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Diabetes: Is foetal stress also a culprit?
Ramanna: a doyen among scientists
THE NEWS about Dr Raja Ramanna's death came to us as a rude shock. He was our mentor. My generation saw Dr. Bhabha; but in our formative years only a few had occasion to interact with him closely. Dr.Ramanna was different. He met us often in ...
Edible vaccines from plants
THE DEVELOPMENT of an unusual vaccine which, apart from being less expensive to produce, safe and painless to administer, is also edible is the focus of scientists from Novosibirsk. The research is being accomplished in the framework of the ...
Radiation resistant bug's survival tool
THE REASON that the bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans can withstandextreme amounts of radiation and dehydration appears to be tied to thehigh levels of manganese ions in its cells. In the past, researchershave suggested that this bug's ...
Periodic male tension
Men get unusual headaches, have severe mood swings and lose concentration.
E-nabling India's rural reaches
President Kalam's vision of taking urban technologies to rural areas is being realized in a number of `digital divide' projects.
Nutritional disorders in cotton
MICRONUTRIENTS ARE essential for various physiological activities in plant growth of cotton. These are required in minimum dose or trace levels and have the direct effect on nodules formation, enzymes synthesis and other physiological functions. ...
Micro-propagation technique for casuarina
A LOW-cost micro-propagation technique for mass multiplication of Casuriana junghuhniana, a fast growing hybrid, has been successfully developed by a farmer-scientist, Mr. T. Vengadapathy Reddiar. The innovative farmer used a combination ...
Vermiwash an effective biopesticide
VERMI WASH is the liquid fertilizer collected after the passage of water through a column of worm culture. It is very useful as a foliar spray. It is a collection of excretory products and excess secretions of earthworms along with micronutrients ...
QUESTION: I am interested in pursuing a career in food processing. Who do I contact? Ashish Nath Shahoeo, Karnataka ANSWER: You may get in touch with the Director, Central Food Technical Research Institute (CFTRI) ...
ANSWER: Blueberry (Vaccinium sp) is a temperate fruit. In India it is not cultivated on a commercial scale but grows wildly in the Himalayan regions.
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