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Sero Study Done in Mumbai: Slums Score over the Residential Societies

Serological surveillance study done in 6936 people in three municipal wards in slums and non-slum areas in Mumbai showed a very high proportion of asymptomatic COVID 19 infection. The survey has been conducted by NITI Ayog, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. What has the study shown? As per the ..

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GMRT discovers the biggest explosion seen in the universe since the Big Bang

The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) is an array of radio telescopes, located in Pune. It is operated by the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, under the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. Recently, this is one of the four telescopes, through which the biggest explosion seen in the universe since the Big Bang, have ..

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CSIR tops ‘Nature Ranking Index-2020

As per the ‘Nature Ranking Index-2020’, which is based on total research output of institutions, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has been ranked in the first place in the country. Based on the researches carried out from December 2018 to November 2019, the ranks are devised. Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, ..

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What is the Neutrino Observatory Project?

A neutrino is an electrically neutral fermion. Fermion is a particle that follows Fermi-Dirac statistics, which describes a distribution of particles over energy states in systems that consists of identical or similar particles that obey the Pauli exclusion principle. In December 2017, the Union Cabinet committee on security approved the India based Neutrino Observatory Project. ..

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 Serotonin may help treat Neurological decline

Researchers at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai found new function for stress buster Serotonin. The serotonin may help treat neurological diseases. The results of this study were published in journal named ‘Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences’ (PNAS). About Serotonin Its chemical name is 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT). It is a monoamine neurotransmitter which means, ..

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