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Pune | Dec 6

Researchers from the National Centre for Cell Science, Pune and Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Bhubaneswar, have identified a novel noncoding RNA that causes cancer in mice.

General, Science, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Dec 5
Credits: Annie/ Gubbi Labs

In a recent study, researchers at Bengaluru’s St. John’s Research Institute, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and St. John’s Medical College and Hospital, have described how the presence of a particular mineral in the urine can tell a tale about the health of our bones. The findings are published in the journal Scientific Reports, and the study was funded by the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance and the Department of Science and Technology.

General, Science, Health, News
New Delhi | Dec 5
Credits: Top left: Megophrys periosa, Systematics Lab, DU; Top right: Megophrys flavipunctata, S.D. Biju; Bottom left: Megophrys himalayana, Systematics Lab, DU; Bottom right: Megophrys oreocrypta, Systematics Lab, DU

A team of Irish and Indian biologists from the University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland, the Natural History Museum (NHM), UK, and the University of Delhi (DU), India, have provided detailed descriptions of these newly discovered frogs.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
New Delhi | Dec 4
Credit: Annie/ Gubbi Labs

With nine of the ten most polluted cities in the world located in India, the country is grappling with increasing pollution that is affecting the health and wealth of its people. In Delhi, the national capital, the news of increased particulate matter in the air hits the headlines very often. Although anti-pollution masks and air purifiers have gained popularity, they are often expensive and inaccessible to the common man.

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Bengaluru | Dec 3

Researchers from NCBI, RRI, University of Barcelona, CSIR - Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, CNCI, and University of Queensland tried to understand how cells maintain their shapes in spite of expelling material from their membrane.

 

General, Science, Deep-dive
Lucknow | Dec 3
Image: Right maxilla preserving Canine-M2 by Ansuya Bhandari et al. (Nov. 2018), PLoS ONE 13(11)

Palaeontologists from India have discovered fossil evidence of a hominid species at Tapar in the Kutch basin of Gujarat.

General, Science, Deep-dive
Dec 1

If you have noticed a young child draw clouds, you might observe that irrespective of the size of these clouds, they have the same distinctive shape. Surprisingly, there is a scientific basis for this observation and is said to be because of the ‘fractal’ or self-similar nature of clouds.

General, Science, Ecology, Scitoons, SciQs
Bengaluru | Nov 30

In a recent study, researchers from Christ (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru, have developed a technique to make fluorescent carbon nanoparticles using lignite, a type of coal that is available ubiquitously. These nanoparticles have the potential to be developed as glucose sensors to detect hypoglycemia or decreased glucose levels.The results of the study have been published in the journal Scientific Reports.

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Bengaluru | Nov 30
Photo: Credit: Amada44, Pet/ CC-BY-SA 3.0 via WikiCommons

The neurotoxin series: Part 1. The first of a series that talks about the neurotoxins found in the cone snails.

General, Science, Ecology, Health, Friday Features, Featured
New Delhi | Nov 29

A nationwide collaborative study, by 53 institutes, has found that one out of eight children, between two and nine years, has at least one neurodevelopmental disorder.

General, Science, Health, Society, Deep-dive

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