Current insight on the mechanisms of Cobra venom cytotoxins can help anti-venom therapy

New Delhi, Feb 09, 20223: Scientists have traced the mechanisms of the toxic action of cobra venom, paving a path towards developing strategies for application of antivenom or small molecule inhibitors, which can help mitigate the local toxic effects of cobra venom retained at the bite site. Cobras (genus Naja) are widely distributed over Asia and […]

Artificial synapse developed for brain-like computing with industry-compatible Nitride Semiconductor

New Delhi, Feb 03, 2023: Scientists have used scandium nitride (ScN), a semiconducting material with supreme stability and Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS) compatibility, to develop brain-like computing. This invention can provide a new material for stable, CMOS-compatible optoelectronic synaptic functionalities at a relatively lower energy cost and hence has the potential to be translated into an […]

Martian magnetosphere: First evidence of solitary waves near Mars

New Delhi, January 30, 2023: Scientists have reported the first evidence of the presence of solitary waves or distinct electric field fluctuations in the Martian magnetosphere. The study of these waves is crucial as they directly control particle energization, plasma loss, transport, etc., through wave-particle interactions. Our Earth is a giant magnet, and its magnetic […]

New plateau type discovered from Maharashtra could prove to be a repository of information to study climate change effects on species survival

New Delhi, January 29, 2023: A rare low-altitude basalt plateau housing 76 species of plants and shrubs from 24 different families discovered in Thane region in the Western Ghats—one of the four global biodiversity hotspots in India, can prove to be a repository of information for species interactions. It can help study effects of climate […]

Study traces high rainfall in Northern Bay of Bengal than the other parts of India for the last 10000 years

New Delhi, January 28, 2023: Regions surrounding northern Bay of Bengal (BoB) received higher precipitation than the other parts of India for the last 10200 years, says a new study that traced the dynamics of Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall (ISMR) over the 10000 years – a period which witnessed the development and fall of numerous […]

New technique of corrosion-resistant nickel alloy coatings can replace toxic chrome plating

New Delhi, January 18, 2023: A new method of deposition of Nickel alloy coatings on high-performance materials in engineering applications can replace environmentally toxic chrome coatings. The coatings obtained are also highly corrosion-resistant and useful for the plastic ware industry. With ever-increasing demand for high-performance materials in engineering applications, nano-crystalline coatings can cater to the need […]

Protein found in Zebrafish can regenerate aged discs in human vertebrae

New Delhi, January 16, 2023: A protein found in the backbone of zebrafish that plays a positive role in disc maintenance and promotes regeneration in aged discs between vertebrae can have potential therapeutic implications to promote regeneration in degenerated human discs. In humans, discs degenerate naturally, leading to many related health concerns, including low back, […]