Author: Sci Club

It’s a no non-sense: A tale of CRISPRing

Professor Bradley’s group in Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK recently reported that CRISPR-Cas9 led gene editing can lead to potential DNA damage by introducing unwanted large-scale deletions and complex rearrangements. The work which was done on cell lines…

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Rat Fever- An alert to the flood victims

Did you know? More than 5000 people in India die every year due to Leptospirosis or Rat Fever. It mainly affects people who come in contact with contaminated soil or water during floods. Leptospirosis cases have seen to…

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Know Your Happy Molecules!!

In our daily life, we are frequently being told that happiness is either relative or an illusion. Some of us will not agree with this statement, some of us will say yes, and we have also experienced the…

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Mediocrity versus excellence in doing science and all walks of life

We all are gifted naturally with immense potential for excellence. A conscious living leads to a conscious will, that is what we call is willpower. Conscious living releases so much of the latent energy that energizes our entire…

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In conversation with Prof. Umesh Varshney, IISc Bangalore

“I really enjoy doing the simplest of simple things and this is one of the things one should learn. Even if you are in a smaller place and you have done one experiment like transformation and if you…

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The Rise of Human Microbiome

Human body is a well-known niche for trillions of microbes outreaching a number ten times higher than own cells. Some of the well-studied microbial niches are the ones that are found on/inside the human body. For instance, skin,…

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Listen-First and Say NO to Drugs

Drug trafficking and abuse are so real, it is lurking very close to you with a moment of carelessness, it will latch itself onto your life or that of your loved ones! Abuse, the very term initiates widened…

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Plot, ploy and the pen: The art of scientific writing

The most pivotal component of a scientific study is the documentation of its findings and its communication to a global audience of fellow researchers. Most often, the modus operandi of this process is through publication of work in…

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World War P: REUSE OR REFUSE

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it” – Robert Swan India is the Global host for 2018’s World Environment Day and the theme this year is “Beat Plastic Pollution”. From…

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Re-emergence of Nipah Virus in India

The third week of May 2018 started with a panic across the entire Kerala state because of the Nipah virus (NiV) outbreak which claimed 11 lives including a nurse who was attending one of the possible NiV infected…

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