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Monika Kundu Srivastava

Monika Kundu Srivastava
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Occupational Therapist/Freelance Writer & Editor
Salt intake still high in most developing countries

Salt intake still high in most developing countries: study

A new study has found that Indians, on an average, consumed almost 10 gm of salt per day, which is double the World Health...
Not one but three readings in a single visit must for hypertension diagnosis: study

Not one but three readings in a single visit must for hypertension diagnosis: study

A single blood pressure reading may result in faulty diagnosis of high blood pressure and unnecessary prescription of medication. Instead, three readings during a...
Venkidusamy Keerthika, Prof. Muthuswami Ruby Rajan and Angamuthu Ananth(Left to right)

Selenium nanoparticles may act like antibacterial agents

Scientists have found that nanoparticles of selenium, an essential micronutrient, can be used as an antibacterial agent. Selenium is found naturally in wheat, eggs, cheese,...
Beaker Laboratory

Improved catalyst can speed up conversion of industrial biomass into biofuel

In their quest for greener sources of energy, researchers are focusing their attention on efficient conversion of biomass into biofuel. Scientists at the National...
Scientists look to mathematics to make cancer treatment more effective

Scientists look to mathematics to make cancer treatment more effective

Scientists at the Pune-based National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have developed a mathematical model that promises to...
Millet pasta anyone? It may be healthier option

Millet pasta anyone? It may be healthier option

Pasta made from pearl millet or bajra may be a healthier alternative to wheat pasta, suggests a new study. As the grey color of millet...
Transmission electron micrographs of reference serovar Typhi Ty2 strain. (a–d) Normal Salmonella cells and (e–h) cadmium adapted Salmonella cells. Arrows highlights the differences observed. Inset- White arrows marked the electron dense regions in the enhanced micrographic image.

How heavy metals are helping spread drug resistance

Exposure to cadmium is making typhoid-causing bacteria, Salmonella, stronger and difficult-to-treat with conventional antibiotics, a new study has suggested. Researchers have identified exposure to cadmium...

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