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A decomposition analogy that may not work

Published on 27-Jun-2016
similarity Pigs are often chosen for decomposition studies.

Forensic scientists have long used dead pigs and other animals as stand-ins for humans to better understand how the body decomposes after death...

Our galaxy and its centre

Published on 27-Jun-2016
container Milky Way, the galaxy which is home to Earth.

Recent research shows that our galaxy has a mass of 700 billion suns and the supermassive black hole at the galactic centre....

Teaching old drugs new tricks

Published on 27-Jun-2016
repository A database of drugs that have been approved but are no longer manufactured is being created by some researchers. Serge Bloch/nyt

Taking drugs that have been developed for one disorder and repositioning them to tackle another is an increasingly...

Bright but deadly

Published on 20-Jun-2016
Lead in paints is one of the largest sources of exposure to lead. A 2007 study found that enamel paints had a lead concentration as high as 1,000 ppm.  Yellow colour paints had  maximum  lead levels...

A recent international study 'Economic Costs of Childhood Lead Exposure in Low- and Middle-Income Countries' by Teresa M Attina...

Gene editing with new abilities

Published on 20-Jun-2016
finding CRISPR was first discovered in the year 1987. representative image.

Just a few years ago, Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) was a cipher - something that sounded...

Do healthy muscles fight infections, too?

Published on 20-Jun-2016

How exactly exercise helps in improving immunity against infections is still a mystery to us. The immune system which ...

Hope for alternatives to painful biopsies

Published on 13-Jun-2016
research Aubrey Zapanta in the lab at Guardant Health, which performed a study of liquid biopsies. Jim Wilson/nyt

A blood test to detect cancer mutations produced results that generally agree with those of an invasive tumor biopsy....

Providing clues of functional roles

Published on 13-Jun-2016
analysis A tool called Normal Mode Analysis was used to study structural fluctuations in protein kinases.  representaitve image

Protein dynamics and their structural fluctuations are of a much greater consequence than was realised...

No escape from black holes?

Published on 13-Jun-2016
latest New calculations by Stephen Hawking and other researchers  suggest that essential properties of whatever falls into black holes may survive. Brian Stauffer/NYT

Stephen Hawking and his colleagues say they have found a clue pointing the way out of black holes...

Detecting waves

Published on 06-Jun-2016
Hint We have had strong indirect evidence for gravitational waves from binary neutron stars for the past few decades. Representative image

UP AHEAD The recent discovery of gravitational waves has led to further efforts from various research...

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Villagers looking at a one horned rhinoceros that strayed in...

Villagers looking at a one horned rhinoceros that strayed in...

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan during the Pro Kabaddi match between Jaipur....

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan during the Pro Kabaddi match between Jaipur....

Illuminated Mysuru Palace during the marriage....

Illuminated Mysuru Palace during the marriage....

Vice President Hamid Ansari, Congress...

Vice President Hamid Ansari, Congress...

Fans holds an national soccer team jersey with the name and number of Lionel Messi...

Fans holds an national soccer team jersey with the name and number of Lionel Messi...

Virat Kohli interacts with children at the launch of Stepathlon Kids...

Virat Kohli interacts with children at the launch of Stepathlon Kids...

Pope Francis, left, and retired Pope Benedict XVI embrace during a ceremony...

Pope Francis, left, and retired Pope Benedict XVI embrace during a ceremony...

Horse-mounted Policemen seen at a road in Kolkata...

Horse-mounted Policemen seen at a road in Kolkata...

An egret takes off in New Delhi on Tuesday...

An egret takes off in New Delhi on Tuesday...

A typist attends a customer at a street flooded after heavy rains outside Court complex...

A typist attends a customer at a street flooded after heavy rains outside Court complex...

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