Raghu Murtugudde

Raghu Murtugudde is a professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science and Earth System Science at the University of Maryland, USA. He is currently a visiting professor at IIT Bombay.

Recent articles

More than 100,000 cancer cases could stem from contaminants in tap water

The first study to conduct a cumulative assessment of cancer risks due to 22 carcinogenic contaminants found in drinking water nationwide.

This gut bacteria produce a ton of alcohol in the body

The findings could help develop a screening method for early diagnosis and treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver.

New technology can cure baldness

A very practical solution to hair regeneration.

VPLanet: A virtual planet simulator for modeling distant worlds across time

Finding and studying potentially habitable worlds.

Plasma flow near sun’s surface explains sunspots, other solar phenomena

Understanding previously mysterious properties of the sun.

Mode of delivery at birth plays a vital role in babies’ gut bacteria

Babies born by caesarean section have a reduced level of “good” gut bacteria and an increased number of pathogens linked to hospital environments.

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My articles

Understanding link between extreme rainfall events and floods

It has been reported that extreme rainfall events are increasing over India and widespread floods have increased threefold over the last several decades from an average of two events per year to six events per year. But...

How air pollution is adding to India’s diabetes burden

The ill-effects of air pollution on human health have been reported extensively. Some estimates attribute nearly one-fourth of all deaths in India to air pollution, particularly exposure to particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns in size or...

Subsidies on irrigation efficiency may have a negative impact on water use

A new study has pointed out that increased irrigation efficiency does not translate into more water availability for other uses at the watershed level. The subsidies for increasing irrigation efficiency are intended to increase crop production as...