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Spices can help prevent and fight colorectal cancer

Dr. Shikha T. Malik New Delhi: Spices make our food tasty. Now we have another reason to enjoy them more often. A group of Indian scientists have found that cardamonin, a chemical found in cardamom and other edible plants like ginger and peppercorn, is effective in preventing and controlling colorectal cancer in mice. Researchers at the Rajiv Gandhi […]

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Chennai to get flood warning system

Sunderarajan Padmanabhan Shillong: Chennai, which of late has been experiencing urban flooding often, is all set to get a comprehensive flood warning system being developed by several national agencies and institutions. The project is being implemented under the supervision of a high powered committee led by former Secretary of Ministry of Earth Sciences, Shailesh Nayak. […]

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Epigenetic manipulation may inhibit cancer spread

Ratneshwar Thakur New Delhi: Manipulating tags on DNA without changing the underlying sequence triggers a chain of molecular events that may help prevent spread of cancer, a new study by Indian scientists has revealed. Development of cancer is a multistep process involving changes in several genes. Although the blueprint for cell’s life is kept in DNA […]

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Embryo Transfer Technology: A promising revolution in Bovine breeding

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Embryo transfer technology (ETT) has revolutionized the breeding strategies in Bovines as a tool to optimize the genetic improvement in cattle. Department of Animal husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries in co-operation with 12 States has undertaken a Mass Embryo Transfer programme in Indigenous Breeds under the scheme, National Mission on Bovine Productivity. […]

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Hope of a new treatment for knee pain

Jyoti Singh New Delhi: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkeehave tested a new method for treating problems relating to knee joints using a novel nanomaterial, and found it effective in initial studies. Scientists used a specific ferrite nanomaterial, embedding it with Poly vinylidene fluoride (PVDF) to make a magnetic-dielectric composite. This material, researchers […]

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India’s Nutrition Atlas goes live

Dinesh C Sharma New Delhi: India currently faces twin challenges in the nutrition sector – undernutrition manifesting in several health problems as well as increasing problem of overweight and obesity, contributing to the burden of non-communicable diseases. In order to provide a snapshot of all relevant data and information about nutrition, the Hyderabad-based National Institute […]

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Indian prediction on solar corona proves right

Dr T V Venkateswaran New Delhi: The predictions made by Indian scientists about the shape of solar corona during the solar eclipse of August 21 have been largely right. This is a significant development as it was for the first time that physicists attempted to predict the shape of solar corona as it would be […]

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Probiotic can prevent infections in infants

Dinesh C Sharma New Delhi: Thousands of infants die due to infections in the first few weeks of their life. A bulk of these deaths can be prevented with an inexpensive probiotic-based preventive therapy developed by a group of Indian and American scientists. The therapy has been tested in over 4,500 infants from 149 villages […]

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