In a joint venture between Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI, Faridabad), University of Chicago, Duke University, ATE Chandra Foundation (Mumbai), Kasturba Hospital (Mumbai) and IDFC Institute (Mumbai), under the aegis of the NITI Aayog, a pilot project was launched on 29 June 2020 to understand the extent to which the population in Mumbai has already been exposed to [...]
The mechanism responsible for heating the corona to two million degrees, especially for the quiet Sun, has remained an enduring mystery. Scientists at the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Pune have now found the first direct observational evidence in support of one of the proposed mechanisms for heating the quiet corona. They have discovered tiny flashes of radio light from all over the Sun, smoking guns for tiny magnetic explosions, which [...]
Reducing the CO2 levels in the Earth’s atmosphere is key to stopping further environmental degradation. CO2 conversion to methane (green fuel) using renewable hydrogen is considered as one of the best options with great potential for simultaneously resolving energy and environmental challenges. Unfortunately, this process needs an expensive metal or complex organometallics and most of them suffer from instability and poor [...]
Novel discovery from TIFR shows that glucose acts as a double edge sword in regulating the functions of SIRT1. These results have been published in the journal PNAS. The study found that glucose derived cellular metabolite acted as a molecular switch to regulate both the extent and time of activity of the longevity factor, which effected gene expression and regulated metabolic flexibility in the liver. This study has immense therapeutic potential [...]
A team of astronomers at the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) in Pune, India have discovered a mysterious ring of hydrogen gas around a distant galaxy, using the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT). The ring is much bigger than the galaxy it surrounds and has a diameter of about 380,000 light-years (about 4 times that of our Milky Way).