iBiology Young Scientist Seminars

Do you have a compelling biology research story that you want to share on the iBiology website? Are you interested in learning how to give an effective talk from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University?
Then apply to be in the Young Scientist Seminar Series by February 1, 2015.
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INSA-Leopoldina Symposium Human Evolution towards LANGUAGE From GENES to BEHAVIOR

IISER Pune is organizing an international workshop - INSA-Leopoldina Symposium titled "Human Evolution towards Language: From GENES to BEHAVIOUR" on 15-16th January 2015. For more details, click here.

PhD Admissions - January 2015, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB)

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) invites application for admission to the PhD program (January 2015 session) in various research domains. The last date for receipt of completed applications forms is December 23, 2014. For more details, click here.

Why a scalded cat fears cold water

Flashbacks of trauma can be triggered by non-threatening stimuli. From fear conditioning studies on rats, researchers from the National Centre for Biological Sciences have traced the basis of such generalised fear to neurons in the amygdalae, shedding light on how the brain loses the ability to distinguish between cues for safety and danger.

Afforestation will help the planet—but climate change needs a deeper solution

In the past decade scientists and conservationists have argued back and forth about the net effects forests have on global climate. Reviewing results from biochemical and biophysical modelling, G. Bala suggests that while planting trees in the tropics could help ameliorate climate change, it is more important to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Anjali Vaidya reports...