The Rise of Human Microbiome

Human body is a well-known niche for trillions of microbes outreaching a number ten times higher than own cells. Some of the well-studied microbial niches are the ones that are found on/inside the human body. For instance, skin,…

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Listen-First and Say NO to Drugs

Drug trafficking and abuse are so real, it is lurking very close to you with a moment of carelessness, it will latch itself onto your life or that of your loved ones! Abuse, the very term initiates widened…

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Plot, ploy and the pen: The art of scientific writing

The most pivotal component of a scientific study is the documentation of its findings and its communication to a global audience of fellow researchers. Most often, the modus operandi of this process is through publication of work in…

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World War P: REUSE OR REFUSE

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it” – Robert Swan India is the Global host for 2018’s World Environment Day and the theme this year is “Beat Plastic Pollution”. From…

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Breathe Life, Quit Smoking

The WHO calls tobacco “the single most preventable cause of death in the world” and has specified 31st May every year as World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). This day primarily focuses on the risks associated with tobacco usage…

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Re-emergence of Nipah Virus in India

The third week of May 2018 started with a panic across the entire Kerala state because of the Nipah virus (NiV) outbreak which claimed 11 lives including a nurse who was attending one of the possible NiV infected…

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Artificial Intelligence – A Glimpse

“Technology and social media have brought power back to the people” – Mark McKinnon   In this era of technology telecommunication services are almost omnipresent. May 17th of each year is celebrated as the World Telecommunication Day by…

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Malaria – Mission Possible

“What you have learned is a mere handful; What you haven’t learned is the size of the world”    – Avvaiyar Malaria is a major global mosquito-borne infectious disease. According to WHO’s World Malaria Report 2017; it was responsible…

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World Asthma Day – 2018

We can find breathtaking moments in every day of our life; the birth of a first child, the view from the top of a mountain, a roller coaster ride. But with asthma; our breath is taken away from…

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