cellular and molecular biology

‘Bacterial rope, DNA chips to shape Indian biotech scene’


September 4th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS)Material like bacterial rope and DNA chips will shape up the 2050 scene as the Indian biotechnology sector leapfrogs into the future, eminent scientist Pushpa M. Bhargava ... Read more...

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3D microscopy to help crack Alzheimer’s secrets


February 19th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 19 (IANS) Scientists have edged closer to cracking Parkinson's and Alzheimer's secrets with the help of cutting edge 3D microscopy. Underwritten by neural network algorithms (artificial intelligence), the ... Read more...

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Kalam awards Infosys prizes to six noted scientists


January 9th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 9 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday awarded six distinguished scientists with the Infosys Prize 2011, instituted by the Infosys Science Foundation, a not-for-profit trust set up ... Read more...

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Bangalore professor among six Infosys’ Prize winners


November 16th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 16 (IANS) The Infosys Science Foundation of the IT bellwether Wednesday selected premier Indian Institute of Science (IISc) physics professor Sriram Ramaswamy for the Infosys Prize 2011 in ... Read more...

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Tiwari told to begin DNA test process April 4


March 14th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) After the Supreme Court Monday denied relief to veteran Congress leader N.D. Tiwari in a paternity suit and asked him to undergo a DNA test, ... Read more...

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Court rejects Tiwari’s plea on fine


February 25th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Rejecting Congress leader N.D. Tiwari's plea, the Delhi High Court Friday directed him to pay Rs.75,000 penalty, as directed by the court, within two weeks' time. A ... Read more...

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Court orders Tiwari to undergo paternity test


December 23rd, 2010 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) In a setback to veteran Congress leader N.D. Tiwari in a paternity suit, the Delhi High Court Thursday directed him to undergo a DNA test to ascertain ... Read more...

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Karnataka to excavate site of skulls find


September 3rd, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 3 (IANS) The Karnataka government plans to excavate about an acre around the area in Dharwad district where a large number of skulls and some skeletons have been found to ... Read more...

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Anti cholesterol drug causes depression: Indian scientists


June 23rd, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
By K.S. Jayaraman Hyderabad, June 23 (IANS) Indian scientists have for the first time obtained evidence for the link between cholesterol-lowering drugs and depression in people taking these drugs to prevent heart attack. ... Read more...

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Bhargava calls for 15-year moratorium on GM crops in India


May 14th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 14 (IANS) Eminent scientist P.M. Bhargava Friday called for a moratorium of at least 15 years on genetically modified (GM) crops in the country. "There should be a complete moratorium on ... Read more...

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Bt Brinjal will be single largest disaster, says scientist


February 1st, 2010 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) With less than 10 days to go for Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh's final call on the introduction of genetically modified brinjal, leading scientist Pushp Bhargava, who was ... Read more...

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Bt Brinjal cleared without proper tests: Scientist


January 27th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Leading molecular biologist Pushpa Bhargava Wednesday said India's biotech regulatior had cleared genetically modified brinjal for commercial release without all the tests that should have been carried ... Read more...

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No pressure from PMO on Bt Brinjal: Jairam Ramesh


January 27th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday denied he was under pressure "to approve the commercial release of genetically modified brinjal" as alleged by a renowned molecular scientist. Pushpa Bhargava, ... Read more...

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Bacteria lot smarter than believed


January 19th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Bacteria are a lot smarter in complex decision-making than believed, new research says. Gladys Alexandre, associate professor of biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology at University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT-K), ... Read more...

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Some antiviral drugs could make diseases worse


January 14th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 14 (ANI): Some antiviral drugs can make viruses stronger instead of killing them, a new study claims.Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin insist that in some cases medications ... Read more...

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Human genome mapping: Scientists question claim


December 12th, 2009 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
By Killugudi Jayaraman Bangalore, Dec 12 (IANS) Sections of the Indian scientific community say the claims on mapping the genome of an Indian are vastly exaggerated though many agree it is a step ... Read more...

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How stem cells win body’s battle for survival


December 5th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): Human body is a battle zone, where cells constantly compete with one another for space and dominance. Now a new study conducted on fruit flies has shed light ... Read more...

