Vijay Shankar Balakrishnan
Vijay Shankar Balakrishnan has been a freelance science writer since 2013 and currently resides in Jena, Germany. He writes about health sciences, life sciences, pharmaceutical sciences and occasionally about the environment. His work has appeared in Nature India, Lab Times, Decoded Science, Cancer InCytes, the AAPS (American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences) blog and Spigot Science. He also reviews popular and academic science books. After completing his PhD in interdisciplinary nanoscience from Aarhus University, Denmark, Vijay jumped off the bench to desk and started writing for living. Vijay also teaches soft skill courses for researchers.
Pregnant women who take the commonly used analgesic paracetamol for more than a week could lead to reproductive problems in their male offspring, suggests a study.
Treatment with glibenclamide is associated with an increased risk of adverse events for newborns compared with those whose mothers used insulin, a study published in JAMA Pediatrics has found.
Scientists have identified an important pathway used by the Ebola virus to gain entry into cells that may lead to new therapeutic approaches.