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Experimental work imperative
Richer source of stem cells found
THE CUSHIONING material or matrix within the umbilical cord known as Wharton's jelly is a rich and readily available source of primitive stem cells, according to findings by a research team at Kansas State University. Animal and human umbilical ...
GM foods: Need for a cautious approach
CULTIVATION OF genetically modified (GM) crops has become popular in countries like the U.S., Argentina and China. The limited experience of GM foods in India has revealed the associated problems for its widespread acceptance. Corn Soy blend, ...
How dinosaurs learned to fly
TWO-LEGGED dinosaurs may have used their forelimbs as wing-like structures to propel themselves rapidly up steep inclines long before they took to the skies, reports a University of Montana researcher in Science. The new theory adds a ...
DNA based genetic testing
A NASCENT biotechnology initiative of the Reliance Group, Reliance Life Sciences (RLS), has joined hands with Thyrocare Technologies Ltd., a large thyroid testing laboratory to offer DNA technology-based genetic testing across the country from ...
MY FRIEND and former colleague, Dr. Sushil Chandani, sent me a report that appeared in the December 10, 2002 issue of The New York Times. This was about self-adjusting spectacles which will allow wearers to correct their own vision, ...
TIRUVENKATA RAJENDRA Seshadri was born on February 3, 1900 at Kulitalai, Tamil Nadu. His father was a school teacher. After completing his school education at Tiruchi, he moved to Madras to join the Presidency College, in 1917 where inspiring ...
A HIGH yielding, early maturing sweet potato with pink skin and cream flesh has been developed by scientists at the Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI), Sreekariyam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. This improved variety has been ...
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