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Chennai | Feb 25
Researchers from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, SASTRA University, Thanjavur and Elite School of Optometry, Chennai have studied how the environmental factors of a classroom affect a student’s clarity of vision.

Researchers from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, SASTRA University, Thanjavur and Elite School of Optometry, Chennai have studied how the environmental factors of a classroom affect a student’s clarity of vision.

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Mumbai | Feb 22
Study suggests the need for nutrition interventions to improve maternal health in Eastern India

A mother and the child need proper nutrition during and after pregnancy. India has 71 million undernourished women of childbearing age and we need to pay immediate attention to this problem.

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Mumbai | Feb 21
Researchers from IIT Bombay have designed a protein-based carrier for delivering drugs into cancer cells.

Researchers from IIT Bombay have designed a protein-based carrier for delivering drugs into cancer cells.

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Bengaluru | Feb 20
Berries and pomegranate might help fight inflammatory bowel disease, shows study

Researchers from InStem, Bengaluru, CCAMP, Bengaluru, University of Louisville, USA, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, USA and Dalhousie University, Canada have reported that a compound produced during the breakdown of berries and pomegranate in the gut has the potential to reduce inflammatory bowel disease, which affects millions of people across the globe.

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Bengaluru | Feb 19
Breathing poison? Air pollution is a leading cause of death in India, reports study

Researchers from about 100 institutions across India, present a comprehensive picture of the deaths, diseases and reduced life expectancy caused by polluted air in different states of India.

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Feb 16

They say chocolate is nature’s way of making up for Mondays and that sure justifies its reputation as comfort food. The key component in chocolates is cocoa, a bean that is found in the pods of Theobroma cacao, or the cocoa tree, a native of Central and South America. The word ‘cocoa’ literally translates to ‘Food of the Gods’ in Greek. In recent years, countries in Africa and Asia have assumed a leading role in cocoa production, with Western Africa producing almost two-thirds of the world’s cocoa.

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Dhanbad | Feb 12
What’s in your waste? Study from IIT Dhanbad finds out

Researchers from the IIT Dhanbad estimate the generation of different types of plastic wastes by different socio-economic groups in the city of Dhanbad, India.

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Feb 9

Have you ever admired red skies or criticised early morning haze? Atmospheric aerosols, tiny solid or liquid particles suspended in air, also called Particulate Matter (PM), are responsible for the myriad hues created by the evening sky. Not just that, aerosols impact the global climate and play a role in ozone depletion. These particles generally range from about a nanometre to ten micrometre in size and are either directly emitted or formed by the conversion of a gas to particles.

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Chandigarh | Feb 7
Researchers from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh and Maastricht University, The Netherlands, tried to understand the reasons why budding doctors from North India shun rural postings.

Researchers from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh and Maastricht University, The Netherlands, tried to understand the reasons why budding doctors from North India shun rural postings.

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Mumbai | Feb 7
Research by IITB uses silver nanoparticles made with fungus to fight against bacteria

Researchers from IITB, have synthesised silver nanoparticles with antibacterial properties extracted from a type of dung-loving fungi.

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