IN WHAT he called "Colombia's gift to the world", immunologist Manuel Patarroyo has handed over all rights to his synthetic malaria vaccine to the World Health Organisation (WHO), a newsletter of the

In this and the following issue, DOWN TO EARTH presents a review of India's ten best scientific research projects. The selection is based on the opinions of eminent scientists from reputed institutions. Unravelling the mysteries of the cosmos through stat

Two groups of Indian scientists have developed anti leprosy vaccines that they claim are also effective in helping victims recover.

India's largest particle accelerator installed in Delhi is a boon for scientists studying the behaviour of particles at high speeds.

Restructuring molecules for specific purposes be it symmetry of design or to develop medicinal drugs has come of age in India.

The Institute of Plasma Research in Gujarat is working to make power generation from nuclear fusion a reality.

Scientists in Madras gave come up with a vaccine that would help leash a viral disease that impairs the egg laying ability of hens, and is often fatal.

A cholera epidemic in the Indian subcontinent is nothing unusual. But now, another bacterial strain that can cause the disease has surfaced.

Hillary Rodham Clinton, head of the US President's task force on health, has a tough task ahead in providing Americans with low cost, quality health care.

ALBERT Bruce Sabin, developer of oral polio vaccine, has died of heart failure in Washington. He was 86. A prominent figure since the 1930s in research on virus and viral disease, Sabin