May - 2017 posted by - Dr. S. S. Verma, Department of Physics, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal, Distt.-Sangrur (Punjab)-148106
Mosquito threat About two million people die from an infection that began with a mosquito bite every year. Up to a million of these deaths are from malaria - 90% in sub-Saharan Africa. Dengue fever, Japane...

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05 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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05 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
It's obvious that the taste buds on the tongue can detect sugar. And after a meal, beta cells in the pancreas sense rising blood glucose and release the hormone insulin—which helps the sugar enter cells, where it can be used by the body for energy. ...

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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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07 May - 2017 posted by - Preeti Singh*, Seema, Harish Kumar Singh and Dilruba BanoDepartment of Soil Sc. ience & Agricultural Chemistry, 1. Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005, Uttar Pradesh, Ind
The amount of carbon in the soil is a direct indication of good quality of soil. Higher carbon stocks have a direct correlation with increased agricultural yields through improved soil health. In the current scenario of climate change and global warming, much of carbon in atmosphere has to be sequ...

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08 May - 2017 posted by - Dr. S. S. Verma, Department of Physics, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal, Distt.-Sangrur (Punjab)-148106
Optical illusion An optical illusion (also called a visual illusion) is an illusion caused by the visual system and characterized by visually perceivedimages that differ from objective reality. The inform...

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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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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
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
Leading hospital "superbugs," known as the enterococci, arose from an ancestor that dates back 450 million years - about the time when animals were first crawling onto land (and well before the age of dinosaurs), according to a new study led by researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear,...

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15 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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15 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Risk of myocardial infarction is greatest in first month of taking NSAIDs such as ibuprofen if dose is high, say researchers. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen found other NSAIDs, such a...

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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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17 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a type of eye drop which could potentially revolutionise the treatment of one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK. The results of the coll...

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18 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
A new WCS study finds that leopards are abundant in tea-garden landscapes in north-eastern India, but that their mere presence does not lead to conflicts with people. The researchers modeled habitat-...

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18 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Water reservoirs created by damming rivers could have significant impacts on the world's carbon cycle and climate system that aren't being accounted for, a new study concludes. The study, conducted...

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22 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Tenth elephant dies in last eight months in Rajaji Tiger Reserve Uttarakhand. Director of Rajaji Sanatan Sonkar said that all the elephant deaths had taken place due to natural and other cases of railway accident , electrocution and infighting among themselves but none due to poaching....

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23 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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23 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
India's 11th president and its most famous aerospace engineer Dr APJ Abdul Kalam has now been honoured by the NASA by naming a unique microbe found on the International Space Station after him. The microbe is called 'Solibacillus Kalamii'. It is no ordi...

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24 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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24 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Intelligence is one of the most investigated traits in humans and higher intelligence is associated with important economic and health-related life outcomes. Despite high heritability estimates of 45% in childhood and 80% in adulthood, only a handful of genes had previously been associated with intelligence and for most of these gene...

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25 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Children and teens exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution have evidence of a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening, reports a study in the May Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. ...

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25 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi have developed a respiratory filter which not only restricts entry of up to 95 percent dust and air pollutants, but is also the cheapest naso filter available. ...

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26 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
The research is based on analysis of 30 years of data, collected on trees from 1980 to 2015 After analyzing extensive data collected on 86 tree species in, a research team led by Purdue University professor Songlin...

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26 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Russian researchers have developed a technology that makes transportation of blood and biofluid samples in medicine and veterinary science simpler and cheaper. Materials specialists from the National University of Science ...

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28 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Zika virus disease has reached India, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirming first three cases in Gujarat's Ahmedabad. The WHO endorsed the findings of laboratory tests conducted in the country, saying all three cases, including that of a pregnanat woman, were reported from Bapuna...

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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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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
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29 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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30 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
The quest to develop a cure for HIV has long been plagued by a seemingly simple question: How do doctors determine if someone is cured? The virus has a knack for lying dormant in immune cells at levels undetectable to all but the most expensive and time-consuming tests. ...

