disease resistance

Scientists now know tomato better


May 31st, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Scientists have successfully sequenced the genomes of tomato, which is expected to lower costs and increase the vegetable's production worldwide, officials said Thursday.It took seven ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Hill cow’s milk can prevent heart disease?


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 22 (IANS) The milk of a cow breed in Himachal Pradesh has a protein that battles heart disease, diabetes and autism, a scientist said here Sunday."The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sociable wasps better at beating diseases


July 12th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) Social species of wasps are better able to beat disease than solitary species, says a new study.The research found that superior immunity in wasps is strongly ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Flood-tolerant rice plants ‘can also recover from drought’


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, Riverside have made a discovery that can greatly benefit rice growers and consumers everywhere.The researchers have demonstrated in the lab and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Flood-drought tolerant rice can feed world’s hungry


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) Flood-tolerant rice plants can surprisingly survive drought and feed more of the world's hungry, says new research.Plant scientists at the University of California, Riverside have made ... Read more...

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Plants, animals use similar mechanism when fending off diseases


November 19th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Through the ages, plants and animals have developed strikingly similar mechanisms for detecting microbial invasions and resisting diseases, says a new study.This revelation is a result 15 years ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ancient urbanization ’spurred evolution of immune system’


November 9th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 09 (ANI): It is due to previous exposure to infection in early cities that people are more disease resistant now, a new study has suggested."If cities increase the amount ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

City life gives you immunity from diseases


September 24th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Living in cities helps people develop immunity to diseases, finds a study. Researchers discovered that such people are more likely to have a genetic variant that protects them from ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Apple genome could lead to better apples


August 30th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 30 (ANI): Scientists have apparently drafted a genome sequence of apple that may help in improving the quality of apple production.The availability of a genome sequence for apple will allow ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Decoding wheat genome key to tackling global food shortage


August 27th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Scientists at Liverpool, University of Bristol and the John Innes Centre, have sequenced the entire wheat genome that will help crop breeders select key agricultural traits for breeding ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Emu farming a popular new trend in Orissa


May 29th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Gajapati (Orissa), May 29 (ANI): Farmers of Orissa's Gajapati District have discovered a new way to make money through Emu farming, or 'golden farming' as it is popularly known."EMU is an ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Australia to give 2.4 million dollars for biotechnology research with India


May 12th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): Top scientists will receive funding for cutting-edge research into everything from bioenergy and biofuels to vaccines and medical diagnostics as part of a joint multi-million dollar program ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mapping soybean genome may help fight world hunger


February 2nd, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have identified and recorded more than 1 billion base pairs of soybean DNA, which could lead to improvements for one of the world's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sequencing soybean genome could improve crops


January 14th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): Soybean has become the first major crop legume species whose complete draft genome sequence has been published-a feat that could pave way for improved crops of the protein ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New discovery could make plants disease resistant and high-yielding


November 22nd, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, November 22 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have shown how a family of genes are responsible for production of ethylene gas, a discovery that could make plants disease resistant, able ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic information from extinct bison could improve modern agricultural livestock


October 21st, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, October 21 (ANI): In a new study, University of Adelaide researchers have determined that genetic information from an extinct species of bison preserved in permafrost for thousands of years could help ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Decoding of potato genome expected to help improve its disease resistance and nutritional value


September 25th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): Scientists have decoded the genome of the potato, with the first draft expected to help breeders improve yield, quality, disease resistance and nutritional value of the crop.Potatoes are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tastier, healthier melons may sweeten your future summer picnics


June 27th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): New varieties of melon, which will be much sweeter and more nutritious than those presently grown, may soon be available in your neighbouring markets, as scientists with Texas ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Baboons and humans tackle malarial infection similarly


June 25th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): When it comes to coping with malaria, baboons and humans have similar stories to tell, according to researchers at the Duke University Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How eating less can help boost lifespan


June 25th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): Scientists have long known that a restricted diet extends life. Now, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified two enzymes that provide a new molecular ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Offsprings inherit disease clues from mums


January 6th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Researchers at The University of Nottingham have found that expecting mothers produce less aggressive sons with more efficient immune systems, when there is a threat of disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Addressing HIV and IDU issues vital for TB programmes


November 19th, 2008 - 10:09 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantMore than 90% of the diagnosed TB patients are successfully completing treatment in Nepal today. Nepal's anti-TB programme has received appreciation in the south-east Asian region which is the result ... Read more...

Posted in Health, Health Science |

New genetic mutation that halts the lupus development identified


January 18th, 2008 - 6:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): Scripps research scientists have found that a nonsense mutation of the Coronin-1A gene (Coro1a) halts the development of lupus, a devastating immune system disease.A nonsense mutation is one, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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