Ratneshwar Thakur

Molecular Biologist | Freelance Science Communicator & Writer. Bridging Science and Society. Tweeting here in my personal capacity.

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Antarctica had rainforests 90 million years ago

Antarctica, which is entirely covered by ice sheets, was home to rainforests, almost 90 million years ago, suggests a new study by...

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...

How crystals form on surfaces?

In crystallization, atoms or molecules line up in orderly arrays. This is the foundation of many materials that define modern life, including...

First ever heat wave recorded in East Antarctica

In the past, much of East Antarctica has been spared from rapid climate warming due in part to ozone depletion.

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...

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...

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New polymeric material developed for controlled release of two different drugs

A team of researchers at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati has developed a biocompatible polymeric material that promises to help in the simultaneous and extended release of two different drugs from a single platform. Combination of two or...

Injectable gel may deliver islet cells for type 1 diabetes: study

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati have developed an injectable gel using silk proteins to deliver insulin producing cells needed to address type1 diabetes. The gel has been tested in rats. Normally islets in pancreas are...

Scientists open new avenue to study head muscle dystrophy

Indian researchers have identified the mechanism by which muscles above the neck, known as head muscles, are formed during development of the embryo in the womb. The study, done in mice and human stem cells, may help in...

Some bad memories can be forgotten, study

It is believed that an exaggerated response to bad memories is similar for all negative memories. Now, a team of Indian scientists has shown that exaggerated response and difficulty to get rid of bad memories could depend...

New approach can help make better titanium alloy for implants

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore have proposed a new approach for developing orthopedic implants with better ability to bond with the bone. Currently, orthopedic implants for knee and hip arthroplasty are made of...