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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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30 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
In a study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a team of researchers investigated g...

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31 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Researchers at Penn State University used a hybrid technology to produce electrical power at the transition zone from seawater to freshwater on coasts. It relies on the difference in saline concentration between the two water mediums to generate power. The team estimates the locked energy potential in such a medium is enough to ...

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31 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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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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31 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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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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01 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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02 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
A new study by an international team of scientists, published in...

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02 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Scientists have identified more than 100 genes linked to memory,...

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02 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
India has embarked on an ambitious Rs10,000-crore deep sea mission, likely to commence by the year end, to explore and mine mineral wealth beneath the ocean floor, a top government official said. Ministry ...

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02 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Defence ministry today cleared a mega naval project worth over Rs 20,000 crore for four Landing Platform Docks (LPD) also known as amphibious assault ships. LPDs are warfare ship that helps armed forces to...

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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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05 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
India successfully launched its heaviest-ever rocket GSLV-Mk III on Monday which it hopes will eventually be able to carry astronauts into space, a feat that only Russia, the United States and China have achieved, space agency ISRO said. ...

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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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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
The Microsoft founder's Stratolaunch company has built the world's largest airplane, which is designed to launch rockets into orbit from the sky. Stratolaunch aircraft has reached a major milestone...

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05 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) formed during the immune response help fight infections but ROS can also damage DNA and proteins by a process called peroxidation. The prolonged peroxidation of the lipid medi...

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05 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Fifth-graders making Styrofoam solar system models may have the right idea. A team of astronomers from Vanderbilt, Lehigh and Ohio State universities have discovered a new planet orbiting a star 320 light years from Earth with the same density as Styrofoam. This “puffy planet&rdquo...

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05 Jun - 2017 posted by - P. P. Sheth. (Formerly with Glaxo / Themis : Gujarat, India) A/8 Kalindi apt, chikuwadi, Ankleshwar,393001,Gujarat, India
United Nations Conference on human environment was held in " Stockholm " on 5th June 1972 and decision was taken to take appropriate and timely steps for the preservation of natural resources of the earth, including control of water, land and atmospheric pollution and to maintain a clean environment....

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06 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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06 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
A computer's ability to predict a patient's lifespan simply by looking at images of their organs is a step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to new research led by the University of Adelaide. The research, now published in the Nature j...

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07 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Understanding how memories are made, retrieved, and eventually fade over a lifetime is the stuff of poems and song. To medical researchers, solving the mysteries of memory is even more elusive. Researchers surmise that "laying down" a new memory and storing an old memory both involve mak...

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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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07 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
 Astronauts travelling to Mars or on long-term missions outside the protection of the Earth's magnetic field would face much higher cancer risk than conventional risk models suggest, a study says. ...

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08 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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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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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
Fungi are rich sources of natural molecules for drug discovery, but numerous challenges have pushed pharmaceutical companies away from tapping into this bounty. Now scientists at Northwestern University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the biotech company Intact Genomics have developed tec...

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13 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
New Northwestern Medicine research published in Nature Cell Biology has ...

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13 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
The pesticide widely used to fight Zika-carrying mosquitoes in Florida and across the nation has been linked to deficits in motor functions in Chinese babies, according to a new study. The study, whose aut...

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14 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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14 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Some biodegradable plastics could in the future be made using sugar and carbon dioxide, replacing unsustainable plastics made from crude oil, following research by scientists from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath. ...

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14 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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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
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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15 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Vitamin C and antibiotics could be up to 100 times more effective at killing cancer cells than standard-of-care drugs, new research reveals. Giving an antibiotic followed by vitamin C effectively starves cancer cells of their 'fuel', resulting in their death in the lab, a study found....

