Category Archives: History

History of Plant Tissue Culture

History of Plant Tissue Culture Posted By Dr Archana Vaishnava, Sr. Lecturer, Dept. Biotechnology,DIBNS, Dehradun. Plant tissue culture, or the aseptic culture of cells, tissues, organs, and their components under defined physical and chemical conditions in vitro, is an important tool in both basic and applied studies as well as in commercial application. It owes

Biosensors History

-By Neha Arora, Dolphin Institute of Biomedical and Natural sciences, Dehradun, India Biosensor is an analytical device that converts biological reactions into measurable physiochemical signals which is proportional to analyte concentration. Biosensors can be used for the detection various substances like  metabolites, pollutants, microbial load, control parameters etc. A typical biosensor consists of two elements: biological

A great Unknown Railway Engineer- Baba Bhalku

Baba Bhalku (Image Credit: Amarujala)

A great Unknown Railway Engineer- Baba Bhalku Posted By Dr. Vinod Kumar Dhatwalia, Assistant Professor, Dept. Life Science Beehive college Dehradun, India The Indian Railway was first introduced to India in 1853 from Bombay to Thane. The Indian Railways, is fourth largest networks in the world. Shimla-Kalka train is one of the three World Heritage trains of India.

History of Biotechnology

Posted By Syed Muneer Dept. of Biotechnology, Beehive College of Advence Studies, Dehradun, India. The word Biotechnology is actually derived from the fusion of two simple words “Biology” and Technology. The Biotechnology term was used for the first time by Karl Erkey, a Hungarian Engineer, in 1919. The Biotechnology may be defined as the application

History of Bacteria

Posted By Geetanjali Bhatia, Assistant prof. Dept. Microbology, Beehive College of Advence Studies, Dehradun, India. Anton van Leeuwenhoek – the Dutchman, was the first person to see bacteria. He first observed bacteria through his single-lens microscope in 1674. He made his own simple lenses. . During his lifetime he made more than 250 microscopes consisting

Historical Development of Molecular Cytogenetics

Posted By Ashok Kumar, Asst. Manager En-Vision Enviro Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Surat-395009, Gujarat (India). Molecular cytogenetics involves the combination of molecular biology and cytogenetics. In general this involves the use of a series of techniques referred to as fluorescence in situ hybridization in which DNA probes are labeled with different colored fluorescent tags to visualize

History of Diabetes mellitus (Madhumeha)

Posted By Dr. Vinod Kumar Dhatwalia, Assistant Professor, Dept. Life Science Beehive college Dehradun, India Diabetes mellitus has been recognized as a clinical syndrome since ancient times and remains a crippling global health problem today. When the amount of glucose in the blood increases, e.g., after a meal, it stimulates the release of the insulin

Chronological Development of Fermentation

Posted By Ashok Kumar, Asst. Manager En-Vision Enviro Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Surat-395009, Gujarat (India). 6000BC– Breadmaking (involving yeast fermentation) 3000BC– Moldy soybean curd used to treat skin infections in China. 2500BC-Malting of barley, fermentation of beer in Egypt. 1783-Spallanzani noted that meat was liquefied by gastric juice of hawks. 1790-Patent act provides no protection for

History of DNA Research

Posted By Ashok Kumar, Asst. Manager En-Vision Enviro Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Surat-395009, Gujarat (India). DNA: Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid containing the genetic information used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. DNA was first isolated by the Swiss physician Friedrich Miescher in 1869, which discovered a microscopic substance in the pus of discarded

Nobel Prize Winners in Science From India

Posted By Ashok Kumar, Asst. Manager En-Vision Enviro Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Surat-395009, Gujarat (India). Nobel Prize: Every year since 1901 the Nobel Prize has been awarded for achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and for peace. The Nobel Prize is an international award administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden. In 1968,