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Research Highlights

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New Mechanism of Arsenic-Induced Toxicity

Researchers from the laboratory of Prof. Jayasri Das Sarma has recently shown that arsenic interacts with the gap junction protein Connexin 43 (Cx43) in cells and disrupts cell-cell communication, leading to cell death.

 

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Earthquake Hazard in Eastern India

Seismological study reveals that the N20°E motion of the Indian Plate is accommodated across NE India, rather than being confined only to the plate boundaries.

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Removal of Arsenic from Water

Dr. Raja Shunmugam of DCS, IISER Kolkata along with ADO Additives MFG PVT. LTD. has developed a complete solution regarding detection and removal of Arsenic from water and subsequent disposal of Arsenic Contaminated remover.

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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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