About: Tuberculosis is a dangerous infectious disease that spreads easily and usually affects the lungs. Cause: Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the bacteria that causes tuberculosis. Transmission: if a person with tuberculosis (TB) of the lungs or throat coughs, speaks, or sings, the bacteria can enter the air and spread to other …

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Rapid spread of the JN.1 variant

Understanding COVID Coronaviruses: A large family of viruses that typically cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases like MERS and SARS. SARS-CoV-2: The specific virus responsible for COVID-19. It’s a single-stranded RNA virus with characteristic spike proteins that give it a crown-like appearance under a microscope. Origin and spread …

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Genetically Modified Insects

Today India’s bioeconomy contributes 2.6% to the GDP but it is envisioned to contribute about 5% by 2030. To achieve this growth, the sector needs Robust policies that create an ecosystem of innovation and industrial action Need for government funding for biotechnology in India Need for extended efforts to attract …

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Assisted Reproductive Technology

Assisted reproductive technologies (ART), by the American Center for Disease Control (CDC) definition, are any fertility-related treatments in which eggs or embryos are manipulated. It involves procedure that involves retrieving eggs from a woman’s ovaries, fertilizing them with sperm in a laboratory, and then transferring the resulting embryos back into …

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A pill a day keeps the doctor away

Omega-3 is an important fatty acid with immense health benefits for the body and brain. It is found in abundance in fish oil and many pharmaceutical companies extract the oil to develop it into a pill for daily dosage.While the health benefits of Omega-3 cannot be disputed, many — especially …

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A metropolis’s struggle with toxic air

In February 2013, after three years of suffering seizures and 27 hospital admissions, Ella Kissi-Debrah, a nine-year-old girl living in southeast London, died. She had been looking forward to attending her school’s end-of-term disco and had even chosen an outfit for it, but never made it to the event. An …

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