Artist's depiction of Toxoplasma entering a cell
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The case of a good suicide bomber

Preethi Ravi

Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite well known for its ability to alter its hosts behaviour by targeting neurological pathways.Researchers from the University of Delhi have come up with a novel way to counter infection by this intracellular parasite, using a drug that triggers the infected cell's suicide mechanism, thus killing the parasite residing inside it.


FiRE: Finding a needle in the haystack.
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FiRE: Finding a needle in the haystack.

Sindhuri Upadrasta

Many biologically relevant cells occur in such low frequencies that their detection and analysis in tissues with millions of other cell types poses a problem for researchers. A new study from researchers at IIT Delhi describes a new algorithmic approach which helps detect rare cells much faster than the techniques that are currently in use.



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.


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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