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Mumbai | Apr 19
Photo : Jayesh Bellare

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, develop a polymer based bioartificial pancreas which can be implanted into the body to help diabetic patients.

General, Science, Technology, Health, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Apr 18
Photo : Samay Bhavsar on Unsplash

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, show that pomegranates are more than just a tasty treat. Their new method is a cost-effective, zero-waste method of extracting oil from pomegranate seeds, which also yields high-quality protein and dietary fibres.

General, Science, Technology, Health, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Apr 17

Researchers from ICMR-National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Bombay, College of Pharmacy, and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in Mumbai used popular online algorithms and molecular dynamics, to design an effective antimicrobial peptide.

General, Science, Technology, Health, News
Mumbai | Apr 12
Photo : Leena Malve / Research Matters

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay show us how basic research is helping India inch closer to the dream of hypersonic travel.

General, Science, Engineering, Deep-dive, Featured
Mumbai | Apr 9

Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai have observed a new phenomenon in a semiconductor quantum dot-- particles of nanometre (a billionth of a meter) size which are also called artificial atoms) made of Cu2ZnSnS4  (CZTS). By shining Ultra Violet (UV) light, on the quantum dots immersed in an electrolyte, they noticed an increase in its capacitance. The effect could be engineered to serve as photocapacitors- capacitors that are charged using light.

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Mumbai | Apr 9
Infographic : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

In a novel study, researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, test how oxidative stress induced by a combination of drugs can help fight drug resistant strains of Tuberculosis.

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Apr 3

Using space-borne remote sensing instruments, scientists from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) have detected evidence for hydrous and hydrated minerals on the Martian surface. An excess of such minerals were found associated with impact craters on Mars and could be a result of either pre-existing ancient hydrothermal systems or hydrothermal systems that were created due to the impact by meteors, asteroids and comets.

General, Science, News
Mumbai | Mar 29
Photo : Aswin Srivatsav / Research Matters

Have you ever wondered how a tiny bacterium enters your body from the surroundings and causes havoc? A simple explanation could be that it enters your body when you take in the contaminated air or water or through contact. But, how exactly does it move around once inside the body, or even in air or water? It does so in two ways; it either wiggles around with the help of flagellum—a lash-like appendage that protrudes from the body, or uses its body weight (specifically, its head) to propel itself. So what path does it trace when it moves?

General, Science, News
Mumbai | Mar 26

Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) are bio-electrochemical devices that use the power of respiring microbes to convert organic matter into electrical energy. Thus, they can help treat wastewater and also generate electricity. Realising the vast potential these cells have, scientists are finding ways to improve their performance and efficiency.

General, Science, Technology, News
Mumbai | Mar 26
Photo : Dr. K.G. Sreeja and Dr. C.G. Madhusoodhanan, IIT Bombay

Urban-rural transition zones are a breeding ground for unexpected changes in resources and livelihood, shows study from IIT Bombay

General, Science, Society, Deep-dive

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