Model for optimising topography can make better surfaces for hip and knee implants

New Delhi, October 15, 2021: Indian Scientists have developed analytical models that can predict topography of electrical discharge textured (EDT) surfaces, aiding their customisation for improving hip and knee implants. Electrical discharge textured surfaces have suitable surface topography and surface chemistry to promote tissue growth and adhesion. Surface topography prediction is important in EDT surfaces […]

Chandigarh’s first Pollen Calendar can help identify potential allergy triggers and guard sensitive people

New Delhi, September 8, 2021: Chandigarh now has its first pollen calendar, which can identify potential allergy triggers and provide a clear understanding for clinicians as well as allergy sufferers about their causes to help limit their exposure during high pollen loads. About 20-30% of the population suffers from allergic rhinitis/hay fever in India, and […]

COVID-19, vaccination , Hindus, Hinduism

COVID-19: Whether future waves will affect children more or with increased severity are all speculations

Dr. Praveen Kumar, Director, Department of Pediatrics, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi talks about various issues including impact of COVID-19 on children, the need to protect them, and vaccinating pregnant women and lactating mothers. How has the pandemic affected children’s mental and physical health? What needs to be done to reduce its long-term impact? […]

‘Terrace gardening can provide us with cost-effective and nutritious foods’

New Delhi, July 10, 2021: The Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu today received the first copy of the English translation of Thummeti Raghothama Reddy’s book on Terrace gardening- ‘Terrace Garden: Midde Thota’. The book, originally written in Telugu, chronicles Reddy’s successful journey of developing a fruitful terrace gardening practice at Naarapalle, Hyderabad. Naidu commended the […]

Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell,CAR-T therapy , Cancer treatment in India, Tata Hospital Mumbai,

Cancer: First CAR-T cell therapy conducted at ACTREC, Tata Hospital

New Delhi, June 11, 2021: The Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy has emerged as a breakthrough in cancer treatment. Clinical trials conducted globally have shown promising results in end stage patients, especially in patients suffering from Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Though this technology has a remarkable therapeutic potential for cancer patients, at present this technology is […]