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No more slaughtering of animals for meat

Chand Ahmed Hyderabad: The traditional way of producing meat by slaughtering animals may be a matter of past in a few years as Indian scientists begin work on ‘cultured meat’ – meat made by cells extracted from animals. Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), in collaboration with the National Research Centre on Meat (NRCM),

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Scientists identify genetic factors responsible for infertility among Indian men

Dinesh C Sharma New Delhi: Male infertility in India is very high. It is generally due to low production and motility of sperm, abnormal shape of sperm or complete absence of it. Now a group of Indian scientists have found underlying genetic factors for infertility among Indian men. They hope this knowledge could help them

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CSIR’s new patented Clot buster, PEGylated Streptokinase will revolutionize treatment of Strokes

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: A new Clot buster, PEGylated Streptokinase – a Novel Biological Entity developed by Dr. Girish Sahni, DG, CSIR and Secretary, DSIR and his team of inventors at CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMTECH), Chandigarh is all set to revolutionize the treatment of ischemic strokes. Ischemic stroke is a condition caused by a

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Scientists re-confirm possibility of large earthquakes in the Himalayas

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

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Quick, cost-effective method to identify throat infections in offing

Monika Kundu Srivastava New Delhi: Indian scientists have developed new sensor-based technique for detecting the presence of S. pyogenes bacteria, the most common cause of throat infections. It is claimed to be a quick and cost-effective. The device, a DNA chip-based sensor, consists of a carbon electrode embedded with gold nanoparticles to improve electronic properties. Many small-sized

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Wild tomatoes can help in making commercial varieties disease-free

Vaishali Lavekar Pune: From soup and salads, tomato serves as a primary ingredient in Indian food. It is nutritious, loaded with antioxidants and vitamins. But keeping tomatoes free from ‘early blight’ disease is a challenge for farmers. Now a group of Indian scientists has found a way to develop tomatoes resistant to the most common disease – early

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Indian scientists find how arsenic reduces immunity

Monika Kundu Srivastava New Delhi: A group of Indian scientists have figured out how exposure to arsenic reduces immunity. Arsenic’s role in disrupting body’s immune response by hindering development of thymus – gland that helps develop immunity-providing T lymphocytes or T cells– is known. A new study done by scientists from Lucknow-based Indian Institute of

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CSIR lab to develop new TB drug

Sunderarajan Padmanabhan New Delhi: The Institute of Microbial Technology, a constituent laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has identified two new molecules against tuberculosis and has joined hands with a private drug company for their further development. Initial studies have shown promise of more effective and safe oral-based treatment regime to

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Seven defining S&T contributions that have impacted every Indian

Dinesh C Sharma New Delhi: As India completes 70 years of its independence, it is time to introspect at the contribution of science and technology to national development. Several scientific and technological developments have touched the lives of common people in the last seven decades, though limelight is often hogged by achievements in fields like space

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CSIR labs to connect with school kids

Sunderarajan Padmanabhan New Delhi: The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)has joined hands with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) to implement a student-scientist connect programme that will extend classroom learning with a well planned research laboratory-based learning. Called “JIGYASA”, the programme would seek to inculcate a culture of inquisitiveness on the one hand and scientific

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Over 60% of the milk produced in India is contaminated: CSIR-CEERI comes to the rescue

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: It is feared that over 60% of the milk is contaminated due to malpractices in milk supply chain which includes dilution with unsafe water. The milk is otherwise said to be adulterated with contaminants such as urea, salt, detergent, liquid soap, boric acid, caustic soda, soda and hydrogen peroxide which have hazardous

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