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    India now part of a global effort in research on antimicrobial resistance

    In a press announcement released yesterday, India has now joined 16 other countries as a Member of the Global Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research and Development (R&D) Hub. For a country that ranks the highest in antibacterial resistance, this move expands global partnership opportunities to address challenges and improve collaboration in addressing the growing...

    • 3 days ago
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    Study finds monkeys use gestures to communicate, just like apes.

    "We admit that we are like apes, but we seldom realise that we are apes," said Richard Dawkins, an English evolutionary biologist. We often don't realise that we share more similarities with our primate cousins than the differences. Communication is one such trait. Although humans have evolved a complex system of communication as expressed through language, primates...

    • 3 days ago
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    Researchers design a synthetic nucleic acid to detect Indian krait bite

    In India, approximately 50,000 deaths are due to snake bites. The Indian krait is undoubtedly the deadliest of all venomous snakes in the country. The shiny, black, meter-long snake with white stripes on its body possesses the most lethal concoction of poisons. A few drops of it can kill a person in a few hours. For treating a snake-bite victim, it is vital to identify which...

    • 4 days ago
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    Indians managing diabetes poorly, and many remain undiagnosed, finds study

    India, the world's capital of diabetes, has an escalating diabetes epidemic. Diabetes, a non-communicable disease, affects about 8.7% Indians today, and this number is predicted to hit 70 million by 2025 and 80 million by 2030. Although the exact reasons for this rapid rise in diabetes in the country are not yet clear, experts blame it on multiple factors. Population...

    • 5 days ago
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    India tops the list of countries with highest antibiotic resistance, finds study

    Antibiotics, drugs used to treat bacterial infections, have been pivotal in curing many bacterial diseases since its discovery in 1928. However, an emerging threat to using them is the rise of bacterial strains that are resistant to antibiotics. In recent years, antibiotic-resistant bacteria have started to cause havoc on human health-they take longer to heal, and...

    • 6 days ago
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    Seeing climate change through the eyes of the Pikas

    It's getting tougher for the Royle's pikas to survive in the Himalayas. But, these tiny, herbivores wouldn't move as they are particular about where they live. Restricted to rocky, mountainous terrains, they are now facing the wrath of rising temperatures and fluctuating environments. What would become of them in a few more decades? Can these fussy relatives of the rabbit find...

    • 7 days ago
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    Where did we Indians come from?

    We have all heard of the Indus Valley Civilisation, an ancient Bronze Age civilisation that thrived in the northwestern regions of South Asia in the third millennium BCE. It is well known for its granaries, drainage systems and systematically planned cities like Harappa and Mohenjodaro. However, not much is known about its rise and fall; although there are various theories. Historians have not reached consensus on...

    • a week ago
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    "Not just a fever"-What is hampering the elimination of kala-azar in India?

    Visceral leishmaniasis, or kala-azar, is an insidious disease that affects thousands of people, particularly in Bihar and Jharkhand each year. Often presented without apparent symptoms- such as intermittent fever and loss of appetite-this illness can be fatal if not diagnosed and treated within two years. It is caused by the parasite Leishmania donovani and spreads...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Researchers design salt-tolerant varieties of Indian rice

    During the summer monsoon season this year, many regions of India saw spells of floods and droughts. In a country that predominantly depends on rain for irrigation, loss of crops due to such disruptive weather continues to be a source of distress to farmers. With about half of the country's land under cultivation being rain-fed, approaches to make crops tolerant to the vagaries of...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    When an Austrian museum held the key to the rediscovery of an Indian cuckoo bee species

    About three decades ago, a German bee specialist named Klaus Warncke reported a new species of bee from the beautiful landscape of Ladakh, India. He studied the morphology of this small bee, belonging to the genus Epeolus, and named it Epeolus ladakhensis, after Ladakh. Unfortunately, after his death in 1993, the descriptions about this species remained...

    • 2 weeks ago

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