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Thalassemia cured using cord blood stem cells
Different diseases pose different challenges
Though he had studied only till eighth standard and works as a carpenter in a private company in Coimbatore, he can rattle out the details of the disease, names of drugs and the various processes involved prior to and after transplantation. ...
In search of stem cells with a perfect tissue match
The extensive research on stem cells has revolutionised the way life-threatening diseases like leukaemia and aplastic anaemia can be treated. But there are several steps before these diseases can be treated using stem cells. To ...
Great white sharks hunt like human serial killers
Great white sharks have some things in common with human serial killers, a new study says: They don’t attack at random, but stalk specific victims, lurking out of sight. The sharks hang back and observe from a not-too-close, ...
Ice better than heat for ankle sprains
Ankle sprains are one of the most common sports injuries; they send about a million Americans to clinics every year and cause chronic problems for many. The problem is clear, but the first-aid treatment is not: heat or cold? Many ...
Dinosaurs smaller than believed?
Dinosaurs, the largest animals ever to have walked the face of the earth and which went extinct about 65 million years ago may not have been as big as previously thought, according to the latest research.Scientists have found that the ...
Green tea slows down prostate cancer in men
A study has shown that men with prostate cancer who consumed the active compounds in green tea had a significant reduction in serum markers predictive of the cancer ...
ESA observatory begins studying stars’ birth
A 3-colour far-infrared image released by European Space Agency (ESA) shows M51, the ‘whirlpool’ galaxy, taken by ESA’s giant infrared observatory. It is the first galaxy pictured by the observatory to study stars’ ...
Light sensor improves digital photography
Researchers have created a light sensor – like a pixel in a digital camera – that benefits from multi-exciton generation (MEG). Until now, no group had collected an electrical current from a device that takes advantage of ...
Singapore’s major role in used water recycling
Thanks to technology, Singapore now has the capability to generate much of its own water and is gearing up to play a major role in recycling used water — an emerging industry worth around 100 billion US dollars globally. ...
Modern glaciers can undergo rapid retreat
Modern glaciers, such as those making up the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, are capable of undergoing periods of rapid shrinkage. A prehistoric glacier in the Canadian Arctic retreated in just a few hundred ...
Computer technique inspired by human eye
Inspired by the behaviour of the human eye, scientists have developed an imaging technique. It lets computers see objects as fleeting as a butterfly with double the accuracy and 10 times the speed of earlier ...
A management graduate’s mission to help the underprivileged
About 600 farmers are part of the project and are benefited
Role of seed treatment in insect pest management
Seed treatment is an application of chemicals to the seeds either at the time of sowing or before sowing which is an alternative to traditional foliar or soil treatment.
Yes, the seeds of neeerium indicum plants are good insect and pest repellents. You can powder the seeds and mix about 30 gm of the seeds in 10-12 litres of water along with some khadi soap solution and leave it overnight. The mixture can be ...
The temperature levels for different varieties are different. It is a genetic characteristic.
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