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Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
A brain circuit to push past nutritional stress

It is past lunch time and your stomach is growling with hunger. Your last meal was a coffee and cookie this morning. Regardless, you have to power through; you have to finish that project before you can take a break and a missed meal is not going to stop you from working.

NCBS Research

  • Moving objects and flowing air: How bees position their antennae during flight

    "Bzzz..." Consider the bee that keeps circling your coffee cup or glass of juice - an unsung pollinator hero helping farmers grow tons of fruit and vegetables for our consumption. You try to shoo it away, but the bee dodges your hand to land neatly on the lip of your cup. After a quick sip of the liquid inside, it's off.

  • The rise of the complex modern cell


    Complex modern cells - the ones that you and I are made up of - may be the result of a long-drawn courtship, rather than a hasty marriage between two types of structurally simple cells.

  • NCBS welcomes new faculty member – Raj Ladher


    The National Centre for Biological Sciences extends a warm welcome to Raj Ladher, the newest faculty member to join the Centre. His expertise lies in the field of developmental genetics, specifically in understanding how developmental signals influence basic cellular mechanisms to control morphogenesis.

  • Guarding the gatekeepers


    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Who will guard the guards themselves?

    - Juvenal in Satires (Satire VI, lines 347-8)


  • NCBS welcomes Dr. Madan Rao as a faculty member


Campus Life

Friday, July 29th, 2016

"Grrrrrrrrrr," says a chorus of young voices, followed by a burst of laughter. On the screen is a smiling man cheerily reading out a story about a lonely bear who loses his growl and finds it again. The children are from the on-campus crèche Dolna, and the man on the screen is Rob Biddulph, an award-winning children's story book writer from the UK.

The Bigger Picture

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