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Bengaluru | Apr 8, 2019
Dr S Z Qasim, a doyen in Indian polar program, recognised in the special edition of Polar Science

Dr Syed Zahoor Qasim, who successfully led India’s first Antarctic expedition in 1981, has been commemorated for his contributions to the Indian polar programme in a special issue of Polar Science. A peer-reviewed academic journal, Polar Science aims to inform people about polar science, primarily in Asia. It is published by the National Institute of Polar Research in collaboration with Elsevier and is one of the few comprehensive academic journals in the field of polar science.

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Bengaluru | Apr 3, 2019
Researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC, USA, assessed the reach of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) program to the intended beneficiaries and took stock of its shortcomings.

Researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC, USA, assessed the reach of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) program to the intended beneficiaries and took stock of its shortcomings.

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Lucknow | Apr 1, 2019
Half of the kids with pneumonia lack adequate care in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, finds study

Researchers at King George’s Medical University and Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, has estimated the burden of community-acquired pneumonia among children aged 2-59 months in four districts of Northern India.

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New Delhi | Mar 26, 2019
Detecting a melange of diseases in milliseconds | IIT Delhi

Researchers at IIT Delhi develop a portable hardware system to detect malaria, tuberculosis, intestinal parasites and cervical cancer.

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Bengaluru | Mar 25, 2019
A blood test to identify preterm births can help save millions in India

Researchers from Canada, Bangladesh, and the USA have proposed a simple, cost-efficient blood test of the newborn that can estimate the pregnancy length. Such a test can help diagnosis preterm births in low resource countries and was found to work successfully for new-borns from Bangladesh.

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New Delhi | Mar 21, 2019
Too hot to work? It’s the warming climate to blame and that’s threatening crops too

Researchers from IIT Delhi have found that variations in temperature affect crop production and worker efficiency—two crucial pillars of India’s economy.

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Bengaluru | Mar 19, 2019
Uncovering the gentle giants: The difference in the personalities of male and female Asian elephants

Researchers from the University of Turku, Finland describe some interesting differences in the personalities of male and female Asian elephants.

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Bengaluru | Mar 18, 2019
Majority of deaths among children aged 5–14 years in India preventable, says study

In a recent study, researchers from Canada, Brazil, China, Mexico, India and Switzerland have tried to uncover the reasons behind this alarming statistic by analysing the causes of deaths in these children from India, China, Brazil, and Mexico. These countries have an estimated 40% of kids aged 5-14 years and report an estimated 200,000 deaths annually at these ages. The findings of their study were published in the journal The Lancet.

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Bengaluru | Mar 15, 2019
IISc researchers develop a smartphone-based screening application for glaucoma

This week, from the 10th to the 16th of March, is observed as the World Glaucoma Week globally, to spread awareness of glaucoma—a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve and lead to total blindness if left untreated. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world accounting for upto 8% of total blindness.

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Bengaluru | Mar 14, 2019
Researchers identify hotspots and coolspots of human activities threatening wildlife

Researchers from the USA, Australia and Canada identified some of the ‘hotspots’ and ‘coolspots’ of human activities in the world and analysed the impact of these activities on threatened and near-threatened wildlife.

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