Hyderabad: Low-cost test for cervical cancer, genetic markers for Alzheimer’s disease and potential of zapper in anti-viral therapy were some of the research projects carried out in 2017-18 by the Hyderabad Science Society, which has completed 70 years in the field of research and scientific projects.
The society is now working on a surveillance robotic vehicle for border security in collaboration with the Government of India, along the Jammu and Kashmir Line of Control.
Other ongoing projects include elimination of rodents using sand blasting techniques, emergency robot for humans who are trapped under debris during earthquakes or other disasters, electronic display of visual books in biology and medicine, and elimination of mosquitoes using non-toxic technology. Research in molecular genetics is also being carried out. Other projects with the Government of India are in the areas of robotics, wire guided technology, nuclear technology, security sensors and vegetal sensors.
HSS also has a radioisotope training centre, the first one outside the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Mumbai. It was inaugurated by the eminent scientist the late Dr H.N. Sethna, director of BARC, when K.B. Reddy was Chief Minister of the undivided state of Andhra Pradesh.
HSS Director S.A. Khan said, “We are working on projects which are of great interest in the present times. The collaborations with the government fulfil modern technology requirements. This has ensured that society is continuously thriving in terms of scientific innovations.”...