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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.

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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
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.

 

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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.

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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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Kolkata | Nov 20

“When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do”, said Walt Disney. And, one such thing Dr Anindita Bhadra, now an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), did during her later PhD days was to curiously analyse huge amounts of observational data on small colonies of paper wasps (Ropalidia marginata).

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Nov 19

Study shows hydrogen sulfide (H2S) dimer contains hydrogen bonds, just like water

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Mandi | Oct 29

Researchers from IIT Mandi, and the North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, have found molecules that could potentially stop cancer cells from flushing out drugs. This research could lead to a cure for multidrug resistance in cancer cells.

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Bengaluru | Oct 24

This study, by researchers from Hungary, India, France and the USA, explored the potential of some new chemical compounds as therapeutic agents against tuberculosis. Such compounds represent new possibilities for further anti-TB drug development.

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Guwahati | Oct 10

Researchers from the IASST, Guwahati, used a combination of cutting-edge nanotechnology, antibiotics and enzymes, to punch holes in the defences of the bacterium Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and kill it.

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