Understanding Y-chromosome’s role in stress vulnerability

Understanding Y-chromosome’s role in stress vulnerability

Jeenisha Dabreo

Several lines of evidence suggest that males and females differ in their biological response to stressful situations. A new study from researchers at IICT and CCMB, Hyderabad, explores one mechanism for this, demonstrating that the heterochromatin region of the Y-chromosome may contribute to the regulation of anxiety-like behaviour and stress response in male mice.

Anand Krishnan

Organismal biology in the classroom

Anand Krishnan

Anand Krishnan is a DST-INSPIRE Faculty Fellow at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune. In this article, he speaks about the various approaches that he has employed in his role as a teacher of organismal biology, in order to encourage students to think independently, creatively and scientifically.

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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