This week, from the 10th to the 16th of March, is observed as the World Glaucoma Week globally, to spread awareness of glaucoma—a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve and lead to total blindness if left untreated. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world accounting for upto 8% of total blindness.
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Moved by the cries of a friend during her semester exams due to period cramps, two undergraduate students from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) decided to put an end to this suffering with a unique innovation— Sanfe Period Pain Relief Roll On. Launched today on International Women’s Day, it is a natural, oil-based formulation to relieve menstrual cramps in women.
Scientists design low-power, low-cost wearable wireless devices to continuously monitor patient’s health indicators like ECG and EEG
In a press interaction held at Vignan Bhavan, New Delhi, on the 6th of March, 2019, the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, Prof K. VijayRaghavan, shared details of the nine new science and technology missions with a focus on ‘Science for People and People for Science’. These missions, guided by the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology & Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC), aims to promote research for the benefit of the society.
A theoretical study from IIT Bombay can help make our military communication more robust.
IIT Bombay researchers develop techniques to make tiny, inexpensive lenses that can be used on smartphones.
Researchers at IIT Bombay develop the country’s first indigenously designed and fabricated microprocessor.
The need for secure electronic devices is pervasive at all levels; from banking transactions to defence and surveillance applications.
In a recent announcement, two renowned individuals from the Indian engineering field, Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and Dr Mylavarapu Ramamoorty, have been chosen as Foreign Members to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). NAE is a US-based private, independent, and non-profit institution, which is a part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and provides engineering leadership in service to the nation.
Researchers from IISc, Bengaluru, and Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, have developed nanoparticles that can deliver drugs to targeted mammalian cells, using a type of plant virus called sesbania mosaic virus.