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Malarial deaths in India grossly underestimated by WHO
The number of deaths per year is almost 1,25,000, much more than the 15,000 estimated by WHO


Lasker Award winner finds way to fight blindness
Early October is the season for the announcement of the Nobel Prizes, thought to be the highest recognition in the world for outstanding achievement.The Nobel Prize for Medicine went to Dr. Edwards, the IVF pioneer. At about the same ...

H1N1 pandemic unlikely
A third wave H1N1 pandemic is unlikely in 2010, states a research paper in CMAJ ( Canadian Medical Association Journal). This was suggested by analysis of H1N1 antibody levels (seroprotection rates) after the 2009 pandemic.The study, by ...

New therapy kills HIV-infected cells
A new treatment that destroys HIV-infected human cells without damaging healthy ones has been developed by a team of Israeli researchers.The therapy, developed by scientists from the university's Alexander Silberman Institute of Life ...

Asia's corals hit by mass die-out
Coral reefs in Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean are dying from the worst bleaching effect in more than a decade, Australian marine scientists said recently.The bleaching, triggered by a large pool of warm water which swept into the ...

A snapshot of evolution in progress
By tracing how a gene mutation over 100 million years ago led flowers to make male and female parts in different ways, research by University of Leeds plant scientists has uncovered a snapshot of evolution in progress.In a number of ...

Future chips must be smaller, also better
Continuing demand for higher performance over a wider range of frequencies has shrunk the size of circuits and fuelled the development of new materials for the entire microwave ...

Thanks to new enzyme, cheap, quicker bio-fuel
Logging residue, branch clippings and even prawn shells may serve as raw materials for cheaper bio-fuels due to a new enzyme that breaks down biomass more quickly and also curtails the use of valuable food plants for ...

Eating fish helps stave off chronic diseases
Some of America's most popular fishes are rich in healthful omega-3 fatty acids. Ongoing studies are helping uncover new details about how these fish-oil components help protect us from chronic ...

Mice that 'smell' light help study olfaction
Optogenetic techniques integrate light-reactive proteins into systems that sense inputs other than light. Researchers integrated the proteins into mice olfactory systems, creating smell pathways activated by light, not ...

Climate change, El Nino and now, El Nino Modoki
While it is still debated whether climate change causes a shift from the traditional form of El Nino to the new El Nino Modoki, it is now said that El Nino Modoki affects long-term changes in North Pacific Ocean ...

Age-related memory loss cut by pepper diet
A diet rich in the plant compound luteolin — found in peppers — reduces age-related inflammation in the brain and related memory deficits by directly inhibiting the release of inflammatory molecules in the ...
Agriculture


FARMER'S NOTEBOOK
‘Government subsidy scheme for drip irrigation fraught with corruption'
Several farmers in the region face the same bitter experience

Fungal nematode disease in medicinal Coleus cultivation
Coleus forskohlii is an important medicinal plant mainly used for treating many human diseases.Forskolin obtained from its roots has been used for preparation of drugs against hypertension, glaucoma, asthma and obesity.Increased ...

Farm Query
Is there anybody near Chennai whom I can contact for guidance in establishing a green house and micro irrigation for my lands near Yercaud?S. PreethiChennaiYou can contact Mr. M. Balashanmugam at No 1 Tiruvalluvar street, ...


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