Tiny RNA lost during domestication created robust rice varieties, shows study by NCBS, Bengaluru.
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Researchers from InStem, Bengaluru, CCAMP, Bengaluru, University of Louisville, USA, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, USA and Dalhousie University, Canada have reported that a compound produced during the breakdown of berries and pomegranate in the gut has the potential to reduce inflammatory bowel disease, which affects millions of people across the globe.
Researchers from the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology, Japan, show that cultivating Ashwagandha organically with vermicompost can enrich the soil and help in the germination and growth of the plant.
Researchers from IISc, Bengaluru, and Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, have developed nanoparticles that can deliver drugs to targeted mammalian cells, using a type of plant virus called sesbania mosaic virus.
The year 2018 was exciting for herpetologists in India as over 20 new species of frogs and geckos were discovered here. As we ring in 2019, the excitement continues to live on as researchers from Pune’s Savitribai Phule Pune University and the Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, have discovered a new species of cricket frog from the northern Western Ghats in Maharashtra.
Researchers from the IISc and the UAS, Bengaluru, have explained how Salmonella enters a growing plant from the soil.
Researchers from IISc, Bengaluru, and the Kerala Forest Department, have reported the presence of the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, in two species of Indian monkeys.
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College and Sassoon Government Hospitals study how household air pollution can affect tuberculosis.
In a recent study, researchers at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, have described how the pathogenic bacteria Salmonella, which causes a range of diseases from diarrhoea to typhoid, escapes from our immune system. The findings of this study, funded by the Department of Biotechnology and the Department of Atomic Energy, have been published in the journal PLoS Pathogens.
In a recent study, researchers from the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (InStem), the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru, and the University of Edinburgh, UK, have deciphered an exciting role of a human protein commonly found in the brain. The protein, called Fragile-X mental retardation protein (FMRP), plays a vital role in the development of cognitive functions.