Gujarat: With skeletons, insights tumble out of history’s cupboard from Vadnagar

Published on July 8, 2021 AHMEDABAD: A set of skeletons and mortal remains – dating back 800 to 2,000 years – found from Vadnagar, PM Narendra Modi’s home town, gives a glimpse of ethnography of the region over the centuries and also customs like burial. Dr Niraj Rai, group head of the Ancient DNA Lab … Continue reading Gujarat: With skeletons, insights tumble out of history’s cupboard from Vadnagar

‘Covid-19 more severe for autoimmune rare disorders’

Published on February 28, 2021 Ahmedabad: The patients of rare diseases – primarily affected by genetic disorders – are more prone to Covid-19 infection, said city-based experts. February 28 is marked as Rare Diseases Day globally to create awareness about the diseases which are difficult to diagnose and some of which are difficult to treat. … Continue reading ‘Covid-19 more severe for autoimmune rare disorders’

Oh deer! Gujarat scientist makes DNA repository for quick identification

Published on February 23, 2020 AHMEDABAD: Wildlife crime investigators usually spend days to know if the seized animal products belong to specie protected under the Wildlife Act. A scientist at Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU) in Gandhinagar has devised a DNA barcode which can tell if the seized meat, nail, fur, horns etc belong to … Continue reading Oh deer! Gujarat scientist makes DNA repository for quick identification