2021 >> Jul

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Science and Society
People

Professor C.N.R. Rao

July 14, 2021
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Receives the Eni International Award for Research in Energy Frontiers

People

Millennium Technology Prize 2020

July 14, 2021
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British duo Professor Shankar Balasubramanian and Professor David Klenerman have been awarded the Prize

People

Sunanda and Santimay Basu Chair in Astrophysics

July 14, 2021
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Ashoka University announces that the chair has been endowed by the two renowned Astrophysicists

Awards

International South Asian Award on Nitrogen management

July 14, 2021
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The first ever award is shared by Dr. Anjan Datta from Bangladesh and Mr. Mahesh Pradhan from Nepal

Features
Environmental Science

Climate change research in India

July 14, 2021
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Researchers in India are tracing the impact of climate change on the country, finding new ways to track the global problem

Biotechnology

3D aggregates of cell lines

July 14, 2021
Arokia Femina

3D cultures grow cells into aggregates/spheroids using matrix-based or matrix free techniques

Discoveries and Innovations-Biological Sciences
Plant Science

A natural dye extract can protect eye from laser-induced damages

July 14, 2021
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Natural indigo dye is extracted from leaves of a plant of the bean family

Plant Science

New species of African Violet Plant

July 14, 2021
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A new species of plant belonging to the African Violets family discovered  in Mizoram and adjacent areas in Myanmar.

Plant Science

Improving nitrogen use efficiency in rice

July 14, 2021
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Scientists identified candidate genes for nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) in rice that may help crop improvement

Biotechnology

Distinguishing bacterial and viral infections

July 14, 2021
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A set of molecular biomarkers that can be used in the differential diagnosis of acute bacterial and viral infections

Biochemistry

Tackling cognition with an ornamental plant

July 14, 2021
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Researchers tested ultra-stable cyclic peptides, of ~30 residue length that extracted from the plant on the worms and recorded the impact on the neurons.

Discoveries and Innovations-Chemical Sciences
Discoveries and Innovations-Earth and Planetary Sciences
Geology

Understanding the space around Earth

July 14, 2021
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A novel theory has paved way to unlock the mysteries of the ion hole structures - a localized plasma region

Astrophysics

Mechanism behind lithium production in low mass Red Clump Stars

July 14, 2021
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Scientists found evidence for lithium enhancement during the helium-flashing phase of 2 million years

Astrophysics

Estimating distribution of molecular & atomic hydrogen in galaxies

July 14, 2021
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The result can help lead to clues to the star formation processes and the evolution of the galaxies

Discoveries and Innovations-Engineering Sciences
Computer Technology

Artificial synaptic network mimicking human brain

July 14, 2021
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Scientists have fabricated a device that can mimic human brain cognitive actions

Discoveries and Innovations-Medical Sciences
Microbiology

Cancer causing virus targets glial cells

July 14, 2021
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The study could pave the path towards understanding the probable role of the virus