Sunderarajan Padmanabhan

science journalist, secular, love music

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Coronavirus varied alongside variations in its genome

In a new study, scientists at the University of California, Davis, are trying to establish if genomic variation in the virus is...

PittCoVacc: Vaccine against COVID-19 shows promise

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have announced a potential vaccine against Coronavirus that shows promise for neutralizing the...

SmartBra to detect cancer at the earliest stages

In collaboration with startup IcosaMed, EPFL students have developed smart clothing that can be used to diagnose cancer at the earliest stages.

New class of taste receptors discovered

According to a study, opsin proteins, known for decades to be required for vision, also function as taste receptors. The study sheds...

Artificial proteins that function as molecular logic gates

Scientists at the University of Washington School of Medicine have devised artificial proteins that can regulate gene expression inside human T-cells. What's...

Humans’ direct ancestor existed 100,000 to 200,000 years earlier than previously thought

Fossil humans are rare, representing only a very small percentage of all of the fossil mammals discovered at any given paleontological site....


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Biofuel from microorganisms

The biofuel sector could get a boost, with researchers at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) here developing a method to improve the growth rate and sugar content of a marine microorganism...

Edible coating materials to improve shelf life of fruit crops

Fruits are one of the most important horticulture commodities worldwide due to its organoleptic and nutritional properties. In India, the diversity of agro-climatic zones ensures the availability of all varieties of fresh fruits & vegetables....

Way paved for a new treatment for Alzheimer like conditions

The immune system in the body has an important component called the `complement system’. This is involved in immune surveillance. It is important that it is regulated properly. Otherwise, it can damage the cells of...

Researchers pave the way for a better understanding of Autism

Autism or Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neuro-developmental disorder where brain development goes awry, while Intellectual Disability (ID) is another neurodevelopmental disorder in which the patient displays low intelligence quotient (IQ) with decreased ability...

Indian scientists discovered a new way to fight TB

Tuberculosis kills. When it doesn’t, its effect stays for what is a lifetime. To make things worse, the current approach for treating TB consumes a lot of time. This puts pressure on TB control programs....

Bringing out human microbiome-prakriti correlation

Human microbiome coroborates the fundamental principles of Ayurveda of creating a healthy gut environment by maintaining a microbiome that is specific to each individual.

TrueNet: Indian diagnostic test for disease such as TB

In a significant development, the WHO Global Tuberculosis Programme has included an Indian molecular assay as an initial test for detecting the disease and for identifying resistant strains of the TB bacteria. 

Tracing brain receptor linked to brain disorders

A step towards a drug for schizophrenia like diseases.