R&D Current Affairs, GK & News

Role of Lipids in Infectious Diseases

Scientists from IIT Bombay are exploring the possibility of using ‘biologically active lipid molecules’ as tools to explain their disease causing function. Lipids Lipid is a biomolecule that is capable of dissolving in non-polar solvents like hydrocarbons. Apart from being a vital structural component of cell membranes, they have other functions like energy storage and ..


UGC cracks down on Predatory Publishing

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has cracked down heavily on various research journals which rely on the “pay and publish” model. It is also referred to as predatory publishing. The UGC has removed several hundred such journals from its list of approved research outcomes. What is predatory publishing? Researchers need to publish their work in ..