In a recently published study, Sridharan et al. developed a model that explains why it is that when superior colliculus in the brain goes offline, that the ability to use incoming sensory information to make behavioural decisions is severely compromised.
A group of scientists—past and present members of Evolutionary and Organismal Biology Unit of JNCASR—get vocal about a conceptual debate in evolutionary biology.
Behind the now-popular story of cockroach milk are ten years' of efforts by researchers to decode the structure of heterogeneous protein micro-crystals taken from the roaches' guts—a technologically difficult exercise that has never been done before.
Biomaterials research in India has many potential clinical applications, with success stories like a low-cost artificial heart valve developed in 1990. Translating theory into practise, however, still remains a challenge.
Chaitanya Athale, Associate Professor at IISER Pune, shares his experience as a mentor to a team that participated in iGEM 2015, an international competition for students interested in the field of synthetic biology.