THE FRONT-RUNNERS OF VACCINE

Arunima Basu

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We all know that the world today is facing a huge threat from an invisible enemy i.e. the novel coronavirus-19, which has shut all of us indoors. Nevertheless, the situation always improves. In this case, the various vaccine trials all over the world have provided us with a streak of hope. In the present day, there are more than 150 vaccine candidates worldwide. Researchers have now reported data from the early clinical trial of a few candidates of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Cerebellum – Bigger than it seems?

Tania Ghosh

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For centuries, scientists have strived to figure out the workings of the human brain, but that blob of matter tucked inside a bony shell long resisted efforts to divine its secrets.

Techniques invented in the early 1900s, including angiography and electroencephalography, made it possible to examine some characteristics of the brain without invading the skull. But it wasn’t until the 1970s, with the development of functional PET and MRI scanning, that it became possible to see the brain in action. And cerebellum had always remained a mystery to the scientists who continue to research the brain. A bit more about the cerebellum has been revealed in recent years but there was s so much more to learn in the upcoming years.

The Great Pause

Saptarshi Bhattacharyya

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Looking back to how we were in the month of February, weren’t we all complaining about the inhumane workload in our occupational life? Back then, we all used to hopelessly gaze at our calendars or check our attendance percentages if we could just take a day off for ourselves. The true scope of having a “me-time” every day, suddenly seemed lost. Everyone, especially the college-goers like us, was just waiting for the summer vacation. Instead, we got an early vacation from March 2020. All of us were brimming with joy and happiness as finally, we could get rid of the fast-paced life around us.

How Exercises Influence Hormones And Mental Health

Sakshi Agarwal

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Living in an era that is facing exponential growth towards metabolic syndrome and obesity, improvisations in lifestyle could act as a cost-effective medium to improve health conditions leading to a better quality of life. The human body seems so much complicated to us but in real terms, it is as simple as a well-developed machine. Taking an example from a different domain, a machine is made to give us useful outputs which depend on numerous factors like the input given, proper greasing and oiling of every part present, and so on. If one looks carefully, the same applies to the human body too.

Nanotechnology to study mutation in viruses

Sutrisha Kundu

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A mutation is a change in the sequence of bases of DNA or RNA in a genome. Some mutations occur during the replication of the genome due to errors made by the polymerase enzymes that replicate DNA or RNA. Unlike DNA polymerase, RNA polymerase is more prone to errors as it is not capable of “proofreading” its work. Viruses with RNA-based genomes, like HIV, coronavirus, therefore accrue mutations faster than viruses with DNA-based genomes.