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Date Image 30 August 2021 Vol. No. 10; Issue No. 490

1. Vishwakarma G, Bhattacharjee A, Kumar N (2021). Missing data handling technique to determine optimum biological dose. Biomedical Engineering Advances.

2. Anand KV, Pimple SA, Bhattacharjee A, Mishra GA, Shastri SS (2021). Evaluating the Performance of Hybrid Capture 2 Test as a Primary Screening Test from Studies Conducted in Low and Middle-Income Country Settings- Special Focus India. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 22(8):2709-2716.

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Bires Chandra Guha Bires Chandra Guha

Bires Chandra Guha obtained his PhD from the University of London. He specialized in Biochemistry and Industrial Chemistry. He and his associates worked on the vitamin and mineral content of several types of Indian food, fresh water and sea fish used for eating purposes, on the factors affecting the biosynthesis of ascorbic acid in animal tissues and also on the nature and properties of oxytocin from the posterior pituitary gland. Dr. Guha's work demonstrated the importance of biochemistry as the connecting link between molecular genetics and species evolution in life sciences. Dr. Guha was actively associated with Indian Science Congress Association's administration, ICMR, CSIR. The INSA has instituted the Bires Chadra Guha Memorial lecture in his honour.

Zal Rustam Kothavalla Zal Rustam Kothavalla

Zal Rustam Kothavala obtained his DSc degree from the University of Bombay in 1946. He specialized in dairy science and animal husbandry. He was one of the first Indians to specialize in dairy science, genetics and cattle nutrition. He did a detailed study of cattle and unorganized dairy industry. He was Director, Dairy Research, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. Dr. Kothavalla received Silver Medal from the International Dairy Federation of the world in 1949 and Gold Medal from the University of Bombay.

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Biomarker may help predict benefits of immunotherapy

25 August 2021, ScienceDaily

A group of researchers reported that a specific pattern, or 'signature,' of markers on immune cells in the blood is a likely biomarker of response to checkpoint immunotherapy. Within this immune signature, a molecule LAG-3 provided key information identifying patients with poorer outcomes…

Expanding understanding of brain tumor biology to unlock new treatment options

26 August 2021, MedicalXpress

The study has identified unique tumor characteristics which have led to other viable medical treatment options for the first time, based on the biological drivers of these tumors...

Maternal obesity linked to higher risk of colorectal cancer in adult offspring

27 August 2021, EurekAlert

Infants whose mothers were obese during pregnancy may have a heightened risk of developing colorectal cancer later in life, according to new research led by public health experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston...

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