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New Delhi | Feb 12
Cartoon : Balraj K N / Research Matters

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, turn to a tiny species of venomous spider called Lachesana tarabaevi in the search for compounds with anti-microbial properties. They show that peptides derived from the spider’s venom is effective against Staphylococcus aureus.

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
New Delhi | Feb 11
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Goa is a paradise for those seeking the sun and the sea. The coconut trees lining the shores, the bird calls from the mangroves, and the vast Arabian sea make for a perfect holiday. If you are in Goa until the 28th of February, you have a chance to see more than the sandy beaches and the tropical sun. It is the unique exhibition Ek Pradarshini 2018.

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Feb 10

Bobbing up and down on the seabed are beautiful little creatures called Seahorses, sometimes vigorously trying to swim with the currents and other times, anchoring to seaweed.  Nature’s extraordinary organisms, where only males get pregnant so females can make more eggs; sadly some species may disappear before we can learn more about them. Let us take you underwater and introduce you to fascinating little world of the seahorses.

General, Science, Ecology, SciQs, Infographics
Kharagpur | Feb 9

A new study by researchers from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, has looked at how factors like, competition among banking firms and banking stability affect the economic growth of a nation.

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Mumbai | Feb 9
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Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, look into the various ways in which our solid waste management woes can be solved. In their efforts integrated waste management appears as a solution that can help reduce the pollution caused due to open dumping.

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Lucknow | Feb 8

Scientists from CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (CSIR-IITR) and Babu Banarasi Das University in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh have been studying the properties and behaviour Methylparaben, a commonly used preservative, under various circumstances. Their study reveals that, when exposed to Ultraviolet (UV) light, the molecule, not just loses it ability to effectively perform as a preservative, but also could damage human skin cells.

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New Delhi | Feb 8

Spirit of inquiry and curiosity are traditions in India,  country that has a history of nurturing science, said Hon’ble President Shri Ram Nath Kovind at a seminar organised as a part of the second edition of Nobel Prize Series, India, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

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Bengaluru | Feb 7

A group of researchers from Anna University, Chennai and University of Madras, Chennai have studied the influence of seawater intrusion on groundwater in the coastal aquifers of Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu.

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Bengaluru | Feb 6

An international team, including scientists from California Institute of Technology, USA, University of Oxford, UK, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Pune and several other universities from around the globe, are probing radio waves emanating from the source that the produced gravitational wave event GW170817. Their study could reveal more information about the events that cause gravitational waves and its aftermath.

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Feb 3

Vaccination is a very familiar term to us. Every newborn is recommended to follow a vaccination/immunisation schedule. Yet, many of us do not know what vaccines really are or how they prevent diseases.

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