“Mystery Fever” Claims the Lives of Dozens of Indian Children
“Mystery Fever” Claims the Lives of Dozens of Indian Children
So far, more than 50 people have died of a febrile illness, though the cause isn’t clear.
“Mystery Fever” Claims the Lives of Dozens of Indian Children
“Mystery Fever” Claims the Lives of Dozens of Indian Children

So far, more than 50 people have died of a febrile illness, though the cause isn’t clear.

So far, more than 50 people have died of a febrile illness, though the cause isn’t clear.

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The Researchers Who Pivoted to COVID-19: One Year On
The Researchers Who Pivoted to COVID-19: One Year On
Shawna Williams | Jul 1, 2021
The Scientist checks in on scientists who switched gears to combat the pandemic.
Rare Fungal Infection Affecting COVID-19 Patients in India
Rare Fungal Infection Affecting COVID-19 Patients in India
Kerry Grens | May 11, 2021
Doctors are reporting an uptick in cases of a highly lethal condition called mucormycosis that might be linked to steroid treatments for SARS-CoV-2.
What Scientists Know About the B.1.617 Coronavirus Variant
What Scientists Know About the B.1.617 Coronavirus Variant
Shawna Williams | May 3, 2021
While some experts speculate the variant could be partially responsible for India’s current surge in SARS-CoV-2 infections, information about the effects of its mutations is only beginning to emerge.
Mystery Illness Cluster in India May Be Due to Neurotoxin
Mystery Illness Cluster in India May Be Due to Neurotoxin
Lisa Winter | Dec 9, 2020
Health officials are searching for possible exposures to heavy metals, but no sources of contamination have been identified.
Assay for Sickle Cell Anemia Is Repurposed to Diagnose COVID-19
Assay for Sickle Cell Anemia Is Repurposed to Diagnose COVID-19
G.B.S.N.P. Varma | Nov 18, 2020
A CRISPR-based, paper-strip test developed by Indian researchers performs as well as real-time PCR in identifying the presence of SARS-CoV-2 and returns results within an hour.
Indian Study Shows No Survival Benefit of Plasma in COVID-19
Indian Study Shows No Survival Benefit of Plasma in COVID-19
Alakananda Dasgupta | Sep 15, 2020
A randomized controlled trial on the use of convalescent plasma therapy to treat coronavirus infections—the first in the world to be completed—yields disappointing results, but some doctors are not discouraged.
Inside the Effort to Make India’s First COVID-19 Test
Inside the Effort to Make India’s First COVID-19 Test
Ashley Yeager | Jul 6, 2020
A nearly all-female team of researchers developed a PCR diagnostic tool in a record-setting six weeks.
Indian Authorities Propose Use of Homeopathy to Prevent Coronavirus
Indian Authorities Propose Use of Homeopathy to Prevent Coronavirus
Alakananda Dasgupta | Feb 7, 2020
Critics of the practice say the guidance is irresponsible and could give users a false sense of security.
Image of the Day: Spider Spotting
Image of the Day: Spider Spotting
Emily Makowski | Oct 9, 2019
A type of jumping spider called Afraflacilla had never been documented in India—until now.
Science in India’s Kashmir Valley in Jeopardy
Science in India’s Kashmir Valley in Jeopardy
Alakananda Dasgupta | Sep 24, 2019
The country’s government has imposed a communication blackout on Jammu and Kashmir, the northernmost region in India, effectively cutting off scientists and students from the rest of the world.
Ancient DNA Traces History of South Asians
Ancient DNA Traces History of South Asians
Catherine Offord | Sep 6, 2019
Modern-day populations in India descend from a mixture of peoples living thousands of years ago in South and Central Asia, including the Bronze-Age Indus Valley Civilization, two studies reveal.
Mysterious Illness Linked to Lychees Kills Children in India
Mysterious Illness Linked to Lychees Kills Children in India
Chia-Yi Hou | Aug 27, 2019
Malnourished kids who eat the fruit containing a naturally occurring toxin suffer from low blood sugar and symptoms of encephalopathy.
Image of the Day: Skeleton Lake
Image of the Day: Skeleton Lake
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 23, 2019
Human remains around Roopkund Lake in India bear South Asian, East Asian, and Mediterranean ancestry.
Virologist Keerti Shah Dies
Virologist Keerti Shah Dies
Catherine Offord | Aug 2, 2019
The Johns Hopkins University researcher’s work helped solidify the link between human papillomavirus and cervical cancer, leading to the approval of the HPV vaccine in 2006.
Image of the Day: Safety in Numbers
Image of the Day: Safety in Numbers
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 22, 2019
Male Asian elephants are forming long-term, all-male groups to forage in agricultural areas of India.
Research Institute Investigates Possible Image Manipulation in Papers
Research Institute Investigates Possible Image Manipulation in Papers
Shawna Williams | Jun 11, 2019
PubPeer commenters have flagged more than 100 papers from branches of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research for apparent image duplication and other issues.
Canine Virus, Parasites Kill 24 Endangered Lions in India
Canine Virus, Parasites Kill 24 Endangered Lions in India
K.V. Venkatasubramanian | Oct 19, 2018
Diseases threaten the pride’s existence and wildlife experts recommend relocating some lions to a sanctuary, but Gujarat state has refused.
Image of the Day: As Slippery As
Image of the Day: As Slippery As
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 25, 2018
A new species of swamp eel has been discovered in India.
Opinion: Poor Science Contributes to Delhi’s Air Pollution Crisis
Opinion: Poor Science Contributes to Delhi’s Air Pollution Crisis
Shekhar Chandra | Aug 28, 2018
The sources of pollution are not known yet because of incomplete data collection.