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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.
A Wyss Institute team devised a CRISPR/Cas9-based mutation-prevention system that is capable of discriminating a single nucleotide variation (indicated here in green) in the DNA code (in blue) to readily remove newly occurring disease-associated mutations. Credit: iStock/Meletios Verras

Scientists are one step closer to diagnose genetic mutations

Many hazardous diseases are caused or exacerbated by a difference in only one nucleotide building block in the all-inclusive hereditary DNA code. Such "point...
girl, backpack

Air pollution impact on childhood asthma, study

The investigation, drove by the University of Leeds, likewise indicates activity related air contamination could be particularly in charge of up to 24% of...
girls enjoying shopping

Understanding luxury shopping destination preference of tourists

Shopping has become the main tourist activity and accounts for a considerable amount of tourism expenditure. Many previous studies have found that shopping tourists stay...
mutiple choice SAT

Parent satisfaction can be leveraged for SAT gains, study

SAT scores are a key metric used to evaluate understudy and school achievement. Universities utilize SAT scores in their affirmations procedure since the scores...
driver using smartphone

Finnish drivers use WhatsApp, PokémonGo and Tinder while driving

Specialists at the University of Jyväskylä followed how Finnish drivers utilize their cell phones while driving. Drivers appear to utilize indistinguishable applications in rush...
brain, alzheimer's

Opioid analgesics reduce use of antipsychotics in persons with Alzheimer’s disease

Starting an opioid pain-relieving lessened the utilization of antipsychotics and benzodiazepines in people with Alzheimer's malady, a current report from the University of Eastern...
Diagram illustrates the crystal lattice of a proposed battery electrolyte material called Li3PO4. The researchers found that measuring how vibrations of sound move through the lattice could reveal how well ions – electrically charged atoms or molecules – could travel through the solid material, and therefore how they would work in a real battery. In this diagram, the oxygen atoms are shown in red, the purple pyramid-like shapes are phosphate (PO4) molecules. The orange and green spheres are ions of lithium.

A novel way to find better battery materials

Another way to deal with dissecting and outlining new particle conductors — a key segment of rechargeable batteries — could quicken the advancement of...
tap water, clean drinking water

Utilizing solar energy to bring clean drinking water to remote areas

Utilizing solar energy and nanoparticles to make saltwater drinkable, scientists from Yale and Rice University have built up a framework that could conceivably be...
Schematic Diagram for OM Instrument: Seven pulsed lasers sequentially illuminate the compressed breast; transmitted light is detected by the 8-channel SiPM probe and the TDC acquires the signal. Credit: Edoardo Ferocino

Treating breast cancer using red light

Optical Mammography, or OM, which utilizes innocuous red or infrared light, has been produced for use in conjunction with X-beams for finding or observing...