17July2019

World’s First Liver Transplant Chain saves 3 child

Gist: Chain of liver transplant surgeries saves three children The world’s first transplant chain, first-of-its-kind chain of liver transplants in the world, saving the lives of three children Six simultaneous liver transplants save lives [...]

India’s first robotic liver surgery on donor saves kid

For the first time in India, a robot has been used successfully for liver transplant. Doctors at Medanta Medicity Hospital in Gurgaon have performed the robotic surgery to take out a portion of the liver of the donor to be transplanted in a [...]

Indian scientists in team that sequenced tomato genome

In what is considered a major step forward in biotechnology research, a group of 300 scientists from across the world, including India, have sequenced the genome of tomato. The achievement is expected to lower the costs and speed up efforts [...]

Testing for Disease, for Under a Penny, Using Bits of Paper

While other scientists successfully shrank beakers, tubes and centrifuges into diagnostic laboratories that fit into aluminum boxes that cost $50,000, George Whitesides had smaller dreams. BIG DEAL A nonprofit company produces diagnostic [...]

Tiny spy planes could mimic birds, insects

Development of biology-inspired drones funded by Pentagon. You’ll never look at hummingbirds the same again. The Pentagon is pouring millions of dollars into the development of tiny drones inspired by biology, each equipped with video and [...]

Nano tool inspired by silk moth antenna could aid Alzheimer’s research

The silk moth’s antenna has inspired researchers from the University of Michigan to develop a better nanotechnology tool that could help understand a class of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s. Nanopores-essentially [...]

Chennai & Doon Students develop robots

Chennai students create robot to monitor underwater seismic activities. Doon student creates robot having emotional intelligence Chennai students create robot to monitor underwater seismic activities. University students in Chennai have created [...]

E-Skin: Nanotechnology’s Artificial Skin Breakthrough

Artificial skin, dubbed “e-skin” by UC Berkeley researchers, is the first such material made out of inorganic single crystalline semiconductors. It’s a pressure-sensitive electronic material made from semiconductor nanowires [...]

Cellulosic Methanol Produced From First Commercial Cellulosic Biofuels Plant

Range Fuels, Inc. has announced that it has produced cellulosic methanol from the initial phase of its first commercial cellulosic biofuels plant near Soperton, Georgia using non-food biomass. The first phase of the Soperton Plant operations [...]

Soon, a car for visually challenged drivers

Could a blind person drive a car? Researchers are trying to make that far-fetched notion a reality. The National Federation of the Blind and Virginia Tech plan to demonstrate a prototype vehicle next year equipped with technology that helps [...]