Brain inflammation may lead to autism

Whereas the exact cause of autism is still not known, researchers have shown that the disease is related to inflammation in the brain, thereby providing a ray of hope for its cure.

How bird eggs get their bling
How bird eggs get their bling

In a finding that may lead to developing durable coatings for ceramics and floors, scientists have solved the mystery behind the bling of Tinamou species` eggs.

First detailed analysis of quails' gait sheds light on dinosaur's locomotion
First detailed analysis of quails' gait sheds light on dinosaur's locomotion

A team of motion scientists has analyzed the gait of birds to know how horizontally forward-facing posture affects the movement of their legs and on their stability when they walk.

Wireless sensor to aid brain research

Scientists have developed a new high-data rate, low-power wireless brain sensor that can make neuroscience research a lot more easier.

Indian-origin scientist among four US science envoys

Professor Arun Majumdar from Stanford University is among four top scientists who have been appointed the science envoys of the US.

One of mankind's most ancient lineages uncovered

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) and Penn State University have discovered one of modern-day human's ancient lineages through the sequencing of genes.

NASA to develop 700-calorie breakfast bars for astronauts
NASA to develop 700-calorie breakfast bars for astronauts

NASA has been working on developing breakfast bars that will replace typical 700- to 800-calorie meal that an astronaut requires.

Top honour for Indian-origin scientist in US

 Thomas Kailath, an Indian origin scientist has been awarded the top presidential medal for transformative contributions to the fields of science and technology in the US.

Soon, 'scalp cooling device' to prevent hair loss after chemotherapy

A has revealed that the hair loss a consequence of chemotherapy could be halted by the use of special scalp cooling devices used before, during and after treatment.

ICRISAT scientist receives Japan's Niigata International Food Award

Dr C L Laxmipathi Gowda, Deputy Director General for Research, ICRISAT has been honoured with the 2014 Sano Touzaburo Special Prize from Japan's Niigata International Food Award Foundation.

Mars Orbiter Mission: Narendra Modi's congratulatory speech

An elated Prime Minister Narendra Modi described as "historic" India's "spectacular" success in reaching Mars in the maiden attempt, saying the country has dared to reach out into the unknown and achieved the near impossible.

Mammals originated at least 208 mn years ago

Paleontologists have affirmed the idea that mammals, an extremely diverse group that includes egg-laying monotremes, originated at least 208 million years ago, much earlier than some previous works of research suggest.

Scientists find malaria's weak spot

 In the complex life cycle of malaria, a weakness has opened the avenues for developing new treatment methods, as revealed by new research.

Scientists inch closer to treating triple-negative breast cancer

A new study has revealed that researchers may be able to make improvements in outcomes for women with triple-negative breast cancer, an aggressive form of the disease that disproportionately affects younger women.

Hyderabad scientist gets Royal Society fellowship

Chief scientist at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology based here, has been honoured with the Fellowship of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRCS), London, in recognition of his outstanding research.

Brain area that can be `trained` to improve multitasking skills identified

Researchers have identified the area of brain that is involved in multitasking and how people can train it to be better at the skill.

Ladyfinger to help ice cream last longer

How the humble okra or ladyfinger vegetable can help your ice cream last longer and hinder melting? Well if we believe scientists, okra extracts can be used as a stabiliser in ice cream.

Scientists unravel mystery of universe`s existence

A new study suggests a new theory behind the `big bang` and existence of our universe 13.7 billion years ago.

Scientists launch R2R Foundation to promote Indian researchers

Scientists launch R2R Foundation to promote Indian researchersA group of scientists and academicians have started the Right to Research (R2R) Foundation to support foreign-educated and trained Indian researchers to help them find suitable jobs, upon their return to the country.

Probiotics help reduce fat in liver

For people suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, eating probiotics for a month can help diminish the accumulation of fat in the liver.