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Dharwad | Dec 6
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Historically silk threads have been used for medical applications like sutures. In modern times silk mats are increasingly being recognized as a promising material for regenerative surgery. Researchers from Karnataka University, Dharwad explore the healing properties of silk mats made from wild species of silkworm Antheraea mylitta or tasar silkworm.

General, Science, Technology, Health
Dec 5
Illustration : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Researchers from Indian Institute of Science have proposed a mathematical approach to maximize the reach of our social media posts, while keeping the cost to a minimum. 

General, Science
Bengaluru | Dec 5
Photo : Dr. Abha Misra

Scientists from the Indian institute of Science, Bangalore have used novel electrodes based on on integration of UV light sensitive zinc oxide nanorods and electrochemically active nickel cobalt oxide in supercapacitors. Their study shows the long life, the ability to charge in UV light and its application in self charging devices.

General, Science, Technology
Dec 4
Illustration : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

A team of scientists from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Epidemics, Maryland, USA, Transitional Health Science and Technology, New Delhi, with support from National Center for Disease Control, New Delhi, Indian Public Health Association, World Health Organization, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation set up a Cholera Expert Group, to provide the necessary roadmap for control of the disease. The group has studied the endemicity and epidemicity of cholera and identified factors and hotspots of the disease in India.

General, Science, Health
Bengaluru | Dec 4
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Fig trees are a magnificent keystone species that support a variety of life, both large and small. Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science study how these trees, with the help of their pollinators, are keeping Bengaluru’s green cover alive through genetic diversity.

General, Science, Ecology
Dec 2

Ever wondered how an ATM card stores information? Most of us are aware that the black strip at the back of the card plays an important role in this process. How it works though, isn't as common a knowledge.

The black strip found at the back of most smart cards is essentially a band of magnetic material. Different materials respond differently to a magnetic field. Iron for example, gets ‘magnetized’ in the presence of a magnet, whereas a piece of wood does not.

General, Science, Technology, SciQs
Dec 1

Scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Gandhinagar have extensively reviewed how the physical and chemical properties of nano-carriers in drugs can enhance their ability to fight cancer, while at the same time minimize the harm caused to other healthy tissues.

General, Science, Health
Bengaluru | Dec 1
Illustration : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

The first of December every year is observed as world AIDS day. It is observed as an effort to unite people world wide in the fight against HIV. The theme for the year 2017 is 'Lets End It', aiming to end the stigma associated with the disease.

General, Science, Health, Featured
Nov 30
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

An International team, including scientists from Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT K), Imperial College London, UK, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark and others, with a new study, has shown that the Indus valley civilization developed on a dried river bed, long after the river had deviated to a new course.

General, Science
New Delhi | Nov 30
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

The Ministry of Earth Sciences is set to extend the Monsoon Mission from the predicting the rains of the monsoon to disaster management. The facility will improve monsoon forecasts over the short and extended range. The programme is aimed to help the farming sector manage thier agricultural operations and water reservoirs.

General, Science, Society, Policy