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Kanpur | Oct 25, 2021
Silent receptors discovered to be not so silent

Researchers have shown that two receptors previously known as ‘silent receptors’ are not truly silent and that they signal via a different mechanism than was expected.

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Bengaluru | Oct 6, 2021
A cholesterol aid inside cells to sense serotonin levels outside

Researchers have identified that Lysine (K101) in the CRAC I region of the Serotonin receptor binds to cholesterol in the cell membrane and stabilizes its interaction with the receptor. 

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Canberra, Australia | Oct 1, 2021
Strong social networks important for better healthcare access, says study on widows

A study identifies that social networking plays a vital role in enhancing healthcare access for older widows in Kottayam, Kerala.

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Bengaluru | Sep 24, 2021
Friend or foe? Study shows fan-throated lizards could be evolving novel behaviours to avoid a brawl

Researchers find that altered signalling patterns for survival by a fan-throated lizard species could be setting the stage for its evolution

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Mumbai | Sep 23, 2021
How severe is one’s Covid-19 infection?

Researchers use mass spectrometry to determine the intensity of Covid-19 infection. 

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Kyoto, Japan | Sep 20, 2021
Elephant’s tail tresses can tell their stress tales

Researchers measure the levels of stress hormones in the tail-hair of Asian elephants as a technique to monitor their health and well-being.

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Bengaluru | Sep 9, 2021
Lab in a capsule: a modular device for biological experiments in space

Researchers from IISc and ISRO develop a compact module to conduct microbiology experiments in space

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Kanpur | Sep 8, 2021
The role of a body patterning gene in driving prostate cancer now explained

Study identifies the role of DLX1 gene in prostate cancer demonstrating how its elimination leads to reduced carcinogenesis in mice models

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Aizawl | Sep 6, 2021
Tree-planting may help forests to recover faster after Jhum cultivation

Researchers assess abandoned fallow lands in Manipur and recommend planting endemic tree species to boost forest recovery. 

General, Science, Ecology, Society, Deep-dive
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