Foetal bovine serum is a nutrient-rich additive widely used for in vitro cell culture studies. However, harvesting the serum involves inhuman methods, calling for replacing or reducing its use in experiments. Here is a report on one such ethical step by a team of researchers who found a novel technique to grow skin cells by drastically reducing bovine serum use.
Timely intervention is critical to curbing the spread of vector-borne diseases like malaria. A team of researchers from Mangaluru, Karnataka, has shown that information technology tools such as their Malaria Control System can be powerful allies in anti-malaria programs. Here is a report on how digitisation helped Mangaluru chalk its success story against malaria.
The need for more transparent, comprehensive, and practical guidelines for carrying out quality research has been recognized time and again in the Indian scientific ecosystem. To address this lacuna, the University Grants Commission (UGC) recently released a document titled “Good Academic Research Practices (GARP)”, which lists best practices for researchers and institutions to maintain excellent standards of ethical research.
Academicians and advocates of open access debate the need for open access institutional repositories.
Scientific advances and achievements of the last two years were the focus of a recent press conference organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology, GoI.
Researchers investigate: What factors affect the choice of agricultural practices among the Adis of Arunachal Pradesh?
The All India People’s Science Congress (AIPSC ) is a biennial conference that communicates scientific and technological developments and policy related issues in India to a concerned audience. The AIPSC was set up in 1987, and is a meeting point for activists and science forum representatives from different states across the country. The 15th AIPSC is being held in Bangalore (Jnana Jyoti Auditorium, Central College campus) between 22nd-25th May 2015, … More