Scientists use enzymes to convert lignin fibres from ridge-gourd into nanoparticles to be used in a variety of bio-products.
IISc researchers explore an alternative vaccination strategy against the Hepatitis C virus. Initial tests have been very successful in mice.
Researchers from Lucknow, India have developed genetically modified tomato and analysed their effects on bone health in female mice.
Ipsita Herlekarreports on a recent study in which scientists from Kolkata have tested whether converted coral discs when infused with growth factors are more effective in enhancing and accelerating bone tissue regeneration.
The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) has launched an incubation cell for biotechnology start-ups. The facility, supported by funding from the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), was inaugurated on 11th December.
The fourth edition of the Next-Gen Genomics & Bioinformatics Technologies (NGBT) Conference will take place at NIMHANS, Bangalore between 17-19 November 2014. Nandini Rajamani tells us more about this conference, which not only has an impressive line-up of speakers and sessions, but also includes a real-time study that can tell you if you really need that deodorant.
Rifamycin B has been the key player in the treatment of tuberculosis for several decades now. To keep up with the escalating drug-resistance in the pathogens, scientists have struggled to come up with effective analogs for this complex compound using chemical means. Athulaprabha Murthi reports on a breakthrough biological synthesis of a rifamycin B analog which holds much promise for future development of drugs to fight Tuberculosis.