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Mumbai | May 17
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.

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Hyderabad | May 6
Indian tigers more stressed than their Russian cousins, shows study

Two Russian institutes—A.N.Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution and Moscow State Agricultural University, and the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, India, have compared the chemical contents of the faecal matter of the Amur and Bengal tigers to examine the stress levels of these tigers in India and Russia.

General, Science, Ecology, Health, Deep-dive
New Delhi | Apr 23
New drug pits cell’s biocidal system against cervical cancer

A team of researchers from Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, have reported a new compound that has shown promising potential to fight against cervical cancer.

 

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Bengaluru | Apr 22
In spite of subsidies, haemodialysis costs push families to financial distress, finds study

A team of international researchers examine the cost burden of haemodialysis and found that about nine in ten households found it hard to meet the expenses, in spite of subsidies. 

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New Delhi | Apr 17
A new study recommends repeating blood pressure measurements to diagnose hypertension accurately.

A new study recommends repeating blood pressure measurements to diagnose hypertension accurately.

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Bengaluru | Apr 12
Each year, about 350,000 new cases of asthma reported among kids in India

Researchers from the USA and Canada estimated the incidence of asthma among children across the world that is triggered by nitrogen dioxide—a major constituent of the vehicular exhaust. 

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Bengaluru | Apr 9
Harnessing the ‘power of two’ to kill drug-resistant bacteria

Bacteria like Salmonella and Mycobacterium, which have developed resistance to multiple drugs, are now a global health challenge. Studies estimate that the number of people succumbing to infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria is on the rise, with 33,000 deaths annually in Europe alone.

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Bengaluru | Apr 9
Could oral vaccines be the answer to India’s rabies problem?

Researchers worked with an international non-profit organisation called Mission Rabies, to study the efficiency of using oral baits, which contain anti-rabies vaccine, to vaccinate free-ranging dogs.

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Bengaluru | Apr 4

A global study finds that diets high in sodium and low in whole grains and fruits result in most deaths.

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Bengaluru | Apr 4
Hearing out the deaf: IISc researchers design a smartphone-based therapy and hearing aid

Researchers from IISc, Bengaluru, have designed a smartphone-based therapy and hearing aid.

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