Northern White Rhinos: Saving Life from Extinction

The northern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) is a subspecies of white rhino, which used to range over parts of Uganda, Chad, Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Years of widespread poaching and civil war in their home range have devastated northern white rhino populations, and they are now…

Mobile Phone Radiation: “Clear Evidence” of Brain Tumors in Human

The effect of mobile phone radiation on human health is a subject of interest and study worldwide, as a result of the enormous increase in mobile phone usage throughout the world. Till 2015, there were 7.4 billion subscriptions worldwide, though the actual number of users is lower as many users own more than one mobile phone. Mobile phones use electromagnetic radiation in…

Semi-artificial photosynthesis: Sunlight into fuel

Photosynthesis Photosynthesis is the process in which light energy is converted to chemical energy in the form of sugars. In a process driven by light energy, glucose molecules are constructed from water and carbon dioxide, and oxygen is released as a byproduct. The glucose molecules provide organisms with two crucial resources: Energy and fixed-organic-carbon. Photosynthetic…

Natural Plant-Based Food Preservative

Food preservatives: Are substances added to food to slow or prevent food spoilage caused by microbes or oxidation. Packaged food industry has been serving as one of the fastest growing network in the present era. Numerous forms of preservation techniques such as pasteurization, freezing, drying and application of chemicals have been designed to extend the…

Accelerating Biofuel Production from Algae: GPAT, A new approach

The limited fossil fuel resources along with the need to reduce Green House Gas emissions were a major impulse to the development of alternative fuels. As a result, increased attention has been given to biofuels, such as biodiesel, that can be used as an alternative fuel in compression-ignition engines. Its production from renewable resources, such…

Food for Gut: Indole-3-carbinol in Vegetables may prevent Colon Cancer

Colon Cancer: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment The colon, or large intestine, is where the body extracts water and salt from solid wastes. The waste then moves through the rectum and exits the body through the anus. Colon cancer, is the developed at the colon or rectum. A cancer is the abnormal growth of cells that…

Metabocin: Chili Pepper Component as an Anti-Obesity Drug

Obesity is defined as a condition of abnormal or excessive fat accumulation in adipose tissue, to the extent that health is impaired. The amount of excess fat in absolute terms, and its distribution in the body-either around the waist and trunk (abdominal, central or android obesity) or peripherally around the body (gynoid obesity) – have…

Sunscreen use in Childhood: Protection against Melanoma

Melanoma is a cancer arising from the malignant transformation of melanocytes. Melanoma is recognised as the 19th most common cancer worldwide, with estimated age-standardised incidence rates of 2.8–3.1 per 100,000. There is considerable variation in incidence between countries, with the highest rates reported in Australia (37 per 100,000) and the lowest in South-Central Asia (0.2…

4 Cups Of Coffee A Day, Can Keep Cardiologist Away.

It is estimated that 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed each day worldwide. Coffee is served internationally and most countries have developed its own preferences about how to prepare and present it. The origin of coffee is thought to have been Ethiopia. The earliest substantiated evidence of either coffee drinking or knowledge of the…

Chondroitinase ABC: Gene therapy giving hope to spinal injury patients.

Gene Therapy It is a promising technique for disease treatment, in which genetically modified cells are transferred into or generated within individuals for therapeutic purpose. The cells with modified genes can be induced to differentiate into desired cell types or produce proteins needed for tissue repair. There are two strategies that are currently used in gene therapy,…