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Dinesh C Sharma

Dinesh C Sharma
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Journalist, columnist, and author based in New Delhi. Latest book: The Outsourcer (MIT Press, 2015). Managing Editor, India Science Wire. Tweets and RTs personal.
Nanosilver loaded microparticles

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...
Vidita Vaidya, Ashok Vaidya, Sashaina Fanibunda and Ullas Kolthur-Seetharam (L to R)

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...
New method can help predict reservoir levels three months in advance

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 identify genetic factors responsible for infertility among Indian men

Scientists identify genetic factors responsible for infertility among Indian men

Male infertility in India is very high. It is generally due to low production and motility of sperm, abnormal shape of sperm or complete...
dust storms

How dust storms are adding to pollution woes of North India

During May 2018, the national capital region and parts of North India were lashed by three strong dust storms in quick succession. In addition...
Dr Pramoda Kumar Nayak in his lab at IIT Madras

New discovery paves way for silicon of the future

Just imagine taking two extremely ultra-thin materials with different properties and placing one on top of the other, and obtaining a new material with...
Palm fossil (Photo: Tao Su)

Palm fossils suggest Tibet had high mountains and deep valleys

Tibetan plateau is believed to have been formed due to the collision of the Indian and Eurasian plates 50 million years ago. But a...
Climate vulnerability maps developed for Himalayan states

Climate vulnerability maps developed for Himalayan states

Receding apple lines, changing cropping patterns, more disasters like landslides and floods, drying springs in hills, spread of vector-borne diseases and so on. Such...
This sensor may help detect early stages of diabetes

This sensor may help detect early stages of diabetes

Early detection of diabetes may become possible with a new sensor developed by Indian scientists to detect low levels of Retinol Binding Protein 4...

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