• Trans Fatty Acids: Definition, Usage, Harmful effects, and Key Facts

    According to the World Health Organisation, approximately 5.4 lakh deaths take place every year worldwide due to the intake of trans fatty acids. Let us study in detail Trans Fatty Acids (TFA) or Trans Fats.

    Jan 7, 2021
  • What is the difference between Covishield and Covaxin? Know all about the vaccines against COVID-19 approved in India

    The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has formally approved Serum Institute's Covishield and Bharat Biotech's Covaxin vaccines for restricted emergency use against COVID-19 in India. How do these vaccines work, to whom they will be given, etc? Let us find out here. 

    Jan 7, 2021
  • What is the difference between Autotrophic and Heterotrophic modes of nutrition?

    All living organisms need energy to perform various life processes and the source of energy for all living organisms is food. It is available from different sources. There are two types of modes of nutrition Autotrophic and Heterotrophic. Let us study the difference between them.

    Dec 31, 2020
  • What are Genetically Modified Pigs?

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a first-of-its-kind intentional genomic alteration (IGA) in a line of domestic pigs. Let us read more about it.

    Dec 28, 2020
  • Shigella infection in Kerala: Symptoms, Causes, Prevention and Treatment

    Recently an emergency meeting has been conveyed by the Health officials in Kozhikode district and kicked in preventive measures after 6 cases of Shigella infection and nearly 2 dozen suspected cases were detected. What is Shigella infection, how is it caused, its preventive measures, treatment, etc? Let us find out!

    Dec 23, 2020
  • Mucormycosis, a rare Fungal Infection linked to COVID-19: Causes, Symptoms, Types, Prevention and Treatment

    Mucormycosis is an unusual type of fungal infection identified in patients recovering from COVID-19. Let us read in detail about Mucormycosis, its symptoms, types, and treatment, etc.

    Dec 22, 2020
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: All you need to know

    Recently, several online surveys have been conducted regarding COVID-19 vaccine acceptance among the general population. Let us read more about vaccine hesitancy. What does it mean, reasons for vaccine hesitancy, etc?

    Dec 21, 2020
  • Science and Tech Weekly Brief: Important updates from December 12- 18, 2020

    Take a look at the detailed list of major events in Science and Technology that have occurred in the past one week that is from December 12-18, 2020. Know all about ISRO’S 42nd Communication Satellite, and a new kind of Plasmodium causing deadly malaria here

    Dec 18, 2020
  • What is Plasmodium Ovale Malaria?

    Recently in the news that Plasmodium Ovale which is not a very common type of malaria has been identified in a soldier in Kerala. What is Plasmodium Ovale? Let us study in detail including various kinds of malarial parasites.

    Dec 15, 2020
  • What is the difference between nuclear fission and nuclear fusion?

    Nuclear fission and nuclear fusion are two types of nuclear reactions. Fission means to split and fusion means to combine. Therefore in fission reaction, a heavy nucleus of an atom is bombarded so that it splits and in fusion reaction two lighter nuclei are heated at high temperature so that they combine to form a heavy nucleus. Let us read in detail about nuclear fission and fusion.

    Dec 1, 2020
  • What is rare Bolivian 'Chapare' virus from Arenavirus family?

    As per the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a rare Bolivian 'Chapare' virus from Arenavirus family is fatal and can be transferred between humans through bodily fluids. 

    Nov 20, 2020
  • What are Anti Microbe drugs and can they fight coronavirus?

    Scientists in Hong Kong announced that a reasonable anti-microbial drug that is used to treat stomach ulcers and bacterial infections has shown promise in combating the coronavirus in animals. Let us read more about anti-microbial drug and how can they help in fighting with coronavirus.

    Oct 15, 2020
  • The Human Eye: Anatomy, Structure, Working, Function and Defects

    World Sight Day 2020: It is observed on the second Thursday of October and this year it falls on 8 October. The Human eye works on the refraction of light through a natural convex lens made up of transparent living material and enables us to see things around us. Also, the ability to see is called vision, eyesight, or drishti. Sometimes a person cannot able to see distant or nearby objects clearly and have a defect of vision which can be fixed by wearing spectacles.

    Oct 8, 2020
  • Who are the winners of 2020 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology?

    The Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology 2020 was awarded jointly to Two Americans and a British scientist on 5 October, 2020 for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus. Let us read in detail about the three scientists and their discovery.

    Oct 7, 2020
  • What is the difference between Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells?

    Cells are the building blocks of life i.e. all living organisms are made up of cells. Do you know about the internal structure of a cell? How many types of cells are found in an organism? Let's have a look!    

    Oct 7, 2020

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