Cell biologists like Sarkar are fascinated by Giardia, not only because it is pathogenic but also because of “the toolkit it uses to go through life”.
For a couple of weeks every year, a team of palaeobiologists led by the highly-trained Devapriya Chattopadhyay braves through the remote Kutch region looking for answers one fossil at a time.
Understanding how magnetic field lines will dance over the Sun is crucial to cracking a puzzling four-decade old problem as well as predicting space weather.
In a new IISc-IISER study, researchers have shown how bacteria take the help of hydrogen sulphide gas to defend themselves.
It is important for parents to know that the IITs are not the only places worth studying in – and any time someone in the top 1,000 ranks decides to study outside the IIT system, it strengthens that message.
“Simple ‘copy and paste’ actually worked very well for him because he did not have to write anything new for his paper as his results had nothing new.”
Scientists think there is a mismatch between the government’s rhetoric on bettering India’s research output and how much it is willing to spend for the cause.
The back-and-forth over the quality of select institutes hides a remarkable national disinterest in improving the quality of the average engineering college.
Two science journalists have discovered that even though women are doing all kinds of research, there is a visible lack of women scientists in the country.
Mayurika Lahiri, a cancer biologist researching the early changes that happen when cancer develops, is also the face behind the daycare revolution at IISER Pune.
We tend to ignore lessons from history around the world: there are only a few ways to build exceptional spots of research that can thrive and endure for a long time.