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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.
Dim lighting affects consumer's choice

Dim lighting may influence you to choose pleasurable products over functional ones

According to a new research by the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Northwestern University in the United States, the lighting affects consumer choice....
Young Asian traveling backpacker

Identifying sense of place that corresponds destination uniqueness

Destination image can be described as a tourist’s general impression of a destination including ‘sum of beliefs, ideas, and impressions’ that a visitor has toward a...
3D prints and laser-cut icons on the meditation suit’s fabric indicate where the sensors and cable connections are located.

High-tech meditation kit to make meditation measurable

Along with a designer, scientists, businesses, students and the DesignLab University of Twente, Danielle Roberts was working on a plan of developing a high-tech meditation kit that...
Proteome analysis was used to identify 204 proteins whose concentration in the irritable bowel supernatants was different from that in the biopsies of the other subjects. (Image: PLOS)

Scientists discovered the initial clues irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine. Only a small number of people with IBS have severe signs and...
Confocal fluorescent micrograph of human adipose stem/precursor cells (ASPCs) differentiated into white adipocytes in vitro. Accumulated lipid droplets are visualised in green by Bodipy staining and nuclei in blue with Hoechst. Pink staining shows the presence of the adipogenic transcription factor (CEBPβ), activation of which gives rise to adipogenic phenotype, which here is visualised by the intensity of the CEBPβ signal. (EPFL / Laboratory of Systems Biology & Genetics / Magda Zachara.)

A web based platform to create Human Cell Atlas

EPFL scientists have recently developed awarded a research grant to the lab of Professor Bart Deplancke supporting the development of a web-based platform to analyze...
Purdue University researchers Jean-Christophe “Chris” Rochet and Dr. Riyi Shi say their discovery of a key factor in the development of Parkinson’s disease could lead to new therapies, potentially including drugs currently on the market; it could facilitate earlier diagnosis and prevention of the neurological disorder. (Purdue University photo/Alex Kumar)

Scientists identified key factor in development of Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson's disease is a chronic, irreversible disease, and it is the leading cause of disability in people over the age of 60 — affecting...
Danger Snake

A novel approach to snakebite treatment

Scientists now have discovered a treatment for snakebite in a completely different way and shows that it is possible to treat the bite from one...
Two female hands holding a 3d printed human heart

Exercise after heart attack could save your life

According to research presented today at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology Congress, physical activeness after heart disease could decrease the danger of death. This...
MIT Media Lab spinout Amino Labs develops mini-lab kits with all the necessary tools and materials for anyone to start engineering microbes. Pictured here is a group of architects and designers at an Amino Labs workshop during the 2016 Biofabricate Conference, held at the Parsons New School of Design in New York City.

Technology to democratize synthetic biology

Synthetic biology — infusing organisms with various DNA projects to influence them to perform new capacities. Research has yielded, for example, infections that assault...