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Scientists identify genes to improve fertilizer nitrogen use efficiency in rice

After analyzing over 16,600 genes, scientists have systematically shortlisted 62 candidate genes and then further narrowed them down to “06 high priority target genes” for their potential to improve NUE in rice.........................

#WorldCancerDay: The fault in our genes!

Molecular epidemiologic studies have provided conclusive evidence that individual susceptibility to cancer is mediated by both genetic and environmental factors, writes Dr Rakesh Katna, Consultant Surgical Oncology, Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai...........................

‘Functionalized fragments’ help design RNA medicines for undruggable diseases

Proof-of-concept study shows new way to design medicines against aggressive breast cancer and other incurable conditions...................

A new way forward for treatment of tonsil cancer

A study on the whole genome methylation profile for tonsil cancer was recently undertaken on a subset of the northeast India population. The findings are expected to significantly improve upon the understanding of the disease....................

Avesthagen study uncovers factors that could be driving Persian life longevity...

Zoroastrian-Parsi research may help determine genetic predictors for tobacco-related cancers..............

IIT Madras researchers develop algorithms to detect disease-causing dysfunctional proteins &...

They hope to develop detailed maps of tissue- & disease-specific networks in future that can help in better understanding of the connections among genes, proteins and diseases, and thus contribute towards the cutting-edge field of disease network biology......................

A key cellular mechanism in Huntington disease unravelled

A team of scientists from the National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) in Pune have observed that the pathogenic Huntingtin protein causes a decrease in the overall protein production in cells and that the Huntingtin clumps collect together.....................

Way paved to diagnose oral cancer metastasis better

The scientists have identified alterations in DNA, multiple genes and pathways associated with local lymph node metastasis in oral cancers................

NBRC scientists pave the way for a better understanding of Autism

Researchers at the National Brain Research Centre at Manesar, Gurugram have developed a human-based model that could help study how brain develops, particularly about neurons and what goes awry during brain development.................

Scientists explore wild rice varieties for useful genes

Researchers studied two uncultivated varieties of rice, Oryza rufipogon and Oryza nivara from West Bengal and Odisha that could be important source of beneficial genes for rice breeding and crop improvement............