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Brain-Dead Boy Gives Life To Woman With Rare Heart Disease

Brain-Dead Boy Gives Life To Woman With Rare Heart Disease

20-07-2016

A teenager who was declared brain-dead following a road accident gave life to a 27-year-old woman suffering from a rare disease as his heart was successfully transplanted in her after being transported from Thiruvananthapuram by a Naval Air Ambulance here on Tuesday. A team of doctors at the Lisie Hospital here claimed that they have […]

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Rare Genetic Diseases Diagnosed In A.P. Hospital

Rare Genetic Diseases Diagnosed In A.P. Hospital

15-07-2016

Three persons, including a 15-year-old girl, have been diagnosed at the Government General Hospital here with rare genetic disorders arising out of consanguineous marriages. N.V. Sundarachary, Head of the Department, Neurology, said the two diseases — Wilson’s disease and Leukodystrophy — could be categorised under rare diseases with an incidence of 1-4 in one lakh […]

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Screening For Rare Genetic Disorders At a Point-Of-Click

Screening For Rare Genetic Disorders At a Point-Of-Click

11-07-2016

Fast and accurate diagnosis of disease-causing mitochondrial genetic mutations is now possible thanks to automation of the entire process of data analysis and interpretation by a team of researchers at the Delhi-based CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology. The comprehensive pipeline developed by a team led by Dr. Sridhr Sivasubbu and Dr. Vinod Scaria […]

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Scholar Maps Rare Genetic Disorders Across India

Scholar Maps Rare Genetic Disorders Across India

08-07-2016

Blood tears, countless benign tumours in vital organs and accelerated ageing were among the 30 rare genetic disorders that a young doctor-in-the-making has mapped across India as part of her research as a Fulbright scholar. Aditi Kantipuly, a student of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University, has spent the past seven weeks visiting several States […]

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One man’s fascination with fat

One man’s fascination with fat

06-06-2016

Ram Rajasekharan’s two decades of research is converging in ways that offer hope for commercially viable technologies and products. “This is the world’s tiniest grain”, says Ram Rajasekharan, handing a fistful with a magnifying glass. Under the lens, Teff seeds look oblong and wispy and, like many seeds, harbour a story which is culturally deep […]

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Logo Design Contest

14-04-2016

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Policy On Rare Diseases Will Make Treatment Affordable, Inclusive

Policy On Rare Diseases Will Make Treatment Affordable, Inclusive

28-03-2016

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Sarthak Kamath is surely India’s very own Stephen Hawking

Sarthak Kamath is surely India’s very own Stephen Hawking

14-03-2016

Bengaluru: About 20-years ago, when a doctor had told Narasimha Kamath and Sneha Kamath that their child, Sarthak Kamath was suffering from a rare disorder called Duschenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), they had gazed at the skies in despair and questioned ‘Why Us?’ Very little did this couple from Kasargod, settled in Bengaluru know that this […]

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M.Sc. in Human Disease Genetics

M.Sc. in Human Disease Genetics

05-02-2016

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

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15,000 Kids With LSD, Only 600 Enrol for Treatment

15,000 Kids With LSD, Only 600 Enrol for Treatment

05-02-2016

Mahalakshmi, a 16-year-old, was diagnosed with a rare condition of Lysosomal Storage Disorder (LSD) when she was just four years old. Her condition Mucopolysaccharidosis type 4B is one among many categories of over 45 ultra-rare disorders that does not have a cure. Unlike her condition, in India around 500 babies are likely to be affected […]

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