Mother’s sleep affects offspring’s brain development in rats
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The next-generational effects of disturbed sleep

Jeenisha Dabreo

The quality of sleep a mother gets during pregnancy may be linked intimately with the health and development of the child, even after birth. In a new study using rats as model systems, researchers show that disturbances in sleep during the final trimester of pregnancy results in altered sleep profiles and delayed brain maturation in the offspring.


A juvenile frog of species Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus
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A deadly frog killer in India

Fathima Athar

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), an aquatic fungus, has been implicated in the decline or extinction of nearly 200 frog species worldwide. Now for the first time, researchers have mapped and assessed the spread of this deadly pathogen in Indian frog populations, performing extensive field studies in locations ranging from the Himalayas to the Western Ghats to the Anadaman and Nicobar islands.


When profits damn ethics: What ails clinical research in India?
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When profits damn ethics: What ails clinical research in India?

Urvashi Bhattacharyya

In this next article in our series on research ethics, Anant Bhan, bioethicist and global health & policy researcher, speaks to IndiaBioscience about the landscape of clinical trial malpractice in India and the need for pharmacovigilance, which is the science of monitoring, evaluating and understanding adverse effects associated with drugs and medical devices even after they have been released into the mass market.



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Keynote lecture by K. VijayRaghavan at Young Investigators' Meeting 2018.


Slides from the talks at recently-held YIM2018 are available in our resource section here and here.

Find pictures from YIM2018 on our Flickr channel here.

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.