A new hope has emerged for kala azar patients with the discovery that a natural compound called voacamine can kill even drug-resistant strains of Leishmania.
In the peak litchi season, every year in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, a crisis unfolds with unflinching regularity. Hundreds of kids, after having gorged on litchis, die of encephalopathy. Several scientific teams have been working to find the reason behind this debacle. Finally, we have an answer.
Researchers study worms and yeast cells to uncover the pathways by which they survive extended periods of limited water availability.
An interview with Thomas Pucadyil from IISER Pune, on his work and interests. (Originally published in The Journal of Cell Biology)
New research has used extracts from green tea leaves and vajradanti roots to create nanoparticle-based biomedical delivery vehicles that could one day be used to isolate and excise cancerous tissue.
Mosquitoes seek us out by detecting the carbon dioxide we exhale and our natural body odors. A research team from Riverside, California demonstrates that the same group of neurons act as detectors for both, thus establishing them as a prime target for manipulation. They use computational methods to find compounds that alter the mosquitoes' behaviour and potentially help us dodge the relentless mosquitoes -- both by making ourselves invisible to them as well as luring them into traps.