ANNOUNCEMENTS
Centre for Brain Research-Indian Institute of Science Lecture Series Lecture Series

The 2nd lecture of the "Centre for Brain Research" lecture series is at 4 p.m. on July 07, 2015 at Faculty Hall, IISc.The speaker is Professor Avindra Nath M.D, Chief, Section of Infections of the Nervous System, Clinical Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, USA. For more details, click here.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Senior and Intermediate Fellowships in Biomedical Research

The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance announces the launch of Senior and Intermediate fellowship for next competition. Preliminary applications due by 13 August, 2015. For more details, click here

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Life sciences opportunities in India: A special session at EMBO meeting 2015

A special session is organised by IndiaBioScience & WellcomeTrust/DBT India Alliance at the EMBO meeting scheduled to be held in Birmingham, UK between 5-8 September 2015. The session is for graduate students, postdocs and group leaders interested in research opportunities in India. India Alliance announces travel award for attending the EMBO meeting. For more details about the travel award, click here

NEWS STORY
New role for retinoic acid in chick forebrain development uncovered

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, discovered that retinoic acid was being synthesized in an unusual location in the developing brains of chicks. Their investigations reveal a new function of retinoic acid in the development of the chick forebrain.

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Study shows that potential DNA-damaging agents lurk in our bloodstream

Scientists at ACTREC investigate the functional significance of DNA fragments released into the bloodstream by dying cells. Debaleena Basu report on their studies, which show that these fragments cause integrate into healthy cells and cause DNA damage.