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Researchers at the University of Tokyo have discovered a long-overlooked process important for converting a long, string-like DNA molecule into a chromosome.

India may contest a decision by the European drug regulator to recommend a ban on as many as 700 generic products tested by GVK Biosciences at its Hyderabad facility, citing it as a restriction on

Researchers have been trying to diagnose and treat diseases such as cancer at the DNA level with various techniques but nanotechnology has opened up scope for highly selective bio-sensing applicati

Pfizer ($PFE) intends to close one of its plants in India, a facility that has sat mostly idle for two years. But it is not as if Pfizer will be short on manufacturing capacity in the country.

Very few people around the world have the ability to endure pain without cringing. Steven Pete is one among them.

The recent amendment brought to the compensation guidelines in carrying out clinical trials in the country has cleared "major hurdles" for testing of new drugs, especially for those disea

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, in collaboration with scientists at the Gladstone Institutes, have developed a template for growing beating cardiac tissue from stem cells, cr

Chinese scientists made headlines when they used a gene-editing technique to modify the genomes of human embryos for the first time.

IIT Madras, Paterson Cancer Centre & National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology have partnered to develop an indigenous IR Mammographic Unit for non-invasive screening techniq

Plants have now entered into space too.

When scientists want to estimate global biodiversity, they typically tally the total species or organisms found around the world.

How would one react to a robot whose “brains” run, not on neurotransmitters and electrical signals that pass between neurons, but rather on the biochemical signals that pass between mic

A simple, lower-cost new method for DNA profiling of human hairs developed by the University of Adelaide should improve opportunities to link criminals to serious crimes.

Pfizer has higher number of collaborations with universities across Britain than any other foreign company according to a study that sheds new light on the US drugmaker’s role in the UK scien

The Indian biotech industry, is burgeoning fast, and is expected to grow at an average growth rate of around 30% a year and reach USD 100 Billion by 2025.

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Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG boosted its presence in pain management by agreeing to buy U.S.-Australian biotech firm Spinifex Pharmaceuticals.

The average smartphone may contain thousands of germs, but that could soon change as the Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is planning to develop a bacteriafree phone, specifically for use in ho

Researchers have developed a new technique to produce high-quality , low-cost graphene that could pave the way for the creation of the flexible `electronic skin', to be used in robots.

US defence scientists are planning to use genetically engineered algae, bacteria and plants to radically transform the climate of Mars and terraform it into an Earth-like planet.

In a wake to make India self reliant in terms of food grain production, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon the farmers to make country self reliant in terms of pulse production.

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have identified an incredibly potent drug that repairs damage to the colon, liver and bone marrow in mice, an advance that may pave the way for a pill th

Chinese scientists have claimed successfully growing muscle stem cells in a test tube, a breakthrough that could potentially save the careers of top athletes besides cure untreatable injuries cause

A tiny device that attaches to your smartphone camera and takes close-up images of moles for analysis can help detect skin cancer at an early stage. The Mole