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Stork visiting? Sugary hurdles ahead!

Divya Vishwanath

Maternal health is one of the major thrusts of India's healthcare strategy moving into the next decade, and new research has been shedding light onto important problems that need to be addressed in this sector. One of these is Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, a condition which can increase the risk of metabolic disorders for the newborn as well as the mother. A study by the Diabetes in Pregnancy Study group India recommends a simple screening procedure to help identify such patients and provide them with the necessary care.

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Is the novel coronavirus evolving?

Shivani Sharma

One of the reasons why viral infections can be difficult to treat is the high mutation rate displayed by many viruses, which can sometimes allow them to evade our immune systems and develop resistance to drugs. In this article, Shivani looks into the evidence gathered by scientists around the world on mutations in the genome of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Inside a lab growing coronavirus

Somdatta Karak

In order to find a potential cure or vaccine for COVID-19, it is necessary to grow the novel coronavirus in large quantities in safe and contained laboratory settings. In the last few months, institutes around the country, including CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, and National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune, have joined the effort to grow the virus. Somdatta Karak from CCMB provides us with a first-hand peek inside one such laboratory.

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The role of science and scientists in mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic (Part 2)

Kaushik Biswas

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore the importance of a thriving scientific ecosystem for dealing with global crises. In this two-part article series, Kaushik Biswas, Associate Professor at the Division of Molecular Medicine, Bose Institute, Kolkata, discusses how innovative scientific endeavours are paving the way for better prevention and treatment strategies for this rapidly-spreading disease.

Dispatches From IndiaBioscience

Are you keen to use the time during the lockdown to pontificate upon the trajectory of your scientific career and all the possibilities that lie ahead? Why not make your way through our podcast series on Careers in Science? Apart from giving you a peek into the plethora of career options as a science professional, you can also get insights into how to evaluate your skills and interests. We have conversations with experts on a wide variety of career options such as Scientific Illustration, Intellectual Property, Science management etc. From our archive, here is the first episode to help you get started on this journey.

More episodes of this (podcast) series can be found here.

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