Niruj Mohan Ramanujam

Recent articles

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.

New technology can cure baldness

A very practical solution to hair regeneration.

VPLanet: A virtual planet simulator for modeling distant worlds across time

Finding and studying potentially habitable worlds.

Plasma flow near sun’s surface explains sunspots, other solar phenomena

Understanding previously mysterious properties of the sun.

Mode of delivery at birth plays a vital role in babies’ gut bacteria

Babies born by caesarean section have a reduced level of “good” gut bacteria and an increased number of pathogens linked to hospital environments.

Atlantic ocean is experiencing various changes

Effect could be maintaining the strength of a key European climate driver.

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AstroSat unveils star that regained its youth by feeding on its companion

Every culture has stories of vampires and magical creatures that regain their youth by drinking the blood of their companion who in turn becomes old and wizened. Life imitates art, and sometimes on a celestial scale. Using...

AstroSat unravels how hot stars evolve in Globular Clusters in the Milky Way

Indian astronomers have peered deep into the Globular Cluster NGC 288, using the Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (UVIT) on AstroSat to uncover the nature of special kinds of stars. The image of this cluster is the AstroSat Picture of...

AstroSat discovers ultraviolet wings of Butterfly Nebula

Indian astrophysicists have discovered large ultraviolet lobes and jets that were hurled out from a dying star, using data from AstroSat – space observatory launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in 2015. The discovery has been...