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Better lithium ion batteries on the cards

New Delhi,September 14, (India Science Wire):A team of scientists at India Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad, has developed a set of new electrodes that promise to help produce lithium ion batteries with higher energy densities.

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New approach can help make better titanium alloy for implants

New Delhi ,September 14, (India Science Wire) :Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore have proposed a new approach for developing orthopedic implants with better ability to bond with the bone.

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Avalanche forecasting, public awareness can save lives

Srinagar,September 13, (India Science Wire):The majestic mountains in the Himalayas, besides being abode of ice, snow and freshwater, are also hotbeds of natural calamities and disasters like earthquakes, flash floods, landslides and snow avalanches.

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Linking weather extremes with climate change in real-time

Mumbai,September 13, (India Science Wire) :Every time an extreme weather event like the Kerala floods occurs, there is a great demand for information on its causes. The question uppermost in public discourse is if such events can be attributed to climate change and global warming.

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Heart disease, stroke among top killers in India

New Delhi,September 12, (India Science Wire):India has witnessed an alarming rise in the occurrence of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancers in the past 25 years, a series of new studies published on Wednesday in The Lancet and its associated journals have revealed.

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हर राज्य में तेजी से बढ़ रहा है हृदय रोग

नई दिल्ली,सितंबर 12, (इंडिया साइंस वायर) : भारत में पिछले 25 वर्षों में हृदय रोग, पक्षाघात, मधुमेह और कैंसर जैसी बीमारियां बहुत तेजी से बढ़ी हैं। प्रतिष्ठित जर्नल द लेंसेट और इससे सम्बद्ध जर्नलों में बुधवार को प्रकाशित हुए नए अध्ययनों से यह बात सामने आई है।

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From hypertension to cancers –alarm bells ringing in India’s tribal belts

New Delhi,September 07, (India Science Wire):Diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and cancers are often dubbed lifestyle diseases and seen largely as problems of city folks.

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जनजातियों में बढ़ रहे हैं जीवन शैली से जुड़े रोग

नई दिल्ली,सितंबर 07, (इंडिया साइंस वायर) : अभी तक समझा जाता था कि जनजातीय इलाकों में रहने वाले लोग सिर्फ मलेरिया जैसे संचारी रोगों और कुपोषण से ही जूझ रहे हैं। पर, एक ताजा रिपोर्ट में पता चला है कि उच्च रक्तचाप, हृदय रोग और मधुमेह जैसी गैर-संचारी बीमारियां भी अब जनजातीय क्षेत्रों में अपने पैर पसार रही हैं।

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Rare basalt columns found in village in Kolhapur

Vasco-Da-Gama (Goa),September 06, (India Science Wire):Deccan traps are one of the largest volcanic features on the earth. Polygonal patterns and columnar joints in basaltic rocks are the most fascinating structures for geologists and volcanologists.

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कोल्हापुर के गांव में मिले दुर्लभ बेसाल्ट स्तंभ

वास्को-दा-गामा (गोवा),सितंबर 06, (इंडिया साइंस वायर) : भारत में स्थित दक्कन ट्रैप को दुनियाभर में इसकी ज्वालामुखीय विशेषताओं के लिए जाना जाता है। इसी क्षेत्र में अब भारतीय वैज्ञानिकों ने पूर्ण रूप से विकसित एक दुर्लभ बेसाल्ट स्तंभ संरचना का पता लगाया है।

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Subsidies on irrigation efficiency may have negative impact on water use

Mumbai,September 05, (India Science Wire) :A new study has pointed out that increased irrigation efficiency does not translate into more water availability for other uses at the watershed level.

