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AAV vector has excellent safety profile: Dr. Excler|
After months of suspicion, that Indians are chosen as the guinea pigs for the testing the AIDS vaccine the fear is finally proving to be a figment of imagination. How else would you explain the fact that the candidate vaccine using Adeno ...
AIDS vaccine: concern, illusion
AIDS vaccines contain cloned and modified HIV genes and proteins capable of priming the immune system but incapable of causing HIV infection.
Bio-separation: emerging field in biotechnology
EVERYONE KNOWS that biotechnology has today emerged as a field, which in future will play the most crucial role in the areas of medicine, agriculture, food technology and the pharmaceutical industry. But, there is one more area where ...
Eat less and often
THERE ARE advantages to frequent feeding. One benefit of spreading out our food intake during the day is that it helps to equalise the body's biochemistry. Also, by reducing the risk of the appetite running riot, regular ingestion can help ...
Taking IT beyond the bean counters
Anand Parthasarathy sifts through the jargon and hype of last week's NASSCOM summit to find some interesting technology pointers for the future.
Improved turmeric boiler
TURMERIC (Curcuma Longa) is an important spice in India. A well-managed turmeric crop comes to yield in 12 months and digging uproots the rhizhomes. The harvested rhizomes undergo curing, which involves various processes like boiling, ...
Controlling mango stone weevil
Larval development and pupation occur within the seed. Adults emerge from the fruits boring exit holes, damaging the flesh of ripe fruits.
Managing kokkan menace
KOKKAN DISEASE is caused by banana bract mosaic virus (BBMV) and transmitted by the aphid Pentalonia nigronervosas. The pest causes infestation on Nendran, Palayamkodan, Monthan and Karpooravally varieties. The symptoms appear as ...
FARMER'S NOTE BOOK
Organic rice farming in Kuttanad belt
KUTTANAD, ONCE hailed as the rice bowl of Kerala, is witnessing a quiet "green revolution." A committed group of 32 farmers has successfully adopted organic rice cultivation in 32.8 hectares in Ayyanadu Padasekharam. They were mobilized and ...
ANSWER: Several herbaceous medicinal plants like Tulsi, Coleus and Aloe vera can be grown in pots and in home gardens.
ANSWER: You may contact the Director of Extension Education, Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu ph: 0422-5511352 or 5511353.
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