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Guwahati | Jun 10
Is your milk pasteurised? Detection strips from IIT Guwahati can tell you

In this digital age, ruled by smartphone apps, how about one to tell you how fresh your milk is? Although there are stringent safety rules concerning the quality of milk, almost 68% of what is available in the country does not conform to them. In a recent study, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati have come up with a paper-based detection system to detect if a sample of milk is pasteurised and fresh. This technique, they say, is cost-effective, rapid, user- and environment-friendly.

General, Science, Technology, Health, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jun 5
Beating the Blues of Air Pollution this World Environment Day

Every year, the 5th of June is observed as the World Environment Day to “encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment”. For 2019, the theme is ‘Air Pollution’, and the host country is China. On this occasion, Research Matters caught up with three leading scientists from the country that are actively pursuing research on different aspects of air pollution. The three researchers, Prof. A R Ravishankara, Prof. S K Satheesh and Prof. Navakanta Bhat shared their work and thoughts on the ‘burning’ problem of air pollution.

General, Science, Ecology, Health, Society, Deep-dive, Featured
Bengaluru | May 30
Researchers study the economics of implementing maternal health programs through self-help groups

Researchers at the Karnataka Health Promotion Trust, Bengaluru, have assessed the cost effectiveness of a self-help group program, called Parivartan, in Bihar. They studied the economics of implementing maternal health programs through self-help groups.

General, Science, Health, Society, Deep-dive
May 25

Today, a majority of us are glued to our smartphones. In the midst of swiping and scrolling through our social media applications, little would we know about an entire community that exists right at the tip of our fingers -- the social community of bacteria on our screen that is a ‘social network’ on its own!

General, Science, Health, Scitoons, SciQs
Mumbai | May 19
New Finding in Nanomedicine Brings Hope to Cancer Treatment

Researchers from IIT Bombay and CSIR-NCL show how gold-liposome nanohybrids can kill cancer cells.

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Mumbai | May 17
The micro effects of Fasting and Feasting

Researchers at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai have discovered that tiny RNAs, called microRNAs, help our cells to maintain an equilibrium of energy production during states of upheaval—fasting and feasting.

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Hyderabad | May 6
Indian tigers more stressed than their Russian cousins, shows study

Two Russian institutes—A.N.Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution and Moscow State Agricultural University, and the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, India, have compared the chemical contents of the faecal matter of the Amur and Bengal tigers to examine the stress levels of these tigers in India and Russia.

General, Science, Ecology, Health, Deep-dive
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.

 

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
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. 

General, Science, Health, News
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.

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive