Glacial catch: cold loving, radiation-resistant bacteria

Glacial catch: cold loving, radiation-resistant bacteria

In the ice-clad mountains of Sikkim in the north east of India, some unique bacteria have been thriving in a glacier – not just surviving in the extreme temperatures but resisting harmful radiations and churning out industrially important enzymes. Researchers scouring the glacier of East Rathong in West Sikkim have now unlocked the genetic secretsRead more about Glacial catch: cold loving, radiation-resistant bacteria[…]

Producing Protein Therapeutics: Could Water Buffalo Be The Next Big Thing?

Producing Protein Therapeutics: Could Water Buffalo Be The Next Big Thing?

Indian scientists isolate genetic information needed for the large mammals to produce biologics Water buffalo wallowing in muddy pools are a common sight in rural India and other Asian countries. When not relaxing, the large black mammals plow the rice fields, haul carts laden with produce, or drive sugarcane presses. Their horns, hides, meat, andRead more about Producing Protein Therapeutics: Could Water Buffalo Be The Next Big Thing?[…]