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Redundancy in movement may boost motor learning
Ranjini Raghunath

Study reinforces belief that exploring more ways to do the same task underlies faster learning.

What makes brain tumours highly aggressive?
Divya Vishwanath

Scientists decode reasons behind aggressiveness of glioblastoma and hint at possible therapeutic strategies.

Learning how Japanese Encephalitis Virus debilitates brain cells
Leslee Lazar

Simulating brain like conditions in neural stem cells, scientists find Japanese Encephalitis Virus attacks host cell's endoplasmic reticulum.

Study uncovers rare interplay between motor proteins in cell division
Ranjini Raghunath

Researchers pinpoint key molecules that influence movement of nuclear material.

Of wildlife and women
Vanshika Singh

A young biologist pursues two young tiger siblings and discovers new insights about how tigers disperse and define their territory.

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Through the lens: using photography to tell science stories
Harini Barath

Sixteen researchers,  eight days, four stories, two instructors; the Shoot for Science workshop aimed to enable scientists to tell the story of their science to a wide audience using photography.

When a hobby became a movement
Reteeka Sud

What started as a pastime has become a flagship program in J&K state's Department of Education. Meet the man behind the movement, Manzoor Javaid.

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30 April 2017
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National Centre for Biological Sciences
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