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Plant-based vaccines could help eradicate polio virus

Plant-based vaccines could help eradicate polio virus

The novel vaccine was produced with a method that uses virus-like particles (VLPs) -- non-pathogenic mimics of the polio virus which are grown in plants.

South Korea to scrap all plans to build new nuclear reactors

South Korea`s new President Moon Jae-In vowed on Monday to scrap all plans to build new nuclear reactors as he seeks to steer Asia`s fourth-largest economy clear of atomic power.

Over 1,730 new plant species discovered in past year: Report

Over 1,730 new plant species discovered in past year: Report

Their report found that 1,730 plants were recorded as being new to science in 2016, which include 11 new species from Brazil of the Manihot shrub known for its starchy root, cassava.

Plant cellulose may replace plastic in 3D printing

Plant cellulose may replace plastic in 3D printing

Using cellulose acetate the number of hydrogen bonds in this material was reduced by the acetate groups.

Three forest research institutes develop 20 high-yielding varieties of plant species

Three forest research institutes develop 20 high-yielding varieties of plant species

FRI in Dehradun has worked for more than a decade on ten improved varieties of 'Melia dubia' and three clones of Eucalyptus tereticornis, the timber which is in high demand in the industry.

Medicinal plants in Tamil Nadu may be introduced for commercial cultivation

Medicinal plants in Tamil Nadu may be introduced for commercial cultivation

A few medicinal plants grown in Tamil Nadu were proven to be efficacious for the management of type 2 diabetes.

How some plants acquired taste for meat decoded

How some plants acquired taste for meat decoded

 The new study builds on this older work, conducting a deeper investigation into how unrelated pitcher plants came to share so much in common.

Plants sense gravity, Space cucumbers reveal how!

Plants sense gravity, Space cucumbers reveal how!

In an interesting research conducted by experts in Japan, it has been discovered that plants can sense gravity. The study published in Nature Microgravity journal states that using samples grown on board the International Space Station, the research team highlighted the valuable contribution of the gravity-sensitive CsPIN1 protein to this process.

Delhi air pollution: Top five houseplants that purify indoor air!

Delhi air pollution: Top five houseplants that purify indoor air!

Here are some air-cleaning household plants that are safe to be kept at your nest.

Grow plants to deter mosquitoes: Expert

Grow plants to deter mosquitoes: Expert

Growing pest-repelling plants and herbs inside homes can help in warding off the threat of mosquito-borne diseases like chikungunya, dengue and malaria in the city, say experts.

How plants know whether it is day or night

How plants know whether it is day or night

The findings have implications both for improving crop yield and also in engineering artificial proteins that can be used to release drugs at specific spots in our body to treat cancer cells.

Butterflies distinguish between plants to lay eggs

Butterflies distinguish between plants to lay eggs

The tropical butterfly Heliconius erato distinguishes between shapes to use them as a cue for choosing the plants on which to feed and lay eggs, shows a new research.

Listen to what your plants are 'saying' through this device! - Watch video

Listen to what your plants are 'saying' through this device! - Watch video

PhytlSigns, as the device is called, uses two electrodes, one inserted into the soil and the other attached to a leaf or stem, to measure the voltage in a particular plant.

Carbon dioxide, plants turned into renewable plastic

Carbon dioxide, plants turned into renewable plastic

 The researchers at Stanford University of the US have found a way to turn carbon dioxide (CO2) and inedible plant material, such as agricultural waste and grasses, into plastic.

Banswara: These teachers, students take care of plants

A school in Banswara is sending a powerful message across the country where teachers and students are taking care of plants by watering them. Along with that, they are also keeping their surroundings clean.

Earthworms not always beneficial, may threaten plant diversity

Earthworms not always beneficial, may threaten plant diversity

New study suggests a correlation between the number of earthworms and the abundance and diversity of certain understory species.

Bizarre! Haryana farmer claims potatoes, tomatoes growing on same plants

Bizarre! Haryana farmer claims potatoes, tomatoes growing on same plants

The fruits have sour taste and look like tomatoes, Ranbir said, adding that on lifting the plants, potatoes were found in bunches of four to six.

Cellular sensor helps plants find light: Study

Plants wage wars to absorb sunlight and outgrow each other by using their cellular sensors that can set off an internal alarm when threatened by the shade of other plants, scientists have found. If a plant is shaded by another, it becomes cut off from essential sunlight it needs to survive.

Dawn of the 'cyborg plants'

Merging electronics with biology, a team of researchers has created analog and digital electronics circuits inside living plants.

How cockroach `turbocharges` bite

 The study indicates that cockroaches use a combination of fast and slow twitch muscle fibers to give their mandibles a 'force boost' that allows them to chew through tough materials.