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IIT Guwahati researchers develop pre-programmed liquid marbles for controlled drug delivery

Guwahati, April 25: Liquid marbles using nano clay that can be pre-programmed for controlled drug delivery and cascade chemical reactions have been developed by researchers at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati. Liquid marbles are soft spherical solids that can be used for multiple applications by replacing the liquid inside them and some examples of liquid marbles can be found in the field of sensor platforms, soft robotics, healing agents, and biosystems. A cascade reaction is a chemical process that comprises at least two consecutive reactions, of which each subsequent...
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IIT Guwahati needs to nurture other institutes in NE: President

Guwahati, October 13: President Droupadi Murmu, on Thursday stressed the need to promote a knowledge-based society and the importance of technological solutions to the problems of the country, while highlighting the role of institutes of higher education in this regard. She was speaking after virtually inaugurating and laying the foundation stones for various central and state projects from the campus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati. These include the inauguration of supercomputer Param Kamrupa', under the National Supercomputing Mission, and a laboratory for the design and development of...
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Student dies by suicide in IIT Guwahati

Guwahati, October 10: A 20-year-old student, hailing from Andhra Pradesh, was found hanging in his hostel room at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, police said on Monday. The student, identified as Gudla Mahesh Sai Raj, was a fifth-semester B Tech student in computer science and engineering and is alleged to have committed suicide on Sunday due to ''mental pressure", police said. Investigations are on to ascertain the exact cause of the death, an official of the Amingaon police station said. The body has been sent for postmortem and will...
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IIT Guwahati researchers construct 3D printed sentry post for Indian Army

New Delhi, October 7: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Guwahati has built a 3D printed modular concrete sentry structure for Indian Army which can be set up at any site within 24 hours, according to officials. The indigenous innovation has been done under a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Eastern Army Command and IIT Guwahati on developing cost-effective and sustainable defence infrastructure for the Army. "This 3D printed sentry post is completely modular and can be transported to the construction site and assembled at the location," TG Sitharam, Director, IIT...
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IIT-Guwahati develops chemo strategy for cancer patients that reduces side effects

Guwahati, September 26: Researchers at IIT-Guwahati have developed a new strategy to deliver chemotherapeutic drugs directly to the infected cells of a cancer patient, thereby significantly reducing side effects. Explaining it, professor Debasis Manna of the Department of Chemistry said the researchers had two needs in the development of chemotherapy drugs -- it must be targeted at the cancer cells and must be released by an external trigger whenever it is required. "The problem with existing chemotherapeutic drugs is that they kill healthy cells of the body in addition to...
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30 unprivileged students of Bihar selected for 4-day free educational tour to IIT Guwahati

Dimapur, September 4: Thirty unprivileged students of Bihar mostly belonging from farmer/daily wage worker's families with no or very less resources at disposable, from different districts, who dreamt of visiting an IIT campus one day, have been selected to visit the prestigious institution. NLCEE (National Level Common Entrance Examination) had conducted a talent hunt exam across all the districts of Bihar on August 21 at around 280 exam centres in which more than 1.3 Lakh students from Class 9th to Graduation participated. Organized by IITians, NITians, and IIM grads, NLCEE...
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Advanced cancer research centre to be set up in IIT-Guwahati

Guwahati, September 2: A centre to work on research related to advanced and affordable diagnostics solutions for non-communicable diseases, primarily cancer, will be set up at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati. The premier higher education and research institute has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Karkinos Healthcare Private Limited (KHPL) for the purpose, an official release said here on Friday. The MoU was signed on Thursday on the occasion of the 29th Foundation Day of IIT-Guwahati. Under the agreement, a Centre of Advanced Research on Diagnostics in Cancer...
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IIT Guwahati develops biodegradable, edible coating that extends shelf life of fruits and vegetables

New Delhi, August 29: Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati have developed an edible and biodegradable coating to extend the shelf-life of fruits and vegetables . According to officials, this coating material, which will prevent wastage, was tested on vegetables such as potato, tomato, green chili, strawberries, Khasi Mandarin variety of orange, apples, pineapples and Kiwi and were found to keep these vegetables fresh for nearly two months. The results of the research have been published in noted journals including Royal Society of Chemistry Advances; Food Packaging and...
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IIT Guwahati develops new method to produce sugar substitute ‘Xylitol’ from sugarcane waste

New Delhi, August 23: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati have developed an ultrasound-assisted fermentation method to produce a safe sugar substitute called "Xylitol" from bagasse, the residue left after crushing of sugarcane. According to officials, the new method overcomes operational limitations of chemical methods of synthesis and time delays associated with conventional fermentation. The research has been published in Bioresource Technology and Ultrasonics Sonochemistry journals. "With increasing awareness of the adverse effects of white sugar (sucrose) not only for patients with diabetes but also for general...
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IIT Guwahati team develops optimisation-based voltage control approach for power distribution

Guwahati, July 19: Researchers at IIT, Guwahati, have developed optimised control schemes for active power distribution networks that can enable coordinated operation of photovoltaic (PV) power generation and electric vehicle charging stations. The sustainability of electric vehicles (EV) can be enhanced if the power used to charge these vehicles is also based on renewable energy sources such as solar energy, an IIT release said here on Tuesday. However, solar energy is intermittent which leads to voltage fluctuation problems in the power distribution networks. Furthermore, EV charging is uncoordinated at present,...
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