articles by Monika Kundu Srivastava

science

Pune scientists find a faster means of converting industrial biomass into biofuel

Globally, researchers are seeking to explore biomass as a sustainable alternative feedstock.

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Indian scientists put mathematics to work in treating cancer more effectively

The mathematical model from the novel study could be applied to treat most cancers: Researcher.

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Scientists find that earthworm guts can digest cellulose, opening new avenues for the recycling of organic waste

Cellulose-degrading bacteria in the gut of an earthworm breaks it down into carbon, hydrogen and oxygen which makes up most of the soil organic matter.

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Speciality rice varieties of Kerala are a storehouse of nutrition: Study

Kerala is home to a number of speciality rice varieties such as Pokkali, a saltwater-tolerant organic rice having medicinal properties.

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A combination of commonly used pain killers and a certain metal may be effective against cancer: Study

Researchers have combined ruthenium, a metal which is part of the platinum group, with commonly used painkillers to develop four new drug complexes.

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Marine fungi : A safe and effective way to improve skin-related issues

Marine fungi are excellent anti-oxidants compounds. In a study, a substance from brown algae was found to have considerably higher antioxidant.

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DNA barcoding helps in checking illicit trade of endangered plant species

The study shows that DNA barcoding markers can be used to correctly identify similarities within a species.

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Scientists develop a new sensor-based technique to identify bacteria that causes throat infections

Throat infections caused by the S. pyogenes bacteria may damage human heart valves resulting in a severe form of rheumatic heart disease, if left untreated.

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Study indicates iron and zinc deficiencies can be addressed through simple measures

Iron and zinc deficiencies are widespread even amongst well-nourished children.