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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

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 http://pharmacy-no-rx.net/amoxicillin_generic.html Us?’ Very little did this couple from Kasargod, settled in Bengaluru know that […]

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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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Marriages Within Family Spawn Genetic Clinics

Marriages Within Family Spawn Genetic Clinics

11-11-2015

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FDA awards research grants to boost product development for patients with rare diseases

FDA awards research grants to boost product development for patients with rare diseases

26-10-2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it has awarded 18 new research grants totaling more than $19 million to boost the development of products for patients with rare diseases, which affect the lives of nearly 30 million Americans. These new grants were awarded to principal investigators in ten states, with research spanning clinical […]

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Study: RNA editing technique shows promise in treating rare, severe form of muscular dystrophy

Study: RNA editing technique shows promise in treating rare, severe form of muscular dystrophy

26-10-2015

An RNA editing technique called “exon skipping” has shown preliminary success in treating a rare and severe form of muscular dystrophy that currently has no treatment, based on a new study from Northwestern Medicine and the University of Chicago. Children with the disease lose significant muscle strength early in life. The discovery stems from the […]

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British doctors hail 'cure for blindness' with successful treatment of age-related macular degeneration

British doctors hail ‘cure for blindness’ with successful treatment of age-related macular degeneration

21-10-2015

British surgeons have taken a “big step forward” towards curing the most common form of blindness by developing and successfully performing a ground breaking operation. Surgeons at London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital carried out the first operation on a female patient with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), characterised by leaking blood vessels. They now believe that […]

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