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Indian ancestry revealed in massive study


September 25th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) The largest ever DNA survey of Indian heritage has revealed that the population of India was founded on just two ancient groups that are as genetically distinct from ... Read more...

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Indian population is ‘genetic hotchpotch’ of two different ancestral groups


September 24th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 24 (ANI): The largest DNA survey of Indian heritage to date has revealed that the current population of India is a genetic hotchpotch of two distinct ancestral groups.India makes up ... Read more...

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Two swine flu testing centres to come up in Hyderabad


August 13th, 2009 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Two swine flu testing centres are coming up in Andhra Pradesh, one of the states worst-affected by H1NI infection. One of the two proposed centres will start functioning from ... Read more...

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Indian-American untangles mystery of long-lasting memories


August 12th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) A study led by an Indian-American has untangled how long-lasting memories form in the brain, potentially opening the way to prevent and treat post-traumatic stress disorder. "Although many things ... Read more...

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Kerala village has over 200 pairs of twins


June 6th, 2009 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
Malappuram (Kerala), June 6 (IANS) It was a phenomenon that had gone unnoticed for several years, even by the residents. But now a village in Kerala with over 200 twins and a ... Read more...

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Indian buffalo at crossroads of science


May 5th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
By K.S. Jayaraman Bangalore, May 5 (IANS) India's ambitious project to sequence the genome of a buffalo - the mainstay of the country's dairy industry - has become a victim of inter-agency rivalry ... Read more...

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Indian scientists find three new bacteria in stratosphere


March 17th, 2009 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Mar 17 (ANI): Indian scientists have discovered three new species of bacteria, which are not found on earth and highly resistant to ultra violet radiation.These new micro-organisms were found ... Read more...

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Indian researcher creates compound that knocks out TB pathogen


February 2nd, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) An Indian researcher has created a compound that knocks out four of the tuberculosis bacterium's crucial metabolic pathways simultaneously, ultimately crippling the pathogen. The development opens the ... Read more...

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An initiative to reduce genetic disorders in rural India


January 26th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 26 (IANS) In an attempt to take the fruits of biotechnology to the common man and reduce the burden of genetic disorders such as thalassaemia and muscular dystrophies, the Genome ... Read more...

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Scientists crack defective gene responsible for cardiac arrest


January 19th, 2009 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) In a major breakthrough of medical science, a team of scientists led by Indians has identified a defective gene responsible for the sudden cardiac arrest and deaths among ... Read more...

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India will account for 60 percent of world’s heart diseases by 2010


January 19th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Muscle protein mutation in heart disease, carried by one in a 100 people, is the world's leading killer. By 2010 India alone will account for 60 percent ... Read more...

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India may have 60pct of the world’’s heart disease patients by 2010: Study


January 19th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): An international group of researchers has warned that India may have 60 percent of the worlds heart disease patients by 2010, for a study has shown that ... Read more...

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PM gives excellence awards to scientists, technologists


December 20th, 2008 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday gave away the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards to 21 scientists, institutions and to Mahindra and Mahindra for their flagship vehicle Scorpio.The ... Read more...

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Bihar wildlife officials employ DNA methods for Palamau tiger census


December 1st, 2008 - 11:34 am ICT by ANI
Palamau (Bihar), Dec.1 (ANI): Wildlife authorities involved with the Palamau Tiger Reserve Project in Bihar are employing the latest DNA techniques to ascertain the number of tigers living in the reserve. The ... Read more...

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CSIR foundation day celebrated today


September 26th, 2008 - 7:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 26 (ANI): Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) today celebrated its 66th Foundation Day with great enthusiasm. Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Kapil ... Read more...

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Fortified cassava can offer a day’s nourishment in one meal


July 1st, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): An international team of scientists has engineered how to fortify the cassava plant a staple root crop with enough vitamins, minerals and protein so that it can ... Read more...

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Molecular mechanism behind onset of sun-induced skin cancer identified


May 16th, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Researchers from University of Minnesota have identified a molecular mechanism that may explain the onset of sun-induced skin cancer.The researchers found that the point of entry for ... Read more...

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RNA study sheds new light on damaging plant infections


April 22nd, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Ohio State University scientists have come up with an experimental approach that may facilitate the identification of specific structural parts of a viroid, pathogens that can kill ... Read more...

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