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2019 edition of World Vitiligo Day (WVD)

The World Vitiligo Day (WVD) is observed every year on June 25 to raise awareness about the condition. The 2019 theme ‘The Quality of Life of a Vitiligo Patient’ focuses on mental and medical journey of vitiligo. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder wherein the immune system of the body attacks the healthy cells and in ..


The rare Blonde Zebra spotted

At Tanzania’s Serengiti National Park, a blone Zebra was spotted among the other migrating Zebras. The golden colored Zebra had partial albinism. Abinism means that the animal has less melanin, a skin pigment. The migration in Serengiti is the world’s second largest migration. Every year around the same time, the herbivores in the Southern Serengeti ..


Goa University discovers pigment in wild edible mushroom that may help fight against cancer

Recently, the mycological laboratory of the Department of Botany in Goa University announced the discovery of a new pigment from local wild mushrooms that may help fight against cancer. The result was confirmed after more than two decades of research experience on local wild mushrooms. The chemical nature of the brown or black color pigment ..