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Bengaluru | May 6, 2020
Listening to birds amidst the urban hustle-bustle

In a recent study published in the Behavioral Ecology journal, Dr Anand Krishnan from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune, studied birds’ singing activity and changes in the community structure of singing birds, before and after the arrival of migrant birds. The findings serve as a framework for monitoring rapidly-changing urban habitats through vocal birds and their singing behaviour. 

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Dec 13, 2019
Designing drugs for the deadly Nipah virus

Pune researchers take a molecular modelling approach to identify drug targets for the deadly Nipah virus.

General, Science, Health, Society, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Dec 5, 2019
Calcium regulation may be making way for new memories in your brain, finds study.

In a recent study, researchers from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, have shown that the release of calcium from the neurons in specific synapses promotes their reuse.

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Nov 19, 2018

Study shows hydrogen sulfide (H2S) dimer contains hydrogen bonds, just like water

General, Science, News
Pune | Oct 17, 2018
Photo: Michael Eisen/CC BY-2.0

Researchers from IISER Pune, have reported that environment and evolution can influence the ‘dispersal syndrome’ in fruit flies. This study was supported by the DST, Government of India.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Pune | Jun 21, 2018

In a recent study, scientists from the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, have identified factors that affect the dispersal patterns of fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster).

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Pune | Apr 16, 2018

The summer is here, and the newspapers are already flashing headlines on how hot this summer could be. While we humans may turn on the air coolers, what would the thousands of animals and plants do? It turns out, some trees have unique tricks up their leaves, quite literally! A new study by researchers from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA, shows how tropical trees deal with the heat and the adaptations in their leaves that help them survive in extreme heat conditions.

General, Science, Ecology, News
Pune | Apr 3, 2018
Photo : http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article/figure?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2003148.g001

Bats use high frequency sounds waves to echolocate their food. While most bats move their heads, nose, ears or mouth to change the direction of the sound waves they produce, Egyptian fruit bats do so without any visible movements in their head or body. Scientists from IISER Pune and University of Washington, USA, Johns Hopkins University, USA explore how they pull off this feat.

General, Science, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Mar 6, 2018

For the first time ever, scientists from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, and Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research, Pune uncover the process of transport of fats in the body.

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Pune | Nov 14, 2017
Illustration : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Responsible for 1.5 to 5 million deaths per year, around the world, Diabetes mellitus is a very serious disease. India is considered the diabetes capital of the world with as many as 50 million people suffering from type 2 diabetes. This World Diabetes Day, the Research Matters team caught up with Dr. Milind Watve, a professor at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune and an expert in the field, to find out about the new insights into how better to treat the disease.  

General, Science, Health, Catching up
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