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Pune | Apr 17
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Accurate prediction of the monsoon is important for all sections of the society. A study from Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology shows how we can now predict the accurate arrival of monsoon rains almost three months in advance.

General, Science, Society, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Apr 13
Infographic : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

The superbug series: Part 1. The first of a three part series talks about antibiotic resistance showed by disease causing bacteria, its reasons, the problems associated with antibiotic resistance and the severity of the issue in India.

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Apr 12
Photo : Leena Malve / Research Matters

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay show us how basic research is helping India inch closer to the dream of hypersonic travel.

General, Science, Engineering, Deep-dive, Featured
Bengaluru | Apr 11
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Dogs have been introduced in various places across the world, where they were not found before by humans. In a recent study, researchers from the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment study how dogs affect the local biodiversity.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Apr 9
Infographic : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

In a novel study, researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, test how oxidative stress induced by a combination of drugs can help fight drug resistant strains of Tuberculosis.

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Apr 6
Photo : Deepesh Nagarajan. Antimicrobial peptides disrupting the E. coli cell membrane (orange). The bacterial chromosome (green) can be seen leaking out.

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore use a computational approach to design peptides which are highly effective in killing drug resistant microbes.

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Apr 5

Scientists from the Indian Institute of Sceince, Bangalore show us how the humble grain of rice can be a historian and meterologist!

General, Science, Deep-dive
Kanpur | Apr 4
Illustration : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, devise a new method to make chemotherapy safer and easier with the help of liposomes.

General, Science, Technology, Health, Deep-dive
Pune | Apr 3
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Bats use high frequency sounds waves to echolocate their food. While most bats move their heads, nose, ears or mouth to change the direction of the sound waves they produce, Egyptian fruit bats do so without any visible movements in their head or body. Scientists from IISER Pune and University of Washington, USA, Johns Hopkins University, USA explore how they pull off this feat.

General, Science, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Apr 2
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What is dark matter? Where and how does it exist? These are some of the questions scientists from the Raman Research Institute and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, have attempted to answer in their recent paper.

General, Science, Deep-dive