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India to work on futuristic concept of "cyber twin"
New Delhi (ISW) - Just imagine being able to know what Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, who expired in July 2015, would have thought about the latest test firing of the supersonic missile or any other current issue of his interest. Such a scenario is impossib...16 July 2018 11:38 AM GMT
Indian-led scientists' team develop an electronic device that mimics human brain
New Delhi (ISJ) - A team of scientists at Northwestern University, USA led by an Indian has developed an electronic device that can mimic the human brain. This device named 'memtransistor' combines the functions of a memristor and a 'transistor'. The ...16 April 2018 5:37 AM GMT
Scientists suggest a mechanism to eliminate mosquitoes
Puducherry (ISJ) - A team of Indian scientists have developed a mechanism to eliminate mosquitoes on a large scale. The approach, which has been tested on a pilot basis, is to artificially introduce RNAi into the cells of mosquitoes that can kill them...10 Aug 2017 12:38 PM GMT
For the first time, scientists safely repair single-gene mutation in human embryos
Holds promise for preventing inherited diseasesWashington (ISJ) - Scientists have, for the first time, corrected a disease-causing mutation in early stage human embryos with gene editing. The technique, which uses the CRISPR-Cas9 system, corrected...3 Aug 2017 8:15 AM GMT
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...17 July 2017 3:12 PM GMT
US scientists develop new tool for safe gene-editing to cure life-threatening disorders
Scientists from the University of Texas at Austin have developed a technique for safe gene-editing to cure life-threatening disorders, from cancer to HIV to Huntington's disease. It can spot editing mistakes a popular tool known as CRISPR makes to an ...6 July 2017 5:52 AM GMT
Home care for stroke patients ineffective, reveals new study
For years, doctors in Indian hospitals have been recommending home-based care for rehabilitation of stroke patients. But a new study – largest of its kind – has revealed that this does not work.Stroke patients require continuous care including...29 Jun 2017 2:50 PM GMT