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Robots made from stem cells of frogs

The scientists have used the stem cells of frogs to create a new living robot. These robots have been named Xenobots. About Xenobots Xenobots are capable of healing themselves. They can record memories. Xenobots are made from frog cells. They have been named after the Xenopus laevis frog that supplied its cells to create the ..

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New Biomolecules to fight Kala Azar Drug Resistance

A team of researchers from Department of Biotechnology, National Centre for Cell Science have found ways to combat drug resistance of Kala Azar disease. Miltefosine is the only drug available against Leishmaniasis or Kala Azar and is losing its effectiveness lately. What is the issue? The transporter proteins play a major role in carrying miltefosine ..

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April 28: World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Every year the World Day for Safety and Health at Work is observed on April 28. With COVID-19 pandemic creating great challenges for governments, workers and employers, this year the day is to focus on addressing outbreak of infectious diseases at work. This year, the day is marked under the theme Theme: Stop the Pandemic ..

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DRDO Mobile COVID-19 Testing Lab inaugurated by Defence Minister

On April 24, 2020, Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh inaugurated mobile COVID-19 testing laboratory facility. The facility is capable of testing 1000 samples in a day. Highlights The Mobile Virology Research and Diagnostics Laboratory (MVRDL) was developed by DRDO in association with the ESIC Hospital in Hyderabad. The laboratory was set up in 15 days ..

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Central Drug Research Institute signs MoU to sequence virus strains

On April 18, 2020, the Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with King George Medical University to sequence the strains of COVID-19 virus samples obtained from different patients. What is the plan? According to the MoU, a Lucknow based lab is to sequence the virus strains. This is to ..

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