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Nanotechnology can make plant-based food preservatives more effective

Stored and packaged food products are prone to growth of bacterial and fungal growth especially in tropical countries like India. These, in turn, produce...
New study may help address drug resistant pneumococcal diseases

New study may help address drug resistant pneumococcal diseases

Indian researchers have identified three drug target sites in the genome of Streptococcus pneumoniae, paving the way for developing newer drugs to treat Pneumococcal...
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,...
Water towers of Asia contain less water than estimated

Water towers of Asia contain less water than estimated

The Himalayas are often called the water towers of Asia because of the vast amount of water locked in the form of ice in...
Researchers at their lab in Madurai Kamaraj University

New technique may help quicken production of blood cancer drug

Researchers at Madurai Kamaraj University have developed a technique that promises to quicken the process of production of L-asparaginase, an enzyme used in the...
Scientists find antimalarial drug may be repurposed to treat Zika

Scientists find antimalarial drug may be repurposed to treat Zika

In their search for a possible treatment for Zika virus infection, a team of Indian researchers has identified a viral protein that can be...
Scientists created a method to produce designer hydrogels

Scientists created a method to produce designer hydrogels

A team of scientists at the Bengaluru-based Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) has developed a new technique that promises to produce...
New material from silk protein and silver nanoparticles may make implants safe

New material from silk protein and silver nanoparticles may make implants safe

A scaffold made from silk protein fibroin and silver nanoparticles has been found to have antimicrobial properties and may have application as a biomaterial...
New study says haze may be contributing to warming in South Asia

New study says haze may be contributing to warming in South Asia

The haze over the national capital and Northwest India seen during winters is not only causing problems to people on the ground but also...

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