Watch: Origami-inspired underwater trap helps study delicate marine creatures

The device was tested in the open ocean at a depth of 1,600 to 2,300 ft. Studying soft-bodied deep sea creatures like jellyfish and squid have been a difficult task for marine biologists as existing underwater tools cause damage or even kill them. Now, researchers from Harvard University’s Wyss Institute have developed an origami-inspired sampler […]

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A microscope that records temperature

A newly updated version of the humble glass microscope slide can now enable scientists to see tiny objects while also measuring their temperature. The advance, made possible by a new transparent coating, has the potential to enhance scientific research. The finding was published in the journal Nature Communications. “We have instruments that magnify incredibly small objects. […]

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Novel biomarkers for gastric cancer progression

The proteins survivin and STAT3 are potential markers With stomach cancer figuring as the third leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, researchers from University of Delhi and National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research, Noida have identified two proteins — survivin and STAT3 — that can be potential markers of the disease. According to them, […]

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Govt. plans ‘ISRO-like’ ocean mission

₹8,000 crore proposal given to PMO for a revolution similar to space exploration Looking to emulate the success of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in designing and launching satellites, the Centre has drawn up a five-year, ₹8,000 crore plan to explore the deep recesses of the ocean. The Union Earth Sciences Ministry — tasked […]

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