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  • Soil bacteria, Bt, has a life beyond GM crops

    Soil bacteria, Bt, has a life beyond GM crops

    Aligarh (ISW) - Soil bacteria, Bacillus thuringiensis or Bt, became famous for its connection with genetically modified crops like Bt cotton and Bt brinjal. But it has use beyond GM crops in agriculture. A group of Indian scientists have found new st...

    2017-11-12 06:11:36.0
  • Consuming fruits, vegetables, and dals cuts risk of death: study

    Consuming fruits, vegetables, and dals cuts risk of death: study

    New Delhi (ISW) - People who consume around 375 to 500 grams of fruits, vegetables, and dal per day are at a reduced risk of death by nearly 23%, a new study published in The Lancet has found. While World Health Organization (WHO) recommen...

    2017-11-09 15:29:03.0
  • Indian scientists discover strange polarisation in the Crab Nebula

    Indian scientists discover strange polarisation in the Crab Nebula

    Pune (ISJ) – India's multi-wavelength space telescope AstroSat has discovered a strange polarisation in the Crab Nebula. In a paper published in the latest edition of Nature Astronomy, Indian scientists have documented the results of their 18-month s...

    2017-11-07 03:55:14.0
  • The dice has no memory: some random tales

    The dice has no memory: some random tales

    New Delhi, (ISW): 'Once is chance, twice is coincidence, third time is a pattern' is not always correct. If in a roll of dice, six comes thrice in a row, we think either the dice is loaded or the person is cheating or that in the next row, the odds o...

    2017-11-05 05:22:05.0
  • IISc scientists develop device to help reduce neonatal mortality

    IISc scientists develop device to help reduce neonatal mortality

    Shillong (ISW) - India had a neonatal mortality rate of 25.4 per 1,000 live births last year. In other words, an average of little more than 25 children out of 1,000 live births died within 28 days of their births. It is far above the global average ...

    2017-11-05 02:59:10.0
  • Physical exercise in large green spaces reduce depression

    Physical exercise in large green spaces reduce depression

    Bengaluru (ISW) - Availability of large neighbourhood parks encourages people to increase their physical activity, and those suffering from chronic conditions who regularly exercise in these parks are less prone to major depression, a new study has f...

    2017-10-28 11:01:52.0
  • Study in mice red flags black tea during pregnancy

    Study in mice red flags black tea during pregnancy

    Kolkata (ISW) - Black tea is considered to have several health benefits like strengthening immune system, reducing stress levels among other things. But a new study in laboratory animals has shown, consumption of black tea may be harmful during pregn...

    2017-10-28 05:33:55.0
  • Single drug as effective as combo for Lymphatic Filariasis

    Single drug as effective as combo for Lymphatic Filariasis

    New Delhi (ISW) - Lymphatic filariasis (LF), a parasitic disease commonly known as elephantiasis, continues to be a public health problem in parts of India. For several years, preventive chemotherapy in the form of Mass Drug Administration o...

    2017-10-25 13:31:42.0
  • Obesity promotes breast cancer: study

    Obesity promotes breast cancer: study

    Berlin (ISJ) – German scientists find the possibility of breast cancer in obese people is high. In their study, published in Cell Metabolism, a team of scientists from Technical University of Munich (TUM), Helmholtz Centre Munich (Helmholtz Zentrum ...

    2017-10-22 13:03:11.0
  • Japanese researchers find sugar look-a-like can halt liver cancer

    Japanese researchers find sugar look-a-like can halt liver cancer

    Tokyo (ISJ) - Researchers at the RIKEN Global Research Cluster in Japan have discovered a way to prevent the spread of cancer in the liver. The study, published in the latest issue of the journal Cell Chemical Biology details how treatment wi...

    2017-10-21 15:45:53.0
  • Heatwaves projected to become more frequent in India

    Heatwaves projected to become more frequent in India

    Gandhinagar (ISW) - Heatwaves in India are projected to become more frequent during the current century under different climate change scenarios, a new study has concluded. Even if the global mean temperature is limited to 2 degrees above pr...

    2017-10-20 02:24:30.0
  • Indias methane emissions stable: study

    India's methane emissions stable: study

    New Delhi (ISW) - A group of researchers have concluded, there had been no increase in the levels of methane emissions in India between 2010 and 2015. This is the first time an independent assessment of India's methane emissions has been carr...

    2017-10-19 23:30:39.0
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