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A peek into gut of Indians throws up surprises

New Delhi,July 19 (India Science Wire):Millions of microorganisms that live inside human gut play a critical role not just in metabolism of food but in overall health.

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Distribution of monsoon rainfall connected to global sea surface temperatures

Pune, July 19 (India Science Wire):The All India Monsoon Rainfall has been a target of monsoon prediction since the times of Sir Gilbert Walker back in the 1930s.

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Extensive erosion of mudflats changes shoreline in Gulf of Khambhat

Vasco-da-gama,July 18 (India Science Wire):Tidal mudflats of Gulf of Khambhat on west coast constitute an important ecosystem on India’s coastline. Scientists have now found that these mudflats are experiencing severe erosion which is threatening the vital habitat.

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उत्तराखंड में गंभीर हो रही है मिट्टी के कटाव की चुनौती

नई दिल्ली, 18 जुलाई (इंडिया साइंस वायर):अपनी भौगोलिक संरचना के कारण हिमालय का पारिस्थितिकी तंत्र बेहद संवेदनशील माना जाता है। भारतीय शोधकर्ताओं ने पाया है कि हिमालय क्षेत्र में स्थित राज्य उत्तराखंड का 48 प्रतिशत से अधिक हिस्सा मिट्टी के कटाव से अत्यधिक प्रभावित हो रहा है, जो स्थानीय पर्यावरण, कृषि और आजीविका के लिए एक प्रमुख चुनौती बन सकता है।

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New option emerges for treatment of inflammatory diseases

New Delhi,July 18 (India Science Wire):A team of Indian and American researchers has identified immune-modulatory function of a protein that could potentially help in treating sepsis and other inflammatory diseases caused due to abnormal functioning of immune cells.

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Fenugreek and onion are good for diabetic heart

New Delhi,July 17 (India Science Wire):The role of fenugreek and onion in preventing cardio-vascular diseases has been a part of traditional knowledge in India. Now scientists from CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute

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Making recycling of rubber eco-friendly

New Delhi,July 17 (India Science Wire):Natural rubber is widely used in many applications in household and industry.

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Popular vegetable can help prepare a cure for Kala Azar

Mysuru,July 16 (India Science Wire):A popular vegetable helps in preparation of an effective nanoparticle-based formulation to treat Kala Azar, which is caused by Leishmania donovani.

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India to work on futuristic concept of “cyber twin”

New Delhi,July 16 (India Science Wire):Just imagine being able to know what Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, who expired in July 2015, would have thought about today’s test firing of the supersonic missile or any other current issue of his interest.

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New technique can make ocean wave energy attractive

Bengaluru,July 12 (India Science Wire):Oscillating water columns can be used to tap energy from oceanic and sea waves. Higher cost of wave energy devices, however, remains a challenge.

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Indian scientists find faster way to fabricate flexible micro-supercapacitors

Mysuru,July 12 (India Science Wire):Flexible, lightweight and highly efficient micro-supercapacitors have been developed by Indian scientists, for potential use in advanced miniaturized digital devices.

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How Indian museums can harness power of technology for art authenticity

Mumbai,July 11 (India Science Wire):Indian museums house an enviable range of collections of art and cultural objects spanning the vast history of India. Such collections, however, are poorly documented making them vulnerable to possibilities of theft or illicit culture trafficking.

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How fertilizer use alters soil bacteria communities

Cuttack,July 11 (India Science Wire):Soil supports life on earth, and is a dynamic living system. The microorganisms living in it are part of nutrient recycling especially carbon, nitrogen, sulphur and phosphorus.

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How resilient are indigenous goats to climate change

Jammu,July 10 (India Science Wire):Climate change is posing a challenge not only to agricultural crops but also to livestock. In order to sustain rural livelihoods it is critical to identify livestock breeds that are climate resilient.

