Macrophage NIAID

Eating foreign particles makes immune cells “stiff”, finds a new study

Navodita Jain

Macrophages are an important category of immune cells that patrol our body to find and destroy pathogens, often by swallowing them whole - a process known as phagocytosis. A recent study by researchers at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata, has discovered how the physical properties of macrophages change in response to phagocytosis and how this, in turn, affects their function.


How one Indian institute is contributing to the battle against COVID-19

Suchibrata Borah

With improved strategies to fight, prevent, and treat COVID-19 being the need of the hour, many Indian institutes and universities have redirected their research activities towards meeting this challenge. Suchibrata provides a glimpse into how various researchers at one such institute, the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune, are contributing to this effort through innovative research solutions.

Ashutosh Researcher Lockdown

Researchers in Lockdown: COVID-19 as an opportunity to redefine our research problems

Ashutosh Singh

In this series, we ask scientists from different backgrounds, disciplines and career stages to reflect upon their life in lock-down and how it has influenced how they approach doing science. In this article, Ashutosh K Singh writes about how the pandemic should inform our research directions, especially when it comes to finding innovative solutions to new problems. This article was first published on COVID Gyan.

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How seven Indian labs coped with the immediate aftermath of a global health crisis

Anusheela Chatterjee

The nationwide lockdown, imposed to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, brought the work of several professionals across the country to a grinding halt, and scientists were no exception. From creating emergency glycerol stocks and shifting meetings online to dedicating themselves wholeheartedly to the pandemic efforts, here is a look at how researchers across India have dealt with this unprecedented situation.

Dispatches From IndiaBioscience

The scientific ecosystem in India is ever-expanding, and more opportunities than ever are present today for those who wish to build their careers in science. This new series of webinars by IndiaBioscience discusses several such career paths as well as provide the requisite knowledge, tools and techniques for science graduates to navigate and craft their career paths.

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  • 01 Self Care Final

    Self-Care During a Pandemic

    For many of us, the pandemic has disrupted our daily routines, especially those related to self-care. Here are some active steps you can take to nurture your well-being during this difficult period.

  • 02 Staying Connected Black

    Staying connected when you are stuck at home

    Even though the lockdown has been lifted in many parts of the country, physical distancing still remains one of our best strategies to fight the pandemic. However, physical distancing need not mean social distancing, and here are some ideas for how you can remain connected to your loved ones while following safe distancing protocols.

  • 03 Ifyou Know Someone Final

    Do you know someone struggling with their mental health?

    It can be difficult to figure out how to provide support to our loved ones under the extraordinary conditions brought on by the pandemic. Here are some things that you might be able to do if you observe a friend or a loved one struggling with their mental health.