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Greetings from Research Matters!
This week Research Matters turned two years. It has been an eventful journey for all of us at Research Matters. We at Research Matters want to thank each one of you who has been instrumental in our journey. Although our journey in science communication began over four years ago, when we started off with the Science Media Center at IISc, we have now expanded to write about research across the country and thus evolved into Research Matters. Besides our research-based stories, we have been making podcasts, SciQs, Weekly Digests, and occasional op-eds/features. In the last few months, we have also expanded into regional languages - ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)हिंदी (Hindi)मराठी (Marathi) and অসমীয়া (Assamese). In the coming year, we plan to introduce new content types as well -- so stay tuned.

Thank you once again and we promise you more excitement in the journey of science communication. We are all ears to your feedback and suggestions.
-- Team of Editors and Writers at Research Matters. 
  1. Research-based Stories
  2. News
  3. Regional
  4. Research Beat
  5. Events and Talks
  6. SciQ
This week, we bring research-based stories on: behavioral issues associated with open defecation, insufficient vitamin D causing coronary artery diseases, tackling dengue infections, and more. In our News section, read about some interesting research from Indian institutes. Read research-related stories that appeared in other media in our Research Beat section. We also bring you some notable events and talks that might be of interest to you. 
Issue 86 | 8 November 2018
Do you have a new publication or have come across one that is interesting from any institution in India that requires to be communicated, please let us know. If there is any popular science event/talk, which requires wider outreach please share it with us. We also welcome your feedback / suggestions / criticisms. You may write to us at
Research Based Stories
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Research Beat
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Wind farms: where kites stay away, lizards play: The Telegraph
Related stories: The Hindu, The Hindu Business Line,, The Conversation, Daily MailCosmos, The Independent

Impact of rice field emissions on climate greater than believed: Nature India

Bionic mushrooms covered in 3D printed bacteria and tiny wires can generate enough energy to light up an LED, say researchers: Daily Mail

NCBS: Loss of small RNA molecule is key to rice domestication: The Hindu

IIT-Bombay team creates tiny bubbles for cancer drugs that can make chemo pain-free: The Print

Rich diet lowers stress in crop-eating elephants: The Hindu

Wi-Fi or cellular data? IIT-B scientists settle the issue: The Hindu Business Line

IIT Roorkee team uses tamarind seed protein to treat chikungunya: The Hindu

Understanding the forces that shape the brain: IndiaBioscience
Events & Talks
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Killer Dolphins
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