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Archived Research Highlights

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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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Better Soil Moisture Sensors using Graphene Oxide

Researchers develop a stable low-cost microsensor from graphene oxide to measure soil moisture on field

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Prof Subimal Ghosh of IIT Bombay awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2019

Prof Subimal Ghosh, Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), has been awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2019 by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). This award recognises his significant contributions to our understanding of how land surface processes influence the Indian monsoon, as well as for improving regional monsoon simulations and predictions. 

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New Possibilities for Nano-sized Optical Filters

Tailoring two-dimensional nano-materials into optical filters and thermoelectric devices possible, suggest theoretical studies.

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Fighting floods the 'expert' way

Research, led by IIT Bombay, design a system to forecast floods in Chennai

During the fag end of 2015, Chennai experienced severe floods resulting in the death of about 500 people and economic losses of about INR 50,000 crores. The flooding stranded the city and was termed a 'man-made disaster' resulting from irresponsible water management and rapid urbanisation. The northeast monsoon of the year left most parts of South India marooned, exposing how vulnerable our cities are to such catastrophes. 

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Bacterial remedy for the toxic pesticide Carbaryl

Researchers explore how soil-improving Pseudomonas bacteria digest carbaryl

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Mining the Treasures of Twitterverse

Researchers develop a search system to extract meaningful data from live social media posts

Ever tried searching ‘goal’ or ‘kick’ on Twitter during the interval of a football world cup match? You were probably trying to find out who scored the goal on a penalty kick in the first half, and chances are that search results also have content about life goals and a kick from coffee!

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Floating plastics: Nothing to be buoyant about

Study details how floating plastic debris can affect physical processes in the oceans

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