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बिहार में चिंताजनक है भूमिगत जल स्तर की स्थिति

नई दिल्ली,जुलाई 10 (इंडिया साइंस वायर):बिहार के कई जिलों में भूमिगत जल स्तर की स्थिति पिछले 30 सालों में चिंताजनक हो गई है। कुछ जिलों में भूजल स्तर दो से तीन मीटर तक गिर गया है।

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मणिपुर की लोकटक झील में मिले कई उपयोगी जीवाणु

वास्को-द-गामा (गोवा),जुलाई 09 (इंडिया साइंस वायर):मणिपुर की लोकटक झील दुनियाभर में अपने तैरते हुए द्वीपों या फूमदी के लिए जानी जाती है। वनस्पतियों, मिट्टी और जैविक तत्वों से बनी फूमदी झील पर तैरते हुए किसी भूखंड की तरह लगती है।

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A solar water purifier, with a difference

New Delhi,July 09 (India Science Wire):Availability of potable drinking water remains a challenge in rural areas in several parts of the country.Commercially available water filters are costly, need electricity to run and reverse osmosis (RO)-based purifiers waste a lot of water. Now Indian scientists have developed a unique low-cost solar water purifier that can address all these concerns.

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भारत में निर्मित रडार ने शुरू की मानसून की निगरानी

मैसूर,जुलाई 06 (इंडिया साइंस वायर):हिंद महासागर के ऊपर मौसम और मानसून की अधिक सटीक निगरानी के लिए भारत में निर्मित रडार ने कोचीन यूनिवर्सिटी ऑफ साइंस ऐंड टेक्नोलॉजी में काम करना शुरू कर दिया है।

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Indigenous radar to track monsoon winds is now functional

Mysuru,July 06 (India Science Wire):A fully indigenously built radar to scan high skies over the Indian ocean for movement of air and monsoon winds has started functioning at the Cochin University of Science and Technology in Cochin.

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Drug resistance posing new challenge to child survival

New Delhi, July 05 (India Science Wire) :Antimicrobial resistance has become a global health challenge, making easily treatable infections difficult to treat.

The problem is not sparing vulnerable population groups like newborn babies who need urgent treatment in case of conditions such as neonatal sepsis.

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अरुणाचल में मिली अदरक की दो नई प्रजातियां

नई दिल्ली, जुलाई 05 (इंडिया साइंस वायर):भोजन का एक अहम हिस्सा होने के साथ-साथ अदरक का औषधीय महत्व भी कम नहीं है। भारतीय शोधकर्ताओं ने अरुणाचल प्रदेश के लोहित और डिबांग घाटी जिले में अदरक की दो नई प्रजातियों का पता लगाया है।

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Kerala botanists discover two new ginger species in Arunachal

New Delhi, July 04 (India Science Wire) :Ginger not only adds some spice to Indian food but is also an important medicinal plant. Now a team of researchers from Kerala has discovered two new species of ginger in the biodiversity hotpsot of the Northeast.

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Study calls for addressing all gender barriers to ensure universal health care

New Delhi,July 04 (India Science Wire):A new study has shown that it is not enough to merely offer free care to encourage women to seek treatment in hospitals. It has found that gender disparity continued even where free hospital care was provided.

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Vitamin D deficiency may be linked to diabetes risk in pre-diabetic women

New Delhi, July 03 (India Science Wire) :Lower vitamin D levels may be linked to higher blood glucose levels in Indian women with pre-diabetes condition, according to a new study. [read more]


इन्सान की आवाज की नकल कैसे कर पाता है तोता

नई दिल्ली, जुलाई 03 (इंडिया साइंस वायर):यह तो सभी जानते हैं कि तोते इन्सानों की भाषा की नकल कर सकते हैं। लेकिन, वे ऐसा कैसे कर पाते हैं इस बात को लेकर वैज्ञानिक हमेशा जानने के लिए उत्सुक रहे हैं। पक्षियों की विभिन्न प्रजातियां संदेशों के आदान-प्रदान के लिए कई तरह के ध्वनि संकेतों का उपयोग करती हैं।

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NIN launches App on nutrition content of Indian food

New Delhi, July 02 (India Science Wire) :It will now be easier for diabetics, heart patients and those who are on diet to figure out how much calories they are consuming while eating Indian food. [read more]


Here is why researchers working in polar regions are coming together

Vasco-da-Gama (Goa),July 02 (India Science Wire):Polar regions have a major influence on global climate and this is making researchers working in both the Arctic and the Antarctic to come together to share knowledge and experience.

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