A counterintuitive chemical reaction to simplify the production of biologically important compounds

The reaction simplifies the production of pharmaceutically important molecules called lactones and other complex compounds.

DBT

Mumbai
20 Nov 2020

Researchers have used modified sugars to hamper the development of cell wall in disease-causing bacteria

Mumbai
17 May 2019

Researchers at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai have discovered that tiny RNAs, called microRNAs, help our cells to maintain an equilibrium of energy production during states of upheaval—fasting and feasting.

Bengaluru
28 Feb 2020

Today is National Science Day—a day to celebrate the spirit of science and scientific temper across the county. It is a day to commemorate Sir C V Raman’s discovery of the Raman effect. This year, the theme of National Science Day is ‘Women in Science’, celebrating the contributions of women scientists to the field of science in India.

Bengaluru
14 Mar 2019

Tiny RNA lost during domestication created robust rice varieties, shows study by NCBS, Bengaluru. 

Bengaluru
6 Sep 2018

Study from the Ashoka Trust from Research in Ecology and the Environment details the importance of a global standard to curb the adulteration of herbal medicines.

Bengaluru
20 Feb 2019

Researchers from InStem, Bengaluru, CCAMP, Bengaluru, University of Louisville, USA, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, USA and Dalhousie University, Canada have reported that a compound produced during the breakdown of berries and pomegranate in the gut has the potential to reduce inflammatory bowel disease, which affects millions of people across the globe.

Amritsar
15 Feb 2019

Researchers from the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology, Japan, show that cultivating Ashwagandha organically with vermicompost can enrich the soil and help in the germination and growth of the plant. 

Bengaluru
30 Jan 2019

Researchers from IISc, Bengaluru, and Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, have developed nanoparticles that can deliver drugs to targeted mammalian cells, using a type of plant virus called sesbania mosaic virus. 

 

Bengaluru
10 Jan 2019

Researchers from the IISc and the UAS, Bengaluru, have explained how Salmonella enters a growing plant from the soil.