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Bengaluru | Jun 2, 2020
A novel rapid and inexpensive diagnostic device for tuberculosis

In a recent study, researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, and Christian Medical College, Vellore, have developed a novel, inexpensive and easy-to-use device to detect tuberculosis.

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Bengaluru | May 29, 2020
New insights into vaginal microbes may help to reduce premature birth

A new study from researchers at the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad, has decoded the bacterial species found in the vagina of pregnant Indian women by using advanced gene sequencing technology called Shotgun sequencing.

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Bengaluru | May 28, 2020
Lifting the fog over dementia diagnosis in India

India is ageing. Approximately 104 million Indians are above sixty and vulnerable to cognitive disorders affecting memory, such as dementia. Despite this impending future, we haven't been able to assess the current prevalence of such illnesses in the country. It is partly due to the geographical and cultural vastness of India, and the barriers of language and ethics prohibit the use of tests used in western countries. Now, a new study is trying to close this gap by introducing a psychological test that is adapted to the cultural and linguistic diversity of India.

 

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Bengaluru | May 26, 2020
Broken chromatin fragments could hold the key in the fight against the deadly sepsis

Building on their previous research, researchers at Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), Mumbai have tried to find out the root cause of sepsis in a recent study. So far, most drugs treat the symptoms of sepsis, such as inflammation, rather than its causes. In this study, the researchers find that broken pieces of chromosomes could trigger sepsis. The results of the study are published in the journal PLoS ONE.

 

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Bengaluru | May 22, 2020
Childhood vaccination improves schooling among India's adults, shows study

 A recent study explores how childhood vaccination among children in India has impacted the level of education attained by them as adults.

 

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Bengaluru | May 20, 2020
First-ever study in India investigates a rare type of cancer caused by a virus

In the first-ever study from India, researchers at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru and the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, have analysed how prevalent the Merkel Cell Polyomavirus (MCV) is in India. 

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Bengaluru | May 18, 2020
India’s adolescents may have a disturbed circadian rhythm, finds study

In India, the school education system puts a higher emphasis on grades than on practical learning, thus encouraging practices like late-night studies and changes in eating and sleeping routines during weekdays and weekends. So how badly are India’s adolescents affected by this? In a recent study, researchers at the Chaudhary Charan Singh University, India, analysed the complex relationship between these lifestyle changes and the disruptions in the circadian cycles among students from classes IX, XII and the first year of college.

 

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Bengaluru | May 14, 2020
224 Years Of Modern Day Vaccine – The Journey Of Vaccinology

“As the world confronts the COVID-19 pandemic, humanity’s victory over smallpox is a reminder of what is possible when nations come together to fight a common health threat,” said Tedros Adhanom, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), in a recent media briefing.

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Bengaluru | May 13, 2020
Lungs may still have scars left behind by tuberculosis, shows study

In a recent study, researchers from Pune, along with their collaborators in Chennai and the USA, have assessed the functioning of lungs after successful tuberculosis (TB) treatment. The study, published in the journal PLoS ONE, has shown the occurrence of lung defects and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after tuberculosis treatment. 

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Bengaluru | Apr 28, 2020
SIR and SEIR Models of Infectious Diseases

Research Matters is happy to bring you this article as part of the series on Mathematical Modeling and Data Analysis by the Mathematical Modeling team of Indian Scientists' Response to Covid-19 (ISRC). The second part of this series is on SIR and SEIR Models of Infectious Diseases. 

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