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Researchers make new discovery in battle against malaria

Indian researchers have identified a novel anti-malarial peptide that could be used in combination with other antimalarials for blocking the Plasmodium falciparum parasite from infecting blood cells.......................

New drug for amoebiasis in the offing

A team of researchers from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has developed new drug molecules against the protozoa that causes amoebiasis.......................

JNU to establish new centre for research in natural products

The main objective of the center is to screen natural products to identify potential candidates for further optimization and preclinical and clinical development as new drugs against parasitic diseases......................

DRDO, JNU scientists develop more potent Anthrax vaccine  

Researchers from the Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Mysore and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) decided to develop a single vaccine which is effective against both the toxin and its spores so as to provide complete protection................

Scientists develop transgenic rice that can grow under high salinity &...

The research group has been engaged in understanding biochemical and molecular basis of salinity tolerance of the Pokkali rice for the past two decades..............

Early sowing can increase cotton yield: study

A new study by Indian scientists has predicted that the yield of cotton can be maximized if the crop is sown early (by mid-May) and irrigated during ball formation and maturity stages in case of drought conditions...…………...

India may not achieve SDG targets on reducing child mortality: study

The study based on analysis of data from the 2015–2016 National Family Health Survey (NFHS) has found that about 67% of the districts are not likely to achieve the target for male newborns, whereas 46% are not likely to achieve the target for female newborns by 2030...…………...

Jumping genes become active in critical brain areas with age

Studies on jumping genes are significant as it can cause insertional mutations leading to several diseases. Till date, more than 100 disease-causing jumping gene insertions have been identified................

In a surprise, scientists find that arthritis drug may treat cancer...

The researchers at Jawaharlal Nehru University made the discovery about new use for arthritis drug while investigating a protein called beta-clamp in the bacterium which is a crucial target for drugs...........

Indian scientists resurrect World War era drug to fight malaria

The researchers at Jawaharlal Nehru University have found that the acriflavine or ACF used as an anti-parasite drug during last century, is effective against malaria parasite and are, therefore working to make this molecule more effective using nanotechnology.........