articles by Sunderarajan Padmanabhan

science

Indian scientists found three bacteria that can be killed to cure tuberculosis

By analysing the tuberculosis gene, the scientists found three G-quadruplex motifs that can be targeted,

science

IISc launches online database of over 10,000 plant species in peninsular India

The 'Digital Flora of Peninsular India', it contains comprehensive information about each plant species

science

Scientists explore possibility of using correction pens to create diagnostic kits

This may help overcome the challenges associated with using paper in diagnostic tests.

science

British govt to start a project to study nitrogen pollution in India and South Asia

Nitrogen pollution is an emerging environmental problem linked with air pollution, biodiversity loss.

science

Scientists solve the mystery of how salmonella bacteria infects plants

Salmonella sneaks in through a tiny gap created when a lateral root branches out.

News & Analysis

Items showing India's scientific prowess burried in the ground at ISC 2019

The capsule was put together by students of Lovely Professional University where ISC 2019 is held.

science

PM Narendra Modi asks scientific community to work towards affordable healthcare

He drew attention to recent developments in cutting-edge areas like big data analysis, AI and blockchain

science

Scientists should connect with people, target socioeconomic applications: PM Modi

The PM emphasised the need to bridge the arts, humanities & social sciences with science & technology.

science

13 scientists across the country chosen for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar prize

The names were announced by Prof Ashutosh Sharma, secretary, Department of Science and Technology.

science

Study indicates that mixed farm-forest landscapes can support bird biodiversity

Researchers found that species richness of birds was higher in agricultural lands.

science

Scientists help pave the way to identify a vaccine against TB

Over the years, scientists across the world have conducted studies on different aspects of MPT63.

science

Nutrify India Now app will give you nutritional information on Indian foods

The app has the facility to keep track of the energy balance between calories consumed and expended.

science

Possible to restrict progression of Huntington’s disease, says DU research

Huntington’s has no treatment. The afflicted individuals lose ability to walk, talk and reason.

News & Analysis

Researchers at IIT Roorkee develop technology to turn waste into building bricks

The technology could be used with any material including waste. The research group has been focusing on using human hair as raw material for fibrous content.

News & Analysis

Developed by Indian scientists, GreenDispo will dispose of sanitary napkins in an environmentally-friendly manner

Called GreenDispo, the device has been designed in such that it will incinerate the sanitary napkins completely with minimal flue gas emission.

News & Analysis

Experts participating in the World Environment Day call for global initiative to tackle nitrogen pollution

The India Nitrogen Group recently came out with first ever assessment of various aspects of the issue within the country.

News & Analysis

Indian school students shine at Intel's science and engineering fair at Pittsburgh

In all, 25 school students of class 8 to 12 from different parts of the country had participated in the global fair.

News & Analysis

Scientists gain new insight into neurodegenerative diseases using fruit flies

The researchers performed studies in the fruit fly (Drosophila) which has a single copy of the Ataxin-2 gene, in contrast to mammals, which have multiple copies

News & Analysis

Scientists develop new ceramic-based material that changes shape with electricity

At present, the most effective piezo-electrics are made of materials like quartz in the form of a single crystal.

News & Analysis

MeiTy begins construction of a new complex to house two of its wings and autonomous institutions under them

MeiTy is constructing a complex for two of its wings - Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR).