Monisha Ravisetti

Monisha Ravisetti

Reporter, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences


Monisha Ravisetti, based in New York, covers Life Sciences and Physical Sciences for The Academic Times. Prior to that, Monisha worked at Weill Cornell Medical College, Mount Sinai West and NYU Langone conducting clinical and basic science research. She graduated with a degree focused in philosophy, physics and chemistry from New York University, and her work investigates the intersection between science and the human condition.

Despite distorting spacetime by enormous degrees, neutron stars are difficult to study because their composition remains a mystery. However, physicists found a way to derive these stellar objects' properties irrespective of what they're made of — and even use them to confirm general relativity theory.

Considering race and ethnic background when assessing disease burden is believed to walk a fine line between informed care and systemic racism, but arguing that heritage can weigh heavily on one's propensity for illness, researchers are advocating for a refined way of incorporating genetic ancestry without teetering toward the side of prejudice.

Algorithms are required to give traits to robots — they're computers that lack intuition, after all — and newly released formulas represent a specific type of friction intrinsic to human grip that takes into account fingerprints, sweat and dexterity.

Cautioning that the existence of antistars would shatter known models of the universe, researchers put the prospect of finding such an object at one in every 400,000 regular stars within the Milky Way galaxy — 20 times lower than what previous studies suggest and the strictest reported limit to date.

A recently developed platform lets researchers watch any RNA virus — including the one that causes COVID-19 — in real time, quickly learn its behavior and fast-track screening of antiviral compounds for possible repurposing.

Researchers have shown it's possible that some magnetic fields in the cosmos date back to the beginning of time, and if the prospect proves accurate, it could address a conundrum wreaking havoc among physicists.

A new study suggests that generalized anxiety disorder independently correlates with a steeply increased susceptibility to Type 2 diabetes, highlighting a potential and debilitating long-term effect of everyday worrying that's familiar to many.

An exciton has been intimately pictured for the first time in a major development for the field of physics, as the phenomenon is one of many quasiparticles that require scientists to go to significant lengths to make any sort of observation.

Physicists have invented a novel LED chip that could effectively glow in any tone, in contrast with other models that require mixing together a trinity of colors — red, green and blue — to form a spectrum of shades.

A newly developed prototype for a wearable, elastic battery mimics the structure of biological DNA and could better meet growing demand sparked by advancements in robotics and a rising interest in smartwatches, sleep-monitoring devices and other technology-driven fashions and medical tools.

Massive solar storms in space can be picked up by iOS and Android smartphones, meaning billions of people have a personal geomagnetic storm detector — but the signals threaten to interfere with future location-based applications.

The dawn of the quantum internet has begun: A group of scientists successfully built a fully functional prototype of such a network, which uses diamonds as a foundation and calls on paradoxical quantum concepts that were once restricted to the pages of a textbook.