Alien weed rings alarm bells in Northeast

New Delhi, May 18 (India Science Wire):It is an invader nobody has seen on our borders but it can play havoc with the country’s biodiversity.An alien weed, Ludwigia Peruviana, is posing a threat to biodiversity in parts of Assam, particularly the catchment area of river Dhansiri and eastern part of river Kopili, scientists have reported while expressing concern that it can spread to other areas in the northeast India. [ read more ]

Indian scientists discover new drug for depression and anxiety

New Delhi, May 18 (India Science Wire):Psychological disorders that affect mood,emotion, and cognition are a rising global health concern. These include depression,anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, dementia, Alzheimer’s and cerebral ischemic stroke.[ read more ]

Wildlife experts want plan to save rare bird in troubled Kashmir

New Delhi, May 12 (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 12 (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 11 (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 11 (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 ]

Indian scientists use jute fibre to power electronic circuits

New Delhi, May 09 (India Science Wire):Jute - the golden fibre of India - is often the toast of fashion circuits. Now it seems jute is going to shine in electronic circuits too. [read more ]

Indian scientists say don't blame N-fertilizer for global warming

New Delhi, May 09 (India Science Wire): In a twist to climate change debate, Indian scientists have shown that there is a need to take into account cooling effects of nitrogen used in agriculture while assessing its overall'temperature change potential' and not just its warming effect. [ read more ]

No formula food for premature babies they too need mothers milk Study

New Delhi, May 08 (India Science Wire): The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that infants must be exclusively breastfed for six months. However,there is no such guideline for children born prematurely.[ read more ]

Growing pastures threaten Himalayan bird species

New Delhi, May 08 (India Science Wire):हिमालय में भूहम के अत् यहधक दोहन के कारण यहां पाए जाने वाले पहक्षयों की कुछ प्रजाहतयों पर बुरा असर पड़ रहा है। सर्ददयों में हहमालय के वनों और कृ हष भूहम का पहक्षयों के प्रजनन के हलए काफी महत्व है। लगभग 80 प्रहतशत पहक्षयों में मौसमी प्रवास देखा गया है और साथ ही 60 प्रहतशत से अहधक प्रजाहतयां प्रजनन के हलए जंगलों पर हनभभर हैं। [ read more ]

Rapid test developed to detect aquaculture virus

New Delhi, May 06 (India Science Wire) : A group of Indian researchers have developed a rapid test to detect a virus that affects shrimp.White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) is a highly contagious and lethal virus especially to the Penaeid shrimp. Death is certain between 3 and 7 days after the attack.[ read more ]

फायदेमंद हो सकती है घरेलू गंदे पानी से सिंचाई

नई दिल्ली, 6 मई, (इंडिया साइंस वायर) : बढ़ती आबादी एवं शहरीकरण के कारण घरों से निकले गंदे पानी का निपटारा, जैव ईंधन के लिए वनों की कटाई और सिंचाई के पानी की कमी जैसी समस्यांएं तेजी से बढ़ रही हैं। भारतीय शोधकर्ताओं ने अब इन तीनों समस्याधओं से निपटने के लिए एक तरीका खोज निकाला है। [ read more ]

Grey water irrigation more profitable

New Delhi, May 06 (India Science Wire) : Over the years the increasing population and urbanization has meant growing shortage of land for disposal of domestic grey water, indiscriminate cutting down of forests for biomass production and lesser availability of water irrigation.[ read more ]

Dogs are a major threat to wild species

New Delhi, May 04 (India Science Wire):Dogs are generally considered as a friend of humans but they may not be so for other species. A new study by a team of Indian and international researchers has shown that dogs are a major threat to wild species. [ read more ]

Scientists develop new method to monitor lymphatic filariasis

New Delhi, May 03 (India Science Wire) : A new method developed by Indian scientists to monitor prevalence of lymphatic filariasis can help in accelerating plan to eliminate the disease in the country.[ read more ]

Scientists develop new wound-healing cream from wood

New Delhi, May 02 (India Science Wire) : A group of Indian researchers have modified lignin -which is present in naturally occurring wood - to develop a quick wound-healing ointment. [ read more ]

Scientists identify genes that increase risk of bone weakness

New Delhi, May 02 (India Science Wire) : Deteriorating bone health is emerging as a significant health problem in India. A group of Indian scientists have now identified variations in a set of genes that can help predict if someone is prone to bone-related disorders.[ read more ]

The humble chalk ready to get a makeover

New Delhi, May 01 (India Science Wire) : In the era of tablets and ipads, the humble blackboard and white chalk may appear to be a thing of past, but it is not so. Millions of school going kids still look up to the blackboard for their daily lessons. Now Indian scientists are deploying high technology to improve the quality of the writing chalk. [ read more ]

Tracking TB becomes simpler with mobile phone

New Delhi, May 01 (India Science Wire) : Mobile phones have become ubiquitous and are being put to several new innovative uses. A new app promises to tackle the problem of tuberculosis by helping in better diagnosis of both active and latent cases of the disease.[ read more ]

टीबी के मरीजों की पहचान के लिए मोबाइल होगा कारगर

New Delhi, May 01 (India Science Wire) : भारत में टीबी के ऐसे मरीजों की संख्‍या काफी अधिक है, जिनकी पहचान अब तक नहीं हो सकी है। टीबी के ये मरीज दूसरे लोगों को भी संक्रमित करते रहते हैं। भारतीय शोधकर्ताओं ने अब एक ऐसा ऐप बनाया है, जो टीबी के रोगियों की पहचान करके उनके प्रभावी उपचार में महत्‍वपूर्ण भूमिका निभा सकता है। [ read more ]

Indian scientists develop new test to detect diabetes-related complications

New Delhi, May 01 (India Science Wire) : Researchers in Sastra University in Tamil Nadu have developed a sensor for measuring levels of a sugar-derived substance directly responsible for heartrelated complications and vascular damage in diabetic population. [ read more ]