Research: News

01 May 2023


How this Indian start-up uses AI to detect respiratory disorders

Artificial intelligence is bound to bring a revolution in the healthcare sector. Dectrocel Healthcare, a start-up at IIT-Mandi, has come up with an AI-based imaging technique that can help with the early detection of respiratory illnesses, hepatobiliary diseases, and genetic disorders in children.

25 Apr 2023


What's special about the world's second-deepest blue hole in Mexico

The second-deepest blue hole in the world has been discovered, off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.

25 Apr 2023

Mental Health

Human sweat odors might boost mental health treatment, finds study

A team of European researchers has found that exposure to human odor (of sweat), may aid treatment for mental health conditions, particularly social anxiety.

25 Apr 2023


Researchers make vegan leather that can heal itself if damaged

Scientists have developed vegan leather from fungi and what's interesting is that the leather could repair itself if damaged.

24 Apr 2023


How a graphene 'tattoo' can help treat an irregular heartbeat

Scientists from Northwestern University in Chicago and the University of Texas at Austin, have come up with what could be called a futuristic pacemaker—a medical device that helps maintain the regular rhythm of the heart.

13 Apr 2023


New study explains how we age

A new study, published in the journal Nature, has provided significant insights into aging, opening up a "new area of understanding of how and why we age."

04 Apr 2023


5 facts about the world's deepest fish found near Japan

Scientists have spotted the deepest-ever fish near Japan, setting a new record.

28 Mar 2023

Space News

Scientists find water locked in glass beads on the Moon

Scientists have discovered water inside glass beads from samples brought back from the Moon by China's Chang'e-5 mission.

23 Mar 2023


Why Raphael Mechoulam is called the 'father of cannabis research'

Raphael Mechoulam, an Israeli chemist, is best known for his research work on the Cannabis sativa.

17 Mar 2023

Nature Communications

Scientists may have solved the mystery behind how we smell

Scientists from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have, for the first time, created a precise, molecular-level, 3D structure of how an odor molecule activates an odorant receptor in humans.

14 Mar 2023


Scientists find substance that might have kickstarted life on Earth

We might be one step closer to discovering how life came to be on our home planet.

13 Mar 2023


How lab-grown milk can potentially revolutionize the dairy industry

We've heard of almond milk and soy milk but now, milk is being produced in labs by using microbes.

10 Mar 2023

Health & Wellness

This widely available antibiotic may prevent sexually transmitted diseases: Study

New research claims that a commonly available antibiotic, taken after copulation, may prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

06 Mar 2023


Study: 'Long Covid' associated with increased risk of heart diseases

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on March 3 found that people with long COVID-19 had a higher risk of developing severe heart diseases including stroke.

21 Feb 2023


Scientists find 'Bond villain' DNA that could revolutionize cancer treatment

Researchers have identified pieces of DNA that act like "villains in a Bond film" in the way they help in the spread of cancer.

17 Feb 2023


IIT Delhi develops new COVID-19 vaccine using immune cells

Researchers from IIT Delhi have developed a "nano-vaccine" for COVID-19, which has yielded promising results in animal studies.

17 Feb 2023


Individuals affected by COVID-19 could be at risk of diabetes

A study, published in JAMA Network Open journal, suggests that individuals who have previously been infected with COVID-19 could be at an increased risk for diabetes—a chronic disease that affects how the body processes glucose.

06 Feb 2023

Solar System

Scientists discover a weird and previously unknown form of ice

Scientists from Cambridge and University College London (UCL) have created a new form of ice which is amorphous in nature.

30 Jan 2023


Scientists create a unique robot with shape-shifting capabilities

Scientists from China and the US have designed a liquid metal robot that can reversibly transition between liquid and solid states.

24 Jan 2023


Earth's core has stopped spinning and might reverse direction: Study

The Earth's inner core rotation has 'paused,' claims new research. Earthquake data suggests the inner core stopped rotating faster than the rest of the planet in 2009.

20 Jan 2023

Solar Energy

Scientists discover efficient method of growing crops under solar panels

Scientists from the University of California, Davis, have come up with a method that can make agrivoltaic systems, the process of growing crops under solar panels, more efficient.

In a first, scientists create a robot that can smell

A team of researchers from Tel Aviv University has developed a robot with a sense of smell. It was created by combining antennae taken from desert locusts with an electronic system, and artificial intelligence tools were used for signal analysis.

In a first, scientists divert lightning strikes using lasers

Scientists, for the first time, have shown that high-powered lasers can be used to steer lightning strikes.

10 Jan 2023


"Miracle material" can efficiently convert plastics into sustainable fuels

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a system that can convert plastic waste and greenhouse gases into sustainable fuels by using solar energy.

05 Jan 2023


Solar-powered cells can potentially slow down aging, claims study

The use of solar-powered cells could help prolong the human lifespan, reveals a study published in Nature.

03 Jan 2023


Study reveals key proteins involved in the regulation of photosynthesis

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology and the College of Natural Science at Michigan State University have uncovered the importance of two major proteins, called VCCN1 and KEA3, in the regulation of photosynthesis.

08 Dec 2022


2 million-year-old DNA, the oldest-ever, uncovers Greenland's lost world

Two million-year-old DNA fragments, found in frozen soil in the northeastern tip of Greenland, are the oldest DNA ever obtained.

24 Nov 2022

Health & Wellness

Popular sanitary pads have harmful chemicals, could cause cancer: Study

A study done by a Delhi-based environmental NGO, Toxics Link, revealed that popular sanitary napkins sold across India contain high amounts of harmful chemicals like phthalates and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

21 Nov 2022


Meta's AI, trained on 48mn scientific papers, dumped in 2-days

Meta AI in collaboration with Papers with Code, launched Galactica, an open-source large language model for science, on November 15.

17 Nov 2022

Nature Communications

Cows fed with hemp got high; produced milk with THC

A new study published in the journal Nature Food has revealed that cows produced milk with THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the main psychoactive compound found in cannabis, when fed with industrial hemp.

09 Nov 2022


No 60% quota for JRF-NET holders in PhD: UGC

A suggestion for reserving 60% of seats for the National Eligibility Test/Junior Research Fellowship holders in all higher education institutions has been dropped.

02 Nov 2022


'Smart RBCs' might be effective in addressing antibiotic resistance: Study

The rising increase in antibiotic resistance is a serious concern. Scientists at McMaster University in Canada have come up with a strategy that modifies red blood corpuscles (RBCs) to act as a vehicle for transporting antibiotics to the site of bacterial infection.

30 Aug 2022

Government of India

Five scholarships for PhD candidates in India

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees are pursued by postgraduate holders who seek a career in research.

23 Aug 2022


Research says that dogs produce tears when reunited with owners

Dogs are a man's best friend and quite literally so.

#NewsBytesExplainer: How Yale scientists revived pig organs after death

Scientists have rebooted the vital organs of deceased pigs in an experiment that bioethicists say may push a revaluation of how the body dies and further blur the line between life and death.

05 Aug 2022

Oral Hygiene

Choose this hydrogel therapy over your toothbrush for whiter teeth

What is the first thing people notice when they meet you? It's your smile!

29 Jul 2022


Dogs might be able to 'see' with their snouts: Study

Dogs possess the exceptional ability to smell and track objects, besides displaying intelligence and laudable memory skills.

07 Jul 2022


Aliens could communicate with earthlings using quantum messages

If an intelligent alien civilization were to come across us, how do you think they'd communicate?