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Sahana Sitaraman

Neuroscience and Behavior

National Centre for Biological Sciences, India

Sahana has authored 4 articles

Songbirds might hold the key to managing our cholesterol levels

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Songbirds have lost "bad" cholesterol and some of its associated proteins over time. This makes for plaque-free finch arteries and a hale and healthy heart

Sahana Sitaraman

How a tiny pet store fish became the center of neuroscience research

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The tropical zebrafish is used extensively in genetics, neuroscience, and development labs worldwide

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New research uses CRISPR gene editing to grow new neurons in diseased brains

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Scientists hope the CRISPR-based therapy could treat neurodegenerative disease

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Escaping through a predator's butt is a common strategy for prey

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Some have evolved to just survive, but other species actively seek out being pooped out

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On this World Bee Day, we ask: why are bees so fascinating?

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Is it their honey or their hive, or is it because they can jive?

Cold-sensing neurons help tell animals when to hibernate

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This brings new insight into how mammals and birds survive frigid winters

Rare orchid lures in beetle pollinators using deceitful sexual bait

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Longhorn beetles deposit sperm in orchids they pollinate, but why?

Yeah, one fish, two fish, but can fish actually count?

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Studying zebrafish could help us unravel the neural circuitry underlying numerical skills

Special white blood cells heal our wounds with jolt of energy

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These cells, called macrophages, can both cause and alleviate pain