Research Study
India  /  Published 22.07.20

Oxford vaccine to be tested on 1,500 Indians

The candidate vaccine against the new coronavirus disease developed by Oxford researchers and shown as safe and able to induce promising immune responses will be tested in India, among other countries...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.02.20

Department of dung funding

The science and technology ministry has offered to fund research projects that seek to pinpoint ingredients in dung, milk and urine of “pure indigenous cows” for use in medicinal, nutritional, agr...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 11.04.19

The government should fund basic research

An oft-heard argument has been that the Indian government must increase its funding for science and technology research. The government’s research and development funding as a fraction of overall gr...
By Rakesh Kumar

India  /  Published 13.02.20

IIT Bombay cow devotion curdles

The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, on Thursday claimed that curd from a “pure Indian cow breed” is “more beneficial”, misrepresenting research by scientists at the University of Davan...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 16.10.19

Homelessness study's findings are unsettling

Homeless people in Indian cities are not all migrants. This finding from a study funded by the European Union and conducted by two non-governmental organizations should be enough to unsettle the conde...
By The Editorial Board


Science  /  Published 16.07.19

Psychedelic microdoses can help focus: study

A University of Toronto Mississauga researcher and his colleagues have “uncovered high potential research avenues” for assessing the benefits and drawbacks of microdosing with the psychedelic subs...
By Elaine Smith

Health  /  Published 02.10.19

No need to see red in red meat, say scientists

Public health officials for years have urged Americans to limit consumption of red meat and processed meats because of concerns that these foods are linked to heart disease, cancer and other ills.But ...
By Gina Kolata/New York Times News Service in New York

Health  /  Published 29.04.20

Chinese study damper on drug

The first randomised clinical trial of the anti-viral medication remdesivir in patients with the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has failed to find significant clinical benefits, Chinese doctors ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 23.03.20

'Virus can be stopped but with harsh steps'

Terrifying though the coronavirus may be, it can be turned back. China, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan have demonstrated that, with furious efforts, the contagion can be brought to heel.Whether the...
By Donald G. McNeil Jr./New York Times News Service in New York

Health  /  Published 21.03.19

Doctors in India slip on quit-tobacco advice

Less than half of tobacco users in multiple states across India receive advice from doctors to quit the habit, according to a study that health experts say reveals the scale at which health-care provi...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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