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Date Image 31 May 2021 Vol. No. 10; Issue No. 477

1. Sangale A, Bhat V, Kelkar R, Biswas S (2021). Microbiology of Ventilator-associated Pneumonia in a Tertiary Care Cancer Hospital. Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine. 25(4):421-428.

2. Rao M, Venkatraman P, Mukhopadhyay D, Roychoudhury S, Vanderford NL, Rangnekar VM (2021). Value added by an inter-continental cancer consortium. Genes and Cancer 12: 65-68. 3.

3. Thiagarajan P, Thota RS, Divatia JV (2021). Efficacy of ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block following breast surgery - A double-blinded randomised, controlled study. Indian Journal of Anaesthesia.

4. Kazi, M., Qureshi, S.S (2021). Primary Peritoneal Rhabdomyosarcomatosis in a 2-Year-Old Child Treated with Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy — Case Report and Review of Literature. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology.

5. Sheikh Burhan Ud Din Farooqee, Christie J, Venkatraman P (2021). PSMD9 ribosomal protein network maintains nucleolar architecture and WT p53 levels. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 563: 105-112..

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Legends of Science
Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Badri Nath Tandon

Badri Nath Tandon obtained his MD from the King George Medical College, Lucknow. He took advanced training in gastroenterology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. His main contribution was research on bowel diseases, effects of malnutrition on intestine, pancreas and liver. He studied the role of pathogens and food toxins in various diseases. His work helped the discovery about pyrrolizidine alkaloids in Jhunjhunia seeds causing veno-occlusive disease of the liver. He isolated Hepatitis E virus and found a therapeutic protocol of the Hepatitis E and Hepatitis C using herbal plants. He established the Department of Gastroenterology at AIIMS. Dr. Tandon was awarded Padma Bhushan (1986), The Sasakawa WHO Health Prize of the World Health Organization (1990) and the Jubilee Medal of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Kent Memorial Award of the National Homoeopathic Association, Lifetime Achievement Award of the New Delhi chapter of the Indian Medical Association and the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award of Indian society of Gastroenterology (2007).

Andreas Vesalius Bashir Ahmad

Bashir Ahmad obtained his PhD degree from the University of London. He made contributions in the fields of vitamins, hormones, carotene and basal human metabolism. He developed processed products from amla powder, amla preservatives, juice and vitamin C syrup. He studied calcium, phosphorus and phytin content of the diet of the people of Kangra Valley, where occurrence of rickets was high. He also studied relationship between vitamin A reserves with the nutrition level. Dr. Ahmad was a Fellow of Royal Institute of Chemistry (London), Member Biochemial Society (London), Indian Chemical Society, Indian Pharmaceutical Congress (President, 1942), Physiology Section, Indian Science Congress ( President, 1948).

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In 2011, A study introduced the concept of ‘senescence surveillance’, wherein premalignant senescent hepatocytes were cleared through a tumour-antigen-directed immune response.

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Activation of retinal neurons triggers tumour formation in cancer-prone mice

26 May 2021, Nature

Light-induced activation of neuronal cells in the retina stimulates the formation of optic-nerve tumours in cancer-prone mice, revealing a potential role of neuronal activity in cancer initiation….

Blood test detects childhood tumors based on their epigenetic profiles

28 May 2021, MedicalXpress

A new study exploits the characteristic epigenetic signatures of childhood tumors to detect, classify and monitor the disease. The scientists analyzed short fragments of tumor DNA that are circulating in the blood…

FDA approves Amgen drug for lung cancer with specific mutation

29 May 2021, NBC News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an Amgen drug for non-small cell lung cancer with a specific mutation in a gene known as KRAS in patients whose disease has worsened after treatment with chemotherapy or other medicines…

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