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Bengaluru | Jul 15, 2019
A team of Indian scientists, working with collaborators from Singapore, Australia and France, have shown how clusters of circulating tumour cells—cancer cells that have sloughed off the tumour and are circulating in the blood—could help monitor the response to cancer treatments and predict a patient's survival chances using a simple blood test.

A team of Indian scientists, working with collaborators from Singapore, Australia and France, have shown how clusters of circulating tumour cells—cancer cells that have sloughed off the tumour and are circulating in the blood—could help monitor the response to cancer treatments and predict a patient's survival chances using a simple blood test. 

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Jul 11, 2019
IIT Bombay and the University of Birmingham, UK hope to better understand urinary incontinence and possible interventions for those suffering from this condition.

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) and the University of Birmingham, UK hope to better understand urinary incontinence and possible interventions for those suffering from this condition.

General, Science, Technology, Health, Society, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jun 12, 2019
The street smartness of urban lizards

Bengaluru, once called the ‘garden city’, has today traded its greenery for the grey tones of cement. The mushrooming buildings have not only changed the city for its human inhabitants but also for animals that once called this land home. Like us, these animals try to adapt to a new and ever-changing world by learning the tricks and trades necessary to thrive. Now, a study by researchers from IISc has discovered that lizards in the city’s suburbs are street smart, and learn faster than their rural brethren, to stay safe.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | May 19, 2019
How mighty are the fig wasps?

Researchers study how fig tree distribution influences fig wasps’ dispersal evolution.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Mumbai | May 17, 2019
The micro effects of Fasting and Feasting

Researchers at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai have discovered that tiny RNAs, called microRNAs, help our cells to maintain an equilibrium of energy production during states of upheaval—fasting and feasting.

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Pune | May 10, 2019
Two species of diatoms discovered in Sikkim

What do you get when a trip to Sikkim does not follow the plan, thanks to hectic schedule and unfavourable weather? It's frustration for many; an "Eureka!" moment for some! A trip, meant to meet up with fellow scientists, ended with the discovery of two new species of diatoms—Stauroneis sikkimensis and Stauroneis lepchae.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Mar 14, 2019
Tiny RNA lost during domestication created robust rice varieties, shows study.

Tiny RNA lost during domestication created robust rice varieties, shows study by NCBS, Bengaluru. 

General, Science, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Feb 20, 2019
Berries and pomegranate might help fight inflammatory bowel disease, shows study

Researchers from InStem, Bengaluru, CCAMP, Bengaluru, University of Louisville, USA, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, USA and Dalhousie University, Canada have reported that a compound produced during the breakdown of berries and pomegranate in the gut has the potential to reduce inflammatory bowel disease, which affects millions of people across the globe.

General, Science, Health, News
Amritsar | Feb 15, 2019
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology, Japan, show that cultivating Ashwagandha organically with vermicompost can enrich the soil

Researchers from the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology, Japan, show that cultivating Ashwagandha organically with vermicompost can enrich the soil and help in the germination and growth of the plant. 

General, Science, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jan 30, 2019

Researchers from IISc, Bengaluru, and Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, have developed nanoparticles that can deliver drugs to targeted mammalian cells, using a type of plant virus called sesbania mosaic virus. 

 

General, Science, Technology, Health, Deep-dive