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Karnataka Doctor Discovers Rare Disorder

Karnataka Doctor Discovers Rare Disorder

24-05-2017

In a proud moment for the Indian research community, a rare congenital condition is set to be named after a Karnataka doctor. It’ll be called Nallegowda Syndrome. Dr Mallikarjun Nallegowda, from Holalkere in Chitradurga district, studied in Bangalore Medical College in the 1990s and is currently working in Colorado, US. He is said to be […]

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Need to build global confidence & trust in clinical research in India

Need to build global confidence & trust in clinical research in India

15-02-2017

Given all the recent changes in the regulatory environment in the recent past and the regulators’ commitment to a creating a favourable clinical research environment in India, there is now a strong need to rebuild global confidence and trust in doing clinical research in India. This was the unanimous opinion of industry panelists in the […]

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M.Sc. in Human Disease Genetics

M.Sc. in Human Disease Genetics

29-01-2017

CENTRE FOR HUMAN GENETICS Biotech Park, Electronics City Phase I, Bangalore 560 100  M.Sc. in Human Disease Genetics (2017-2019) (Degree awarded by University of Mysore) The Centre for Human Genetics, Bangalore, is admitting the third batch of students for its 2-year Master’s degree course in Human Disease Genetics.  This unique interdisciplinary programme at the interface […]

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Life-saving drug scarce, patients left in the lurch

Life-saving drug scarce, patients left in the lurch

28-11-2016

MUMBAI: When 20-year-old Gauri R was wheeled into the ICU of a south Mumbai hospital on Wednesday, it was an emergency that was in the making since July, when a life-saving drug, D-penicillamine became scarce across the country. Gauri suffers from Wilson’s disease, a genetic condition in which the body is unable to flush out […]

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Hunter Syndrome - A rare disease patient Shaurya's Story

Hunter Syndrome – A rare disease patient Shaurya’s Story

28-11-2016

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Stanford uses CRISPR to correct sickle cell, human trials planned

Stanford uses CRISPR to correct sickle cell, human trials planned

13-11-2016

CHICAGO –  Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine have used the CRISPR gene editing tool to repair the gene that causes sickle cell disease in stem cells from diseased patients, paving the way for a potential cure for the disease, which affects up to 5 million people globally. “What we’ve finally shown is that […]

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Health Ministru Works On Rare Disease Policy

Health Ministru Works On Rare Disease Policy

15-10-2016

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For genome services, India must be put on the map

For genome services, India must be put on the map

27-09-2016

Prajwal Hulluraiah is engrossed in a game on his mother’s mobile phone and wouldn’t look up to talk to you. But that’s where his similarity with any other 11-year-old ends. Twice a month, Prajwal checks into the Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health (IGICH) in Bangalore for a six-hour procedure to replace the enzymes in […]

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Court Asks Institute to Help Children Suffering from Rare Genetic Disorder

Court Asks Institute to Help Children Suffering from Rare Genetic Disorder

30-08-2016

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IGICH to treat patients with rare diseases for free

IGICH to treat patients with rare diseases for free

12-08-2016

According to sources, the cost of treatment would run into thirty-five crore rupees annually, which will be footed by the State Government. Bengaluru: Parents and guardians of patients suffering from rare diseases have always found it difficult to arrange funds for the treatment of their children with rare diseases. However, with the Karnataka high court […]

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