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The Netherlands New HIV variant

The researchers of Netherlands have discovered a new HIV variant. It has been named as VB variant. It was lurking the country for a long period. The variant causes 3.5 times to 5.5 times higher levels of infection. However, there is no cause of alarm because of modern treatments. About the VB variant The recovery ..

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NIPER Research Portal

NIPER is National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER). The Ministry of Chemicals has recently launched NIPER Portal to facilitate innovation and research in the pharmaceutical sector. About the Portal The NIPER Research portal will provide the information about the research activities of NIPER. The portal will also list out the patents and publication ..

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India’s first Graphene Innovation Centre

The first Graphene innovation centre of the country is set up in Kerala. This is the first research and development centre being established for graphene. About Graphene Graphene is the strongest material in the world. Also, it is the thinnest material. Graphene has good electrical conductivity and chemical stability. It is transparent, light in weight ..

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What is Beal seed viability experiment?

The Beal Seed Viability Experiment was begun by William James Beam. He was an American Botanist who worked at the Michigan State University. What is Beal Seed Viability Experiment? In 1879, Beal began one of the longest running experiments in botany. The experiment aims to study how long a weed can stay dormant in agricultural ..

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NanoSniffer: Microsensor based Explosive Trace Detector

The Union Education Minister recently launched the world’s first Microsensor based Explosive Trace Detector called the “NanoSniffer”. About NanoSniffer The NanoSniffer was developed by an IIT Bombay incubated startup called NanoSniff Technologies. It is marketed by the IIT Delhi incubated startup Kritikal Solutions. The NanoSniffer can detect explosives in less than ten seconds. It can ..

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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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