A new lipid-lowering drug in the making
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A new lipid-lowering drug in the making

Amruta Morone

Researchers at the Central Drug Research Insitute (CDRI), Lucknow, recently synethesized a class of chemical compounds which have strong anti-oxidant and anti-dyslipidemic activity, adding to the arsenal of potential drugs targeting lifestyle disorders such as obesity and diabetes.


YIM 2019: Glimpses from Guwahati
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YIM 2019: Glimpses from Guwahati

Shreya Ghosh

This is the first in a two-part series reporting on the proceedings of the 11th Young Investigators' Meeting (YIM), which was held in Guwahati, Assam, from 6 to 10 March, 2019. The meeting brought together young researchers, mentors, post-doctoral fellows and institutional representatives for five days of talks, panel discussions, breakout sessions and poster presentations.


Welcome to the PhD Clan: perspective from a survivor
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Welcome to the PhD Clan: perspective from a just-graduated survivor

Jacinth Rajendra

This is the first article in our new column series focusing on the many unique aspects of the PhD journey. The articles in this series will be written by PhD students and for PhD students. In this post, Jacinth Rajendra, a graduate student at ACTREC, Mumbai, writes about the inevitable hurdles and obstacles that arise during a PhD, and the things that make it worth pursuing nevertheless.



Dispatches from IndiaBioscience

"What is it like to be a woman in science?" The Life of Science documented this session held during the Indian Society of Developmental Biologists Biennial Meeting (InSBD) 2018 at IIT Kanpur, supported by IndiaBioscience.

A report on "Gender-sensitization in Indian science: attitudes and action items" emerging from a session on sexual harassment in the workplace at YIM2018, written by Shubha Tole and L.S. Shashidhara and supported by YIM2018 participants from 47 different institutions was published in Current Science and can be found here.





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