Most of us are overwhelmed by the negative sides of viruses. However, have we ever spent a minute thinking if we could survive without them? … Continue readingHOW VIRUSES CHANGED US – A SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE
One of the largest industries of the world faces a problem in disguise that surfaces when there is no way back. Team iGEM IISER Kolkata proposes a possible solution. Can this be the much-needed saviour? … Continue readingnaMOOste!
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
Did you know that Richard Feynman had synaesthesia? The individuals who experience synaesthesia are able to hear and taste colours, or associate colours with letters, numbers and even music. This condition empowers you to have more than one sense simultaneously. … Continue readingSynaesthesia: Hearing Colors, Tasting Music and What Not
The North Pacific is facing something we just don’t know about. Or maybe we just do not care. A Sea star-associated densovirus (SSaDV), is causing a widespread disease in the underwater world, called the wasting disease … Continue readingAn Underwater Pandemic That We Should Care About
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
Currently, there are 29 countries in the world that legalize homosexuality. Yet, there are many people who still believe that “homosexuality is a choice and, one can be cured with religious practices and manmade rewiring of a predisposition”. But is that so? Let’s find out … Continue readingThe Science Behind Homosexuality
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
All of us appreciate the masterpiece of Mona Lisa. However, the famous smile of Mona Lisa has a lot of underlying secrets. What are they? Is she really happy? Or is there a medical secret behind the smile? Read on to unveil some of these secrets. … Continue readingMona Lisa’s Diagnosis
How are human beings capable of understanding and using different languages to communicate, but not chimpanzees? Can asymmetries in human brain be an answer? Find out here. … Continue readingHighlights on Asymmetric Human Brain