• New tool to fight antimicrobial resistance

    New Delhi: A team of researchers at the Department of Biotechnology’s Hyderabad-based National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (DBT-NIAB) has developed a new technique to detect the presence of an antibiotic called Oxytetracycline (OTC) in milk samples. Oxytetracycline is known for its broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity and is one of the extensively used antibiotics in veterinary practices. Its excessive consumption can cause…

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  • S&T Minister inaugurates new facilities at CSIR-AMPRI, Bhopal

    New Delhi: The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s Bhopal-based Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute (CSIR-AMPRI) has set up a new Centre for Advanced Radiation Shielding and Geopolymeric Materials and  a new Analytical High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope Laboratory. The new Centre for Advanced Radiation Shielding and Geopolymeric Materials has been set up to take forward the research and…

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  • Portal to provide all-inclusive information on SERB sanctioned projects

    New Delhi: Science and Engineering Board (SERB), a statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) with the mandate to plan, promote, and fund internationally competitive research in emerging areas, has set up a portal that offers real time information on the various research projects supported by it. Called ‘SERB – PRoject Information System & Management (SERB –…

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  • Study kindles new hope for a cure for Parkinson’s Disease

    New Delhi: Efforts to find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease is expected to get a big boost with researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras finding that energy deficiency in certain cells in the human brain could be a major cause for the development of the  neurodegenerative disorder. Parkinson’s Disease is the second most prominent neurodegenerative disease across the world…

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  • IIT-Madras Launches new programme to boost women leadership

    New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology-Madras has launched a new programme to boost its women leadership with an endowment fund raised from its alumni and CSR grants. Named ‘Women Leading IITM’ (WLI), the programme will make grants every year to accelerate the careers of women technologists and provide a supportive environment for women to thrive at IIT Madras. The aim…

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  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan to present awards on National Science Day

    New Delhi: The Department of Science and Technology in the Ministry of Science and Technology is holding a function here on Sunday February 28 to mark the National Science Day, which is celebrated every year since 1987 in remembrance of Nobel Laureate Sir C.V.Raman’s path breaking discovery of Raman Effect in 1930. Union Minister for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences…

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