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Bengaluru | Aug 23, 2019
Scientists pave the way for diabetes medicines made from Indian herb extract

Researchers from Singapore, Thailand and the USA, have created an antidiabetic medicine using extracts from Withania coagulans, commonly known as the Indian Rennet or paneer dodi.

General, Science, Technology, Health, Deep-dive
Hyderabad | Aug 22, 2019
 Where are those skeletons, tumbling out from the mysterious Roopkund lake, from?

Roopkund is a small Himalayan glacial lake in Uttarakhand, situated at an altitude of about 16,470 feet. With its breathtaking scenery, it is a popular trekking destination. However, there is more to this mysterious lake—hundreds of ancient human skeletons lie scattered here, earning it the name ‘skeletons lake’. In a recently published decade-long study, an international team of researchers seem to have traced the origins of these puzzling skeletons.

General, Science, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Aug 22, 2019
In pursuit of 6000-year-old canine cancer, scientists gain insights into the evolution of the disease

About 6,000 years ago, an unfortunate dog suffered from a relatively rare form of cancer. Since then, unlike any other cancer, its cancer cells were swiftly transmitted from one dog to another. Today, this age-old ailment has a name—Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumour or CTVT.  In a  recent study, they traced the history of CTVT to Asia, and in the process, helped understand the evolution of cancer in the long term.

General, Science, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Aug 12, 2019
Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) suggest that better conductivity of oil may help water droplets come together.

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) suggest that better conductivity of oil may help water droplets come together. Their findings may impact the design of electric field-based oil dehydrators.

General, Science, Engineering, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Aug 9, 2019
Researchers from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), USA, and collaborators from different institutes in India, discuss the agricultural practice of burning crop residues and find alternative solutions.

Researchers from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), USA, and collaborators from different institutes in India, discuss the agricultural practice of burning crop residues and find alternative solutions.

General, Science, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Aug 8, 2019
IISc researchers discern how a protein causes chronic nerve pain

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru study how a protein called lysozyme, an integral component of our immune system, causes persistent nerve pain during nerve injury.

General, Science, Health, Society, Deep-dive
Chandigarh | Aug 8, 2019
Answer to a painful gut might lie in micronutrients, suggests study

Researchers from Panjab University, Chandigarh and Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, have discovered a link between selenium and colitis in mice. The findings of this study hint at the possibility of selenium relieving symptoms of ulcerative colitis.

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Aug 7, 2019
Researchers from the Natural History Museum, London, have uncovered the evolutionary links between the different species of centipedes dating back to Gondwana.

Researchers from the Natural History Museum, London, have uncovered the evolutionary links between the different species of centipedes dating back to Gondwana. 

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Gurugram | Aug 6, 2019
India is facing a severe crisis in the availability of skilled healthcare professionals, finds a study by the Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH).

India is facing a severe crisis in the availability of skilled healthcare professionals, finds a study by the Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH).

General, Science, Health, Society, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Aug 5, 2019
Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) proposes an improved additive manufacturing method to repair damaged industrial components for the sustainable growth of the industry.

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) proposes an improved additive manufacturing method to repair damaged industrial components for the sustainable growth of the industry.

General, Science, Engineering, Deep-dive