Dinesh C Sharma New Delhi: Bangalore, often referred to as science and technology hub of India, is all set to host a unique science gallery where science and the arts will interact. Called Science Gallery Bengaluru (SGB), the unique venture is a partnership between the Dublin-based Global Science Gallery Network and the Karnataka government as
Monika Kundu Srivastava New Delhi: Scientists world over have established that marine fungi is an effective and safe way to improve various skin-related issues. Marine fungi are slowly and steadily becoming popular for their health benefits, their use in agriculture and most recently in the field of cosmeceuticals. Coined by Abbert Kligman in 1984, the term ‘cosmeceutical’ was
Sunderarajan Padmanabhan New Delhi: A new study has reconfirmed possibility that large earthquakes are imminent in the Himalayas. While high levels of strain are getting constantly accumulated along the Main Himalayan Thrust region, only a fraction of it is getting released through small earthquakes of magnitudes less than 5 on the Richter scale. The study
Monika Kundu Srivastava New Delhi: Indian scientists have developed a reference library to provide molecular identity to a threatened plant species, Decalepis, found in peninsular India – Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Decalepis is a medicinal plant species which is in the Red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Dr TV Venkateswaran and Jyoti Singh New Delhi: Can there be one solution for preventing heart attacks, measuring soil moisture and detecting explosives? All these may sound disjointed, random problems, but scientists say it is possible to address them using the same concept or technology platform. Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, have achieved
Bhavya Khullar New Delhi: A new study has shown that little weight gain during pregnancy may be beneficial for the child, for shorter women who are more likely to deliver low birth weight babies. Gaining about 490 grams of weight every week during pregnancy reduces the risk of delivering a low birth weight baby in short-statured women
Dr. Shikha T. Malik New Delhi: Burn injuries are a major public health issue and management of these a key concern.Regular assessment of healing tissuesis necessary but biopsies are painful and may hinder healing process. A group of Indian scientists has come up with a solution for easier assessment of healing progression using laser light.
Sarah Iqbal Aligarh: Soil bacteria, Bacillus thuringiensis or Bt, became famous for its connection with genetically modified crops like Bt cotton and Bt brinjal. But it has its use in agriculture beyond GM crops. A group of Indian scientists have found new strains of Bt which they say can be used to develop biopesticides in future.