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Govt pulls the plug on 100 crore grant for treating rare diseases like Thalassemia, Sickle-cell Anaemia, one year after announcing it

The complete shift of policy has left the families of kids with rare diseases and activists fighting for their cause in a shock

Published on 19th December 2018
Dr Ganapathy Subramanian

Dr Ganapathy Subramanian is from Tirunelveli, but his work towards cancer treatment is taking him places 

He has also worked as an exchange visitor at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a biopharmaceutical company in the USA

Published on 23rd November 2018
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IIT Madras professor researching on microfluid phenomena chosen for 'Swarnajayanti Fellowship' 

Sen has been a faculty member since 2010, he has secured more than USD 1 Million of research funding from various agencies to establish a Microfluidics Research Facility

Published on 3rd December 2018
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IIT Roorkee researchers develop carbon nanodots from rose leaves that can diagnose and destroy cancer cells

Dr Gopinath’s team has synthesised carbon nanodots by heating the leaves of Catharanthus roseus, commonly called rosy periwinkle and Vinca rosea

Published on 8th November 2018
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Meet the Rhodes Scholar from Bengaluru who is all set to obtain her Masters from Oxford University


Twenty-one-year-old Samvida Venkatesh is one among the five Indian students who have been selected for the 2019 Rhodes Scholarship based on their outstanding scholarly achievement

Published on 1st November 2018
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Paper-based device to detect uranium in drinking water

Standard methods to detect uranium involve time-consuming processes and expensive, non-portable equipment

Published on 5th November 2018
Women empowerment

Here is how Spurthi Kolipaka found her calling in women empowerment

Secunderabad-born Kolipaka works in the areas of menstrual hygiene, sanitation, hygiene and more in Telangana 

Published on 19th October 2018
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93 percent children exposed to toxic air, could die before turning 15: WHO report

The report details the different ways in which children are at risk of serious and permanent damage to health and methods to prevent it

Published on 30th October 2018
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Mexican student fits brassiere cup with an app to detect breast cancer

Eva is a cup that goes inside a bra and with a mobile app begins its exploration. In just five minutes it can determine whether or not a woman is at risk of breast cancer

Published on 23rd October 2018
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Three Indian students among 15 finalists in global science challenge 

The Indian teenagers are Samay Godika, 16, and Nikhiya Shamsher, 16, from Bengaluru and Kavya Negi, 18, from Delhi

Published on 16th October 2018
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Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft  passes away due to cancer

Allen co-founded Microsoft alongside Bill Gates in 1975. Before his death, he was estimated to be the 46th-richest person in the world

Published on 16th October 2018
Mohammed Shujatullah

Mohammed Shujatullah is on a mission to ensure that the poor don’t go hungry in Hyderabad

Mohammed Shujatullah serves breakfast outside Niloufer Hospital and Government Maternity Hospital every day

Published on 6th October 2018
Breast cancer awareness campaign

SFI Calicut Medicos launched a one-month-long breast cancer awareness campaign

The medical students are planning to spread awareness through classes, flash mobs and by distributing pamphlets among the people

Published on 2nd October 2018
AI system

New AI system can identify cancer tumours better than humans

The approach is similar to the algorithms that facial-recognition software uses. It scans thousands of faces looking for a particular pattern to find its match

Published on 25th August 2018
World’s smallest medical robot

World's smallest medical robot hits Guinness Book of World Records

The robot is basically a series of nanocomposite particles of multifunctional oxide materials that can be remotely controlled by an electromagnetic field

Published on 29th August 2018

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