Research Highlights

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Coronavirus induced cell-to-cell fusion mechanism offers a potential target for antiviral therapy

A proline deletion in the spike glycoprotein of fusion peptide of murine Beta- Coronavirus (m-CoV), strongly alters viral induced cell-to-cell fusion and consecutive neuropathogenesis and neurodegeneration.

Recent study of earthquake wave propagation and its decay across eastern India

Recent study of earthquake wave propagation and its decay across eastern India, Himalaya and southern Tibet, reveal (a) strong frequency dependence and (b) lateral variations dependent on the heterogeneity in the underlying crustal structure.

Molecular cobalt corrole complex for the heterogeneous electrocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide.

This work shows electrocatlytic CO2 reduction to Ethanol  and other products. Electron-donation and therefore reduction of the cobalt from Co(III) to Co(I) is accompanied by removal of the axial ligand, thus resulting in a square-planar Co(I) complex, facilitating the process.


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The First-order Mott Transition in V2O3 has Traits of Second Order Transitions

This work shows that the strongly hysteretic first-order phase transition in V2O3, and possibly other similar materials with long-ranged interactions, can have features usually associated with second-order transitions

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