There hasn’t been a better time for gene editing. Although gene editing has existed for years, it was very expensive and challenging until the cheaper and simpler CRISPR technique was discovered.


String theory, probably the most dissected theory of quantum gravity in physics, is making a stir once again. But this time it’s because we might have some evidence to prove it.

The traditional method of extracting venom from scorpions is a manual one, which involves various risks. Now a team of researchers has created a robot that helps extract venom from scorpions safely. 

Of the many after-effects of dinosaur extinction, probably the most surprising one was the flourishing of frogs. Frogs have survived and managed to thrive during the mass extinction about 66 million years ago that destroyed three quarters of life on earth, altered ecosystems, broke continents and, more significantly, completely wiped out dinosaurs. A group of researchers set out to study the evolution in frogs in the post-dinosaur era. Read on to know about their research findings.   

The kilogram, one of the seven units of measure, is not as accurate as it should be. But now the Planck Constant, which is an important value in quantum physics will be the basis of the new and more accurate kilogram unit.  

Don’t you marvel at the strength of that thin stream of light that creeps in through the blinds early in the morning? According to new research, the waking effect of light and the sleep-inducing effect of darkness are greatly influenced and determined by a neural protein. Read on to find out more about this protein and how it affects our circadian rhythm. 

Antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis is a global threat. It is estimated that by 2040, more than a third of all TB cases in Russia will show resistance to the primary drugs used for treating the disease. It is, therefore, necessary to identify new drugs and therapies that can help prevent antibiotic-resistant TB. A research team led by Gregory L. Challis and Eshwar Mahenthiralingam tested the bacterial genus Burkholderia to check its efficacy in fighting TB. Read more about their research here.

Researchers have been aware of the DNA damage that smoking causes. A research team headed by Nobel laureate Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UNC's School of Medicine has created a method that maps DNA damage due to cigarette smoking across the genome. Read more about their research here.

In a study led by study researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, it was found that the human brain is more developed at detecting diseases in others and avoiding the disease than previously thought. Read more about their research here.

Sleep is extremely important for humans to remain healthy. Nick Obradovich, a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab, conducted a study based on data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obradovich found that an increase in temperature led to insufficient sleep. Read more about his research here.