Climate Change: The Fight and Urgency!

Let’s move back to the most asked question on the internet, “What’s Climate Change?” Before we jump to any conclusions about Climate Change, it is very important for us to understand the phenomenon ‘Global Warming’. When sunlight enters the Earth’s innermost atmospheric layer ‘the atmosphere’, the heat radiation of sunlight gets absorbed by a consortium …

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Newton Bhabha PhD Placement Programme

The Newton Bhabha PhD Placement Programme is an initiative of British Counci, Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Department of Biotechnology (DBT). The programme provides a placement to the India PhD scholars in a UK university. It is aimed at capacity building of individuals, increase cultural understanding and foster sustainable research collaborations. For the …

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Hike in Research Fellowship: Why protesting research scholars’ community feel insulted and betrayed?

Research scholars’ community had been peacefully protesting across the country for months to demand a hike in fellowship that corresponds to  increase in registration fees, living cost, health expenditures and inflation. They were trying to make the government understand that “Science is driven by passion, Everything else requires money”. Their argument was clear, the money …

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New possibilities in Smart textiles unlatched by Graphene

What are Smart Textiles? Smart textiles are wearable clothes with functionality attached with them. These textiles have to potential to communicate with other devices, act as sensors, and conduct energy and various other advantages. Wearable smart textiles were made by attaching electronic devices to the fabric which made them bulkier and susceptible to malfunctioning. The …

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Emerging role of elicitors in modulating abiotic stress

Plants as sessile organisms are continuously exposed to various stress (abiotic stresses and biotic stresses) that impose numerous detrimental effects and cause tremendous loss of yield. Adverse environmental factors such as drought, extreme temperatures, heavy metals and soil salinity are stressful for many agronomic traits. Each year, stresses on arable plants in different parts of …

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Ethics of Do-it-yourself Gene Editing: What is the ‘Right’ Question?

In most simplistic words, Gene editing refers to process by which genetically inherent traits (one that transfer from one generation to another generation) of an organism can be fiddled around using natural enzymes. The sophisticated scientific tools involved in gene editing were largely out of general public reach because of the specialised training involved. But …

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Silver Nanorods for detection of viability and antibiotic resistance in bacterial strains

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the major public health problems in this fast-paced world. According to the UK commission report, it is estimated that ten million people will die due to AMR infections by 2050, which outnumber the total death due to cancer. According to a report on AMR by Centers for Disease Control …

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