Ratneshwar Thakur

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

Recent articles

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.

Atlantic ocean is experiencing various changes

Effect could be maintaining the strength of a key European climate driver.

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My articles

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...