Scientists Simplifying Science

Theory of Creativity

Robert Hooke and the microscopic world

This series highlights dead ol’ scientists, who went against the grain and started something cool. Most of them faced opposition to their ideas and beliefs, but they made some fundamental discoveries.   Illustrations by Leslee Lazaar   I am a neuroscientist, who is passionate about communicating science using visual art. I use illustrations, graphic design, infographics, collages and… Keep Reading


MedNess-Pill for Alzheimer’s?

Hello and welcome to yet another exciting week of MedNess. We bring the news from medicine and healthcare with greatest impact. It seems like; year 2017 will be the year of neurology! It is just the second month of the year and treatment strategies for various neurological disorders are making headlines. Merck halts Phase 3… Keep Reading


The week that it was – 13th – 19th Feb, 2017

What an exciting week, with the CRISPR battle leaning towards Broad for the time being, and ISRO launching 104 satellites in one go! CSG couldn’t have been a silent watching space in the meanwhile. Let’s have a look into what our members have been up to in the last week. Broad’s win over CRISPR battle?… Keep Reading


From Bangalore to Boston-IISc Igem 2016

Many articles have already been written about research and the intricacies of a life in it. Most of them, though, are from the perspective of graduate students; written by graduate students themselves, or people reminiscent of their time in graduate school. This is probably because that is when a person generally evolves from a student… Keep Reading


You had the Right to Remain Silent

Editor’s Note: Silence is Golden, isn’t it? After reading #ClubSciWri’s Sunday Blog from Syam Anand, you will realize how the complications in the patent war on CRIPSR-Cas9 have resulted from the statements made by parties whose vested interests are at stake. So next time when you have a plan to cash your intellectual crop, look… Keep Reading


The week that it was 4th Feb – 11th Feb

Although we are in the shortest calendar month, CSGians continue to make every moment count with their active participation and enriching discussions in the forum. I’ve cherry-picked some of the discussion and highlights from the past week in this post. America’s ‘Trump’ card predicts a crackdown USA biotech industries dread a crackdown with a travel ban for seven… Keep Reading

Reporting from the Lab

Turning back the hands of time

Aging is one of the most complex biological processes and the prime driver for many human diseases. For a long time, it was considered to be a unidirectional process. However, in the year 2006, Nobel Prize winning scientist Yamanaka proved that mature differentiated cells of the body, such as skin cells, can be converted to… Keep Reading

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