Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHMD, FSHD or FSH) is an autosomal dominant inherited form of muscular dystrophy (MD). This type of MD, affects the skeletal muscles of the face (facio), scapula […]
Vipra is working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, Singapore after having completed her doctoral studies in tissue engineering. Previously, she has graduated with a Masters in Technology (M.Tech.) in Biotechnology from India. She is passionate about science and the latest developments in the fields of stem cell research, drug development, biomedical devices and implants. Vipra likes to be updated about the ongoings in music, health, nutrition, current affairs and entrepreneurial ideas. She also loves food and challenges herself to recreating recipes from exotic cuisines in her own kitchen.
In a study published in PLOS ONE, researchers from Newcastle University, UK, have described the impact of uncontrolled fishing on coral reefs. Data was collected from 2655 fishers of five out […]
CRISPR-Cas9 is a gene editing tool, that can potentially be used to genetically manipulate cells of humans, animals and other organisms. Recently, researchers at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in […]
Study finds mechanism by which obesity promotes pancreatic and breast cancer Obesity is a condition in which a person has accumulated a high amount of body fat that in turn […]
Mitochondria are double membrane-bound organelles found in most eukaryotic cells, and are also called as the “power houses” of the cells. The cell’s supply of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), used as […]
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedures have often been the answer to the prayers of many couples. In IVF, the egg from the female and the sperm from the male […]
The gut microbiota is a complex community of microorganisms that live in the digestive tracts of animals. The aggregate of all the genomes of the gut microbiota is collectively called the […]