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Researchers express solidarity with IIT Guwahati PhD scholar who was expelled, #justice_for_vikrant trends on Twitter

The institute said that his "defamatory social media posts, offensive letters/emails to various institute functionaries and the Students' Disciplinary Committee" caused the termination

Published on 10th July 2021

Rare supernova shining with borrowed energy source spotted by Indian researchers

Deep study of such ancient spatial objects can help probe the mysteries of the early universe

Published on 10th July 2021

Researchers find potential new treatment targets for Alzheimer's disease

The potential targets are defective proteins that lead to the build-up of amyloid in the brain, contributing to the onset of problems with memory and thinking

Published on 9th July 2021
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Researchers find how plants become good neighbours in times of stress

But in the deep gloom of a dense forest or a cramped crop canopy where resources and photosynthesis are limited, this strategy does not work

Published on 5th July 2021

Researchers suggest that lower exposure to UVB light may increase colorectal cancer risk

The study suggests that lower UVB exposure may reduce levels of vitamin D, a deficiency of which has been shown to cause colorectal cancer

Published on 5th July 2021

In March, this 'inflammatory' IIT Guwahati researcher was expelled over a Facebook post. Now, they've terminated him 

The researcher, Vikrant Singh, on the other hand, says that he would nevertheless continue his education and research

Published on 3rd July 2021

IIT Madras researchers develop drone algorithms to determine how fire behaves in space stations, satellites

The team claims that at present, generating microgravity (gravity experienced is close to zero) is possible only through space stations, satellites, space shuttles, sounding rockets, and drop towers

Published on 27th June 2021

Bengaluru researchers discover two new ant species for the first time in Mizoram forests

The discovery of two new species marks the first record of the Myrmecina genus from the state of Mizoram, the three member research team claims in a statement

Published on 25th June 2021

Researchers find malware that blocks access to pirated websites

The developers disguise the malware as cracked versions of popular online games, productivity tools such as Microsoft Office and security software

Published on 22nd June 2021

Hyderabad varsity researchers find that flatworms can sense light without eyes

The researchers wish to explore use of such sensitive natural light sensing proteins for helping patients with vision disabilities to sense light

Published on 21st June 2021

Researchers in Canada discover genetic cause of intellectual disabilities, neurodevelopmental disorders

About three percent of the world's population has an intellectual disability. Up to half, the cases are due to genetics

Published on 21st June 2021

Researchers from IIT-Guwahati recommend virtual water analysis for better policies

The results of the study help in bridging the knowledge governance gap to mitigate water scarcity

Published on 21st June 2021

Researchers study reason behind increased transmission in SARS-CoV-2 variants

Rsearchers investigated the variants B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 to evaluate if patients showed higher viral loads

Published on 21st June 2021

In a first, researchers create global framework for health-promoting schools

The framework is about strengthening the capacity of the education system to be a healthy setting for learning and working

Published on 21st June 2021

An analysis of brain scans show consistent grey matter loss post-COVID infection, find researchers

The team compared brain scans taken pre-pandemic to scans taken about three years later among 394 COVID-19 patients and 388 matched controls

Published on 19th June 2021

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