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Researchers in Lockdown: Melodies and musings of a grad student

Researchers in Lockdown: Melodies and musings of a grad student

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In this series, we ask scientists from different backgrounds, disciplines and career stages to reflect upon their life in lockdown and how it has influenced how they approach doing science. In this article, Vanshika Singh from the National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, discusses how the synergy of music, literature, and neuroscience has helped her make her way through the pandemic months.

Researchers in Lockdown: Reinventing laboratory life

Researchers in Lockdown: Reinventing laboratory life

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In this series, we ask scientists from different backgrounds, disciplines and career stages to reflect upon their life in lock-down and how it has influenced how they approach doing science. In this article, Mintu Das from Gauhati University discusses how researchers can make the most of this period when normal laboratory work may have ground to a halt

How one Indian institute is contributing to the battle against COVID-19

How one Indian institute is contributing to the battle against COVID-19

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With improved strategies to fight, prevent, and treat COVID-19 being the need of the hour, many Indian institutes and universities have redirected their research activities towards meeting this challenge. Suchibrata provides a glimpse into how various researchers at one such institute, the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune, are contributing to this effort through innovative research solutions.

How seven Indian labs coped with the immediate aftermath of a global health crisis

How seven Indian labs coped with the immediate aftermath of a global health crisis

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The nationwide lockdown, imposed to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, brought the work of several professionals across the country to a grinding halt, and scientists were no exception. From creating emergency glycerol stocks and shifting meetings online to dedicating themselves wholeheartedly to the pandemic efforts, here is a look at how researchers across India have dealt with this unprecedented situation.

Researchers in Lockdown: COVID-19 as an opportunity to redefine our research problems

Researchers in Lockdown: COVID-19 as an opportunity to redefine our research problems

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In this series, we ask scientists from different backgrounds, disciplines and career stages to reflect upon their life in lock-down and how it has influenced how they approach doing science. In this article, Ashutosh K Singh writes about how the pandemic should inform our research directions, especially when it comes to finding innovative solutions to new problems.

How do infections jump from animals to humans?

How do infections jump from animals to humans?

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An interview with Uma Ramakrishnan where she discusses how evolutionary approaches can be used to better understand zoonoses, and the transmission of the coronavirus to other animals, including tigers and pet cats and dogs.

Researchers in lockdown: Notes of a physics professor

Researchers in lockdown: Notes of a physics professor

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In this new series, we ask scientists from different backgrounds, disciplines and career stages to reflect upon their life in lock-down and how it has influenced how they approach doing science. In this article, Sharath Ananthamurthy discusses the feeling of disorientation brought about by the lockdown and the various ways in which he and family adjusted to the new reality.

Comorbidities and COVID-19

Comorbidities and COVID-19

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The elderly and those with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk of severe COVID-19 infection. Dr. Maheema Bhaskar describes how patients with risk factors are reacting to COVID-19, and how they are being managed.

India’s COVID-19 Shot

India’s COVID-19 Shot

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A look at India’s vaccine efforts, both its indigenous initiatives and strategic international collaborations

Researchers in Lockdown: (Not) Sitting back… looking ahead!

Researchers in Lockdown: (Not) Sitting back… looking ahead!

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In this new series, we ask scientists from different backgrounds, disciplines and career stages to reflect upon their life in lock-down and how it has influenced how they approach doing science. In this article, Geetanjali Sundaram, an Assistant Professor from the University of Calcutta writes about her experience of mentoring students during the lock-down.

Impact of the lockdown on the career of a young researcher

Impact of the lockdown on the career of a young researcher

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A first-hand account of the impact the lockdown has had this young researcher – the stresses, worries, and experience of being at the cusp of one’s career.

Take out the news. Bring in the old. News fatigue is a thing. Here’s what it is and what you can do about it.

Take out the news. Bring in the old. News fatigue is a thing. Here’s what it is and what you can do about it.

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During social isolation, people have been staying at home to stop the spread of COVID-19. In order to stay informed and maintain awareness there has been increase in news and media consumption. But after months of restricted movement and social distancing, people are restless. Not only are they tired of being in lockdown, they are also feeling worn out by news – a condition now known as news fatigue.