The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is India's premier institute for advanced research and higher education. With over 40 departments and centres under six major divisions, the institute offers PhD, Master's and Bachelor of Science programs in all science and engineering disciplines. IISc is consistently ranked as India's top university in global and national rankings. The institute recently secured the 8th position among the world's Best Small Universities in the Times Higher Education rankings 2017. IISc is renowned for its academic freedom, and emphasis on innovative, interdisciplinary research. Faculty members and alumni have made pioneering contributions to the country's defense, atomic energy, space and other science and technology programmes. In the last 100 years, the Institute's faculty members have together won the largest number of awards and honors in the country.

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New mutations and proteins of novel coronavirus revealed

A recent study from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), published in the Journal of Proteome Research, has identified multiple mutations and unique proteins in isolates of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It ...

Modelling HIV fusion

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has used robust computer simulations to understand how HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, fuses with the host cell membrane. Published in the ...

How hitchhiking worms choose their vehicles

Tiny worms that live inside fig trees use the fig wasp as a 'vehicle' to hitch rides from one tree to another by crawling into the wasp's gut without harming it. This relationship has existed for millions of years. But how ...

The discovery of five new species of vine snakes in India

Vine snakes are among the most common snakes in peninsular India, found even in many peri-urban areas wherever there is some greenery. This species was believed to be widespread throughout the drier parts of the peninsula ...

Nanomotors as probes to sense cancer environment

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has used a 3-D tumor model and magnetically driven nanomotors to probe the microenvironment of cancer cells. The team consists of researchers ...

Researchers develop low-cost, drop-on-demand printing technique

Researchers at the Center for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE), IISc, have developed a low-cost, drop-on-demand printing technique capable of generating a wide range of droplet sizes using a variety of inks. Apart from ...

Space bricks for lunar habitation

In what could be a significant step forward in space exploration, a team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed a sustainable process for ...

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