Monika Kundu Srivastava

Occupational Therapist/Freelance Writer & Editor

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Personal reading scanner machine for visually impaired

Nearly 4.7 million people in India are blind or visually impaired, this physical disability keeps them away from many things one of...

The robot reveals what’s inside the Great Pyramid

The Great Pyramid is the biggest and oldest of the three pyramids that stand on the outskirts of Cairo in Egypt. It...

The Monkeyface Prickleback fish could be the new white meat

Recently, scientists from the University of California, Irvine, studied the genome of a fish called Cebidichthys violaceus, also known as monkeyface prickleback....

Dietitians are an effective part of weight loss

Some 39.8% of the general adult populace is obese. The economic outcomes of obesity are high, with evaluated $1,429 greater annual medicinal...

Normal resting heart rate varies from person to person, study

The heart rate is one of the ‘vital signs’ or the crucial indicators of health in the human body. It measures the...

Discovery of a new nano-structure that lies at the center of our cellular skeleton

Every single animal cell has an organelle called a centrosome, which is fundamental to the organization of their cell skeleton. The centrosome...

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Salt intake still high in most developing countries: study

A new study has found that Indians, on an average, consumed almost 10 gm of salt per day, which is double the World Health Organization (WHO)’s recommendation of maximum five grams per day. The high consumption is...

Not one but three readings in a single visit must for hypertension diagnosis: study

A single blood pressure reading may result in faulty diagnosis of high blood pressure and unnecessary prescription of medication. Instead, three readings during a single visit may help in correct diagnosis of hypertension as well as low...

Selenium nanoparticles may act like antibacterial agents

Scientists have found that nanoparticles of selenium, an essential micronutrient, can be used as an antibacterial agent. Selenium is found naturally in wheat, eggs, cheese, nuts, and seafood. It is an antioxidant and immunity booster. Scientists found that...

Improved catalyst can speed up conversion of industrial biomass into biofuel

In their quest for greener sources of energy, researchers are focusing their attention on efficient conversion of biomass into biofuel. Scientists at the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, have developed a faster, environment-friendly method for conversion of...

Scientists look to mathematics to make cancer treatment more effective

Scientists at the Pune-based National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have developed a mathematical model that promises to deliver better protocols for cancer treatment. The model has three main components — one...

Millet pasta anyone? It may be healthier option

Pasta made from pearl millet or bajra may be a healthier alternative to wheat pasta, suggests a new study. As the grey color of millet may not be very appealing, researchers tried removing the pigment and see if...

How heavy metals are helping spread drug resistance

Exposure to cadmium is making typhoid-causing bacteria, Salmonella, stronger and difficult-to-treat with conventional antibiotics, a new study has suggested. Researchers have identified exposure to cadmium as a reason for Salmonella becoming resistant to antibiotics and have deciphered how...