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Nitric Oxide Accelerates Germination in Chickpea

We are living in an era where the enhancement of crop productivity is of key importance to achieve food security in the nation. For long, studies have been done to understand the role of nitric oxide in controlling respiration, stress…

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Model Predicts Relaxed Energy Policies Plus Climate Change Could Worsen US Air Quality

The Trump administration rolled back a U.S. climate change and energy policy called the Clean Power Plan in June 2019. The policy, first instated in 2015, aimed to limit power plants’ carbon emissions. In addition to the potential impacts on…

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Uncovering the Principles Behind RNA Folding

Do you know RNA folding plays a very crucial role in controlling the gene expression? But how do these folding takes place? Is there any particular predefined format or it occurs randomly? Recently, a Northwestern Engineering research team has uncovered…

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Mitochondria -Stress in the powerhouse of the cell

Cells need powerhouses known as mitochondria to utilize the energy stored in our food. Most of the proteins required for this powerhouse function are encoded in the nucleus and transported into the mitochondria after they have been synthesized in the…

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Cancer Drugs May Be Targeting Wrong Proteins

Recently, a study by a group of scientist provides the reason for the failure of various cancer drugs in the clinical trials. The research is published in Science Translational Medicine, which highlights that imprecise technology can result in targeting the wrong proteins…

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First Cloned Kitten in China by Sinogene – Garlic

Recently, a businessman in China – Huang Yu hired a biotechnology company named Sinogene to produce a clone of his pet cat. Sinogene is well known for providing dog cloning services but now thanks to Garlic that it can also…

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First Cryo-EM Structure of Eukaryotic Membrane Protein from India

Recently, scientists from NCCS, Pune have studied a protein with the help of Cryo-EM to gain its structural and functional insights. It is considered probably to be the first Cryo-EM based structure determination study of the eukaryotic membrane protein, carried…

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First New Antibiotic for Drug-Resistant TB Approved In 50 Years

The problem of treating tuberculosis has been increasing in the past few decades due to drug-resistant strains. To overcome this, scientists across the world are working to find new drugs that can help fight the menace of tuberculosis. In light of this, the first new antibiotic for drug-resistant tuberculosis has been approved in 50 years by US-FDA on 14 August 2019.

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CRISPR based SHERLOCK Technology- The Detective!

For long, bacteria are using the natural biological system to protect themselves. One such major system that has been discovered lately by scientists is CRISPR. It is an enzyme which targets the foreign genetic material, cleaves it off and prevents…

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A breakthrough – CRISPR Cas9 imaged for the first time

The discovery of CRISPR opened the pandora box of opportunities for scientists across the world to explore this gene editing tool further. But since scientists were not having any visuals of the CRISPR Cas9 enzyme, it was difficult to come…

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