Articles by The Life of Science
Jun 21, 2019
Solar Superflares: Indian scientists prove 'superflares' exist by examining meteoritesFor years, astronomers wondered whether the Sun is a special star — a star sans superflares. All that changed earlier this year, thanks to a meteorite called Efremovka and some neat detective work from a group of scientists including Kuljeet Kaur Marhas, a planetary scientist at Physical Research Laboratory
Sep 26, 2018
Women in Science: Biochemist Sandhya Visweswariah’s gusto for research and affirmative actionSandhya Visweswariah is internationally recognised as a world expert in gut disease. She chairs two biological research labs at the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru and has received several grants, fellowships and awards.
Sep 19, 2018
Women in Science: Suhita Nadkarni on studying the brain, making the shift from Physics to NeurobiologySuhita Nadkarni started off as a physicist, but she soon learnt the value of being an insider — using neuroscience rather than physics to understand the brain
Sep 13, 2018
Women in Science: Prerna Sharma on uncovering the mysteries of cells with PhysicsPrerna Sharma on how theory and experiments go hand-in-hand, and the alarmingly low number of Indian women in Physics
Sep 05, 2018
Women in Science: Molecular biophysicist R Mahalakshmi on solving the century-old protein-folding problemBut how do proteins fold? What decides their structure and what makes them stay folded? Mahalakshmi is one of the many scientists in the world trying to solve the century-old protein-folding problem.
Aug 29, 2018
Women in Science: Aparna Mukherjee on why we need unique approach to diagnose paediatric tuberculosisIn this podcast by The Life of Science, Aparna Mukherjee talks about developing blood-based tests to monitor the outcome of tuberculosis treatment in young patients
Aug 22, 2018
Women in Science: Sucharita Sambashivaiah on understanding and preventing Type 2 diabetes in IndiaSucharita Sambashivaiah's goal is to understand the working of Type 2 Diabetes and she does this with her team of MDs, PhDs, dieticians, field scientists, exercise trainers, staff nurses and technicians.
Aug 16, 2018
Women in Science: Nutritionist Suparna Ghosh-Jerath researches forgotten foods for public health policy recommendationsSuparna Ghosh-Jerath is a nutritionist who studies nutrition of indigenous foods. Based on her research she makes recommendations to the public health policies of India for reviving local food systems.
Aug 08, 2018
Women in Science: Neurobiologist Pinky Kain studies how fruit flies make feeding decisions and process tasteDr Pinky Kain studies fruit flies to answer how ‘taste’ is processed by our brain
Aug 01, 2018
Women in Science: Bushra Ateeq on identifying biomarkers for prostate cancer, improving lives of patientsBushra Ateeq is perturbed that very little is known about mutations and alterations carried by people within the Indian subcontinent. This is the scenario that her team wants to change.