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Recent advances in cancer treatments

As per estimates of American Society of Clinical Oncology, 14 million people worldwide will learn that they have cancer this year and 9 million will …

Obesity does not damage your knees, microbes do!

Difference between a normal knee and one affected by osteoarthritis.Image credit: Wikimedia Commons<p>Damage to the knees, or osteoarthritis, is …

Autonomous Cars

Use CaRROT to turn on/off genes

Learning Laziness from Ants

Ants have always been the epitome of industriousness and team work. Since childhood, we have been fed with stories where ants put in the hard work …

Ants

RotM: Interview with Marie Hornig

For the current instalment of Researcher of the Month, we spoke to Marie Hornig, a third year PhD student at the Cytology and Evolutionary Biology …

Tomato plant turns small worms into cannibals!

For many many years I strongly believed that plants were helpless creatures, slowly trying to make some space for themselves between the concrete …

Can Global warming really ground planes?

On the 20th of June 2017, American Airlines cancelled more than 50 flights to and out of the Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona. …

RotM: Interview with Dr. Suresh Thareja & Dr. Sant Kumar Verma

Curcumin analogues as Aldose Reductase Inhibitors for treatment of diabetic complications<p>For this edition of Researcher of the Month (RotM), we …

Are introverts and extroverts different?

My mother has often worried about the way I seem to enjoy my time. My definition of a good time is at home by myself doing whatever I want with some …

Is Johnson & Johnson's baby powder safe to use?

The likely reason you are reading this post is because you have come across the news about courts in the United States (US) ordering multinational …

Why Sci-Hub’s story is so crucial to science?

On the 28th of October 2015, Judge Robert Sweet in his ruling at the New York district court declared that the website www.sci-hub.org be blocked …

Apple vs Samsung like patent war in the genomics industry

Remember the year 2012, when all we could hear from the smartphone industry was the on-going litigation between Apple and Samsung. Well, after a …

Genetics

Solar cells that work in rain

Now, Solar cells that can work in the rain.<br>Image credit: majesticearth.co.au<p>In case you have read my last month’s guest post about harvesting solar …

Solar Panels

Generating electricity from flapping tree leaves

Their research findings published in PLoS One have shown that using the currently available technology the prototype could not deliver the energy …

Would you donate your poop for a loved one?

The internet is ripe with bizarre stories of how a brother/ sister/ friend/ lover (even estranged husband’s lover) donated an organ to save the life …

Life without Air conditioners - even in summers! [Coffee

Different parts of the world spend energies through the year,<br>either cooling or heating up their homes<p>While a good part of the Western hemisphere …

How mass surveillance can actually help us

The face of Edward Snowden is etched in history as the man who brought out in the open the mass surveillance programs run by the National Security …

Living with malaria

Everyone in India, at some point in their lives, may have been infected with malaria. Now this may sound a little out there, but may not be something …

5 things driverless cars will do to change our future?

The race for building the world’s first commercially available driverless car is on. Google seems to be leading the pack and in its own charismatic …

General Motors

Artificial Light - A pollutant or step towards something new?

I remember watching a documentary once about sea turtles and how they make their way every year to the same beach to lay eggs. The young ones hatch …

Autonomous Cars

Cure for Psoriasis - a possiblity

Psoriasis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)<p>WebMD defines psoriasis as a "baffling and persistent skin disorder." With no real cure and treatment methods that …

Why do Pets like to play?

I have cats at home, I love cats, and am a self proclaimed animal activist, who loves her quadruped counterpart than watching humans play. But the …

Pets

The science of Consumerism

Italy amends law to allow Stem Cell Therapy!

On the 22nd of May 2013, the Italian Senate took a bold and first-of-its-kind step in promoting stem cell therapy. After a public and media uproar …

Is Sci-Fi turning into reality? The Story of Suspended Animation

Sildenafil citrate: How Pfizer sold the wrong drug to the right people!

Cure Cancer with TRAIL

How sexology became a science!

(Photo credit: Satyrika)<p>SEX, something that consumes everyone's existence at a given point in life. It is the key to our existence, and a means to …

Familial traits, disease risks and now, Faces!