Lack of scientific awareness prevalent in India

Pseudo-scientific treatments were a concern among doctors and scientists, especially during the pandemic. When Nivedita came home from a difficult shift in the Covid ward, she found that her mother, an asthma patient, had thrown away her medicines. “Breathing exercises will cure my illness; I saw a doctor explain it on WhatsApp,” her mother said. […]

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Visually impaired children await better learning technologies

Schools have not been able to bring in electronic braille devices, accessible study material, 3D models and tactile diagrams for making science and mathematics inclusive. Tapas Bharadwaj, a visually impaired working professional faced several challenges during his education years. The teachers in inclusive schools didn’t understand the functions of Braille. Tapas struggled to study through […]

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Not fair play: Even after 10 years, video games not inclusive

Gamers with color blindness are still not 100 percent inclusive in video games Karan Vashishta faces many challenges while playing video games as he was diagnosed with the rarest type of color blindness. Even though his favourite game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, has a color-blind mode, he struggles to fully enjoy it. The […]

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LED headlights continue to harm sight

Experts say that LED lights can cause accidents and can also lead to permanent vision loss. Data suggests that no action is being taken against people who install bright headlights on their vehicles. A comparative study by Bengaluru Traffic Police indicated that booked cases of dazzling headlights have reduced from 84276 in 2019 to just […]

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Sun shines on sunscreen sales

The sale of sunscreen creams and lotions has increased amid awareness among people about the harmful UV exposure over the years.  A report by Statista suggests that sunscreen is the fastest growing category in skincare. There are trends in sunscreen lotions with increasing sun protection factors(SPF) up to 100.  The global sunscreen cream market size […]

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Biosimilars: not so familiar

Market penetration of Indian biosimilar drugs in domestic and international markets is an issue of concern. India leads in pharmaceutical exports but lags in biosimilars. Industry insiders say, Indian market has a huge scope for biosimilars but issues with the development, manufacturing, registration, and more pose threats to it. Chitta Ranjan Padhi, engineer at Dr. Reddy’s […]

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86 years of ‘Alive or Dead?’

Schrodinger’s thought experiment rules the popular culture of 21st century. Erwin Schrödinger’s thought experiment on quantum mechanics known as “Schrödinger’s Cat” was published 86 years ago on this day. Today the millennials and Gen Z have taken interest in it through a variety of pop culture activities.    Sheldon Cooper, a character in The Big […]

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Rotavirus Vaccine: Take one for the team

Doctors say the vaccine might not necessarily be beneficial on an individual level but taken across a community it helps to reduce overall mortality. In Karnataka, there was a drastic fall in the number of children being vaccinated for the  second and third doses of the Rotavirus vaccine (RVV). The diarrhoea causing virus is a […]

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