Secrets of the buzzing flies
Image from Deora et al., 2021
Probing the genetic blueprint reveals hidden nature of brain cells
Illustration by Mohammad Shariq
Gamma-clade RDRs: New players in plant genome regulation
What makes plants grow?
Indian Butterfly Monitoring Scheme Launched
A network to monitor butterfly populations in India for science, education, community building, and biodiversity conservation
NCBS Statement following TIFR Academic Ethics Committee (TAEC) Report on 16 September 2021
As requested by the Director, TIFR, the TIFR Academic Ethics Committee (TAEC) conducted an enquiry of data manipulation in two recently published papers from the laboratory of an NCBS-TIFR faculty member. The TAEC conducted a thorough investigation, and studied various aspects related to these papers. After careful deliberations, the TAEC has reported its conclusions, which are now available at: https://www.tifr.res.in/TSN/article/Findings_of_the_TAEC.pdf.
What makes the black tigers of Similipal black?
A team of scientists have discovered the genetic cause of the odd coat colouration and patterning in Similipal’s black tigers.
Experimenting during the pandemic
Endosomal acidification inhibitors target SARS-CoV-2 entry and infection. Image by Chaitra Prabhakara; Design by Chaitra Prabhakara and Sowmya Jahnavi.
Press Statement: Further response to Ramesh Lab paper retraction case
This is a follow up to a press note released by NCBS on July 6th. We have received a number of requests for further clarifications.
Retraction of paper from Arati Ramesh Lab at NCBS
On October 5, 2020, Bandhopadhyay et al. published “Discovery of iron-sensing bacterial riboswitches” in Nature Chemical Biology. The publication was announced in an NCBS press release dated October 6, 2020. Soon after publication, attention was drawn by readers on the website PubPeer to suspicious features in certain images in the paper. These concerns were immediately communicated by senior author Dr.
Tackling cognition with an ornamental plant
Most of us have heard of Alzheimer’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder marked by brain cell death and the shrinking of the brain.