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Chaitali Bhattacharjee

Biofuel: A Ray Of Hope For Sustainable Future

On 27 August 2018, India flew its first biofuel-powered Jet, a SpiceJet aircraft, from Dehradun to Delhi. This flight was received by Union Minister Dr Harshvardhan, Nitin Gadkari, Dharmendra Pradhan and Suresh Prabhu at IGI Airport, and little wonder...

IGIB-Dr Lal Path Labs tie-up: Genetic tests nearer home

New Delhi: In March, the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), a premier institution of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), licensed out its technology to Dr Lal Path Labs for genetic tests to detect a total...

Revolutionary Stretchable, Self-healing, Biodegradable Smart Skin

Human beings fall, get burnt and get injured and undergo surgeries. The resulting wounds are known by different names- abrasions, lacerations and avulsions. Healing the wounds have traditionally involved the application of a bandage aimed at keeping infections at...

Why did Neanderthal Man perish despite similarities with humans?

The uniqueness of human beings vis-à-vis other species can be attributed to the human brain. Undoubtedly so. This has been strongly established through extensive studies exploring the differences between the human brain and those of other related mammals. But...

Until what age does the brain grow?

There are some basics that all of us learn while in school. Modern science is turning many a learning of the type on its head. For instance, we all learnt that brain cells do not grow beyond a certain...

Genes change due to space travel?

New Delhi: Scott Kelly and Mark Kelly, the twin astronaut brothers, have been in the news. They have been part of an experiment reminiscent of the infamous Mengele experiments with twins in the Nazi era. Like Mengele, the experimenters...

Disease X: A yet unborn threat to mankind

New Delhi: The 2018 annual review of the blueprint list of priority diseases released by the WHO this year is unique. Because this list contains an abominable nomenclature “Disease X”. To put things in perspective, the WHO addresses public health...

Nanorobots target cancer cells exclusively

The city is under attack. Not by invaders, but by its own set of disillusioned citizens who have turned rogue. They are wreaking havoc on the city, threatening its very existence. The administration acknowledges the danger and unleashes upon...

Want a healthy life? Pay attention to your gut

The ratio of microbial cells to human cells in the human body appears to be 1:1, with as many microbes living in our bodies as the number of humans cells, which is why our health depends a lot on...

Biohacking For Cure: Cheap But Risky

New Delhi: The year was 2015, and Vlad was dying. He was diagnosed with an extremely aggressive form of lung cancer. Surgeries, radiation therapy, targeted drug therapy, all had failed. Hope, however, presented itself in the form of a...

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