IIT Mandi Researchers Develop Setup To Study Climate Change Impact On Railway Embankments

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi and Durham University in the United Kingdom, have developed suction monitoring setup for soil cyclic triaxial testing to investigate the impact of climate change on railway embankments. The study was conducted by Dr Ashutosh Kumar, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering, IIT Mandi, and co-authored by Dr Arash Azizi, Assistant Professor, University of Portsmouth, UK and Professor David Geoffrey Toll, Department of Engineering, Durham University, UK, IIT Mandi said in an official statement.

Plot Covid-19, Past Pandemics Across Seasons

India has experienced a very high infection rate of COVID-19, leading to a collapse of health infrastructure. According to the study, a robust emergency plan to mitigate the spread of the next pandemic needs to be carefully planned. Knowledge of regions on the trajectory of a pandemic, reported here, will help better manage a future outbreak. This analysis will be useful for policymaking

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IIT Mandi researchers show the possible role of signal peptide aggregation on Alzheimer’s disease

A research team from the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi led by Dr. Rajanish Giri, Associate Professor, School of Basic Sciences, IIT Mandi, have discovered an important biomolecular mechanism for the formation of protein clusters/aggregates that are often seen in Alzheimer’s disease. They have shown that signal peptide of the Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP) can co-aggregate with Amyloid beta peptide (Aβ42). This Aβ42, known for the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease, a most common form of dementia that slowly destroys memory and other important mental functions.

Orange-peel derived hydrochar to convert biomass-derived chemicals into biofuel precursors

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi researchers have used hydrochar derived from orange peels as catalyst to convert biomass derived chemicals into biofuel precursors. The research will help to develop biomass-based fuel to overcome the socio-political instabilities associated with dwindling petroleum reserves.