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Bengaluru | Jan 10, 2019

Researchers from the IISc and the UAS, Bengaluru, have explained how Salmonella enters a growing plant from the soil. 

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Bengaluru | Jan 10, 2019
Photo: © Aiwok/ WikiCommons/ CC BY-SA 3.0

Researchers from IISc, Bengaluru, and the Kerala Forest Department, have reported the presence of the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, in two species of Indian monkeys.

 

General, Science, Ecology, Health, Society, Policy, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jan 3, 2019
Clockwise from left: Ravi Shankar Nanjundiah (IISC), Arun Kumar (IISc), Subi J George (JNCASR), Sandeep K (TIFR-CAM), G D Veerappa Gowda (TIFR-CAM), Justin David (IISc), Utpal Nath (IISc), Shalabh Bhatnagar (IISc)

In a recent announcement made by the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, 23 scientists from across the country have been elected as Fellows of the Academy. The list contains nine scientists from Bengaluru, with five from the Indian Institute of Science, two from TIFR Centre for Applicable Mathematics and one each from National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (NIMHANS) and Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR).

 

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Bengaluru | Jan 2, 2019

A long-standing mystery in the evolution of life seems to be solved in a study by researchers from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA, and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA. The study, published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry, provides a convincing explanation about the fusion of two genes in an ancestor of today’s animals, about a billion years ago.

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Bengaluru | Dec 24, 2018
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Standing a metre tall and weighing up to a whopping 18 kilograms, the Great Indian bustards (GIB) are one of the heaviest flying birds on Earth. Yet, they are unable to ‘throw their weight around’ in this world dominated by us. Their numbers have drastically declined by nearly 90% in the last 50 years, and the future of these charismatic birds look very bleak. They are now in a tight race against time for their survival, and if things don’t change fast, they could be the first species to go extinct in independent India.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Dec 18, 2018
Credit: Dr Ishan Agarwal

Researchers discover eight new species of bent-toed geckos in the Northeast states of India.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Dec 13, 2018
Photo: Prof Ambarish Ghosh via ssbprize.gov.in

Prof Ambarish Ghosh, Associate Professor at the Centre for Nanoscience and Engineering (CeNSE), Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, has been awarded the 2018 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for his contributions to the field of experimental physics. Prof Ghosh, who is currently the Prof Ramakrishna Rao Chair Professor, is recognised with India’s prestigious award in science for his research on active magnetic colloids and nanomotors.

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Bengaluru | Dec 12, 2018
Photo: Prof Ganesh Nagaraju via IISc

Dr Ganesh Nagaraju, Associate Professor at the Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, has been awarded the 2018 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Biological Sciences for his work on DNA repair, chromosome instability, genetic diseases and cancer.

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Bengaluru | Dec 5, 2018
Credits: Annie/ Gubbi Labs

In a recent study, researchers at Bengaluru’s St. John’s Research Institute, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and St. John’s Medical College and Hospital, have described how the presence of a particular mineral in the urine can tell a tale about the health of our bones. The findings are published in the journal Scientific Reports, and the study was funded by the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance and the Department of Science and Technology.

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Bengaluru | Nov 28, 2018

In a recent study, researchers at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, have described how the pathogenic bacteria Salmonella, which causes a range of diseases from diarrhoea to typhoid, escapes from our immune system. The findings of this study, funded by the Department of Biotechnology and the Department of Atomic Energy, have been published in the journal PLoS Pathogens.

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