Phase image of embryoid bodies (EBs) formed from mouse embryonic stem cells
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How stem cells retain their “stem” ness: The science of staying uncommitted

Aditi Jain

Since their initial discovery several decades ago, stem cells have faced intensive study due to their potential medical applications and fascinating biology. A question that has long interested scientists is how do stem cells continue to remain in an undifferentiated or 'uncommitted' state, unlike every other cell type in the body? Now, a new study from researchers at the National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) sheds light on this unique problem.



Scientific writing: literature survey and review writing
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Teaching scientific writing to college students

Lakshmi Supriya

Reading and writing science is an important component of scientific training. It prepares students for an academic career and adds to their soft skills. Writing literature review is a great way to practice the organisation of scientific ideas into an informative, rational piece. Peer review assessment of the piece leads to collective learning. In this article, we discuss how these skills can be introduced in an undergraduate classroom.


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Building Local, National and Global Scientific Communities

A talk by Ron Vale, UCSF, USA, during YIM 2019, Guwahati

The event report on YIM 2019 can be found at the following links:

  1. YIM 2019: Glimpses from Guwahati
  2. YIM 2019: Glimpses from Guwahati (Part 2)





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