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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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15 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
 Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is developing a semi-cryogenic engine that will use eco-friendly kerosene as propellant. The advantage of using this semi-cryogenic engine in the launch vehicle is that it uses refined kerosene which is lighter than liquid fuel and can be stored at a normal temperature....

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15 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Jupiter formed in a geologic blink. Its rocky core coalesced less than a million years after the beginning of our solar system, scientists reported Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Within another 2 million or 3 million years, that core grew to 50 times the m...

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

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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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19 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has identified a nickel oxide compound as an unconventional but promising candidate material for high-temperature superconductivity. ...

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19 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
A new study from Indiana University may explain how a bacterium called Wolbachia prevents mosquitoes from transmitting deadly diseases such as dengue fever, West Nile virus and Zika. Stu...

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20 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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20 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Seventy-four percent of the world's population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by 2100 if carbon gas emissions continue to rise at current rates, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change. Even if emissions are aggressively reduced, the percent of the world'...

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21 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
New research has confirmed that cannabinoids - the active chemicals in cannabis - are effective in killing leukemia cells, particularly when used in combination with chemotherapy treatments. Researchers al...

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21 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
A new report provides an overview of incidence, mortality, and survival rates and trends for liver cancer, a cancer for which death rates have doubled in the United States since the mid-1980s, the fastest rise of any cancer in the U.S. The report appears in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinic...

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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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26 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
According to the National Onion Association (yes, that’s a thing), approximately 170 countries grow onions, and it’s estimated that 9.2 million acres of onions are harvested annually around the world. Onions are low in calories and packed with vitamins, minerals and ...

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26 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Europe's wild snakes could face a growing threat from a fungal skin disease that has contributed to wild snake deaths in North America, according to an international collaborative study, led by conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) alongside partners including the U.S. Geolog...

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26 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
The evolution of the amniotic egg - complete with membrane and shell - was key to vertebrates leaving the oceans and colonizing the land and air. Now, 360 million years later, bird eggs come in all shapes and sizes, from the almost perfectly spherical eggs of brown hawk- owls to the tear-drop shap...

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28 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
A  new species of parrot – described as “phlegmatic” with a call like a bird of prey – has been discovered by scientists, it has been revealed. Ornithologist Dr Miguel Gomez Ga...

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28 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Himalayan Sapria, a rare and interesting root parasite plant, is a botanical curiosity and is sensitive to human intervention. It is at the brink of extinction due to incessant human interventions in the natural forest environment, and has been included under the endangered category in the Red Dat...

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28 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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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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28 Jun - 2017 posted by - HirakRanjan Dash, Scientific Officer, DNA Fingerprinting Unit Forensic Science Laboratory, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, India
97% of the earth’s total water is saline in nature. These saline water covers 70.8% of surface of the earth.Marine environment is the primary source of food, energy and water. Ocean can be considered as the major highway for international trade. It is also responsible for the stabilization o...

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30 Jun - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Worker and queen honeybees exposed to field realistic levels of neonicotinoids die sooner, reducing the health of the entire colony, a new study led by York University biologists has found. The researchers...

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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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04 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Emma Morano passed away last April. At 117 years old, the Italian woman was the oldest known living human being. Super- centenarians, such as Morano and Jeanne Calment of France, who famously lived to be 1...

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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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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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06 Jul - 2017 posted by - Dr. Arushdeep Sidana, Assistant Professor Microbiology, Dept. of Biological and Paramedical Sciences, RIMT University, Mandi Gobindgarh, Punjab-147301
A microbe is a living organism which cannot be seen with the naked eye (without using a microscope). Microbes may be beneficial or harmful to the human. Bacteria, fungi, virus and protozoa all are microbes. The microbe which causes disease is called a pathogen.For example,Mycobacterium tubercu...

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06 Jul - 2017 posted by - Divya Yadav,Nandini Maithani, and Rashmi Yadav. Forest Research Institute (F.R.I.), Dehradun 2. National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi-110012
Climate change is one of the most fundamental challenges facing the international community today, with ample impacts not only on the environment but also on economic and social development. The effects of climate change will vary among regions, income groups and occupations, between different gen...

