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New study finds evidence for reduced brain connections in schizophrenia

Advances in scanning have allowed researchers for the first time to show lower levels of a protein found in the connections between neurons in the living brains of people with schizophrenia. The researchers, who conducted the scans at the psychiatric…

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NCCS Scientists captured 3D Structure of GluD1-Subtype Glutamate Receptor

New structures reveal a novel architecture of an important brain receptor involved in several key brain functions and implicated in multiple neuronal disorders including schizophrenia, cognitive deficits, and cerebral ataxia. National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) researchers have captured the…

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Unlocking the understanding of breast cancer with Dr. Giada Zurlo

We all know that breast cancer is one of the major causes of concern among women across the globe. To counter the menace associated with the condition scientists globally are working to find therapeutics targets. In the present interview, we…

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Nitric Oxide Accelerates Germination in Chickpea

We are living in an era where the enhancement of crop productivity is of key importance to achieve food security in the nation. For long, studies have been done to understand the role of nitric oxide in controlling respiration, stress…

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Model Predicts Relaxed Energy Policies Plus Climate Change Could Worsen US Air Quality

The Trump administration rolled back a U.S. climate change and energy policy called the Clean Power Plan in June 2019. The policy, first instated in 2015, aimed to limit power plants’ carbon emissions. In addition to the potential impacts on…

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Uncovering the Principles Behind RNA Folding

Do you know RNA folding plays a very crucial role in controlling the gene expression? But how do these folding takes place? Is there any particular predefined format or it occurs randomly? Recently, a Northwestern Engineering research team has uncovered…

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Mitochondria -Stress in the powerhouse of the cell

Cells need powerhouses known as mitochondria to utilize the energy stored in our food. Most of the proteins required for this powerhouse function are encoded in the nucleus and transported into the mitochondria after they have been synthesized in the…

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Cancer Drugs May Be Targeting Wrong Proteins

Recently, a study by a group of scientist provides the reason for the failure of various cancer drugs in the clinical trials. The research is published in Science Translational Medicine, which highlights that imprecise technology can result in targeting the wrong proteins…

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First Cloned Kitten in China by Sinogene – Garlic

Recently, a businessman in China – Huang Yu hired a biotechnology company named Sinogene to produce a clone of his pet cat. Sinogene is well known for providing dog cloning services but now thanks to Garlic that it can also…

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First Cryo-EM Structure of Eukaryotic Membrane Protein from India

Recently, scientists from NCCS, Pune have studied a protein with the help of Cryo-EM to gain its structural and functional insights. It is considered probably to be the first Cryo-EM based structure determination study of the eukaryotic membrane protein, carried…

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