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Kollegala Sharma

Kollegala Sharma
I love to talk, read and write about science. A science communicator for 35 years has dabbled in writing, radio, classroom teaching and translation of science

DNA test suggests mussel pest on Cochin coast to be invasive foreigner

Marine biologists at the Cochin University of Science and Technology have found that a heavily fouling mussel growing in backwaters of Cochin harbour could...
EthuliagracilisDelile, possibly originating in Africa, spotted in Belagavi and Bagalkot. Credit: ISW

New invasive weed spotted in Karnataka

Plant scientists have sounded an alarm over a new weed that has been spotted in parts of Karnataka. The plant, identified as Ethulia gracilis Delile,...
Dr. Dheeman Sarkar and Dr. S. Chakrabarty working in the lab

Scientists tweak anti-cancer drug to make it more effective

Cancer drugs are generally toxic and result in serious side effects in patients. A group of Indian researchers has now redesigned one such drug...

New algorithm may help heart patients in remote areas

There is some good news for heart patients in remote places. Scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT-Hyderabad) have developed a new...
Annual plants like sembeans and peas flower only once a year.

Day temperature, not day light, influences beans flowering: study

Sem beans is a commonly grown and consumed vegetable in many parts of the country. It grows and flowers mostly in winter months. Agriculture...
Scientists take a cue from lotus leaf to make protein measuring device

Scientists take a cue from lotus leaf to make protein measuring device

Scientists are looking for cues from nature to solve complex research problems such as filling up microwells with biological molecules or microorganisms. Researchers at the...