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,…

Biofuel: Green savior

The world’s non-renewable energy (crude oil) reserve is entering into a declining phase while energy demand is increasing. Oil production is expected to decline in the coming one to ten decades. As a result of this awaiting energy crisis, both governments and private industry are exploring alternative sources of energy. Oil consumption grows fastest in…

Nipah Virus: Panic Attack in India

Zoonotic Diseases Throughout the world, humans have been affected by various types of diseases with different origins. Zoonotic diseases, or diseases which have the capability to jump species, animals to humans or vice versa, have been particularly troublesome and deadly. Zoonotic diseases are unique in that they are mainly caused by pathogens such as fungi,…

CRISPR:Theobroma cacao, GMChocolates.

  CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) is a family of DNA sequences in bacteria and archaea. The functions of CRISPR and CRISPR-associated (Cas) genes are essential in adaptive immunity in selected bacteria and archaea. It provides protection from viruses and other molecular parasites that can invade the bacterium and take over its genome. In these…

Vascularized Composite Allograft: Lead a More Normal Life!!!

Organ transplantation is a medical procedure which involves surgical transfer of a donated organ to a patient diagnosed with organ failure. An organ and/or tissues that are transplanted within the same person’s body, is called autografts. Transplants that are performed between two different people are called allografts. Organ transplantation is a novel phenomenon in medical…