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WATER HYACINTH- A Low cost and Natural pollution reducing agent

  Eichhornia crassipes, commonly known as “common water hyacinth” is probably the fastest growing plant. We have always heard that water hyacinth causes numerous problems like clogging rivers, killing fishes due to oxygen depletion, etc. But many of us are unaware of the beneficial aspect of the plant and its numerous

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Vermitechnology: An overview

The branch of science that studies the importance and utilization of different epigeic earthworm species to answer problems related to ecology and environment is known as Vermitechnology. It is a useful technique for stabilization of both industrial and domestic organic waste, organic farming and waste water treatment. Vermitechnology is an

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Role of NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) in Disease Diagnosis

Overview The Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), a decade old technology has revolutionized the area of genomics with substantial impact. This highly advanced sequencing technology can produce a huge amount of data in a very short period which is possible because of parallelized sequencing enabling to sequence millions of fragment simultaneously. The

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Challenge of Developing a Malaria Vaccine

  Malaria has plagued humanity since antiquity. Today, it may sound surprising to recall that right until the late nineteenth century, malaria was believed to be a malady caused by foul odorous air or “miasmas” emanating from polluted water bodies, swamps or marsh lands. It was the French military surgeon and

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Dealing with e-waste

Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that causes adverse changes. The highly dangerous source of pollution of the environment of the present day is electronic waste (e-waste), originating from electrical and electronic equipment. Our society has the most crucial role to play to combat this menace

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Prospect of Anti-Ageing Therapy

The readers might be aware of Yayati, the Puranic king and son of King Nahusha and his wife Ashokasundari, daughter of Lord Shiva and Parvati, who was one of the ancestors of Pandavas. As the story goes, Yayati swapped his old age with his youngest son, Puru and remained young

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