Back with a bang!

Hello everyone!

From past several months, I was not active on my blog. The reason being I was enjoying the new bond of love with my firstborn. Though my followers’ list is not long yet for the kind ones who’ve been reading my posts here’s a good news- AM BACK !

I would try my level best to keep posting and updating you with the latest breakthroughs in the biological world, however, the number of posts may be a handful – all thanks to my zestful, perky young boy, nonetheless, I’ll make sure you will enjoy.

Signing off,

Keep reading , Keep learning!

Curd: A probiotic supplement that help reduce the risk of Breast Cancer.

curd.jpgCurd is known to be one of the best supplements of good bacteria and also for its rich calcium content. It helps improve digestion. Recent studies showed that it also helps reduce the risk of breast cancer as the good health-promoting bacteria it provides with, Lactobacillus and Streptococcus, possess anti-carcinogenic properties.

http://food.ndtv.com/health/another-reason-to-eat-curd-daily-it-may-reduce-breast-cancer-risk-1423922

Gene mutation causing Multiple Sclerosis cracked.

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Investigators at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver have cracked down the first gene mutation linked to the occurrence of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is a neurodegenerative disorder wherein  the immune system attacks the myelin sheath of the nerves which eventually hinders the flow of information between brain and the body. The brain and the spinal cord are majorly affected.

The researchers found a missense mutation of the NR1H3 gene from the families with multiple cases of MS and concluded it to be one of the major reasons for the decreased myelin sheath production.

For more details click

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160601132134.htm

An eco-friendly approach to combat biofouling in RO plants.

Researchers at the Penn State have come up with a greener alternative to cope up with the biofouling of the RO membranes. They have genetically engineered the E.coli strains that act as ‘living RO membranes (LROM)’, and are concsious of their growing density during biofilm formation. When they reach a certain density they limit the further development of the biofilm. The LROM approach have cut-down the expense of otherwise used chemicals like biocides and also present a safer environment friendly approach. To read more clink on the link below.

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-beneficial-biofilm-probiotic-biofouling.html

A Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) developed by Indian scientists may ease finding organ donars

A team of Indian Scientists from National Center for Biological Research, Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT), Bangalore Medical Services Trust (BMST) and Pacific Biosciences have developed a next-generation sequencing method to sequence HLA genes present on white blood cells, that play a major role in organ transplantation; to help build a database which could provide thorough information about the potential organ donars available. For more information click below.

Genetic Database Makes Finding Organ Donors Easier