Biology Current Affairs - 2020

Scientists create Bionic leaf that turns sunlight into liquid fuel

A team of scientists from Harvard University (United States) has created a unique bionic leaf that uses sunlight (solar energy) to split water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen and hydrogen-eating bacteria to produce liquid fuels from CO2. This artificial photosynthesis device has been dubbed bionic leaf 2.0. The new system can convert solar energy to Read More…

UK’s first baby born using Next-Generation DNA sequencing method

United Kingdom’s first baby named Biagio Russo was born in Oxford using Next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS) method. This method uses a revolutionary In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) technique resulting in better selection of embryos to transfer during the treatment. Key facts NGS also known as high-throughput sequencing is bio medical process that allows doctors to easily Read More…

New species of Hydroid discovered in Red Sea

An international team of biologists have discovered a new species of hydroid polyps emitting green fluorescence in the Red Sea. These species were found during the investigations of the biodiversity of coral reefs of the archipelago Farasan south of the Red Sea near Saudi Arabia. Key facts These hydroid polyps ( also called hydrozoas) are Read More…

New tree frog genus named Frankixalus discovered in north-eastern India

Researchers have discovered a new genus of tree hole-breeding frogs named Frankixalus in the forests of northeast India and bordering parts of China. It was discovered by team of researchers led by Professor Sathyabhama Das Biju who is popularly known as the frogman of India. Key facts The new genus has been named after Professor Read More…

Chinese scientists develop new bio-artificial liver

Chinese scientists have developed a new bio-artificial liver that can help patients to survive from liver failure long enough for an organ transplant. It has been developed by team of researchers from the Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences and doctors from Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital. Key facts The bio-artificial liver is based on human liver Read More…