Friday, January 28, 2022


Nature-inspired solutions in 2020

From sea sponges that can build spaceships to durians generating electricity, the year has also led to some pathbreaking innovations

Brain cell that can help track distance discovered

The findings, detailing these cells called vector trace cells (VTC), were published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

Study reveals how brain distinguishes speech from noise

While the phenomenon of these modulators' influence has been studied at the level of the neocortex, where the brain's most complex computations occur, it has rarely been studied at the more fundamental levels of the brain

Vaccine to 30 cr people in 6 months, says Harsh Vardhan

Our scientists and health experts have worked on the development of a vaccine by genome sequencing and isolation of the coronavirus and developed an indigenous vaccine, said Health Minister

Saliva-based smartphone platform built for rapid Covid-19 testing

We believe this smartphone platform, a similar future application, offers the potential to rapidly expand Covid-19 screening capacity, and potentially simplify the verification of contact tracing, to improve local containment and inform

Indian scientists identify new potential drug treatments for COVID-19

The researchers from Alagappa University in Tamil Nadu and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden propose a list of individual drugs and cocktails that deserve testing for the treatment of COVID-19.

CCMB scientist, five others bag Infosys prize

The Infosys Prize 2020 for Life Sciences was awarded to Rajan Sankaranarayanan from CCMB, Hyderabad for fundamental contributions towards understanding one of the most basic mechanisms in biology

Scientists solve 16-year-old Blue Ring Nebula mystery

The nebula a cloud of gas in space -- is likely composed of debris from two stars that collided and merged into a single star, said a study published in the journal Nature.

This arthritis drug may improve Covid survival in elderlies

This medication is usually used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, and was initially identified by the Imperial College London using artificial intelligence as a drug that could have anti-viral and anti-inflammatory effects.

Scientists decode how Mars lost its water and continues to lose

Scientists using an instrument aboard NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft have discovered that water vapour near the surface of the Red Planet is lofted higher into the atmosphere

Charge your smartphone via T-shirt soon without electric shock

These smart clothes will also monitor our health through miniaturised sensors and charge devices without any external power source.

Stanford University lists five LVPEI scientists

From LVPEI, Founder Chair, Dr Gullapalli N Rao, senior scientist and Director Emeritus, Prof Brien Holden Eye Research Centre, Prof D.Balasubramanian, Director, Laboratory Services, Dr Savitri Sharma, visiting professor, Jill Keeffe have been featured

Earth-sized rogue planet found floating in the Milky Way

Rogue planets are a bit uncommon as although many of the known exoplanets discovered so far do not resemble those in our solar system, they have one thing in common -- they all orbit a star.

Researchers develop new smartwatch app that warns deaf users

Smartwatches offer people a private method for getting notifications about their surroundings -- such as a phone call, health alerts or an upcoming package delivery.

Vaccine reluctance linked to belief in virus hoaxes: Study

"The fostering of numerical skills for sifting through online information could well be vital for curbing the 'infodemic' and promoting good public health behaviour."

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