The amazing story of this 38-year-old Indian author who suffers from VHL, a rare disease

Delhi based Payel Bhattacharya suffers from von Hippel-Lindau or VHL, which is characterised by tumors forming in organs of the body, including in the brain, spine, ears, eyes, lungs, liver, pancreas and kidneys. As result of the disease, she has undergone around 14 surgeries and radiation therapies. She also has trigeminal neuralgia, known as the ‘suicide disease,’ […]

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Insects to be attractive food option for growing world population: Celebrity chef Gary Mehigan

With an increasing pressure of an ever-growing population on our planet, celebrity chef Gary Mehigan believes that the ubiquitous insects can be an attractive and viable food option to fulfil the dietary requirements in the future. A recent study found that promoting insects as tasty, or even as a luxurious and exotic delicacy, could help achieve more […]

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Fight air pollution and save your lungs with this plant which can clean indoor air

Researchers have genetically modified a common indoor plant – pothos ivy – to remove pollutants inside the house including chloroform and benzene that have been linked to cancer, according to a new study. The modified plants express a protein, called P450 2E1 or 2E1, that transforms these compounds into molecules that the plants can then use to […]

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