Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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A STUDY conducted by researchers from the University of Cambridge published in the journal Science of the Total Environment provides the first evidence of a mechanism by...

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The darling of the medical world – mRNA is here

Vaccines are the talk of the town now and a new addition to public vocabulary is mRNA. We all know DNA took all the...

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Dr Margaret Karembu conferred Moran of the Order of the Burning...

DR MARGARET KAREMBU has been conferred a Presidential award in recognition of her tireless effort over the last two decades to improve science communication and appreciation of modern biotechnology...

USDA, FDA ink MOU on Animal Biotechnology Regulations

THE United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and US Department of Health and Human Services signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) finalizing the joint...

France: NBTs are not GMOs

THE Agriculture Minister of France Julien Denormandie said in an interview that France sees crops developed using gene editing techniques as different to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and...

Rush scientists develop potential COVID-19 drug

SCIENTISTS from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois have developed a new potential therapy for COVID-19 that has shown promising results in its lab study. The scientists...

How Vaccines Work ?

WHEN a bacteria or virus (pathogen) enters our body, they are seen as foreign entities. Our immune system feels threatened. They start recognizing specific structures...

FAO director-general stresses the crucial role of biodiversity in combating zoonotic...

ROME: Emphasizing the interconnectedness of environmental, animal and human health, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu reiterated FAO's commitment to continue supporting the mainstreaming of biodiversity...

New study: Without right messaging, masks could lead to more COVID-19...

A NOVEL new study suggests that the behaviour public officials are now mandating or recommending unequivocally to slow the spread of surging COVID-19--wearing a...

Herbee a new e-commerce platform to broaden the herbal industry

BY SAARANI VENGADESEN THE Human Life Advancement Foundation (HLAF) and Dropee jointly initiated Herbee, a new e-commerce platform which provides a digital marketplace for local...

International research team identifies bacterium that protects rice plants from diseases

AN INTERNATIONAL research group including researchers from the Institute for Environmental Biotechnology at Graz University of Technology have shown how a bacterium inside the seeds...

Chinese scientists discover rice gene for adaptation to low soil nitrogen

SCIENTISTS from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have found a gene that plays an important...

Europe’s Position on COVID-19 Vaccines Inconsistent with its GMO Stance

EUROPEAN politicians lauded the breakthroughs in the COVID-19 vaccine, including mRNA vaccines which are developed using genetic engineering. This stance is considered as inconsistent with its position...

Trust the Shot

WITH the rapid development and distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine, the anxious wait is over. But with anti-vaccine ideologies growing, governments  are facing the...

Edward Jenner- The Father of Immunology

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The Very First Vaccines in the 10th Century

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Talk about Covid-19 vaccine responsibly, say global experts

A TEAM of renowned scientific experts has joined forces from across the world to help fight the spread of misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines,...

Expert: Traditional model for disease spread may not work in Covid-19

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FAO launches the UN’s International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021

ROME: The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today launched the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables...

Price, nutrition among top Factors affecting Canadian consumers’ choice for GM...

A SURVEY conducted in 2018 found that Canadian consumers have diametric opposition to their actual purchasing behavior when it comes to genetically modified (GM) foods. This...

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