• Fermented ethnic foods in India reveal microbial diversity

    Fermented ethnic foods in India reveal microbial diversity

    Gangtok, Sikkim (ISW) - Fermented foods from jalebi to dosa are common across India. Scientists are now focusing on them as fermented foods are not just a part of food culture but they also harbour microbial diversity. A study of 'starters' t...

    2017-09-22 04:56:20.0
  • NII research raises hope for cervix cancer patients

    NII research raises hope for cervix cancer patients

    New Delhi (ISW) - Cancer of the uterine cervix, also known as cervical cancer, is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in India. Almost one lakh women fall victim to the insidious disease every year in the country. Researche...

    2017-09-20 03:09:52.0
  • Learning and unlearning to fear: two faces of noradrenaline

    Learning and unlearning to fear: two faces of noradrenaline

    Tokyo (ISJ) - Emotional learning can create strong memories and powerful emotional responses, but flexible behaviour demands that these responses be inhibited when they are no longer appropriate. Scientists at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Jap...

    2017-09-19 04:02:40.0
  • A solar cell you can put in water

    A solar cell you can put in water

    Tokyo (ISJ) - Scientists from RIKEN and the University of Tokyo have developed a new type of ultra-thin photovoltaic device, coated on both sides with stretchable and waterproof films. The cell can continue to provide electricity from sunlight even a...

    2017-09-19 03:12:19.0
  • Better data and health worker training may cut stillbirths: study

    Better data and health worker training may cut stillbirths: study

    New Delhi (ISW) - Stillbirth, which is defined as a baby born without life at or after 28 weeks gestation, is one of the major problems facing the health sector across the world. It is estimated that about 26 lakh stillbirths occurred globally every ...

    2017-09-18 03:32:50.0
  • Now a microchip to diagnose diseases and fix it

    Now a microchip to diagnose diseases and fix it

    Washington (ISJ) - Researchers at California Institute of Technology, Caltech have developed a prototype miniature medical device that could ultimately be used in "smart pills" to diagnose and treat diseases. A key to the new technology—and what make...

    2017-09-17 05:49:22.0
  • Additive manufacturing to give edge to Indian high-tech industry

    Additive manufacturing to give edge to Indian high-tech industry

    Hyderabad (ISW) - Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing as it is popularly called, is fast gaining importance the world over as it has opened up possibilities for a new world of design innovation. The International Advanced Research Centr...

    2017-09-16 12:02:43.0
  • Dairy researchers develop method to retain vitamins in fat-free milk

    Dairy researchers develop method to retain vitamins in fat-free milk

    New Delhi (ISW): Low-fat and fat-free food products are gaining popularity among health conscious people. But regular consumption of such food items may result in deficiencies of certain vital nutrients like vitamins and essential fatty acids. Being ...

    2017-09-12 07:11:32.0
  • Engineers develop mobile app to measure heart health

    Engineers develop mobile app to measure heart health

    Washington (ISJ) - In a proof-of-concept clinical trial, engineers at Caltech, Huntington Medical Research Institute, and University of Southern California have demonstrated that the camera on your smartphone can noninvasively provide detailed inform...

    2017-09-09 05:35:40.0
  • New study links kidney disease to pesticide exposure

    New study links kidney disease to pesticide exposure

    New Delhi, (ISW): Patients with chronic kidney disease have higher amounts of organochlorine pesticides in their body, a Delhi-based study has indicated. Doctors at the University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital i...

    2017-09-07 12:30:55.0
  • Indian researchers find arthritis drug may treat cancer too

    Indian researchers find arthritis drug may treat cancer too

    New Delhi (ISW): A new treatment option for stomach cancer may be in the offing. Researchers at the School of Life Sciences and Special Centre for Molecular Medicine at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi have found anti-arthritis drug diflu...

    2017-09-06 17:32:01.0
  • 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
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