Dinesh C Sharma

Dinesh C Sharma is an award-winning journalist and author with over 30 years’ experience of reporting on science, technology, innovation, medicine and environment-related issues for national and international media outlets.

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Samsung’s PCIe Gen4 SSDs for maximized storage performance

A revolutionary software innovation.

Computer simulations show human ancestors would have had an easier time giving birth than modern women

For some ladies, labor is a long, painful, and difficult process. Earlier research has suggested the reason labor is so more difficult in humans...

Mixing RNA and DNA to study how life began on Earth

RNA and DNA could have appeared simultaneously instead of the widely accepted RNA World theory.

Vampire bats help unravel the mystery of smell

Understanding how to obtain accurate numbers of olfactory receptor counts in the mammalian genome is major aspect to understanding the sense of smell.

More than 100,000 cancer cases could stem from contaminants in tap water

The first study to conduct a cumulative assessment of cancer risks due to 22 carcinogenic contaminants found in drinking water nationwide.

This gut bacteria produce a ton of alcohol in the body

The findings could help develop a screening method for early diagnosis and treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver.

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Database of everyday chemicals harmful to human health

In our daily lives, we get exposed to dozens of chemicals either through products we use or consume as well as through exposure to the environment. Such chemicals are present in consumer products, pesticides and...

Scientists invented black gold- a wonder material

Indians are fascinated with gold, making India one of the largest consumers of the yellow metal globally. Now Indian scientists have tinkered with the chemistry of the material and turned it into ‘black gold’ which they say...

AI to determine Bat species believed to transmit Nipah virus to humans

Nipah, a deadly virus responsible for recent Nipah outbreak in Kerala following one that occurred in 2018, generally transmitted to human from fruits or date palm contaminated by body fluids of bats. Along with bats, domestic pigs...

BARC develops nanosilver coating that can kill bacteria

The antibacterial properties of silver nanoparticles are being explored to develop new antimicrobials and to enhance the efficacy of existing antimicrobial agents. A group of Indian researchers has now developed a new method to prepare silver nanoparticle...

Indian scientists discover how serotonin helps brain cells cope with stress

Serotonin is a chemical that relays information from one part of the brain to another and is known to play a key role in a number of functions ranging from sleep to social behavior. Now Indian scientists...

New method can help predict reservoir levels three months in advance

As the mercury soars and countdown begins for the monsoon, storage levels in reservoirs keep the government and hydropower generators on tenterhooks. Now Indian scientists have found a potential solution - a new framework that can predict...