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06 Jul - 2017 posted by - N. Arumugam and I. Jaquline Chinna Rani. Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology- Madras, Chennai-600 036, Tamil Nadu-India. Department of Plant biology and Biotechnology, Loyola College (Autonomous) Chennai- 600 034, Tamil Nadu-Indi
Research in Biological sciences is the richest source of data in the field of Life Sciences; which is essential to find answers to many questions in medicinal, agricultural and biological oriented basic sciences.  Hence the need for storing large data – sets are crucial to explore the r...

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06 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
University of Washington researchers have invented a cellphone that requires no batteries - a major leap forward in moving beyond chargers, cords and dying phones. Instead, the phone harvests the few microwatts of power it requires from either ambient radio signals or light....

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07 Jul - 2017 posted by - Sambid swain, S.Felix , Cheryl Anthony and E M Chhandaprajnadarsini2. 1Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, First Line Beach Road, Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu 611001. 2MadrasResearch Center of ICAR-CMFRI,Chennai -600028
An exotic species is any species, including its seeds, eggs, spores, or other biological material capable of propagating that species, that is not native to that habitat. During the period 1870-1947 under the British rule, 9 species of exotic fishes were introduced. They were temperate food c...

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07 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Researchers have identified an antioxidant – richly occurring in broccoli – as a new antidiabetic substance. A patient study shows significantly lower blood sugar levels in participants who ate broccoli extract with high levels of sulforaphane. Lowerin...

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07 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Martian environment is likely even more harmful to living cells than previously imagined. The combination of UV radiation and perchlorates common on Mars could be deadly for bacteria.   Resear...

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07 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Scientist  using the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, have discovered a new kind of heavy particle.  They presented the paper in physics co...

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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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08 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Contributions to the rate of global sea-level rise increased by about half between 1993 and 2014, with much of the increase due to an increased contribution from Greenland’s ice, according to our new research. ...

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08 Jul - 2017 posted by - Dr. S. S. Verma, Editor Scientific India,Department of Physics, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal, Distt.-Sangrur (Punjab)-148106.
Monitoring of behavior, activities, or other changing information for the purpose of influence, management, direction, or protection related to human and animals has been there from time immortals.  This includes observation from a distance by means of electronic equipments or interception of...

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10 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Researchers genetically engineered rice to produce anthocyanins, which are pigments found in purplish foods and can help protect against a wide array of diseases. Researchers in China have developed a gene...

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10 Jul - 2017 posted by - Dr Monu Verma, Dept. of Chemistry, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
Nanoscience and technology is a broad and interdisciplinary area of research and development activity that has been growing explosively from late 1990s. Nanotechnology includes the low dimensional materials having may be different structures such as nanoparticles, nanowires, nanorods, nanotubes or...

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

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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
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
Generosity makes people happier, even if they are only a little generous. People who act solely out of self-interest are less happy. Merely promising to be more generous is enough to trigger a change in our brains that makes us happier. This is what UZH neuroeconomists found in a recent study....

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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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13 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Plants and brains are more alike than you might think: Salk scientists discovered that the mathematical rules governing how plants grow are similar to how brain cells sprout connections. The new work, published in Current Biology on July 6, 2017, and based on data from 3D laser ...

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13 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot reveal a tangle of dark, veinous clouds weaving their way through a massive crimson oval. The JunoCam imager aboard NASA's Juno mission snapped pics of the most iconic feature of the solar system's largest planetary inhabitant during its Monday (July ...

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13 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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13 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
India continues to modernize its nuclear arsenal, with at least four new weapon systems now under development to complement or replace existing nuclear-capable aircraft, land-based delivery systems, and sea-based systems. ...

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14 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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14 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Daily tomato consumption appeared to cut the development of skin cancer tumors by half in a mouse study at The Ohio State University. The new study of how nutritional interventions can alter the risk for s...

