The Workshop for Women in Science Journalism was held from 12 to 15 November 2018, at NCBS, Bangalore. Jointly organised by British Council India through the Newton-Bhabha Fund and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune, and supported by IndiaBioscience, this workshop aimed at providing training and resources to women in science who are considering a career in science journalism.
It has long been known that diet can dynamically regulate lifespan in animals. In a new study using the nematode worm C. elegans as a model system, researchers from the National Institute of Immunology (NII) describe a new gene-diet pair which helps these worms maintain and preserve their lifespans while on diverse diets.
Sex-selection drugs are indigenous herbal concoctions sold to expectant mothers with the claim of favouring the birth of a male child. Research from the Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), Delhi - Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) reveals the presence of heavy metals and harmful chemicals in these preparations, which pose a severe risk to the health of both newborns and mothers.
For plants, choosing to fight against a pathogen often comes at the cost of compromised growth and development. Now, scientists from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi and the Indian Institute of Science, Education & Research, Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM) find a new molecular player that helps maintain this delicate balance.
Dengue is an ongoing major public health concern in India, with 1,88,401 new cases being reported in 2017 alone. New research from the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, describes a novel strategy towards developing a vaccine for this disease that circumvents the risk of the deadly dengue shock syndrome.
Researchers from the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad have identified a novel protein complex which is essential for proper segregation of chromosomes during cell division.
The 2004 Tsunami wreaked havoc on the rich mangroves of the Nicobar islands. In a new study, scientists from the Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Wildlife Institute of India and Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research (Germany) investigate the current recovery status of these crucial ecological niches.