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Patna | Aug 5, 2020

A recent study presents a success story of controlling the spread of Kala-azar in Bihar.

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New Delhi | Aug 4, 2020

Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells found to favour the survival of tuberculosis bacteria, instead of fighting it, shows a recent study.

 

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Mumbai | Aug 3, 2020

In a recent study, a team of international researchers have analysed how defects in hexagonal boron nitride can help in boosting the performance of electronic devices.

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Bengaluru | Jul 31, 2020
Remote diagnosis of retinopathy with an easy, low-cost smartphone-based tool

A recent study shows how a smartphone-based tool can be effectively turned into an eye-examination device. This device can take not only retinal photos but also detect early signs of diabetic retinopathy.

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Bengaluru | Jul 30, 2020
Confined without boundaries: The tale of the Andaman day geckos

The big, bright, green-coloured Andaman day gecko is a sight to behold; only that, you have to go all the way to the Andaman Islands to get a glimpse of it. Endemic to the islands, these geckos live in trees and are active during the day. Thanks to cash crops grown on these islands today, they can be found in plenty, feeding on bananas, coconuts and betel nuts. They belong to the genus called Phelsuma, believed to have evolved from Madagascar, an island about 6000 km away from the Andamans! A new study has traced their evolutionary history and has thrown some light on how they differ from the other geckos in the Andamans.

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Bengaluru | Jul 29, 2020
Do differing opinions affect the management of human-animal conflicts?

People see human-animal conflicts as a fight between two species on opposing sides. However, in reality, the human aspect also has multiple dimensions. In some cases, there are two groups—the affected public—and the forest department staff, who manage and mitigate it; in others, more such groups. One of the frequent human-animal conflicts is that between humans and monkeys, especially the rhesus macaque, whose population is widespread in many cities. Now, a study by researchers shows that differences in people's opinions on mitigating such conflicts could instead be adding to the conflict.

 

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Bengaluru | Jul 28, 2020
Azure lockdown skies resulted in higher solar power generation, study shows

In a recent study, researchers show how cleaner air during the lockdown in Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world, has led to a hike in solar power generation.

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Mumbai | Jul 27, 2020

In a recent study, researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) have examined how the structure of leaves of the taro plant (Colocasia esculenta) helps in repelling water. 

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Bengaluru | Jul 24, 2020
Although free, here's why tribals in Kerala's Attapadi do not benefit from healthcare

In 2013, over 50 infants died in Attapadi —a protected area in the Palakkad district of Kerala. This incident, and more deaths in the subsequent years, put the spotlight on the health of the tribal population that lives here. Several underlying health issues, including malnutrition and infant mortality, were identified to be rampant. Both the central and state governments responded with a financial package to provide healthcare and related facilities to these communities free of cost. Seven years later, a new study has found that free healthcare hasn't solved the problem of poor access to healthcare and high levels of infant mortality. 

 

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Mumbai | Jul 23, 2020
Observations of the Sun’s surface defy present understanding of its interiors

In a recent study, researchers have assessed how successful computer simulations are in matching with solar surface observations.

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