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Bengaluru | Apr 23
Five science journalists receive the first India Science Media Fellowships

In a recent announcement, five journalists have been awarded the India Science Media Fellowships—a first of its kind fellowship in India that is designed to support Indian journalists to build a body of science-based journalistic work.

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New Delhi | Apr 23
New drug pits cell’s biocidal system against cervical cancer

A team of researchers from Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, have reported a new compound that has shown promising potential to fight against cervical cancer.

 

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Bengaluru | Apr 22
In spite of subsidies, haemodialysis costs push families to financial distress, finds study

A team of international researchers examine the cost burden of haemodialysis and found that about nine in ten households found it hard to meet the expenses, in spite of subsidies. 

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Kanpur | Apr 22
Vibrations for Painless Injections

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur try to understand the physics behind how a mosquito punctures the skin without causing pain. They found that low-frequency vibrations, along the axis of the needle, considerably reduces the resistance to piercing, thus reducing the pain. 

 

General, Science, Technology
Apr 20

Water is essential in biochemical processes needed for the survival of living organisms. Humans can survive without water for about 2-7 days. However, there exists an animal so resilient that it can withstand water scarcity for decades! Tardigrades, also called water bears, are small aquatic animals that are about 1.2 mm long with a head and four pairs of clawed legs, looking like cute little gummy bears.

General, Science, Ecology, Scitoons, SciQs
Bengaluru | Apr 18
Quenching cities' thirst with rural water

An international team of researchers investigate the prevalence of water reallocations, from rural areas to cities, throughout the world to understand its drivers, conflicts and policy implications.

 

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New Delhi | Apr 17
A new study recommends repeating blood pressure measurements to diagnose hypertension accurately.

A new study recommends repeating blood pressure measurements to diagnose hypertension accurately.

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Mumbai | Apr 17
Researchers devise a model for fostering rural entrepreneurship, generating sustainable livelihoods and tackling poverty

Researchers devise a model for fostering rural entrepreneurship, generating sustainable livelihoods and tackling poverty

 

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Bengaluru | Apr 15

Southern India, now battered with the scorching heat, is awaiting the monsoon showers that bring some respite during the month of June. It looks like the wait would not be too long and well worth it. In a press release issued today, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced that the southwest monsoon rainfall over the country, on the whole, is likely to be normal.

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Mumbai | Apr 15
Enabling Robust, High-Density Electronics with Graphene

Researchers find a unique new technique to make stable, low-power graphene transistors

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