Dosa, Idli and Science

L. mesenteroides is the microorganism essential for leavening of the batter and, along with S. faecalis is also responsible for acid production

Dosa and Idli – Two common breakfast or snack options. Though it originated in south India, now you can find these two even in US and European restaurants. Chefs have been continuously reinventing these two by adding new flavors and altering the ingredients. At restaurants we get Plain dosa to Chicken tikka masala dosa.

Have you ever thought on how the batter of idli, dosa gets fermented as you are not adding any inoculate or microbe culture as in making curd or baking bread. All credit goes to microbes L. mesenteroides and S. faecalis.

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MOOC can accelerate Indian Life science students career

 

Imagine you could attend from the comfort of your house classes offered by elite colleges like Stanford, Oxford, and that also for free….. that’s MOOC explained in a line. MOOC was introduced in 2008 and emerged as a popular mode of learning in 2012.

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Pigeons are not that dumb !

Pigeons can read

Study suggests that pigeons can recognize words. Pigeons also known as “rats with wings” just might be literate.

“Although their brains are only the size of a thimble, pigeons apparently have similar levels of intelligence as those found in toddlers. Earlier studies have shown they can tell the difference between live video images of themselves and previously recorded images. This ability is higher than the average human three-year-old.”

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Can I choose my Baby’s Gender

Gender selection clinic

 If you want to be certain your next child will be the gender you are hoping for then no other method comes close to PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis)

With the use of PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis), also known as embryo screening, gender selection is possible with 100% accuracy

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Hello……I AM PARACETAMOL

Paracetamol (acetaminophen)

Paracetamol (acetaminophen) – a name we have identified with fever and pain. A drug we have consumed the most in our life. The first drug (most probably) we have tasted. A drug which will always be there in side packet or cupboard.  A common household drug.  Do we really know enough about this drug ?

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2017 kicks off with new organ discovery inside human body : “The mesentery”

J Calvin Coffey, a researcher at the University Hospital Limerick discovered it.

So we have now a total of 79 organs including the new one, the mesentery

Mesentery ?

The mesentery is a belt of tissue that holds our intestines in place.  It was earlier thought to be a fragmented structures in the digestive system.

Mesentery is one single band of tissue, beginning at the pancreas and continuing down through the small intestine and colon. It wraps around these vital organs to hold them tight and help them maintain their structure. It is made of a folded-over ribbon of peritoneum, a type of tissue usually found lining the abdominal cavity,  researchers at the University Hospital Limerick reveals.

 

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Why Science & Samosa ?

“Science is complex, I hate science especially mathematics”, majority of us fall in this group. At least once in lifetime you would have made this statement. But then we all enjoy the fruits of science.  We love using the internet, driving cars, watching television, going in an airplane and so on. So if the fruits of science is so good, its seeds cannot be that bad. We do so many science experiments daily like making dough, baking cakes, wine making, taking pills and many more. We keep reading on topics related to best solution for hair growth, best way to lose weight, manage your ‘x-disease’ doing this etc without knowing what’s the science behind it or how does it actually works.

Interesting facts- The average person, with an average pace, living until 80 years old, will walk the distance of about 110,000 miles. This will match up to walking around the earth 5 TIMES !!!

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