Current Affairs – September, 2013

“Rock Wrens” – a species makes comeback from extinction through Conservation Project

New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DOC) project yielded positive result as Rock Wrens, one of the oldest as well as the most distinct songbird species retuned from extinction. The relocation project of DOC involved relocation of 41 tiny alpine Rock Wrens from around Fiordland in the far southwest of New Zealand’s South Island to Secretary Island Read More…

Indian-origin scientist discovers universal flu vaccine

A team of researchers led by Professor Ajit Lalvani from the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London have discovered a new way of combating viral flu infections. He has developed a roadmap to develop universal flu vaccine. What is the approach to develop universal flu vaccine? Scientists investigated why some people resist Read More…

Dextrose Gel can help treat Hypoglycaemia in Premature Babies

As per scientists from the University of Auckland, New Zealand the dose of sugar in the form of gel can help prevent premature babies from the risk of brain damage due to Hypoglycaemia. This is named as Dextrose gel treatment.  During this treatment, the sugar gel should be rubbed in the inside of cheeks and Read More…

Sapien Biosciences: India’s first commercial Bio-Bank

Apollo Hospitals and health science firm Saarum Innovations have entered into a joint venture (JV) to set up the first commercial bio bank of India named as Sapien Biosciences. The joint venture envisages creation of a sophisticated bio bank as well as a personalised medicine company. Sapien Biosciences consists of collections of high quality and Read More…

Union Government sets up Committee for evaluation of research and rankings

In the wake of India’s low performance in the rankings of higher educational institutions in world, the Union Government of India formed a committee under the chairmanship of K. Vijay Raghavan, Secretary of Department of Biotechnology for evaluation of research and rankings by promoting healthy competition among institutions, departments and individual researchers. What would the Read More…