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Bengaluru | Jul 2
IISc researchers use mathematics to crack down on drug-resistant hepatitis C virus

Researchers from the IISc, Bengaluru, propose a mathematical model that can determine the number of mutations the hepatitis C virus can carry in an infected individual, even before starting any treatment.

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Patiala | Jul 1
Here’s how rhiniid flies in the Western Ghats worm their way into termite mounds

Researchers from the University of Guelph, Punjabi University, Patiala and the Natural History Museum of Denmark have found some fascinating facts about the termite-eating behaviour of some rhiniid species.

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Jun 29

Ever wondered about the genes that produces blood in the human body? Haemoglobin in our blood is produced by the haemoglobin beta gene (HBB) and the haemoglobin alpha gene (HBA). These two genes are responsible for providing instructions for making the proteins, beta globin and alpha globin. Beta globin and alpha globin are an important part of the larger protein called haemoglobin, which is found in the human and mammal red blood cells.

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Bengaluru | Jun 28
A burst of radio waves, three-billion light years away, to shed light on the ‘missing matter’

A team of researchers, led by Prof. Keith Bannister at the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia, observed a burst of radio waves, three-billion light years away, using the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope. This could shed light on the ‘missing matter’.

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Kerala | Jun 27
Whodunnit? A watchlist of bats that can spread Nipah in India

Researchers use a data-driven approach to identify bat species that could be carriers of the Nipah virus in Kerala.

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Kolkata | Jun 26
Study explores how free-ranging dogs forage food

Researchers at IISER Kolkata study the behaviour of free-ranging dogs in India to understand their food preferences.

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Kolkata | Jun 26
Inside a cell, scientists decipher how tobacco products cause cancer

Researchers at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata; University of Otago, New Zealand; Fred Hutchinson Cancer  Research Centre, USA and National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, West Bengal, explain how altered levels of biological molecules, like lncRNA and miRNA, can lead to the development of oral cancer. 

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Bengaluru | Jun 25
Working night-shifts could lead to insulin resistance, shows study

It is hard to live without a good night’s sleep. However, 22% of the people in industrialised countries do that regularly, when they work in shifts, including those during the night. Working in different shifts disrupts the body’s circadian rhythm—a natural process in our body that regulates the sleep-wake cycle.

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New Delhi | Jun 24
Pune researchers discover fungi that can break up polythene

Researchers from Savitribai Phule Pune University have identified two strains of fungi, Aspergillus terreus and Aspergillus sydowii, which can degrade polythene under laboratory conditions.

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Bengaluru | Jun 20
Melting of glaciers in the Himalayas doubled in the last four decades, reveals spy satellite data

Melting of glaciers in the Himalayas doubled in the last four decades, reveals spy satellite data

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