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14 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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14 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
The smallest star yet measured has been discovered by a team of astronomers led by the University of Cambridge. With a size just a sliver larger than that of Saturn, the gravitational pull at its stellar surface is about 300 times stronger than what humans feel on Earth....

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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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15 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
The world’s most indestructible species, the tardigrade, an eight-legged micro-animal, also known as the water bear, will survive until the Sun dies, according to a new Oxford University collaboration. Although muc...

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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
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a smart glove that wirelessly translates the American Sign Language alphabet into text and controls a virtual hand to mimic sign language gestures. The device, which engineers call "The Language of Glove," was built for l...

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17 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Genetic engineering continues to reach disturbing heights in China. A team of scientists from china  have biologically engineer a beagle puppy, Long Long, the world’s first dog cloned from a genetically altered parent. ...

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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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17 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
The scientific textbook depiction of the flu virus is about to get a facelift, due to a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine team’s discovery that a model of the influenza genome architecture untouched since the 1970s isn’t so perfect after all. ...

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17 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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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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18 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Modern diesel cars emit le...

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18 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
A ground-breaking new study challenges the assumption that moral decisions are strongly context dependent and cannot be modeled or described algorithmically, finding that human behavior in dilemma situations can be modeled by a simple value-of-life-based model. The research suggests that human mor...

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18 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Astronomers say they have detected "strange signals" coming from the direction of a small, dim star located about 11 light-years from Earth. The signals came from a red dwarf star - Ross 128 (GJ 447) - which is around 2,800 times dimmer than the Sun and is not yet known to have...

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18 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
India is pushing hard to electrify its automobile market, aiming to sell only electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030. But what impact will that shift have on the country's utilities and the grid? A new report by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has found that the pro...

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

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19 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Chemical compounds called cannabinoids are found in marijuana and also are produced naturally in the body from omega-3 fatty acids. A well-known cannabinoid in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol, is responsible for some of its euphoric effects, but it also has anti-inflammatory benefits. A new study ...

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19 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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20 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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20 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Redox metabolism was engineered in Yarrowia lipolytica to increase the availability of reducing molecules needed for lipid production. The researchers used a mathematical model to identify the bottlenecks in the producti...

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20 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
The traditional Japanese art of origami transforms a simple sheet of paper into complex, three-dimensional shapes through a very specific pattern of folds, creases, and crimps. Folding robots based on that principle have emerged as an exciting new frontier of robotic design, but generally require ...

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21 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Researchers at the National University of Science and Technology MISIS (NUST MISIS) have developed a universal protective filter against ultraviolet radiation by modifying zinc oxide nanoparticles. Transparency is the highlight of the new technology. There is also a Russian patent for the technolo...

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23 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
A study found that people who said that they weren't exercising as much as their peers were much more likely to live shorter lives, even if they get plenty of exercise. People who believe they are not ...

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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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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
Imagine rescuers searching for people in the rubble of a collapsed building. Instead of digging through the debris by hand or having dogs sniff for signs of life, they bring out a small, air-tight cylinder. They place the device at the entrance of the debris and flip a switch. From one end of the ...

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25 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Three decades after approval of the first-ever AIDS treatment, HIV medicine is seeing a new wave of innovation with scientists reporting positive data for improved drug cocktails and a novel experimental vaccine. ...

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25 Jul - 2017 posted by - Amjesh R., Department of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
Cancer is one of the most dreaded diseases worldwide. There are more than hundred different types of cancer thathave been observed in human. According to World Health Organization over nine million people die due to cancer globally. This figure is alarming and calls for a better treatment regime i...

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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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27 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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27 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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27 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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28 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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28 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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29 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Antibiotics are ...

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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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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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31 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Human-caused habitat loss looms as the greatest threat to some North American breeding birds over the next few decades. The problem will be most severe on their wintering grounds, according to ...

