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New Methods for Quantum Chemistry

Indian scientists from IIT Bombay are working to develop free and efficient software for quantum chemistry research. Their work is expected to have major implications for cancer treatment. Quantum Chemistry Quantum chemistry is a branch of science that makes use of principles of quantum mechanics in chemistry. It is a relatively new branch that studies ..

Tony Joseph wins Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize

New Delhi based Journalist and English author, Tony Joseph won the 12th edition of Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize. Tony Joseph won the award for his book ‘Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From’ which tells about the story of origins of the first humans who occupied the Indian subcontinent ..

The researchers at IIT Kanpur develops a novel molecular framework for superbugs

The researchers at the IIT Kanpur and the Lucknow-based Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) have designed a novel molecular framework to destroy superbugs, which are becoming increasingly resistant to most known antibiotics. It would help drugs latch on to the germs and prevent them from multiplying. For the study, the scientists used bacteria – Staphylococcus ..

DNA Regulation Bill

The government has cleared the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill for introduction in parliament. Features of the Bill The Bill provides for a regulatory framework for obtaining, storing and testing of DNA samples of human beings, mainly for the purposes of criminal investigations, and with the objective of establishing the identity of a ..

DNA test : 45 year old double murder solved

DNA evidence found at a 1973 crime scene has helped the investigators to identify suspect. However the suspect was long dead. Linda and Clifford Berhardt, 24 were killed years back. The investigators found that they were murdered by Linda’s co worker Caldwell, who died in 2003. The DNA evidences were compared to the genetic samples ..

Genomics and Personal Genomics

Genome refers to the genetic material of an organism and it comprises of DNA (or RNA in RNA viruses). It offers a blueprint for an organism’s structure and function and has all information necessary for life. Study of genome is called genomics. One of the basic disciplines in genomics is Genome sequencing which refers to ..

Dr. Lalji Singh

Widely regarded as the “Father of DNA fingerprinting in India”, Dr. Lalji Singh passed away in December, 2017. He died of a massive heart attack at the BHU Trauma Centre on 10th December. The 25th Vice Chancellor of the Banaras Hindu University, the fourth Director of the Hyderabad-based CSIR-Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CSIR-CCMB), ..

DNA Based Computing

DNA based computing uses biological molecule instead of silicon chip for computing is DNA based computing. So (A)(T)(G)(C) will be used Instead of 0 and 1used in computer processing. In the field of DNA-based computing, the DNA contains the information, but the molecules are floating around in solution. It can be used to make nanotech ..