Author: shraddha patil

One major consideration when we talk about smartphones, laptops or television screens is the resolution of the display, and as a rough guide, larger numbers are better here. Encompassed within this 'resolution' category is the size of the screen (in inches), the number of pixels (how much information it can show), and how densely those pixels are packed, referred to as Pixels Per Inch (ppi)....

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Interactional synchrony refers to how a parent's speech and infant's behaviour become finely synchronised so that they are in direct response to one another. It was defined by Feldman (2007) as a “temporal coordination of micro-level social behaviour” and as “symbolic exchanges between parent and child”. Synchrony is an important concept relevant to diverse domains in physical, biological and social science. During early development, synchrony...

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Do you ever catch yourself, lost, thinking about the olden times? Well, not the prehistoric periods but the nostalgic childhood days and memories. Have you ever experience a sense of déjà vu? All this is possible because of memories- the power or process of reproducing or recalling what has been learned and retained especially through associative mechanisms. What are memories made of? Do different parts...

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From mud stoves burning on logs and coal, to CNG and LPG based gas cylinders and now to electric induction stoves we have come a long way from conventional fuels to renewable energy. Not just in homes but our travelling methods have also been changed to adopt the renewable sources. We are now moving towards electric cars. The trains too have evolved from steam engines...

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Lyme disease is an infection that is transmitted through the bite of a tick infected with a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. Ticks typically get the bacterium by biting infected animals, like deer and mice. Most people who get tick bites do not get Lyme disease. The black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis), also known as the deer tick, carries the bacteria that causes Lyme infection. The same...

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You are amongst the luckier group, because you have you mentally healthy and fine. Have you ever wondered about the challenges faced by mentally ill children and their family members? A family’s identity can be tarnished if the community finds out about a mentally ill relative. People would say, ‘This is the family with the crazy girl.’ Now, as much as you being normal is...

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Have you heard about a term called ADHD? ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is a complicated medical condition. A person with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has differences in brain development and brain activity that affect attention, the ability to sit still, and self-control. The disorder is infamous amongst toddlers and school children. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can affect a child at school,...

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In 1756, a man named Edward Jenner, changed the medication techniques forever. Smallpox vaccine, the first successful vaccine to be developed, was introduced by Edward Jenner in 1796. He followed up his observation that milkmaids who had previously caught cowpox did not later catch smallpox by showing that inoculated cowpox protected against inoculated smallpox. The brilliance of his thinking has saved many lives and still...

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As time is progressing, we are finding new options to treat cancer. Some of these are extremely out of the box and very creative,  for example, trying to use a surgically implantable structure to train immune cells to target cancer, two Gamma Knife brain surgeries, etc. However, these methods involve complex  surgeries that most of the common people cannot afford.  Scientists are now trying to...

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