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‘Alzheimer's will be on the rise in India'
With the number of elderly people in the country expected to be 9 crore in the Census 2011 report, the government has to recognise that diseases of the elderly is going to be a very important public health problem in India, said Dr. K. ...


Pollution monitoring infrastructure inadequate
The India Pollution Map, a website project at the Centre for Development Finance (CDF), has tracked the government pollution monitoring regime and has mapped aspects of air and water quality through an online mapping tool. Data and information ...

Earliest evidence of tooth decay


Customised treatment for cancer
In what could soon improve cancer survival rates, scientists claim to have achieved huge success in whole-genome sequencing, a high-tech process which has opened the way for personalised treatments for patients.According to two new ...

Jab cuts heart attack damage by 60 per cent
A simple injection administered to patients even 12 hours after a heart attack or stroke could cut down their crippling effects by more than half.British-based scientists have produced an injectible antibody that reduces by more than 60 ...

‘3-D towers' double data storage areal density
A team of researchers in France has figured out a way to double the areal density of information by using well-known patterned media. They essentially cut the magnetic media into small pieces and built a ‘ 3D tower' out of it.This ...

Ancestor of land plants was green algae
It was previously thought that land plants evolved from stonewort-like algae. Now, new research shows that the closest relatives to land plants are green algae such as ...

Arctic coast retreating half a metre per year
The coastline in Arctic regions reacts to climate change with increased erosion and retreats by half a metre per year on average. This means substantial changes for Arctic ecosystems near the coast and the populations ...

Sugarcane cultivation cools local climate
Besides being an eco-friendly substitute for gasoline, sugar canes in fields reflect sunlight back into space, lowering the temperature of the surrounding air as the plants ‘exhale' cooler ...

MRI may help detect Alzheimer's earlier
New research suggests that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could help detect Alzheimer's disease at an early stage, before irreversible damage has occurred, according to a study published online in ...

Toward a ‘green grid' of solar, wind electricity
Scientists and policy makers are focusing more attention on developing technologies to make the so-called ‘green grid' — a network to deliver solar and wind-based power from suppliers to consumers — ...

Vanilla: preserving a world favourite flavour
Scientists are working to create new and robust methods to clone some economic species and some rare species of vanilla by tissue culture. The study concentrates on the most common cultivated vanilla orchid, Vanilla ...
Agriculture


FARMER'S NOTEBOOK
Onion variety that yields well and is drought resistant
Government's version of trying to control price rise is not helping

Biological control a safe component of IPM
Biological control means use of living organisms to manage crop damaging living organisms (pests). Some of the common biocontrol agents areParasitoidsThese are the organisms which lay eggs in or on the bodies of their hosts and ...


FARM QUERY
Jackfruit growers association
Can you kindly give the contact details from where I can get more information on Jackfruit growers association in Karnataka?J. Sunitha

ChennaiContact the Rural bioresource complex project, Tubagere Hobli, ...


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