Monika Kundu Srivastava

Occupational Therapist/Freelance Writer & Editor

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Eating two apples in a day could reduce Cholesterol

Study determines the effects of apple consumption on circulating lipids, vascular function, and other CVD risk markers.

WashU physicists launched SuperTIGER to study the origins of cosmic rays

The new research might also help explain how these energetic particles are accelerated to attain a speed that is close to the speed of light.

Developing machine learning tools to design better solar cells quickly and cheaply

The broader goal is to demonstrate that machine learning can help rapidly design all kinds of technologies.

Reconstructing English words from neural signals

Using a brain-computer interface, a team of researchers has reconstructed English words from the brain activity of rhesus macaques that listened as the words were spoken.

Astronomers discovered most distant galaxy ever

The light from MAMBO-9 traveled about 13 billion years to reach ALMA’s antennas.

This brain circuit is responsible for regulating alcohol consumption

Discovery could lead to a better understanding of why some casual drinkers develop an alcohol use disorder.

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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...