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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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01 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
By some estimates, bacterial strains resistant to antibiotics so-called superbugs  will cause more deaths than cancer by 2050. Colorado State University biomedical and chemistry researchers are using ...

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02 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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03 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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03 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Magnetic nanoparticle clusters ha...

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03 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Scientists have demonstrated an effec...

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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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03 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Restricting how much you eat without starving has been shown to robustly extend lifespan in more than 20 species of animals including primates. How this works is still unclear. In a new study published in ...

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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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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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06 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Birds’ feathers, or plumage, are some of the most strikingly variable animal characteristics that can be observed by the naked eye. The patterns that we see in birds’ feathers are made up of intricate combinations of  mottles, scales, bars, and spots. But, how are these color...

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08 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Largest functional brain imaging study to date identifies specific brain differences between women and men, according to a new report in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease In the larges...

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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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11 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
The diversity of plant life is manifested, at least in part, by thevaried pigment compositions that occur between species andwithin species at different stages of the life cycle. Plants control the abundance of pigments within their cells depending on the developmental stage of particular tissues ...

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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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12 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
A new research open the door to organ transplants from animals, researchers have created gene-edited piglets cleansed of viruses that might cause disease in humans. Research paper published  ...

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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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16 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
To help plants better fend off insect pests, researchers are considering arming them with stones. The University of Delaware’s Ivan Hiltpold and researchers from the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at Western Sydney University in Australia are examining the addition of silicon to th...

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16 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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17 Aug - 2017 posted by - Dr. S. S. Verma, Department of Physics, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal, Distt.-Sangrur (Punjab)-148106
Mobile phone in its various varieties has become an integral part of civilization crossing all boundaries of economical status, caste, religion and region.   We all know our cell phones are so much more than just a way to keep in touch. Many of us use our phones as a flash light, a camer...

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17 Aug - 2017 posted by - Dr. S. S. Verma, Department of Physics, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal, Distt.-Sangrur (Punjab)-148106
Indispensible lead Lead is not a problem when contained in electronic equipment, however, when electronic components are deposited in landfills, people may scavenge for equipment and break it open, or the lead may leach out of landfills and ...

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18 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Astrophysicists at the University of Texas at Arlington have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away. The team investigated the star system Gliese 832 f...

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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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21 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Sometimes it seems as if fresh fruits, vegetables and meats go bad in the blink of an eye. Consumers are left feeling frustrated, often turning to less expensive processed foods that last longer but are less nutritious. Now scientists report that they have developed a packaging film coated with cl...

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22 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
A plant has one genome, a specific sequence of millions of basepairs of nucleotides. Yet how this genome is expressed can vary from cell to cell, and it can change as a plant goes through various life stages, from germination to vegetative growth to flowering to dormancy. Some genes must be turned...

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23 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
A team of engineers has develop...

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23 Aug - 2017 posted by - Dr. S. S. Verma, Department of Physics, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal, Distt.-Sangrur (Punjab)-148106
Electronics is based on measuring the tiny electrical charge of electrons passing through electronic circuits. Conventional electronic devices rely on the transport of electrical charge carriers - electrons - in a semiconductor such as silicon. Now, however, physicists are trying to exploit the &#...

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24 Aug - 2017 posted by - Dr. Veerendra Koppolu, Scientist, Biopharmaceutical Development, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
Cancer immunotherapy is an approach of treating cancer by harnessing the potential of body’s own immune system. After decades of initial disappointments in the area, the tide has finally changed with some recent successes in clinical trials. The strategy that received clinical validation tar...

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25 Aug - 2017 posted by - Dilruba A Bano and Kuduka Madhukar, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005, India
More than 50 per cent of the world population depend on rice for their survival. It feed 4 billion people i.e 56% of world population. Rice is the main staple food of India and the world. The Goal of United Nations is to reduce poverty, hunger and malnutrition of the world. This was the main reaso...

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26 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Paleontologists have identified a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur. The research is reported in a paper published this week in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology and is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). ...

