Ratneshwar Thakur

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

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Visualizing heat flow in bamboo

A new understanding of how variations in thermal conductivity are linked to the bamboo’s elegant structure.

The next generation of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete

The first tech transfer will take place in 2020 when it will be used to reinforce a bridge.

Ultima Thule has been officially renamed Arrokoth or sky

The new name reflects the inspiration of looking to the skies and wondering about the stars and worlds beyond our own.

More Americans struggle to fall asleep

If you have trouble sleeping, you’re not alone.

Children become less active each year of primary school

The Study revealed a dramatic drop in children’s physical activity levels by the time they finish primary school.

The Nile river could be 30 million years old

How old is Nile river?

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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...