S Suresh Ramanan

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Samsung’s PCIe Gen4 SSDs for maximized storage performance

A revolutionary software innovation.

Computer simulations show human ancestors would have had an easier time giving birth than modern women

For some ladies, labor is a long, painful, and difficult process. Earlier research has suggested the reason labor is so more difficult in humans...

Mixing RNA and DNA to study how life began on Earth

RNA and DNA could have appeared simultaneously instead of the widely accepted RNA World theory.

Vampire bats help unravel the mystery of smell

Understanding how to obtain accurate numbers of olfactory receptor counts in the mammalian genome is major aspect to understanding the sense of smell.

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.

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Found: new vine snake species after a gap 113 years

Zoologists have discovered a new vine snake species from the eastern State of Odisha. A new taxon of vine snake is being found after a gap of over a century. The last time a vine snake species...

Local communities key in conservation of snow leopards: study

Involving local communities and protecting their livelihoods may be a better strategy for conservation of snow leopards, a new study has found. Snow leopards are apex predators in the alpine ecosystem. Its conservation is critical for saving other...

Gender balance in scientific research improving in India: study

When Rohini Godbole, a theoretical physicist at the Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Science, was conferred Padma Shri this year, few outside scientific circles knew about her. That’s because the number of women scientists in India is low...

Scientists isolate fungi that can boost plant growth even under less water conditions

Scientists at the Bharathiar University engaged in studying the ecology of soil microbes that colonize plant roots have isolated a fungus that can enhance plant growth even in water deficit conditions. Numerous types of soil microbes colonize plant...

Puga has highest geothermal potential

Several locations in India are known to have a potential for production of geothermal energy. A new analysis of available data on all such sites has shown that Puga geothermal field in Ladakh could be a good...

Buttermilk-based bioformulation helps in cotton disease control

Scientists at Coimbatore-based Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) have found that a plant growth promoting rhizobacteria called Bacillus amyloliquefaciens can be used to fight Tobacco Streak Virus (TSV) in the cotton crop. The formulation, prepared in buttermilk, was...