Scientists develop biosensor for accurate detection of environmental pollutants

New Delhi (India Science Wire): Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SDS) is widely used in soaps, toothpaste, creams and shampoos, laundry detergents in households, agricultural operations, laboratories and industries. Its subsequent disposal in waterways causes harmful effects on aquatic organisms, environmental microcosms, and associated living organisms. It also deteriorates the quality of drinking…

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Ministry of Earth Sciences conducts a webinar to mark the World Tsunami Awareness Day 2020

New Delhi (India Science Wire): The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad under the Ministry of Earth Sciences conducted a webinar to mark the World Tsunami Awareness Day 2020. The webinar titled ‘Tsunami Awareness and Preparedness’ was jointly organized with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Odisha State Disaster Management…

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Scientists devise a new tool to fight diarrhea

New Delhi, (India Science Wire): E.coli is the most common foodborne bacteria causing illnesses including diarrhea, fever, and death if left undiagnosed and untreated, which makes its detection most important. Traditional detection methods such as culture or PCR are time-consuming and require skilled manpower. Antibody-based ELISA tests have also been developed but the instability of…

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CSIR-SERC licenses makeshift hospital’s technology to L&T

New Delhi (India Science Wire): Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)’s Chennai based constituent laboratory Structural Engineering Research Centre (SERC) has signed an agreement for licensing of technology – Portable lightweight foldable module for makeshift hospitals and other needs (PoliTal-M), with Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), Mumbai. The agreement was signed in the presence of…

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More power to women scientists, researchers

New Delhi (India Science Wire) : Being a woman it is difficult to strike a balance between work and home. Women have come a long way in enriching the scientific community in India. Due to caregiving responsibilities at home, women scientists often face difficulties and career interruptions. There was a long-felt need to evolve a…

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