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Date Image 28 February 2022 Vol. No. 11; Issue No. 515

1. Dhumal S, Patil A, More A, Kamtalwar S, Joshi A, Gokarn A, Mirgh S, Thatikonda P, Bhat P, Murthy V, Chavan P, Oak A, Gore S, Bhattacharjee A, Patkar N, Kannan S, Shetty N, Rawat A, Achrekar M, Trivedi B, Laskar S, Chaturvedi P, Badwe R, Khattry N, Gupta S (2022). SARS-COV-2 reinfection after previous infection and vaccine breakthrough infection through the second wave of pandemic in India: An observational study. International Journal of Infectious Diseases.

2. Horeweg N, Mittal P, Gradowska PL, Boere I, Nout RA, Chopra S. A systematic review and meta-analysis of adjuvant chemotherapy after chemoradiation for locally advanced cervical cancer. Critical Reviews in Oncology/ Hematology.

3. Maitre P, Sood S, Pathare P, Krishnatry R, Agarwal A, Rangarajan V, Murthy V (2022). Timing of Ga68-PSMA PETCT and patterns of recurrence after prostate radiotherapy: Implications for potential salvage. Radiotherapy Oncology.

4. Mukherjee S, Sharma S, Soni V, Joshi A, Gaikwad A, Bellare J, Kode J. Improved osteoblast function on titanium implant surfaces coated with nanocomposite Apatite-Wollastonite-Chitosan- an experimental in-vitro study. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine. 33(3):25.

5. Chatterjee A, Bhadane M, Manjali JJ, Dasgupta A, Epari S, Sahay A, Patil V, Moiyadi A, Shetty P, Gupta T (2022). Optimizing post-operative adjuvant therapy in elderly patients with newly-diagnosed glioblastoma: Single-institution audit of clinical outcomes from a tertiary-care comprehensive cancer centre in India. World Neurosurgery.

6. Sengar M, Ranganathan P (2022). The Interplay between COVID-19 and Cancer: Challenges and Perspectives. Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology.

7. Pahwa V, Pimple S, Mishra G, Anand K (2022). Prevalence and Determinants of Human Papilloma Virus Infection and Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN) among Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Mumbai, India. Indian Jounral of Medical and Paediatric Oncology.

8. Kumar P, Ambulkar R, Ranganathan P, Patil S (2022). Use of the McGRATH™ MAC videolaryngoscope to evaluate the ability of anesthetists to give effective cricoid pressure an interventional study. Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology.

9. Agarwal A, Khandelwal A, Pal K, Khare NK, Jadhav V, Gurjar M, Punatar S, Gokarn A, Bonda A, Nayak L, Kannan S, Gota V, Khattry N, Mittra I (2022). A novel pro-oxidant combination of resveratrol and copper reduces transplant related toxicities in patients receiving high dose melphalan for multiple myeloma (RESCU 001). PLoS One. 17(2):e0262212.

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Kamerkar S, Leng C, Burenkova O, Jang SC, McCoy C, Zhang K, Dooley K, Kasera S, Zi T, Sisó S, Dahlberg W, Sia CL, Patel S, Schmidt K, Economides K, Soos T, Burzyn D, Sathyanarayanan S. Exosome-mediated genetic reprogramming of tumor-associated macrophages by exoASO-STAT6 leads to potent monotherapy antitumor activity. Sci Adv. 8(7): eabj7002, 2022.

Legends of Science
Chhitar Mal Gupta Chhitar Mal Gupta

Chhitar Mal Gupta received his Ph.D. degree from the Agra University, Agra, in 1969. An Indian Molecular Biologist, he has extensively contributed to drug targeting in parasitic diseases and membrane phospholipids transbilayer dynamics. Another area he worked on is the elucidation of the actin cytoskeletal network in Leishmania. Dr. C.M.Gupta became an Indian Academy of Sciences Fellow in 1987; National Academy of Sciences Fellow in 2000. He received the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in 1985; Om Prakash Bhasin Award in 1999.

Kanury Venkata Subba Rao Kanury Venkata Subba Rao

Kanury Venkata Subba Rao obtained his Ph.D. from Maharaj Sayajirao University, Vadodara, in 1982. His significant contribution was in designing new synthetic peptide vaccines for Hepatitis B, which were reported to generate high immunogenicity in humans. He also contributed to the pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and in the diagnostics of HIV/AIDS. He was elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences in 1993; Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences in 1994. He was the recipient of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in 1997. He received the Millennium Plaque of Honour of the Indian Science Congress in 2000. He served as the president of the Indian Immunology Society from 2004 to 2008.

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