Butterflies and moths look at the world differently: Blame it on evolution
All moths engage in swift flight manoeuvres, and their eyes can sense the slightest change in their environment. What causes their eyes to perform the same functions under different light conditions is not clear to scientists. Recently, researchers have studied whether the butterflies and moths’ activity patterns at different times of the day can explain the difference in how their eyes function.
One Year of the COVID Testing Centre: A Bittersweet Experience
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on global public health with crippling socioeconomic consequences. The goal of containing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 – the virus causing COVID-19 still relies on a comprehensive strategy of rapid testing of the virus in the population, effective treatments, and the development of therapeutics to prevent the spread of the infection.
Lab in Focus: Adaptation Lab
The Communications Office at the Bangalore Life Science Cluster introduced a brand new outreach initiative where our audience gets a behind-the-scenes look at BLiSC labs!
RDO publishes its first article on research management in NCURA magazine
The Research Development Office (RDO) at the Bangalore Life Science Cluster celebrated a decade of operations in the field of research management in 2020. The establishment of the RDO was in recognition of the need for centralized and structured research management services for a complex research ecosystem, and the office has dedicated itself to supporting the scientific community of three institutions with different mandates. Dr. Malini S. Pillai and Dr.
Lab in Focus: Biodiversity Lab
The Communications Office at the Bangalore Life Science Cluster has introduced a brand new outreach initiative where our audience gets a behind-the-scenes look at BLiSC labs!
Scent of a Species
Insects play crucial roles in the ecosystem, and have both known and unknown import in our lives on this planet.
Fragmentation of tiger habitat is leading to inbreeding, low survival: Study
The study published in journal of Molecular Biology and Evolution published on February 16 suggests that there is inbreeding among Indian tigers, which is a result of isolated populations due to habitat loss.
Tigers Across the World
A new study reveals differences in the genomic history of tiger subspecies, pointing to the importance of understanding evolutionary history for future conservation
NCBS welcomes new faculty member: Archishman Raju
The National Centre for Biological Sciences is delighted to welcome Archishman Raju, who joins the NCBS as its newest faculty member.
Archishman's research is in the theoretical modelling of biological systems. He is currently interested in modeling cell fate specification and finding general models for fitting experiments in developmental biology. He is also interested in how mathematical theories of evolution are changed by including development.
Cellular Chinese whispers: How Translation Errors Impact Phenotypic Variability
The immense diversity in the living world and how it came into being has always been a subject of human enquiry. After centuries of playing detective in search of the basis of the parities and disparities that we see among living beings around us, the past century stood witness to some marvellous discoveries in biology and today the Central Dogma of life has been disclosed to us: DNA makes RNA and RNA makes protein (a facile view of a much more complex sequence of events).