• Scientists develop herbicide-resistant rice

    Scientists develop herbicide-resistant rice

    Chennai (ISW): Farmers often use toxic chemicals to destroy unwanted vegetation in their fields but such use can also adversely affect yield of crops. Now Indian scientists have found a way to grow rice crop tolerant to herbicides. A consorti...

    2017-09-06 16:38:57.0
  • Probiotics isolated from chicken intestine could prevent poultry diseases

    Probiotics isolated from chicken intestine could prevent poultry diseases

    N.B. Nair Puducherry (ISJ) – Indian scientists have isolated probiotics from chicken intestine, which could help disease-free poultry products. The bacteria isolated from intestine of country chicken is a lactic acid bacteria called probiotic...

    2017-08-23 07:46:14.0
  • By end of the century, deadly heat waves could hit India and neighbourhood

    By end of the century, deadly heat waves could hit India and neighbourhood

    Without action, climate change could devastate South Asia, says MIT studyWashington (ISJ) - Climate change could lead to summer heat waves with levels of heat and humidity that exceed what humans can survive without protection in South Asia, warned a...

    2017-08-07 05:59:58.0
  • Warm up of Earth inevitable; India among high-risk nations

    Warm up of Earth inevitable; India among high-risk nations

    Washington/London (ISJ) - Even if humans could instantly turn off all emissions of greenhouse gases, Earth would continue to heat up about two more degrees Fahrenheit by the turn of the century, according to a sophisticated new analysis published in ...

    2017-08-02 06:37:01.0
  • Vinegar: A cheap and simple way for drought-resistant crops

    Vinegar: A cheap and simple way for drought-resistant crops

    Tokyo (ISJ) - Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS), Japan have discovered a new, yet simple, way to increase drought tolerance in a wide range of plants. The study reports a newly discovered biological pathway that ...

    2017-07-30 13:51:12.0
  • Researchers engineer crops that kill pests by shutting off their genes

    Researchers engineer crops that kill pests by shutting off their genes

    Berlin (ISJ) - Plants are among many eukaryotes that can "turn off" one or more of their genes by using a process called RNA interference to block protein translation. Researchers are now weaponizing this by engineering crops to produce specific RNA ...

    2017-07-30 08:50:53.0
  • Climate change: Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Surat vulnerable to flooding

    Climate change: Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Surat vulnerable to flooding

    Unabated climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in Asia and the Pacific, which could severely affect their future growth, reverse current development gains, and degrade quality of life, according to a report produced by the ...

    2017-07-17 15:12:26.0
  • Taxonomists rediscover rare plant species in Western Ghats

    Taxonomists rediscover rare plant species in Western Ghats

    A group of Indian plant taxonomists have rediscovered a wild plant after a gap of nearly 100 years. Called Ceropegia Omissa H.Huber, the species was last seen in 1916. Prior to this, it was seen and collected only on two occasions - in 1835 ...

    2017-06-29 07:32:27.0
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