Biology Current Affairs - 2020

A new species “Troglomyces twitteri” discovered

A new parasitic fungus was discovered by a Denmark biologist called “Troglomyces twitteri”. The fungus has been named after Twitter as it was discovered in Twitter Discovery The biologist Sofia Reboleira of University of Copenhagen, Denmark founded the species. The image was posted in Twitter by an entomologist 1n 2018. He was sending millipede photos Read More…

Global Drosophila Conference held at Pune

On January 6, 2020, the fifth Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference was held at Pune. It was organized by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research. The conference is held twice a year. Highlights The conference is to be held between January 6, 2020 and January 10, 2020. It aims at promoting interaction between Read More…

Scientists create world’s first 3D-printed human corneas

Scientists from Newcastle University, UK have created world’s first 3D printed human corneas (3D printed thin protective film over eye) that could solve problem of shortage of available eye donors and help millions of blind people gain sight again. Cornea is outermost layer of the human eye. Its key function is to focus vision. It Read More…

April 19: World Liver Day

The World Liver Day (WLD) is observed every year on April 19 to build awareness and understanding importance of liver in human body and how liver ailments can be treated. The 2018 theme for WLD is ‘Riding New Waves in Liver Diagnosis, Staging & Treatment’. As per World Health Organisation (WHO), liver diseases are 10th Read More…

Interstitium: Scientists discover new organ in human body

Scientists have discovered new organ in human body and have named it as ‘interstitium’. It will be the 80th organ in the human body. It might be might be also the biggest organ in human body It was discovered while doctors were investigating patient’s bile duct, searching for signs of cancer. They had noticed cavities Read More…