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As the curtain falls on 2018, here is a tribute to those great Indian scientists and innovators who died in the year. These eminent people contributed to various fields of science and helped put India in the frontiers of global scientific advancements. This is in no way an exhaustive list, but it is an effort to bring to the fore the achievers who have left an indelible mark behind.
A recent study by researchers at the University of Delhi, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi and the SMiLE Incubator, Sweden have found alarming cases of drug-resistant bacteria in patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs).
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College and Sassoon Government Hospitals study how household air pollution can affect tuberculosis.
Senior citizens in India devastated by chronic illnesses and associated disability, finds study
Researchers from the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta, Kolkata, and the Indian Institute of Technology Patna, have examined the practice of outsourcing in the Indian context. They found that the outsourcing model helps companies remain viable, particularly during economic crises.
Researchers from ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai shows that building toilets is not a challenge, but getting people to use them is the tricky part. The study estimates the prevalence of adults who defecate in the open despite having household toilets and examines the factors driving this practice.
On the 25th of October, 2018, an event was organised in New Delhi to celebrate the successes of a decade-long Indo-UK collaboration in research and innovation, and to mark the launch of the UK Research and Innovation India (UKRI India). UKRI India is a new body that partners with universities, research organisations, and government funding agencies to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish.
In a recent study, published in the journal Emerging Microbes & Infections, a multi-national team of researchers have traced the trail of the Zika virus from the forests of Africa to India and other Asian countries.