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Archived Research Highlights

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Understanding Pain, Virtually

A computer based model of neurons in the urinary bladder 

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Insights from Optics for Better Thermoelectric Devices

New design in thermoelectric devices can increase both output power and efficiency

A significant problem in electronic devices is the generation of heat during their operation. This phenomenon not only leads to the wastage of electric power but can also damage the device. Thermoelectric materials, which convert heat to electricity and vice versa, can be used to turn the generated heat back into electricity, thereby saving power and avoiding overheating of the device.

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Decoding Dried Stains

Shape of dried paint or ink deposit is related to the concentration and size of particles in these colloids

Ever wondered why we use only specific inks for the inkjet printer? Why not any random dye? The wrong ink may result in non-uniform and patchy printing. Printing inks are colloids—tiny solid particles suspended in a liquid. The size and the concentration of the solid particles in the ink specified for printers are designed to deposit uniformly on paper.

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Nanocarbon Florets to Treat Industrial Effluents

Researchers design a new material for removing heavy metal contaminants from water in a single step

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Machine Learning for Faster Drug Discovery

Researchers employ machine learning techniques to search for optimal catalysts for designing pharmaceutically important molecules

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`An Inexpensive Approach to Patterning Cells in a Lab

Researchers propose cost-effective techniques of making microcontact printing stamps to print protein and grow cells

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Prof R B Sunoj from IIT Bombay awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2019 for his research on organic chemical reactions

Prof Raghavan B Sunoj of the Department of Chemistry of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has received the 2019 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The prize recognizes his outstanding contributions for providing molecular level insights on organic reaction mechanisms.

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Amoeba-attacking Giant Viruses Found in Mumbai's Lakes

Researchers report numerous giant viruses in water bodies of Mumbai and identify a unique protein that these viruses make.

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Indigenous Technology for Affordable Cancer Cure

Newly-patented indigenous CAR-T cell technology puts cancer treatment within reach for patients in India

An emerging way to treat cancer is immunotherapy, where the patient’s immune system is strengthened to attack cancer cells. It is less painful than surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy, and is known to lower the relapse of cancer. Now, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) have developed a patented technology to leverage the patient’s immune system to cure cancer.

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Cars, trains, buses or foot—How does Mumbai choose to go to a mall?

Study analyses what drives the choice of transport to shopping malls in Mumbai

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