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Doctors sucessfully performed the first organ transplant on a newborn baby in Britain

Published on: 21-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

News of the operation has been revealed in an article in the Archives of Diseases in Childhood in the third week of January 2015. This case has set a milestone in the care of newborns in the Britain.

Scientists discovered hybrid insecticide-resistant mosquito in Mali

Published on: 15-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

A team of researchers led by Gregory Lanzaro have discovered a super mosquito hybrid in the West African country of Mali that is resistant to insecticide-treated bed nets.

Chinese scientists published first genetic map of Tibetan Highland Barley

Published on: 14-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The research by Chinese scientists assembled 3.89 billion of the estimated 4.5 billion base pairs of the chemicals that make up DNA in the barley genome, and included 39197 protein coding genes.

Teixobactin, a new antibiotic discovered

Published on: 09-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

Scientists from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts discovered a new antibiotic named Teixobactin capable of fighting infections that kill hundreds of thousands of people each year.

NASA Kepler Space Telescope made 1000th Exoplanet Discovery

Published on: 08-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

Using Kepler data, scientists reached this millenary milestone after validating that eight more candidates spotted by the planet-hunting telescope are, in fact, planets.

Whole plant therapy can beat malaria parasites' drug resistance: Study

Published on: 07-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Researcher said that the new treatment is based on a use of the whole plant (WP) Artemesia annua, from which the current pharmaceutical drug artemisinin (AN) is extracted.

Union Cabinet approved to set up India-based Neutrino Observatory in TN

Published on: 06-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

Union Cabinet headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved to set up the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) in Tamil Nadu.

Project LettuceOnMars: To grow lettuce on Mars in 2018

Published on: 05-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 34 people agreed

Scientists at University of Southampton has planned to grow first life on Mars under project Lettuce on Mars.

New half-light half-matter quantum particles created

Published on: 31-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

A team of researchers led by Professor Menon created half-light, half-matter particles in atomically thin semiconductors made of a 2D layer of molybdenum and sulfur atoms.

HIV can reduce hearing ability of the adults: Study

Published on: 30-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

A new study showed that the individuals who have contracted the Human Immunodeficiency Virus can experience poorer hearing than those without HIV infection.

LSU Researchers discovered new method to convert Carbon Dioxide into Organic Compound

Published on: 29-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

The researchers at Louisiana State University (LSU) discovered a new method to convert Carbon Dioxide (CO2) into an Organic Compound.

World’s smallest hearing aid named Nanoplug developed

Published on: 26-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

The world's smallest hearing aid named Nanoplug was developed by an international team of researchers including Nevena Zivic, Jongha Lee, Mladen Stavri and Zoran Marinovi.

Union Ministry of Science and Technology launched SMS-based cyclone warning system

Published on: 26-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

Union Ministry of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences on 25 December 2014 launched an SMS-based warning system which will provide alerts on cyclones.

NASA developing gecko grippers to grab space debris

Published on: 24-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) are developing gecko grippers to grab space debris. Gecko gripper is basically an adhesive gripping tool.

STAP technique: A unique cellular reprogramming phenomenon

Published on: 23-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

STAP technique is a unique cellular reprogramming phenomenon was in news due to Stem cell scientist of Japan Haruko Obokata resigned.

European space mission Rosetta named as Breakthrough of the Year 2014 by Science journal

Published on: 23-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The European space mission Rosetta was on 19 December 2014 named as the most important scientific Breakthrough of the Year 2014 by Science journal.

DRDO successfully tested an indigenous 1000 kg glide bomb

Published on: 20-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 47 people agreed

India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on 19 December 2014 successfully tested an indigenously built 1000 kg glide bomb.

Lens-free on-chip Microscope developed to image pathology samples

Published on: 19-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The Lens-free on-chip Microscope developed by the researchers can be used for the wide-field computational imaging of pathology samples.

ISRO successfully launched GSLV Mark-III-X from Sriharikota

Published on: 18-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 80 people agreed

India’s heaviest GSLV Mark-III rocket and the human crew module successfully test-fired by ISRO.

China developed invisible pain beam weapon Poly WB-1 to break-up riots

Published on: 18-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

Non-lethal Pain Beam weapon named Poly WB-1 unveiled at an air show in China to disperse riots and protests by using millimeter-wave beams

Old laptop batteries could power slums in developing countries: IBM India Study

Published on: 08-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

A new IBM India study showed that old laptop batteries could power slums in developing countries like India. The concept was tested in the Indian city Bangalore in 2014.

Researchers developed World’s fastest 2D camera at the Washington University

Published on: 05-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

Researchers led by Professor Gene K Beare developed World’s fastest 2D camera at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

India joined Thirty Meter Telescope Project as a Full Member

Published on: 05-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

With this, India joined the elite group of countries including USA, China, Japan and Canada to build the largest telescope in the world at Mauna Kea in Hawaii.

Astronomers 1st time measured transit of an Exoplanet 55 Cancri e using ground-base telescope

Published on: 03-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Rapid evolution of HIV slowing down its ability to cause AIDS: Study

Published on: 03-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

A new study has found that the rapid evolution of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is slowing down its ability to cause Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

Researchers identified that Brain has weak spot for schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease

Published on: 01-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

The team of British researchers led by Gwenaelle Douaud of Oxford University identified that brain has weak spot for schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Earth's most abundant mineral named as Bridgmanite

Published on: 01-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 52 people agreed

The most abundant mineral on earth was named as Bridgmanite by a team of American geologists who extracted a sample large enough to analyse the most abundant mineral.

CERN scientists discovered two subatomic particles belonging to the family of baryon

Published on: 29-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 138 people agreed

CERN scientists discovered two new heavy-weight subatomic particles known as baryons.

Scientists at Katholieke University found new method to turn sawdust into petrol

Published on: 27-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 54 people agreed

The research was published in the September 2014 issue of journal Energy & Environmental Science.

Stanford University engineers discovered multilayered material for cooling surfaces

Published on: 27-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The engineers of Stanford University discovered an ultrathin multilayered material which can reflect sunlight from buildings and thereby can lower the temperature of the building.

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