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Why India still moving slowly in the field of medical research

The increased longevity of humans over the past century can be significantly attributed to advances resulting from medical research. Among the major benefits of medical research have been vaccines for measles and polio, insulin treatment for diabetes, classes of antibiotics for treating a host of maladies, medication for high blood pressure, improved treatments for AIDS among many.

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Dr Ashok Balasubramanyam named vice president for academic integration at Baylor College of Medicine

Houston (US): Dr Ashok Balasubramanyam has been named vice president for academic integration at Baylor College of Medicine and senior associate dean for academic affairs. His initial focus will be at Baylor St Luke’s Medical Centre.

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Functional heart muscle regenerated in decellularized human hearts

Washington: Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have taken some initial steps toward the creation of bioengineered human hearts using donor hearts stripped of components that would generate an immune response and cardiac muscle cells generated from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which could come from a potential recipient.

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Obama to present National Medal of Science to Indian-American professor

Washington: President Barack Obama will present the National Medal of Science to Rakesh K Jain, an Indian-American professor at Harvard Medical School and director of tumour biology laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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New method could detect blood clots anywhere in the body with a single scan

Washington: A blood clot is a dangerous health situation with the potential to trigger heart attacks, strokes and other medical emergencies. To treat a blood clot, doctors need to find its exact location. But current clinical techniques can only look at one part of the body at a time, slowing treatment and increasing the risk for complications. Now, researchers are reporting a method, tested in rats, that may someday allow healthcare providers to quickly scan the entire body for a blood clot.

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Phase II human trial approved for Type-1 diabetes vaccine

New York (IANS): The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a phase II clinical trial for testing the ability of a promising vaccine to reverse advanced Type-1 diabetes, researchers said.

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Smartphone-based device could provide rapid, low-cost molecular tumour diagnosis

Washington: A device developed by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators may bring rapid, accurate molecular diagnosis of tumours and other diseases to locations lacking the latest medical technology.

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Blood test for patients on acne medication deemed unnecessary

Washington: A study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has found that for young, healthy women taking spironolactone to treat hormonal acne, frequent office visits and blood draws are an unnecessary healthcare expense.

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Sakra World Hospital signs MoU with Partners Medical International

Bengaluru: Sakra World Hospital, a joint venture of the Kirloskar group, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and SECOM of Japan, has joined hands with Partners Medical International, the academic arm of Partners HealthCare, a leading non-profit healthcare systems in the US and associated with Harvard affiliated hospitals like Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston to bring world-class treatment options for heart patients in India.

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Clinicians, engineers, business to jointly improve health of women and children in India

Bengaluru: The Centre for Global Health at Massachusetts General Hospital (USA) on Friday announced the launch of CAMTech INDIA, an initiative to catalyse the development and adoption of new technologies to address preventable causes of death among women and children in India.

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