CSIR scientist Venkata Mohan wins Bhatnagar Prize

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S Venkata Mohan, scientist at the CSIR-IICT here has been awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar pr... »

Doctors correct cardiac problem in foetal baby

K V Kurmanath

Terminating pregnancy is not an easy decision for parents, particularly when the foetus developi... »

Satheesh Reddy conferred fellowship of Royal Aeronautical Society

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G Satheesh Reddy, Director, Research Centre Imarat has been conferred the Fellowship of the Roya... »

Now, Google looks to monitor your body for diseases


Google is exploring ways to search inside people’s bodies for early signs of deadly illnesses su... »

MoU signed for growing breeder seed


An MoU has been signed between Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Veterinary University and the Indian... »

First indigenously made diagnostic kit for Celiac disease

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A ‘first of its kind’ indigenously developed, cost-effective diagnostic test kit for the autoimmune Celiac disease, an intestinal disorder, was launched by the Science & Technology Minister Ji... »

Hair disorders may be linked to cavities


People with mutations in hair keratin genes are prone to cavities, a new study has found.Maria Morasso and colleagues at the US National Institutes of Health found that tooth enamel from in... »

CCMB bags CSIR award; recognition for senior scientist Rakesh Mishra

G Naga Sridhar

The city-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and the Directorate of Rice Research (DRR) have bagged the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) award for inno... »

Cell transplant helps paralysed man to walk again


A 38-year-old man who was paralysed from the chest down following a knife attack can now walk using a frame, following a pioneering cell transplantation treatment by surgeons in Poland. T... »

China to send spacecraft to moon and back


China plans to launch a new lunar mission in the next few days to test technology that is likely to be used in Chang’e-5, a future lunar probe with the ability to return to Earth. The exp... »

Walnuts may help avert Alzheimer’s: study


A walnut-enriched diet may help reduce the risk, delay the onset or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study, led by an Indian-origin researcher, has found.The study found si... »

Indigenously developed cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’ test-fired


India’s indigenously developed nuclear capable sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’, which can strike targets more than 700 km away, was test-fired from a test range at Chandipur near here today. »

New Uranus like planet discovered


Astronomers have discovered a new planet that resembles our own Uranus in a binary star system 25,000 light-years away. This is the first time anyone has spotted a twin for our so... »

NASA spacecraft provides first look at upper Mars atmosphere


NASA’s Maven spacecraft has given scientists their first glimpse of the mysterious upper atmosphere of Mars, which has baffled them for decades. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution... »

Broccoli may improve autism symptoms: study

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A chemical found in broccoli sprouts may improve some social and behavioural problems that affect people with autism, a new study, led by an Indian-origin researcher, has claimed. Resear... »

New plastic to conduct electricity in batteries, solar cells

Countdown for IRNSS 1C launch begins at Sriharikota

Antarctica’s ice loss changed Earth’s gravity: study

ISRO's PSLV-C26 to be launched on Oct 16

IISc develops system to deliver drugs to individual cells

AS Pillai, father of BrahMos, gets Lal Bahadur Shastri Award

Japanese, American win 2014 Nobel Prize for physics

Nobel Prize for medicine goes to trio for discovering brain’s GPS

Unmanned private cargo rocket explodes after launch: NASA


An unmanned private rocket contracted by NASA to carry cargo into the space has exploded seconds after its launch along the eastern Virginia coast of the US. “There was failure on launch.... »

Low-birth weight and diabetes are linked: CCMB study

About 40-45 per cent of children born in India are having a birth weight of less than 2.5 kg

G Naga Sridhar

Children who are born with low birth weight are prone to diabetes and heart related ailments when they grow up. This has been established by a research study undertaken jointly by Girira... »

ISRO meet on technologies for hill regions

Anil Urs

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in association with the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) is holding 'Engineers' Conclave 2014'. The conclave has themes of 'Emer... »

Hyderabad scientist conferred with INSA fellowship


The Indian National Science Academy (INSA), apex body of Indian scientists, has elected Chief Scientist of CSIR-IICT, Srivari Chandrasekhar, as a fellow from the year 2015. The recognitio... »

Troubled marriage could make you fat: study


The double-whammy of marital hostility and a history of depression can lead to people piling on the pounds, according to new research.In the study, men and women with a history of depressio... »

Brain myths hampering teaching worldwide: study


Myths about the brain are common among teachers worldwide and are hampering teaching, according to new research.The report highlights several areas where new findings from neuroscience are... »

IRNSS-1C successfully put in its orbit

Lift off: PSLV C 26/IRNSS-1C successfully launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in the early hours of Thursday. -V GANESAN


The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is gearing up for the first suborbital test flight of GSLV Mark III experimental mission with unmanned crew module within 45 days taking a st... »

ISRO launches IRNSS-1C from Sriharikota

PSLV C 26/IRNSS-1C successfully launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, in early hours on Thursday. Photo: V. Ganesan

T E Raja Simhan

It was yet another text book launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C26) carrying the 1,425-kg Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS-1C) from Sriharikota at 1.32 a.m. <... »

EU, India tie-up for social sciences research

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UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) on Tuesday launched EU-India Social Sciences and Humanities Platfor... »

Chinese oncologist offers cryosurgical procedure for cancer treatment

V. Rishi Kumar

A Chinese oncologist today outlined some new techniques for cancer treatment which are now available in some hospitals in the US and in China. Mu Feng, Vice-President, Senior Oncologist a... »

New research brings superfast quantum computers closer

Cells that repair brain after stroke discovered

India joins 5-nation team to construct Thirty Meter Telescope

2 Americans, 1 German win Chemistry Nobel

Govt mulling raising scientists’ retirement age

NASA selects new science teams for astrobiology research

NASA spots giant filament on the Sun

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