Pranjal Mehar

Whether it is the delicacy of a nanoparticle or the fickleness of a bonobo, Pranjal Mehar tracks and reports on the adventure that is science. Based in Maharashtra, India, she is a former staff writer and always been a great member of Tech Explorist.

Recent articles

Coronavirus varied alongside variations in its genome

In a new study, scientists at the University of California, Davis, are trying to establish if genomic variation in the virus is...

PittCoVacc: Vaccine against COVID-19 shows promise

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have announced a potential vaccine against Coronavirus that shows promise for neutralizing the...

SmartBra to detect cancer at the earliest stages

In collaboration with startup IcosaMed, EPFL students have developed smart clothing that can be used to diagnose cancer at the earliest stages.

New class of taste receptors discovered

According to a study, opsin proteins, known for decades to be required for vision, also function as taste receptors. The study sheds...

Artificial proteins that function as molecular logic gates

Scientists at the University of Washington School of Medicine have devised artificial proteins that can regulate gene expression inside human T-cells. What's...

Humans’ direct ancestor existed 100,000 to 200,000 years earlier than previously thought

Fossil humans are rare, representing only a very small percentage of all of the fossil mammals discovered at any given paleontological site....

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My articles

Coronavirus varied alongside variations in its genome

In a new study, scientists at the University of California, Davis, are trying to establish if genomic variation in the virus is prescient of changes in infectivity. Scientists investigated the genomes of...

New class of taste receptors discovered

According to a study, opsin proteins, known for decades to be required for vision, also function as taste receptors. The study sheds light on the light-independent function for opsins. The study conducted...

Artificial proteins that function as molecular logic gates

Scientists at the University of Washington School of Medicine have devised artificial proteins that can regulate gene expression inside human T-cells. What's interesting, these proteins can function as molecular logic gates, tools are used to...

Genetic variations in the skin can create a natural sunscreen

Vitamin D is the sunshine hormone, and we need bright sunshine on the skin to make it, but variations in our genes also influence how efficient we are at doing that, suggests a new study.

We can rescue global marine life, study

A new study has found several components of marine ecosystems can be rebuilt if putting efforts to address the causes of their decline. After all, it's not that much late to rescue global marine life.

MedCo: New software to securely transfer data across hospitals

In 2019, scientists in the Laboratory for Data Security (LDS) in EPFL’s School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC), in collaboration with the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) have developed a software called MedCo as the...

Mat Pilates improve cardiovascular health in young, obese women

Mat Pilates training has seen a recent resurgence in popularity. It has become one of the most widely known wellness routines that emphasize the core strength, flexibility, body posture, and controlled breathing.

COVID-19: Lockdown must be maintained for at least 44 days, study

Lockdowns and stay-at-home orders in response to the Covid-19 pandemic have raised an urgent question in peoples’ minds, “How long must these restrictions last?” According to research of top 36 countries and...