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Neem chemical can disable cotton pest in multiple ways: study

Researchers from India and Germany have now deciphered the mechanism by which neem phytotoxin acts in multiple ways to suppress the growth of the cotton pest. By exploiting this, scientists can develop broad-spectrum bioinsecticides.................

New mosquito repelling molecule identified

A team of researchers at National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, has synthesized several molecules from two aromatic compounds and they claim these may show insecticidal and repellent property against mosquitoes too...........................

NCL scientists synthesize cannabis like products in lab

Researchers from the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune have succeeded in synthesizing these two cannabis compounds in the laboratory through a chemical process...................

New bioactive dental filling material promises to be teeth-friendly

Scientists synthesized nano-bioactive materials with the same base composition as that for commercially available biomaterial called Bioglass 45S5 but by substituting calcium with strontium and controlling the particle size at the nano-scale...………...

Albumin better indicator of diabetes: NCL study

The National Chemical Laboratory scientists have shown that how albumin levels in blood influence glycation of hemoglobin. Their study has provided a mechanical insight into how albumin levels influence glycated hemoglobin...................

Indian scientists find out how neem cells produce useful chemicals

A group of scientists from National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, and CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi have found that MVA pathway contributes to biosynthesis of limonoids in neem...………….

Improved catalyst can speed up conversion of industrial biomass into biofuel

The scientific team at National Chemical Laboratory has developed a new version of zeolite catalyst – HPW/Meso-HZ-5 - which can speed up the process of conversion of biomass into biofuel......………..

Mathematics helps scientists to make cancer treatment more effective

Researchers tested two treatment protocols based on various interactions: one using only radiation and medication while the second included immunotherapy...………….

Bacteria from rotten pomegranade can be used for producing cellulose

The team of scientists from National Chemical Laboratory isolated a bacterium called K. rhaeticusPG2 from rotten pomegranate which showed promising results...…………..

Dr Satya Dash joins the Board of Venture Center

Having recently taken up the role of Director of Impact Lab at New Delhi based PATH India, Dr Satya Dash has now also joined the Board of Venture Center, Pune..............