Indian scientists who found how cancer cells die under microgravity conditions in the outer space hopes to use this to develop new drugs in the future. The scientists at the IIT Madras found that cultured colorectal cancer cell  dies within 48 hours of microgravity conditions because of apoptosis. The conditions...
A team of researchers are growing an island back to its form, off the Tuticorin coast in Tamil Nadu, in the Gulf of Mannar. The team from IIT Madras has been able to make the Vaan Island grow from 1.5284 hectares in December 2015 to 1.6454 hectares using artificial reefs,...
Many decades after it was deserted following a natural disaster, Dhanushkodi is set to get public transport connectivity. The Tamil Nadu Transport department has commenced trial runs of buses to the place. After the Prime Minister inaugurated a road to the ghost town, long abandoned after the devastating cyclone hit...
The Water Resources Department (WRD) in Tamil Nadu will construct artificial recharge structures across various river basins in the State, to boost groundwater recharge and to prevent the floodwater draining into sea. To be a project under the Green Climate Fund, the department will construct about 177 structures including check...
The National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR) may set up its new malaria research centre on the Coimbatore Medical College (CMC) campus. A team from Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR) is visiting the area to assess the feasibility. "Though Nimr is setting up the institute, the Centre has proposed a Centre...
The Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research will use 3D printing technology in complex surgeries. The institute at Pondicherry expects the new 3D printer it has acquired to help surgeons perform complex surgeries in a safer and more accurate manner. The printer will be used in instances such as...
It's a successful example of a community solving civic issues at Athappagoundur panchayat in Coimbatore. The residents of the panchayat took up the task of disposing piled up garbage on the streets five years ago, and today most of the Panchayath is garbage free, according to a report by The...
The Maharashtra government may come up with home based care for mentally ill women once treated at mental hospitals, following a Supreme Court order earlier in July that asked the state to execute a rehabilitation policy for mentally challenged patients. The state is in talks with a Kerala-based NGO and...
Like in the last year, current year too may see the southern states experiencing drought like conditions. When the south west monsoon covered the country fully by July 19, data showed the average area-weighted rainfall of 343.4 mm the country received was one percent more than historic normal. But in...
While India has forged agreements with Israel to work together on water, including cooperation on desalination technology, the country is also getting ready with a desalination mission. “We are developing a desalination mission,” union minister for science and technology Harsh Vardhan was quoted in June by Hindustan Times. The ministry had...

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