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26 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
As we grow older we suffer a decline in mental and physical fitness, which can be made worse by conditions like Alzheimer's disease. A new study, published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, shows that older people who routinely partake in physical exerci...

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26 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Most pregnant women are aware of the advice to quit smoking, avoid alcohol, and wholeheartedly fear soft cheese in all its forms, but we hear very little official public health advice about stress during pregnancy. ...

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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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26 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
The latest roadmap to a 100% renewable energy future from Stanford's Mark Z. Jacobson and 26 colleagues is the most specific global vision yet, outlining infrastructure changes that 139 countries can make to be entirely powered by wind, water, and sunlight by 2050 after electrification of all ...

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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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27 Aug - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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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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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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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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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
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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01 Sep - 2017 posted by - Er. Sanjay Kumar, Dept. of Food Tech. Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
A food adulterant may be defined as any material which is added to food or any substance which adversely affects the nature, substance and quality of the food. India produces a variety of spices and it is a must in every Indian kitchen. The risk of consuming adultered spices is more if we use loos...

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01 Sep - 2017 posted by - Khyati Malhan, PhD Scholar, Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg, 67000, Strasbourg, France
For millennia, mankind gazed out into the mesmerizing night sky, without knowing that what they were seeing were stars just like our Sun and billions of other galaxies making rest of our Universe. The ``seeing by eyes" later turned into ``observing through telescopes" and today the detec...

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01 Sep - 2017 posted by - Rinisha Pillai, Raja Narayanlal Lahoti English School, Latur
In 1967, a possible alien signal appeared in the constellation Vulpecula. Jocelyn Bell of Cambridge University picked up regular radio ‘beeps' that occured every 1.3 seconds. They looked artificial, so her team named the source LGM-1 (for ‘little green men'). However, LGM-1 tur...

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01 Sep - 2017 posted by - Dr. S. S. Verma, Department of Physics, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal, Distt.-Sangrur (Punjab)-148106
It is a well known truth that everyone coming to this mortal world has to leave after a destined time. The month of July 2017 saw many great souls of Indian Science viz. Yash Pal, UR Rao, PK Kaw, Komaravolu Chandrasekharan, Mushi Santappa, Mihir Chowdhury, Devraj Sikka, Durga Prasad Roy,...

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01 Sep - 2017 posted by - Dr. S. S. Verma, Department of Physics, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal, Distt.-Sangrur (Punjab)-148106
Importance of computers in the present day of life all over the world is well known to everyone of us. Computers have almost taken over man-power all over and mostly for the betterment except so called unemployment. Still people are expecting computers to be more useful and powerful in times to co...

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01 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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05 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Brain's ability to recognize faces is shaped through repeated exposure, study suggests.Scientists have long deemed the ability to recognize faces innate for people and other primates—something our brains ...

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05 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who set multiple U.S...

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05 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Feeling tired? Even if we aren't tired, why do we yawn if someone else does? Experts at the University of Nottingham have published research that suggests the human propensity for contagious yawning is triggered automatically by primitive reflexes in the primary motor cortex  an area of t...

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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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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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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
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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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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08 Sep - 2017 posted by - Dr Shuchi Upadhyay Tiwari, Dept. of Food Technology , Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
Food is the basic requirement than shelter, cloth, gadgets, status and other daily needs. There is tremendous growth of world population, urbanization and privatization. In spite of increased food production there is danger to shortfall in supply. Consequently, there must be greater and more effic...

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08 Sep - 2017 posted by - Indra Rautela, Dept. of Biotechnology , Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
Food Preservation is the process through which minimizing the biochemical, physical and nutritional damage of food. It is estimated that large amount of food products are lost each year due to spoilage. In each step of food processing contamination may take place to reduce this microbial contamina...

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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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11 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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12 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
In a study analyzing the genomes of 210,000 people in the United States and Britain, researchers at Columbia University find that the genetic variants linked to Alzheimer’s disease and heavy smoking are ...

