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Bengaluru | Nov 28

In a recent study, researchers at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, have described how the pathogenic bacteria Salmonella, which causes a range of diseases from diarrhoea to typhoid, escapes from our immune system. The findings of this study, funded by the Department of Biotechnology and the Department of Atomic Energy, have been published in the journal PLoS Pathogens.

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Bengaluru | Nov 28
Image: Map of India via Samir KC et al. (2018) PNAS

Researchers from the Shanghai University, China and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria, have developed a novel model that takes many characteristics of the population into account to make demographic projections for India. 

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Vellore | Nov 27

How ready are India's to-be doctors to learn on their own and keep themselves updated with the newest knowledge in the medical field? If the results of a study, involving students of the Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, are considered, the answer is a sober ‘average’. The study, conducted by researchers at CMC and the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, was published in the journal BMC Medical Education.

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Vellore | Nov 27

Researchers from CMC Vellore, AIIMS, TN Medical College & BYLN Hospital, and THSTI, throw some light on the recent trend of the diseases typhoid and paratyphoid fever.

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Bengaluru | Nov 26

In a recent study, researchers from the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (InStem), the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru, and the University of Edinburgh, UK, have deciphered an exciting role of a human protein commonly found in the brain. The protein, called Fragile-X mental retardation protein (FMRP), plays a vital role in the development of cognitive functions.

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Delhi | Nov 25
Photo: Annie, Gubbi Labs

Scientists from IIT Delhi have developed a platform to detect bacterial growth using fluorescent carbon nanoparticles.

 

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Nov 24

Cloud seeding is the technology of introducing artificial nuclei or “seeds” (silver iodide, salt, dry ice), into clouds from either the air or ground to increase the chances of rain. The popular belief is that cloud seeding is done only to bring rain in a particular place. But did you know that the same technique is used to disperse rain?

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Bengaluru | Nov 23
Endurance-running and human evolution | News+Views | Research Matters

In 2009, a journalist named Christopher McDougall published a book called “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen”. It is an odd combination of popular science, tirade against the modern running-shoe industry and a true story.

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New Delhi | Nov 22
Photo: Prof Soumitra Dutta, IIT Delhi

The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi is all set to get a new feather in its cap with the addition of a Chair in Artificial Intelligence. Named as the Soumitra Dutta Chair in Artificial Intelligence, the new Chair is envisaged to promote excellence and leadership in teaching, research and development in the field of Artificial Intelligence, and to facilitate broader interaction between the industry and academia.

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New Delhi | Nov 22

Researchers from the CSIR-National Physical Laboratory looked at the possibility of having two time zones for India. They propose to introduce a new time zone, called IST-II, for states on the east of West Bengal and also have suggested a feasible way to implement it.

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