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Exploration on Ants and their social benefits for surviving the world

An ant colony refers to the social rules ants follow to organise themselves and work. Each colony contains thousands of ants and are located underground most of the time. In terms of an ant society, there are four different types of ants. A colony can be termed as a superorganism with multiple members each having a role of their own to play to make the colony survive as a single unit.

alternate therapy to treat cancer dormancy

Dormancy and Cancer relapse: Two sides of the same coin?

A monster more insatiable than the guillotine: Cancer”. It has for many years, been one of the leading causes of deaths worldwide. In 2012, approximately 14 million people were diagnosed with cancer around the world, out of which over half of the people died. By 2030 it is expected to take away 13 million lives.

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The Science of Taste

Cooking food isn’t easy. It involves a lot of hard work and years of experience to present that perfect plate of food, that perfect balance of taste, texture, appearance and smell. But what if I were to say that the taste of a particular food item doesn’t have much to do with what a good chef you are but by the sensitivity of neurons in your guest’s brain?

Mind and Machine : The Dawn of a New Era

Ever since its inception, neuroscience has strived to understand how the brain processes information, makes decisions, and interacts with the environment. But in the mid - 20th century, arose a new school of thought – how can we emulate intelligence in an artificial system?

GMOs: Critics, Politics and Positive aspects

We have heard several rumours about GMOs being evil and how it muddles up our faith in consuming natural food, bringing ethics into play but if we look at it from a viewpoint of someone who belongs to a scientific community, we will see the greater good it would do to the mankind.

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What is Laparoscopy and Cholecystectomy

In Laparoscopy what happens inside is usually same as the open surgery procedure but the procedure to access is different. When compared to traditional open surgery, this surgery requires only 3 small incisions in the patient’s abdomen.

COVID-19 : A Commentary on the Health System of India and its Battle with the Pandemic

The Novel Coronavirus 2019 has taken the world by a storm and brought life to a standstill. Caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the disease presents as mildly symptomatic in most afflicted individuals, with possibilities of complications in those with co-morbidities. The devastation does not end there, however. The battle with the pandemic is ongoing and our health care system demands critical attention.

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The Melancholic Mind

Why are we so hesitant to talk about depression? Is it some kind of a hoax? Well, we don’t think so. Falling down is an accident but staying down is a choice. And we don’t want that choice to rule our minds, do we?

A Tryst with your Second Brain

Most people are commonly accustomed to the fact that the brain is the seat of all logical reasoning and action that is made by us as an individual. But more often than not, when our mind and brain fails to give us a fair judgement of the situation, we are told to go with our gut.

Mind and Machine : The Dawn of a New Era

Ever since its inception, neuroscience has strived to understand how the brain processes information, makes decisions, and interacts with the environment. But in the mid - 20th century, arose a new school of thought – how can we emulate intelligence in an artificial system?

image showing the brain

The Melancholic Mind

Why are we so hesitant to talk about depression? Is it some kind of a hoax? Well, we don’t think so. Falling down is an accident but staying down is a choice. And we don’t want that choice to rule our minds, do we?

COVID-19 : A Commentary on the Health System of India and its Battle with the Pandemic

The Novel Coronavirus 2019 has taken the world by a storm and brought life to a standstill. Caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the disease presents as mildly symptomatic in most afflicted individuals, with possibilities of complications in those with co-morbidities. The devastation does not end there, however. The battle with the pandemic is ongoing and our health care system demands critical attention.