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"A glimpse into my life as an atom & exploration by mankind"

“Nothing is hidden that will not be made known Nothing is secret that will not come to light” -Dan Brown I, the building block of every type of matter in the universe stayed hidden from mankind in plain sight not because I was shy. But I didn’t want to intimidate anyone with my potential. But I could not stay hidden for a long time as exploration is known to be the essence of human spirits. Man realized my existence as early as 600 BC when an Indian natural scientist and philosopher Maharishi Kanada hypothesized that every matter can be subdivided and subdivision cannot go on forever. There will be indivisible smallest entities which he called. He said I am eternal and I can ...Read More

Monkey Pox virus in India: What is monkey pox virus? How it is transmitted? How to prevent? - A detailed blog.

Monkey Pox was named so as it was first identified among laboratory monkeys in 1958 in Denmark. But it is widely present across animal species. It is a viral disease. Monkey pox is similar to small pox which was eradicated from the face of earth by consolidated global efforts in 1980. Monkey pox virus is a member of orthopoxvirus family similar to small pox but with less severity , less communicable and rarely fatal. The first cases in humans were first identified in Democratic Republic of Congo in 1970. Upto 2003 the cases were documented mostly in Central and Western Africa. In 2003 it was documented in US. But ll the cases reported were related to contact with animals. Till this year no ...Read More


Note: The aim of this article is to give an overview about this vaccine to generate awareness among common public as India is going to roll out the vaccine soon Covishield has been developed by Oxford University in collaboration with pharma major AstraZeneca. India’s Serum Institute is their manufacturing and trial partner. Let’s understand about what are viral vector-based vaccines before discussing about Covishield.Viral vector-based vaccines differ from most conventional vaccines. They don’t contain antigens (substances derived from pathogens that can cause an immune response in the body), but rather use the host cells to produce them. This is done by using a modified virus (the ...Read More

Covid 19: Can affect your Brain too

With unlocking happening in our country, people started to enjoy their lives again. People once they start going out become more and more normal and many a times forget all the precautions they were taking during lockdown. You can see them wearing their masks below the chin, having tea/coffee in groups with their masks down, meeting the friends without masks and social distancing. I see kids playing out in the gardens without social distancing or masks in our housing societies. People think many of the affected people are asymptomatic. So, what is there to worry. Also, some have a thinking that kids are not going to get affected much. But hold on. Covid 19 is not just another flu. All ...Read More

FELUDA is back: Know how feluda is going to help in detecting Covid 19

Fast, accurate and accessible testing is important in dealing with tracking and halting the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. We have reached a milestone in this aspect with the approval of Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for the commercial launch of India's first Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) coronavirus test 'Feluda' (FNCAS9 Editor-Limited Uniform Detection Assay), developed by the Tata Group and CSIR-IGIB (Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology).What is CRISPR? CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced palindromic repeats) is a defense mechanism, present in bacteria, which confers immunity against phages (Viruses infecting bacteria). ...Read More