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India develops cheap rotavirus vaccine

A cheap vaccine developed in India against rotavirus could add substantially to protection against diarrhoea.


India's new S&T policy banks on the private sector

India's newly launched science, technology and innovation policy banks on private sector participation.


Individual innovators thrive in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's innovators need government support and venture capital.


Seminar highlights distrust in tech transfer pledges

Instead of waiting for tardy technology transfer, developing countries should develop their own climate adaptation …


South Asia nips on agricultural research funding

South Asian countries are falling short of their own agriculture research and development funding targets, says a …


Bangladesh decodes genome of crop-killer fungus

Bangladeshi plant geneticists hold the key to saving crops such as jute, cotton, maize, soybean and rice from a …


Gaps in India’s implementation of biodiversity law

Ten years after introducing a Biodiversity Act, India is yet to put it to serious use, say Shalini Bhutani and …


Tribal knowledge of millets proves superior

Tribal people in the hills of Tamil Nadu have better knowledge of millet varieties than taxonomists, a study shows.


Pakistan to improve academia-industry links

Offices of research, innovation and commercialisation (ORIC) are set to improve links between Pakistan’s …


Critics indicate flaws in India's new vaccine policy

India's new vaccination policy has been criticised for relaxing rules on introducing new vaccines.


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