Heatwaves projected to become more frequent in India

New Delhi, Octomber 17,2017 (India Science Wire): Heatwaves in India are projected to become more frequent during the current century under different climate change scenarios, a new study has concluded.[read more]

Silence evades silence zones in India

New Delhi, Octomber 17,2017 (India Science Wire): The neighbourhoods of hospitals are declared as silence zones so that patients receiving treatment are not disturbed. So are areas around schools, colleges, courts and other such places that need to be noise-free. [read more]

New flavour of gravitational waves detected

New Delhi, Octomber 16,2017 (India Science Wire): Within twenty months after announcement of the first confirmed detection of gravitational waves and within two weeks of the discovery winning the Nobel Prize-[read more]

Nanoparticles designed for sustained and controlled drug delivery

New Delhi, Octomber 16,2017 (India Science Wire): Indian researchers are trying to engineer effective drug delivery system through nanoparticles. The use of nanotechnology enables researchers to encapsulate medicine in tiny particles which are the size of viruses. [read more]

Epigenetic manipulation may inhibit cancer spread

New Delhi, Octomber 13,2017 (India Science Wire): Manipulating tags on DNA without changing the underlying sequence triggers a chain of molecular events that may help prevent spread of cancer, a new study by Indian scientists has revealed. [read more]

Scientists crack hair loss mystery, in mice to begin with

New Delhi, Octomber 12,2017 (India Science Wire): A team of scientists from Mumbai has uncovered a cause for permanent hair loss. They have found that over expression of a protein called phospholipase A2-IIA could cause hair loss in mice. [read more]

High doses of Vitamin C and B3 can kill cancer stem cells: study

New Delhi, Octomber 12,2017 (India Science Wire): Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Dietary fibre and lifestyle changes have been recommended as measures for preventing colorectal cancer. [read more]

Iron and zinc deficiencies can be addressed through simple measures: study

New Delhi, Octomber 10,2017 (India Science Wire): India is one of the leading exporters of cereals. It is the second largest producer of rice and fruits in the world. Overall, the country is self sufficient in food production. [read more]

Counseling can be of great help in alcohol deaddiction

New Delhi, Octomber 9,2017 (India Science Wire): Alcohol abuse contributes to illness and premature deaths in a big way. It is also associated with several socioeconomic consequences such loss of earnings and domestic violence.[read more]

New method to tinker cell surface proteins can help design new drugs

New Delhi, Octomber 6,2017 (India Science Wire): A group of Indian scientists have found a new way to modulate specific cellular functions by tinkering with proteins that play a role in cells response to external chemicals like drugs. [read more]

मृदा प्रदूषण से निजात दिलाने में मददगार हो सकती है फफूंद की नई प्रजाति

New Delhi, Octomber 6,2017 (India Science Wire): बरसात के मौसम में लकड़ियों के ढेर या फिर पेड़ के तनों पर पाए जाने वाले फफूंद अक्सर दिख जाते हैं। भारतीय वैज्ञानिकों ने एपीसी5 नाम के ऐसे ही एक नए फफूंद की पहचान की है, जो मिट्टी में पाए जाने वाले अपशिष्ट पदार्थों को अपघटित करके मृदा प्रदूषण को दूर करने में मददगार साबित हो सकता है।[read more]

New memory device to boost miniaturization of digital gizmos

New Delhi, Octomber 5,2017 (India Science Wire): Scientists at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, have developed a high density memory device that promises to provide high speed data reading and writing even while requiring extraordinarily low power to operate it. [read more]

Scientists identify bacterium that could be source of antibiotics

New Delhi, Octomber 5,2017 (India Science Wire): Scientists have identified a new bacterium from a lime quarry in Karnataka, which shows promise of becoming a source of antibiotics.[read more]

जनजातियों का पारंपरिक खगोलीय ज्ञान वैज्ञानिकों को दे सकता है नई दिशा

New Delhi, Octomber 4,2017 (India Science Wire): जलवायु परिवर्तन पूरी दुनिया के लिए चिंता का विषय बना हुआ है। एक ताजा अध्ययन में भारत के 22 नदी घाटियों में से महज छह नदी घाटियों के पारिस्थितिक तंत्र में जलवायु परिवर्तन, खासतौर पर सूखे का सामना करने की क्षमता पाई गई है। [read more]

Warming of Arabian sea is causing extreme rainfall events: study

New Delhi, Octomber 4,2017 (India Science Wire): Events of heavy downpour over a short span of time have become a regular occurrence leading to frequent floods in many Indian cities, as it happened in Hyderabad this week. A new study has not only established that such events are definitely on the rise but has also found a cause for it - increasing warming of the Arabian sea.[read more]

देश के दो-तिहाई पारिस्थितक तंत्र में नहीं है जलवायु परिवर्तन से लड़ने की क्षमता

New Delhi, September 27 (India Science Wire):Silk is not just a popular textile material but also a preferred fibre for medical applications. Now scientists have found that wild varieties of silk such as tasar are tougher, and thus, better suited for making biomaterials.[read more]

Most river basins in India not climate resilient

New Delhi, September 27 (India Science Wire): Climate change remains a matter of concern globally. A new study by Indian researchers has shown that only 6 out of 22 river basins in the country have the potential to cope with the threat of climate change, particularly droughts.[read more]

Tasar silk is better for medical applications: study

New Delhi, September 27 (India Science Wire):Silk is not just a popular textile material but also a preferred fibre for medical applications. Now scientists have found that wild varieties of silk such as tasar are tougher, and thus, better suited for making biomaterials.[read more]

Bacterial richness found in saliva of Indians

New Delhi, September 26 (India Science Wire):Human saliva contains electrolytes, mucus, enzymes for digestion and certain antibacterial compounds. But many of us may not be aware that a range of bacteria is also present in our saliva.[read more]

Winners of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize announced for 2017

New Delhi, September 26 (India Science Wire):The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on Tuesday announced winners of its prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for excellence in science and technology for 2017.[read more]

Quick diagnosis of dengue possible in remote areas: study

New Delhi, September 25 (India Science Wire):Diagnosis of dengue in tribal and remote rural areas remains a challenge unlike cities where hospitals and laboratories have necessary equipment and trained manpower.[read more]

औषधीय गुणों वाली कुसुम हो सकती है हरी पत्तेदार सब्जियों का विकल्प

New Delhi, September 25 (India Science Wire):भारतीय शोधकर्ताओं ने एक नए अध्ययन में तिलहन फसल कुसुम (सेफ्लावर) की विभिन्न किस्मों को पत्तेदार सब्जी के रूप में भोजन का एक अच्छा पोषक विकल्प और किसानों की आय में बढ़ोत्तरी का उत्तम साधन पाया है। [read more]