Traditional medicine and nanotech combo can beat diabetes

New Delhi, May 18 (India Science Wire):Indian scientists have used a traditional medicine derived from a plant source and combined it with silver nanoparticles to make a new drug against diabetes.The combo, called NanoHerb, uses silver nanoparticles and gymnemic acid isolated from leaves of gurmar plant. [ read more ]

भारतीय शोधकर्ताओं ने बनाया नीम कीटनाशक को ज्यादा असरदार

18 मई, नई दिल्ली (इंडिया साइंस वायर) :कृषि में रासायनिक कीटनाशकों के हानिकारक प्रभाव को देखते हुए जैव कीटनाशकों का उपयोग लगातार बढ़ रहा है। लेकिन, नीम से बनने वाले जैव कीटनाशकों की भंडारण क्षमता कम होने के कारण किसान अभी इसका सीमित उपयोग ही कर पाते हैं। भारतीय शोधकर्ताओं ने इस समस्याम से निपटने लिए अब एक खास उपाय ढूंढ निकाला है, जिसकी मदद से नीम कीटनाशकों का उपयोग पहले से ज्याइदा किफायती एवं प्रभावी ढंग से किया जा सकेगा।[ read more ]

Wildlife experts want plan to save rare bird in troubled Kashmir

New Delhi, May 18 (India Science Wire):Western tragopan is a medium-sized brightly plumed pheasant found along the western Himalayas from northwestern Pakistan through Jammu and Kashmir into Himachal Pradesh and possibly the western pats of Uttarakhand. It is highly endangered and globally threatened.[ read more ]

Indian scientists develop transgenic rice that can withstand drought

New Delhi, May 17 (India Science Wire): A group of Indian, Chinese, and Canadian scientists have developed transgenic rice that gives high yields even under severe water deficit.The new rice variety has been developed by transferring a gene from a common plant, Arabidopsis thaliana, into a variety of Indian rice called samba mahsuri. [ read more ]

CWG legacy project on air quality spreading to more cities

New Delhi, May 17 (India Science Wire) : The Commonwealth Games (CWG) which India hosted in 2010 may have been forgotten for various reasons but one of its legacy projects is thriving and helping citizens with air quality information.[ read more ]

President presents National Technology Awards

New Delhi, May 17 (India Science Wire) : President, Pranab Mukherjee, on Thursday presented the national awards for excellence in technology to mark the 19th National Technology Day. [ read more ]