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Exploring The Deep with Alvin DSV

Oceanographic submersibles are some of the coolest vehicles to take a deep sea tour in. The Alvin DSV-2, in particular, is the world’s first deep-sea diving submersible and has been indispensable for research. How does this sub actually work and how has it contributed to science through its voyages?

Evolucumab – Good News about Bad Cholesterol?

There’s a new kid on the block that promises to combat ‘bad’ cholesterol like never before. It’s none other than the drug Evolucumab which has got both the scientific community and the pharma companies talking. But is this all just a hype to promote a blockbuster drug

Blue Shores of Bioluminescence

No, this is not a still from the movie Avatar. It is one of the most surreal phenomenon taking place on the very beaches of Vadhoo island of the Maldives aptly nicknamed, ‘Sea of Stars’ after its appearance of the glistening glowing blue waves that touch the shores. And

Enter the Tardigrade: The Animal Kingdom’s Tough Cookie

If you thought that the most resilient creature was the polar bear or the rattlesnake, think again. One species that has been making headlines recently – known for its talent to withstand extreme conditions, is the Tardigrade. And by extreme, I mean incredibly extreme cold

The uDISCO Groove

Okay, so imagine if you can get a 3-dimensional view of the deepest anatomy of a mouse brain without ever having to dissect the animal. Sounds quite sci-fi, right? Well, this is a real technique developed by Prof. Ali Ertürk’s lab at the Institute for Stroke and