Understanding Cancer: Role of DNA-dependent protein kinase
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Understanding Cancer: Role of DNA-dependent protein kinase

Understanding cancer:  Role of DNA-dependent protein kinase in transformation of normal cells to cancer cells Work from Dr. Mayurika Lahiri’s group from IISER Pune has shown that a cellular enzyme—DNA-dependent protein kinase (DNA-PK)—is a key player in making cells tumorigenic following exposure to alkylating agents. This finding offers a new handle in cancer treatment through … Continue reading

IISER Pune iGEM Team Wins Silver Medal in Boston
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IISER Pune iGEM Team Wins Silver Medal in Boston

Improving TB Diagnostics through Synthetic Biology A team of seven undergraduates who competed in the “olympics” of synthetic biology, the international Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) contest, have won a silver medal at the GiantJamboree that took place from 9-13 November 2017 in Boston, USA. Over a period of six months, 310 teams with students from 44 countries participated in … Continue reading

Newly developed graphene-based supercapacitor offers a promising source for greater power and sustained energy
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Newly developed graphene-based supercapacitor offers a promising source for greater power and sustained energy

From home appliances to automobiles, cell phones to satellites, modern life is unthinkable without a source of energy. With non-renewable sources of energy, such as oil, gas, and coal, fast getting depleted, race is on to develop clean sustainable sources of energy and the technologies to harness the same. Research in the area of materials … Continue reading