Dinesh C Sharma New Delhi: An anti-pesticide dermal gel, a low-cost insulin pump, new method for screening drugs against malaria and kala-azar, an early diagnosis method for osteoporosis, utilisation of plastic waste for production of fuel range liquid, novel and light-weight thermal insulating ceramics, rapid and non-destructive method for detection of insect infestation and real-time
Dr TV Venkateswaran & Jyoti Singh New Delhi: The war against diarrheal diseases is all set to get a boost as the government has decided to introduce the indigenously developed Rotavac vaccine against diarrheal diseases in four more states including Uttar Pradesh. With this, the vaccine will be available to more than half population of the country. Till now,
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.
Jyoti Singh New Delhi: A neglected and old anti-parasitic drug used during the World War II is emerging as a new weapon in the fight against malaria as malaria parasite becomes resistant to currently available drugs. A group of Indian researchers have resurrected acriflavine or ACF which was used as an anti-parasite drug in the
Dr Swati Subodh New Delhi: A group of Indian scientists have identified molecules which are effective in inhibiting the growth of tuberculosis-causing bacteria – Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The molecules target an important gene, IdeR, which is essential for the survival of the bacteria. This development could lead to new drugs against TB in future. “We have
Sunderarajan Padmanabhan New Delhi: Research and development efforts in the areas of health and environment are set to get a major boost with the Government of India becoming an Associate Member of European Union’s cutting edge Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) at Grenoble in France. The agreement will be for a period of three years at
Bhavya Khullar New Delhi: A group Indian scientists has a found a new compound that effectively kills leukemic cancer cells. Codenamed5g, the new drug can kill over 70 percent blood cancer cells in petri dish in 48 hours at an extremely low concentration. It did not affect healthy blood cells, which signifies that is toxic