Scientists Simplifying Science

Poli-Scie/Sci-Pourri

The Untold Journey of a Reviewer

Editor’s note: For a scientist, publishing papers is the path to progress. The journey of publishing begins with planning meticulous experiments and ends with the article getting fair reviews and final acceptance in a journal. What would it be like to sit on the other side of the table and become a reviewer? In this… Keep Reading

Getting candid with Dr. Nibedita Mukherjee

Editor’s note: Nibedita Mukherjee has certainly left us all a striking take-home message. Human decision-making governs everything, be it science policies, economics, and businesses or mere participation in ecological conservation on humanitarian grounds. These are in need of urgent attention. Only when they go hand-in-hand, knitted together, do we see the progression towards resilience. – Deepthi… Keep Reading

That Makes Sense/Uncategorized

The Battle of Alzheimer’s- What lies ahead

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) probably the last frontier of man’s battle with diseases, is a progressive brain disorder that damages and eventually destroys our brain cells leading to memory loss and a gradual decline in other brain functions. The Alzheimer’s Association states that every 71 seconds someone in the US develops Alzheimer’s and by 2050 it’ll… Keep Reading

Sci-Pourri

The Ant GPS, I never found!

I grew up in the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) campus, Bangalore, India and studied at the school KVIISc, located within the campus. I planned to stay there for the rest of my life, but life hasn’t quite worked out that way yet. Here I am baby in hand sitting in California reminiscing long summer… Keep Reading

Sci-IP

Patenting Natural Products

  Several misconceptions exist when it comes to patenting natural products due to commonly held beliefs about them. Here are some key points that will help you understand whether an invention involving a natural product is patentable or not. The list will give you pointers in the right direction. It is important to note that… Keep Reading

Envisagenics: Splicing with a twist!

Innovation is a necessity for us scientists. We are encouraged to discover, invent, identify a plethora of things. Whether we hunt antibacterial compounds or work on technologies that will revolutionize gene synthesis our product is eventually innovation. We thrive on it. It is what unites us, and makes each one of us unique at the… Keep Reading

Reporting from the Lab

Dealing with an epidemic

The year 2017 challenged the society with a ‘national emergency’ that led to over 60,000 deaths. Some called it an epidemic – a public health crisis – a war against drugs.  As the struggle to deal with the overwhelming opioid crisis continues, many significant steps are being taken by scientists and healthcare professionals to develop… Keep Reading

That Makes Sense

2018-The year of glass half full

I am not a TIME fan in any sense. However, the last issue of TIME caught my attention. The cover story was named “The Optimist,” edited by Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Malala Yousafzai and other prominent leaders of the world. Their editorial discussed the positive changes the world is seeing despite all the negativity which… Keep Reading

ClubSciWri/Data Science

CSG’s Data Science Venture: A new beginning

Data generation and analysis is not a new concept. While high throughput scientific data has been generated by the likes of genome sequencers and the Large Hadron Collider, large swathes of commercial data has been generated by Amazon, Netflix, Google and social media platforms. Thinking in a more organized manner, every aspect of life, be… Keep Reading

ClubSciWri/Newsletter

The Year That It Was – 2017

Another year has come to an end! On this first day of a new year, new month and a new week, the Newsletter team wish you a fantastic kick-start. We have many reasons to celebrate the year 2018; one being we will soon be one year old, but the biggest joy is each day we… Keep Reading

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