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Epidemiology of TB: Mathematics of transmission

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September 11, 2020

Tuberculosis occurrence rates seem to pulsate in time, according to a stochastic model of TB transmission. Researchers from JNU, New Delhi inquire to seek solutions. Read on.

Elemental Carbon: Air quality indicator?

Aerosols of two and half and ten micrometres are considered as measures of air pollution.  The proportion of elemental carbon in the aerosols that gets deposited in lungs may also need to be included, argue scientists.

Sensing Hydrogen Sulphide

Hydrogen sulphide, toxic at high concentrations, is an important part of out physiology at very low concentrations. A sensor that is sensitive enough to detect the changes in its concentrations are important in the diagnosis of many diseases. Indian researchers have now found a way, using the chromophore of a fluorescent protein.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Stevioside supplement therapy

Researchers from CSIR-IICT, CCMB and A U college of Pharmaceutical have something sweet to tell people suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Steviol glycoside from Stevia rebaudiana is a good supplement therapy.

Cash from Cashew

Cashew nut factories in India now have more capacity than the nuts they can churn out. Farmers are not happy with the returns on investment. Here is a mini-review on recent discoveries that may change the situation.

Automatic identification of melanoma from dermoscopic images

Researchers from Andhra Pradesh show the world how to sort dermascopic images, to identify skin melanoma. Look out for more stories on STEAMindiaReports on how artificial intelligence is slowly revolutionising the future of diagnostics.

Anti-Cancer compounds from marine crab hemolymph

Researchers from the Annamalai University and CSIR-NIO Goa fish for anticancer compounds in the hemolymph of the marine crab Dromia dehaani. Shingolipids surface as potential adjuvant to cancer therapy. Click to read more.

Early identification of babies at risk for neonatal sepsis mortality

Researchers from the ICMR-National Institute of Immuno-haematology and KEM Hospital show that there is an easy and quick way to assess babies at risk for mortality due to sepsis: higher variations in red cell sizes.

Tambulin Prevents Aging – Useful in Parkinsons’ Disease

Tambulin from tejphal is seen to delay ageing, increase longevity of the model organism, Caenorhabditis elegans. Perhaps tambulin may be useful in treating Parkinsons’ disease too, find scientists from CSIR-CIMAP

Recognising Congestive Heart Failure

Diagnosing heart conditions from an EEG is not easy. Now Indian researchers in collaboration with those in Singapore have come up with a technique to automatically recognise congestive heart failure from EEG signals. Read on for more.

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