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Alappuzha | Jul 26

The Vembanad lake in Alappuzha, Kerala, has developed a unique ecosystem due to different laws. The Vembanad Fish Count is a citizen science initiative that helps study the diveristy of fish in this Ramsar site.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Jul 25
Photo by Mitchell Ng Liang an on Unsplash

Researchers from IIT Bombay develop a handheld sensor to measure copper concentration in blood and environmental samples.

General, Science, Technology, Health, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Jul 24

An interdisciplinary study by scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and the Francis Crick Institute, London, United Kingdom, has attempted to understand and model the role of asymmetry in the process of cell division in eukaryotic cells—cells with a nucleus enclosed within a membrane—using the roundworm (Caenorhabditis elegans) embryo. The findings of the study is published in Biophysical Journal.

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Bengaluru | Jul 23

In a new study, scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, and Purdue University, USA, have studied the process of the formation of the egg in female bonnet monkeys using ultrasound. They have also analysed the dynamics involved in the ovaries when an egg is released by injecting the female monkeys with human ovarian hormones.

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Mumbai | Jul 23
Photo : Anton Croos, Art of Photography via Wikimedia Commons

Experimental evidence from IIT Bombay supports new theory to explain how liquid sheets turn to mist

General, Science, Deep-dive
Jul 21

Growing up in the USA, ten-year-old Steven was asked in school to read aloud a passage from a newspaper. The article described the opening of the first Disneyland. However, all the poor boy could see on the paper was this—“In a grand ceremony  Disneyland opened in California to delirious applause.” Steven Spielberg did not know it at the time—and indeed until he was formally diagnosed several years later—that he was dyslexic.

General, Science, Health, Scitoons, SciQs
Kolkata | Jul 20

A recent study by researchers at the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata, has resulted in the development of a novel molecular ‘switch’ that turns on in the presence of specific proteins.

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New Delhi | Jul 20
Illustration : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs)—diseases related to the heart and blood vessels—are the number one cause of death in the world. In India, CVDs account for close to 25% of the total deaths—higher than tuberculosis and respiratory diseases combined, which are second and the third cause of death.

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Bengaluru | Jul 19

Haven’t we all heard about DNA, the genetic material that makes who we are? Short for Deoxyribonucleic acid, the DNA is made of two chains that coil around each other forming the double helix structure as we know it today. Although Friedrich Miescher first isolated the DNA molecule in 1869, it was not until 1953 that we understood its structure. Two scientists, James Watson and Francis Crick, are well-known for showing us the double-helix structure of the DNA.

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Mumbai | Jul 19
Photo : urbzoo [ CC BY 2.0 ] via Wikimedia Commons

IIT Bombay researchers study the effects of poor ventilation on occupants of low-income households

General, Science, Health, Society, Deep-dive

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