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Bengaluru | Jul 29, 2019
Not just numbers, DNA holds the key in tiger conservation

Every year, since 2010, the 29th of July is celebrated as the International Tiger Day to raise awareness about tiger conservation. India is home to over half of the world's tigers. New tiger populations are still being discovered, with one as recent as last year, in the Eastern Himalayas at altitudes of 3,630 metres. In 2010, India reportedly had 1,706 tigers, and this number increased to 2,226 in 2014. Isn't a 30% increase in population in just four years remarkable?

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Aizawl | Jun 7, 2019
Researchers describe a new genus and species of rain-loving snake from Northeast India

Researchers from NCBS, NHM, WII, Mizoram University, Pachunga University College, and IISc have documented a new genus and species of Natricine snake from Northeast India. 

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Mar 14, 2019
Tiny RNA lost during domestication created robust rice varieties, shows study.

Tiny RNA lost during domestication created robust rice varieties, shows study by NCBS, Bengaluru. 

General, Science, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Mar 4, 2019
The identity crisis of the Indian savannas

Researchers from the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru, have shown that grass-fuelled fires and seasonal drought, which are the characteristics of savannas, are also observed in the dry deciduous “forests” in India. These findings add to a growing body of evidence that these systems are, in fact, savannas.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jan 7, 2019
Annie Santamaria/ Research Matters

Researchers at the NCBS, Bengaluru, studied how Swallowtails evolves and changes its appearance and colour at various stages of its elaborate life cycle to develop their colour defence strategies.

 

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Dec 20, 2018
Photo: Hemidactylus  vijayraghavani sp. by Zeeshan A. Mirza

A newly discovered species of ground-dwelling gecko from Karnataka has been named Hemidactylus vijayraghavani, after Prof K VijayRaghavan, the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India. Mr Zeeshan A. Mirza, a researcher from Prof VijayRaghavan’s lab at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru, is the person behind this discovery.

General, Science, Ecology, News
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 3, 2018

Researchers from NCBI, RRI, University of Barcelona, CSIR - Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, CNCI, and University of Queensland tried to understand how cells maintain their shapes in spite of expelling material from their membrane.

 

General, Science, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Nov 26, 2018

In a recent study, researchers from the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (InStem), the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru, and the University of Edinburgh, UK, have deciphered an exciting role of a human protein commonly found in the brain. The protein, called Fragile-X mental retardation protein (FMRP), plays a vital role in the development of cognitive functions.

General, Science, Health, News
Bengaluru | Nov 21, 2018

Researchers from IISc, NCBS, ICTS, India, and Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science, have successfully developed a model to explain the dynamics of collective systems that are motile at high density.

General, Science, Deep-dive