iGEM – The Journey of Team IISER Kolkata

iGEM is a global competition where high school students, undergraduate and over graduate students compete in the arena of synthetic biology. made its debut in iGEM in 2018 and has since then executed two successful projects. In this blog we shall go through this journey of IISERK. … Continue readingiGEM – The Journey of Team IISER Kolkata

Naturally found LL-37 : A Savior

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. The initial aggregates of the alpha-synuclein are known as oligomers are responsible for spreading the disease in the brain. An endogenous helical antimicrobial peptide, which is naturally attached to the alpha-synuclein, called LL-37 can be the key to the solution of Parkinson’s disease. … Continue readingNaturally found LL-37 : A Savior

The Science Behind Skin Colour

In the present world, there is sadly a lot of discrimination based on the colour of one’s skin. Can we speculate it as a SciComm crisis?
What brought on such a wide diversity of human skin colour? It has very little to do with sunburn or even skin cancer.
It has rather been shaped by conflicting demands of two essential vitamins – folate and vitamin D. … Continue readingThe Science Behind Skin Colour