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Innovative nanomaterial to extract clean fuel from the sea

Florida, USA (CU)_ Hydrogen fuel obtained from the sea has the potential to be a plentiful and sustainable replacement to fossil fuels, but the technological problems, such as how to extract it, have hampered its development. For the first time, scientists at the University of Central Florida have created a nanoscale material that can effectively seperate seawater into oxygen and hydrogen, a clean energy fuel. Electrolysis is the process of breaking water into hydrogen and oxygen, and it has been a difficult task until recently. The stable and durable nanoscale material to catalyze the process was created by the UCF...

Fermenta Biotech Limited certified for the third time as India’s best workplaces in Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals

Mumbai, India (CU)_ Fermenta Biotech Limited was named one of India's Best Workplaces in Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals for the year 2021. The company turned out to be one of the eight organizations in India to be awarded as the greatest places to work in its industry after going through a thorough examination of the quality of its employee experience and people practices. The company has been certified as a Great...

Byju’s buys American learning platform Epic

Mumbai, India (CU)_ Byju’s, an Indian multinational online education company, revealed on Wednesday that it has purchased Epic, the American digital reading platform for kids, for $500 million, which is around INR 3,700 crore. According to a statement released by Byju's, Epic CEO Suren Markosian and co-founder Kevin Donahue will stay in their positions in Epic. The education technology giant said that it plans to invest an additional $1 billion...

Amrita School of Biotechnology and University of Arizona team up to launch a dual degree program in biological sciences

Hyderabad, India (CU)_ A new dual degree program in biological sciences has been introduced by Amrita School of Biotechnology in partnership with the University of Arizona. Students seeking life science courses such as Cellular and Molecular Medicine programs at the University of Arizona can now apply online via amrita.edu, the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham's official website. Students enrolled in this program will be able to earn two degrees: Amrita Vishwa...

The first database of genomic variants in oral cancer sees the light of day!

Kolkata, India (CU)_ According to the Department of Biotechnology, the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG) in Kalyani, West Bengal, has developed the world's first database of genomic variants in oral cancer. This database is available to the public by the NIBMG, a DBT institute. It claimed that the database dbGENVOC is a free searchable virtual database of oral cancer genomic variations. The first version of dbGENVOC comprises 24 million...

Nanotechnology is a game changer in hair loss industry

California, USA (CU)_ BROOK BIOTECH's nano hair fiber promotes and helps conceal hair loss or baldness. Hair nanofiber has been proven to be an effective solution for hair loss. This ground-breaking product has the ability to provide people with significantly more hair without causing any negative side effects. Wesley Brook, a Brazilian banker and economist from Miami, launched the company in 2020. The company earlier announced that it plans...

A nanotech-based biosensor to detect SARS-CoV-2 virus

Sydney, Australia (CU)_ A biosensor, which is capable of detecting the existence of minuscule amounts of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its strains, is being developed by RMIT University in collaboration with partners including Australian biomedical start-up Soterius. The Soterius Scout sensor is a trusted, accurate, and non-invasive sensor that can provide results in less than a minute, allowing someone to enter their workplace or alarm them if they had...