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Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Vidita Vaidya

Professor Vaidya and her team are advancing mental health research in India by studying the brain mechanisms contributing to mood disorders including depression.

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In COVID-19 Testing, Speed Trumps Sensitivity

With high enough numbers of tested individuals, the exclusive use of rapid antigen tests could achieve similar epidemiological outcomes as using only RT-PCR tests.

Converting CO2 Into Fuel Without Metals

Researchers in India have developed the first metal-free—ligand-free catalyst for carbon dioxide conversion into methane.

Nanoparticles To Convert Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel

Gold nanoparticles that use solar energy to convert carbon dioxide into methane could help limit the effects of climate change, say scientists in India.

Serotonin Crucial For Energy Production In Neurons

Scientists in India have found that serotonin triggers the generation of mitochondria in neurons.

Indian Mathematician Receives 2018 Ramanujan Prize

Professor Ritabrata Munshi received the award for his outstanding work in number theory.

7 Must-Read Stories In December 2017

December 2017 was abuzz with news about the people who push the frontiers of science.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Amalendu Krishna

Although mathematics is perceived by many as a difficult subject, Professor Amalendu Krishna finds the precision of numbers to be extremely intriguing and intellectually stimulating.

A Simpler Way To Amp Up High-Frequency Lasers

Researchers have used liquids to develop a high power tabletop radiation source in the terahertz region of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Supermassive Black Hole Found 400 Million Light-years Away

Astrophysicists from India and the US have confirmed the existence of the closest ever binary supermassive black hole system.