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The 1st Edition of our spectacular newsletter!

SBE VIT presents the very first edition of its Newsletter: BIOSPHERE.


This edition explores the intersection of environmental sustainability with biology, economics, everyday life, and the initiatives we at SBE-VIT have taken towards this goal, hence the theme:

Sustainability, to the best of our ability’.


We hope that you enjoy this edition of our newsletter, and that it does indeed inspire you to aim for sustainable behavior, to the best of your abilities! Do give it a read and stay tuned for its future editions!



Malnutrition: The Forgotten Epidemic in Indonesia and India

A Joint Article by the Journalism Team of SBE UISC 2021 and SBE VIT 2021

As developing countries, Indonesia and India still have a long way to go in tackling malnutrition problems such as stunting. Stunting is an indicator of chronic undernutrition.
This article aims to raise awareness on the same

Remembering Rosalind Franklin

July 25th 2021 marks the 101st birthday of Rosalind Elsie Franklin, a British chemist best known for her contributions to the discovery of the molecular structure of DNA and for laying the foundation for the field of structural virology.

This article explores her life, career and the struggles she faced.


Mucormycosis: A deadly addition to the COVID Pandemic

The black fungus is the latest focus of medical attention, thanks to the uproar it has been causing amidst the ongoing pandemic.
Mucormycosis, commonly known as the black fungal disease, is one of the most lethal fungal infections.
It is rare but life-threatening, and complicates the course of severe COVID-19.

Read this article to learn more about this deadly disease 


Ecosystem Restoration

Over the past decade, Earth’s environmental conditions have taken a significant turn for the worse.
The UN Environment Programme has announced the “UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration” that will focus on ecosystem restoration in an attempt to bring back the ecologically diverse world we once had.

Here we explore a few examples of ecosystem restoration in India.

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Serendipity in Biology

Serendipity is a happy and unexpected event that occurs by chance and happens when we are searching for a particular thing, but discover something else.
The general conception is that scientific research goes on in a methodical and controlled way.

But many “by chance” incidents have indeed played a major role in several scientific inventions. Read more about them!


The Science Behind Sleep

Have you ever thought about how you fall asleep? Are you aware of what changes occur in your body while you sleep, and how the sleep-wake cycle works?
Have you realized that the reason you dream involves numerous scientific mechanisms?

This article explores how we sleep and what makes us dream.

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Memories: The Enigma of the Human Brain

What is memory? Is it something tangible, like blood and bone? Is it something which you can hold physically, maybe a ball of some complex chemical compound? Or is it an abstract concept, like love and anger?
This has been one of the most pressing scientific questions for centuries. 

Continue reading for the answer

Specialised Evolution: A Double-Edged Sword?

The biosphere: a classic example of a dog-eat-dog world where only the toughest prosper, and the weak perish.
The victors grow stronger and stronger at each turn; changing, adapting, evolving, guided by the forces of natural selection.

However, Mother Nature does not always make the right choices.


Autopsy: Studying The Human Beef

Autopsy, a Greek word, literally means “to see for oneself.” It is a surgical procedure that consists of a thorough examination of a corpse by dissection so as to determine the cause and manner of death.

Imagine your favorite character dead. What’s next? Burial, burning the corpse…?
Hell no, don’t you want to know the cause behind this demise?

So, you opt for autopsy.

The Catastrophic Case of Antibiotic Resistance

Bacteria, are the malicious weapons, glorified in the name of winners, in this race of adaptive evolution, better known as the Darwinian selection.

Human survival, is our battle against them, primarily fought by biotechnologists, when the responsibility lies in every human, in the ways that will be elaborated in this article.


Food Allergy and Intolerance: A Hazard of Human Health

The term ‘Allergy’ is basically defined as an immune response that takes place after eating a particular food. 
From long past, as humans changed their food habit and became omnivorous for the availability of more food, food allergy has become a companion of them. 

Learn more about allergies and their treatment in this article

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