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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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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
Researchers led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have determined that major changes in plant behavior have occurred over the past 40 years, using measurements of subtle changes in the carbon dioxide (CO2) currently fou...

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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 - Dr Monu Verma, Dept. of Chemistry, UCALS - Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
Nanotechnology is the study of matter with at least one characteristic dimension measured in the ranges from 1to 100 nm in scale.It extends its potential from mechanics to medicine and able to create new devices and techniques. Nanoparticle acts as a whole unit in terms of transport and properties...

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13 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is on final approach to Saturn, following confirmation by mission navigators that it is on course to dive into the planet’s atmosphere on ...

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14 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
A team of researchers from the Univer...

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14 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
In February NASA astronomers discovered­­ seven Earth-like planets, potentially harboring life, orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1, not too far from Earth. Scientists have yet to disco...

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15 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
An antimicrobial compound made by honeybees could become the basis for new antibiotics, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. No new antibiotics have been discovered for more ...

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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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16 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
New research suggested that inorganic pigments and toxic impurities of tattoo ink are transported to the body. If you are going to getting a tattoo rethink about it. According to a study published today (S...

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16 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
The concept and associated value of the mathematical symbol ‘zero’ is used the world over as a fundamental numerical pillar. However, its origin has until now been one of the field’s greatest conundrums. Scientists from the University of Ox...

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18 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have harnessed the untapped power of genome editing to improve agricultural crops. Using tomato as an example, they have mobilized CRISPR/Cas9 technology to rapidly generate variants of the plant that display a broad continuum of three separate, a...

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18 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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18 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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19 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have harnessed the power of photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide into fuels and alcohols at efficiencies far greater than plants. The achievement marks a significant milestone in the effort to m...

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19 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Researchers from Marwell Zoo, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and the School of Veterinary Medicineat the University of Surrey, trialled a series of monitoring strategies on primates and birds to help zookeepers ensure the health and safety of animals in their care. The introduction of the pr...

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20 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
There’s good fat and bad fat in our bodies. The good fat helps burn calories, while the bad fat hoards calories, contributing to weight gain and obesity. Now, new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified a way to convert bad, white fat into good, brown...

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20 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Ovarian cancer is the 9th most common cancer in women and although it only accounts for approximately 3 percent of cancers in women, it is responsible for the most deaths of any cancer involving the female reproductive tract. The American Cancer Society estimates 22,440 new ovarian cancers will be...

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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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21 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
Scientists say that a large, now extinct, frog called Beelzebufo that lived about 68 million years ago in Madagascar would have been capable of eating small dinosaurs. The conclusion com...

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22 Sep - 2017 posted by - Dr. S. S. Verma, Department of Physics, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal, Distt.-Sangrur (Punjab)-148106
We all know that from time immortal for living the basic needs are: air, water, sun and food with many other needs like cloth, transport, houses, medicine etc adding with time. In the present time, electricity, internet, entertainment and many more have also come up as basic and necessity needs to...

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22 Sep - 2017 posted by - Dr. S. S. Verma, Department of Physics, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal, Distt.-Sangrur (Punjab)-148106
Born at Lancaster in 1849, Fleming was the oldest of seven children. He didn’t take to schooling until he was ten, till which time he was tutored at home by his mother. Once at school, he realized that he wanted to become an engineer. Even at the young age of 11, Fleming set out to work from...

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22 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14. Researchers from the University of Liverpool and University College Londonanalysed information on more than 10,000 children born in 2000-01 who are taking part in the Millennium Cohort ...

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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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23 Sep - 2017 posted by - Dr. S. S. Verma, Department of Physics, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal, Distt.-Sangrur (Punjab)-148106
In an era of rampant use of wireless connectivity through wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) all over the world and India along with developing and under developed countries still struggling to reap the maximum benefits of the technology, developed countries are planning to move forward with its n...

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