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With civic bodies doing nothing, volunteers' group gets serious on saving lakes

A group of volunteers under the banner ‘Save Bangalore Lakes’ has taken upon itself the task of reviving the City’s lakes, a task that should ideally have been undertaken by the local bodies.

The Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act has often been ridiculed as a scheme that has hardly any impact.

Implementation of MGNREGS works such as water conservation and harvesting works, drought proofing and renovation of traditional water bodies have contributed to improved ground water levels finds this study conducted by IISc, Bangalore.

Scientists at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have discovered a new molecule that, they say, could potentially lead to an anti-cancer drug, which may help reduce the dosage of current treatment methods like chemotherapy or radiotherapy. The molecule, aimed at killing cancer cells by blocking their DNA repair mechanism, was successful in removing tumours in mice during laboratory experiments, say the researchers.

The team is now evaluating offers to collaborate, including one from a US-based pharma company, for further research and clinical trials. Typically, the road to market for a new molecule can take at least a decade.

Jorhat, Nov. 21: The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, is planning to apply shockwave technology to the tea industry, which scientists feel could bring about a revolution.

The Indian Climate Research Network (ICRN) which is a consortium of organizations like Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), Indian Institute o

BixLight to meet long-standing need aiding research in drug discovery, weather forecasting

The Large Hadron Collider can throw up many surprises in the near future, making the next few years the most critical for physics research in a century.

New Delhi, June 11: A physicist in Calcutta and a graduate student in Bangalore who jointly simulated the solar interior on computers have discovered that the Sun has a short memory — only about fi