By giving malaria-infected blood meals to mosquitoes, researchers have now identified a few compounds that can kill the disease-causing parasite (Plasmodium falciparum). The team studied 400 chemical compounds and were able to pinpoint a few that were able to kill the parasites circulating in the human blood and also within the mosquitoes that ate the infected blood meal. … [Read more...] about Best from science journals: When mosquitoes were given malaria
BENGALURU: In what is pegged to be one of India’s largest science projects, the National Mission on Quantum Technologies & Applications (NM-QTA) - for which Rs 8,000 crore was announced in the 2020 Union budget - is nearly ready for implementation.“The DPR is ready and being considered for expenditure and then it’ll be ready for the cabinet,” Prof Ashutosh Sharma, secretary, DST, told TOI.The mission will develop and bring quantum computers, secure communications, quantum encryption and crypt-analysis and associated technologies within reach in India. It will also help prepare next-generation manpower, boost translational research and encourage entrepreneurship and start-up ecosystems.By promoting advanced research in quantum science and technology, technology development and higher education in science, technology and engineering disciplines, the DST said, India can be at par with advanced countries and can derive several direct and indirect … [Read more...] about Rs 8,000 crore quantum mission a step away from cabinet; RRI scientist hailed
MADURAI: The amount allocated for establishing the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Thoppur in Madurai will be increased to Rs 2,000 crore from the earlier Rs 1,264 crore as a hospital for infectious diseases will be established along with a super speciality hospital cum medical college that was initially sanctioned.This information was shared by joint secretary the Union government’s joint secretary (AIIMS) for the ministry of health and family welfare Nilmabuj Sharan to Madurai MP Su Venkatesan who met him at his office in Delhi on Wednesday and made a representation on the project for which the foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 27, 2019.Venkatesan said the joint secretary had given this reply when he asked him on the RTI reply from the ministry in mid-December which stated that the budget for Madurai AIIMS is Rs 2,000 crore. “He said that the additional fund of over Rs 700 crore is awaiting administrative sanction and … [Read more...] about AIIMS Madurai will get additional Rs 700 crore, official informs Madurai MP
Over 9.8 million people have submitted their names so far. The rover is scheduled to be launched around July 2020 and is expected to touch down on Mars by February 2021. The Mars 2020 mission is aimed to study the red planet's climate, geology and also collect samples and return to Earth. The rover will also search for microbial life. … [Read more...] about Want your name to go to Mars? NASA gives you a chance!
The study predicted that by 2080, greenhouse gas emissions are expected to raise the risk of extreme wildfire by at least 50% in western North America, equatorial Africa, Southeast Asia and Australia, while doubling it in the Mediterranean, southern Africa, eastern North America and the Amazon. … [Read more...] about Greenhouse gas emissions have regional impacts on wildfire outbreaks: study