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This new Cancer-drug from IIT Madras will save endangered trees in India and China. Here's how

Camptothecin, the third most in-demand alkaloid, is commercially extracted in India from the endangered plant, Nothapodytes nimmoniana

Published on 25th February 2021
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Study finds bioengineered hybrid muscle fiber for regenerative medicine

The research team achieved effective treatment of VML in a mouse model by employing direct cell reprogramming technology in combination with a natural-synthetic hybrid scaffold

Published on 22nd February 2021
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USP24, a gene implicated in type of childhood cancer identified

To identify new therapeutic approaches, the team examined the role of a set of enzymes known as deubiquitinating enzymes (DUB) in this disease

Published on 22nd February 2021
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Shweta Taneja's new book to educate children about India's scientists and their inventions

Apart from groundbreaking discoveries, the book also offers activities, quizzes, easy experiments and cool tips for the young ones, rekindling their interest in science in a rather entertaining way

Published on 21st February 2021
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Northwestern University researchers find novel potential therapy for Crohn's disease in children

According to the team, this approach could become an alternative to biologic antibody therapies that carry many side effects, including increased risk of certain cancers.

Published on 18th February 2021
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IIT Madras research could find way to make HIV drugs attack virus more aggressively using electrostatic charges

The need for drugs to combat drug-resistant HIV strains led researchers to delve into molecular structure of protease to identify weak sites that can offer a handle for better inhibitor development

Published on 18th February 2021
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Researchers take early step towards developing therapeutics for patients with blood cancer

The study found that for acute myeloid leukemia patients, there is a dopamine receptor pathway that becomes abnormally activated in the cancer stem cells

Published on 17th February 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: When we bid farewell to Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the world of Peanuts 21 years ago today

In today's #TBT, we remember the creator of Peanuts comic Charles M Schulz who gave us many moments to cherish via his work and memorable characters. Cheers to the cartoonist and his work of art

Published on 13th February 2021
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Scientists drive detailed study into how cancer cells commute in the body 

The results indicate that non-metastatic cells can metastasize via the polyclonal metastasis mechanism using the fibrotic niche induced by malignant cells

Published on 13th February 2021
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Banaras Hindu University develops 'adsorbent' from rice husk

The adsorbent has been synthesised by Dr Vishal Mishra and his PhD students Veer Singh and Jyoti Singh, and has proved effective adsorption-cum-reduction of hexavalent chromium

Published on 10th February 2021
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Scientists develop personalised platform that can boost medicine research for cancer

The platform features an interactive database that provides insight into the role of disease-associated mutations in cancer

Published on 9th February 2021
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2-year-old Indian boy becomes youngest hair donor for cancer patients in the UAE

At two years and 10 months, Taksh Jain is one of the youngest children to have enrolled into the Friends of Cancer Patients' (FOCP) hair donation campaign

Published on 5th February 2021
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One year after Payal Tadvi: How Indian campuses have normalised casteism and failed to provide a safe space for marginalised students

On the first death anniversary of Dr Payal Tadvi, who was pushed to suicide because of her casteist peers, we look at how campuses have allowed the nurturing and breeding of caste hegemony 

Published on 22nd May 2020
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How this Hyderabad start-up is putting the practicals back in academics

BioMe Life Science conducts sessions and experiments in educational institutions to make practicals great again. But now that schools and colleges are closed, they are working on an activity kit

Published on 2nd February 2021
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This new wearable sensor will deliver real-time medical data to those with eyes, mouth diseases. Here's how

The sensors would be placed near the tear duct or mouth to collect samples, which would then produce data viewable on a user's smartphone or sent to their doctor, according to Cheng

Published on 2nd February 2021

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