Micro-plastics are entering the human body and are dangerous to human health
An average Indian consumes approximately 11 kg of plastic products in various forms every year.
IIT scientists create drug to treat common stomach bug that causes gastric distress
In India, the burden of this infection is almost 80% in rural areas due to poor hygiene.
Improvised prediction model to accurately predict storm surges in Bay of Bengal
Many models are available to predict the effect that wind speed can have upon storm surges.
Study indicates that deciduous trees with compound leaves are more tolerant to air pollution
A study has deciphered the impact of air pollution on the health of various trees and identified trees hardy enough to tolerate stress induced by air pollution.
Nanoparticles extracted from sugar could be a low-cost solution for detecting the presence of lead in water
Researchers have developed a way to derive nanoparticles from table sugar and these particles can be used as a sensor for detection of lead in water.
Indian scientists develop remote sensing technique to monitor coastal landforms
Coastal ecosystems that comprise of mangroves and other land-forms protect the shores from natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes etc.
Scientists unravel mechanism of stress tolerance in tomato
Tomato, an antioxidant-rich vegetable, is commonly used curry ingredient in Indian kitchens.
Climate change to only worsen the weed menace that Indian farmers face every year
Weeds, unlike crop plants, are sturdy and can grow in a wide range of climatic conditions and soil types and can easily adapt to climate change.
Most newborns are protected from Hepatitis B infection by antibodies received from the mother: Study
Over 40 million Indians are chronically infected with Hepatitis B. People can live without symptoms for years and realize later that they have an infection.
Genes from a resilient pest can be used to detoxify pesticides present in the environment and in our food supply, finds study
Researchers from Savitribai Phule Pune University have isolated a gene that produces a highly efficient enzyme that can be used for removing pesticides.