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Jul 21

Growing up in the USA, ten-year-old Steven was asked in school to read aloud a passage from a newspaper. The article described the opening of the first Disneyland. However, all the poor boy could see on the paper was this—“In a grand ceremony  Disneyland opened in California to delirious applause.” Steven Spielberg did not know it at the time—and indeed until he was formally diagnosed several years later—that he was dyslexic.

General, Science, Health, Scitoons, SciQs
New Delhi | Jul 20
Illustration : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs)—diseases related to the heart and blood vessels—are the number one cause of death in the world. In India, CVDs account for close to 25% of the total deaths—higher than tuberculosis and respiratory diseases combined, which are second and the third cause of death.

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Mumbai | Jul 19
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IIT Bombay researchers study the effects of poor ventilation on occupants of low-income households

General, Science, Health, Society, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jul 17

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, display how a class of toxins, called the pore-forming toxins, work to destroy our cells.

General, Health, Deep-dive
Delhi | Jul 16

A collaborative study by researchers from Punjab University, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Banasthali University, TERI University and the Jawaharlal Nehru University has identified how a particular gene in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis (TB), mutates to avoid the action of antibiotics.

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Mumbai | Jul 12

Scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, find relationship between the number of copies of a particular set of genes and the size of the amoeba viruses that help these viruses to gain easy entry into their host.

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Mandi | Jul 12

Chikungunya fever is a major public health issue that infects many during the monsoon season. The most recent outbreak in India was in 2016, and in the last three years, the number of chikungunya cases in India has increased by a whopping 390 per cent. Caused by a mosquito-borne virus, there are no vaccines or specific treatments for this disease at the moment.

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Mumbai | Jul 11

In a new study, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, have designed a biosensor using gold nanoparticles that can identify the presence of a protein called alpha-synuclein.  The newly developed biosensor uses optical fibres to identify these proteins even in very low concentrations and can do so in just 15 minutes of time.

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Kharagpur | Jul 4
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Researchers at IIT-Kharagpur have published a study on prediction of Esophageal cancer using data locally collected by a Mumbai hospital and machine learning algorithm. Their results could help us do away with expensive and invasive tests while diagnosing cancers.

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Bengaluru | Jul 3
Research Matters

Dr. Prathima Iengar, scientist from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru has been studying the different biological process that are affected by cancer. Her new study throws light on the genes and pathways that are most affected in cancer. 

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