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फसलों के लिए खतरा बन रहा है नया प्रवासी कीट

मैसूर,सितंबर 05, (इंडिया साइंस वायर) :कर्नाटक में विदेश से आये हुए एक नये कीट का पता चला है जो सभी तरह की फसलों को भारी नुकसान पहुंचा सकता है। यह कीट राज्य के कई हिस्सों में मक्का के पौधों को नुकसान पहुंचा रहा है। बंगलुरु स्थित यूनिवर्सिटी ऑफ एग्रीकल्चर साइंसेज के वैज्ञानिकों ने यह खुलासा किया है।

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New migrant pest threatens major crops

Mysuru,September 04, (India Science Wire) :A new migrant insect that can potentially cause losses to dozens of crops has been found in Karnataka.

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जलवायु परिवर्तन निगरानी में मददगार हो सकती हैं शैक प्रजातियां

नई दिल्ली,सितंबर 04, (इंडिया साइंस वायर) : भारतीय वैज्ञानिकों के एक ताजा अध्ययन में अरुणाचल प्रदेश के तवांग जिले में पायी जाने वाली 122 शैक प्रजातियों को सूचीबद्ध किया गया है।

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Study finds gaps in publicly funded dialysis programme

New Delhi,September 04, (India Science Wire) :Incidence of chronic kidney disease is rising rapidly India.It is ranked as the ninth leading cause of death in India as per the estimates made by a global study in 2016.

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Cutting on rock salt, fluoride toothpastes can help tackle anaemia: study

Bengaluru,August 31 (India Science Wire) :For several decades, India has been trying to reduce the health burden due to anaemia.

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वैज्ञानिकों ने चींटियों के संयुक्त नेत्रों की संरचनात्मक विशेषताओं का पता लगाया

वास्को-द-गामा (गोवा),अगस्त 31 (इंडिया साइंस वायर) :चींटियों में देखने की अद्भुत क्षमता होती है। भारतीय वैज्ञानिकों ने एक ताजा अध्ययन में चींटियों के दृश्य संवेदी गुणों को समझने के लिए उनके संयुक्त नेत्रों की संरचनात्मक विशेषताओं का पता लगाया है।

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Kashmir’s Dal Lake harbours bacteria that can degrade pesticides

Srinagar,August 31 (India Science Wire) :The Dal Lake and other wetlands of Kashmir are famous for their natural beauty and play a key environmental role.

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Nurturing young talents of north-east for science

Aizawl (Mizoram),August 29 (India Science Wire) : She is in class nine. However, she already has a dream to become a teacher and a researcher.

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Scientists find protein role in TB bacteria growth

New Delhi,August 29 (India Science Wire) :In their efforts to find new drug targets against tuberculosis, Indian researchers have identified the role of a protein which is critical for growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb).

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Scientists explain strange behaviour of gut bacteria resistant to TB drugs

Mysuru,August 27 (India Science Wire) : The human gut harbours millions of bacteria which play a role in maintaining human health.

However, of late, it has emerged that some of these otherwise friendly bacteria harbour drug resistant genes and are capable of transferring drug resistance to disease-causing bacteria making them difficult-to-treat.

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Veterinary drug may be repurposed for human cancers: study

Hyderabad,August 27 (India Science Wire) :Indian scientists have found that fenbendazole, a broad-spectrum anti-parasitic drug used in veterinary sector, could be useful against cancers as well.

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Biomass of invasive weed can help treat toxic waste

Cuttack,August 23 (India Science Wire) :Prosopis Juliflora is an invasive weed with abundant spread in India. Called Seemai Karuvelam in Tamil and Vilayati Babul in Hindi, it has outstanding capability to survive and grow on dry arid and saline lands.

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Making science education fun for schools kids in NE

Gangtok,August 23 (India Science Wire) :How do insects fly? Why does ginger have wrinkles? Why does chilli cause so much pain? Questions like these often crop up in the minds of young school children, but they may not find answers to such questions in their textbooks.

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Gut bacteria are a reservoir of drug resistance genes: study

New Delhi,August 21 (India Science Wire) :Antibiotic resistance is emerging as a major health challenge. Scientists at the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) here have found that friendly gut bacteria are a reservoir of drug resistance genes which when transferred to disease-causing bacteria may make them untreatable.

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