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Agribiotechnology in a nutshell module

BY JAYASYALINY JAYARAJ LOS BANOS: Twenty-five delegates from eight Asian countries attended the second Asian Short Course on Agribiotechnolgy (ASCA) from Dec 2-6. The event...

AI and radiology more accurately identify breast cancer

AN artificial intelligence (AI) tool--trained on roughly a million screening mammography images--identified breast cancer with approximately 90 percent accuracy when combined with analysis by...

Junk genes from fungi can yield new drugs

BIO-PROTECTION Research Centre scientists and collaborators have made a discovery that potentially opens the door to new medicines and biological pesticides. In work that began...

Amateur techie helps NASA find crashed Indian spacecraft

CH E N N A I : S h a n m u g a Subramanian, a 33-year-old engineer from Chennai, turned into an international...

Synthetic nanopores made from DNA

IN 2015, the first commercial nanopore DNA sequencing device was introduced by Oxford Nanopore Technologies. Based on a synthetically engineered transmembrane protein, nanopore sequencing...

Nine of climate “tipping points” active today

MORE than half of the climate tipping points identified a decade ago are now “active”, a group of leading scientists have warned. This threatens the...

Animals could help humans monitor oceans

“WE want to highlight the massive potential of animal-borne sensors to teach us about the oceans,” said lead author Dr David March, of Centre...

Bee-free honey

A team of 12 students from the Department of Biotechnology and Food Engineering at Israel’s the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology has developed...

Biotech saves lives: The Philippines health ministry

"WITHOUT biotechnology, polio, measles, and other deadly diseases will be rampant. This reflects the importance of biotechnology in our daily lives and in the...

How does language emerge?

HOW the languages of the world emerged is largely a mystery. Considering that it might have taken millennia, it is intriguing to see how...

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