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Science Sparks @ ACTREC
Date Image 15th August 2022 Vol. No. 11; Issue No. 539

1. Asija S, Chatterjee A, Yadav S, Chekuri G, Karulkar A, Jaiswal AK, Goda JS, Purwar R (2022). Combinatorial approaches to effective therapy in glioblastoma (GBM): Current status and what the future holds. International Reviews of Immunology.

2. Bhattacharjee A, Banerjee S, Vishwakarma G, Pashchenko A (2022). highMLR: An open-source package for R with machine learning for feature selection in high dimensional cancer clinical genome time to event data. Expert System with Applications.

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Gao LA, Wilkinson ME, Strecker J, Makarova KS, Macrae RK, Koonin EV, Zhang F. Prokaryotic innate immunity through pattern recognition of conserved viral proteins. Science. 377(6607):eabm4096, 2022.

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Prahlad Raoji Awati Prahlad Raoji Awati

Prahlad Raoji Awati obtained his education and degree from the Imperial College, London, in 1913. His research topics were bionomics, ecology, distribution, and anatomy of the common shore animals. He established a leading school of marine zoology at the Institute of Science, Mumbai, and studied the fauna of the Mumbai shores. Dr. Awati was a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, and Entomological Society, London.

Sachindra Nath Das-Gupta Sachindra Nath Das-Gupta

Sachindra Nath Das-Gupta was awarded Ph.D. from the University of London in 1929 and DSc from the University of Kalyani in 1979. His areas of research were mycology and plant pathology. He contributed significantly to mango necrosis, host-pathogen interaction, leather mycology, predacious fungi, lichenology, and virology. Dr. Das Gupta was a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, and the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad. He was awarded an honorary Fellowship of the Indian Phytopathological Society and American Phytopathological Society.

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Pembrolizumab improves survival in advanced triple-negative breast Cancer

09 August 2022, National Cancer Institute

Adding the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda) to chemotherapy can help some patients with advanced triple-negative breast cancer live longer than if they received chemotherapy alone, new results from a clinical trial show...

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11 August 2022, EurekAlert

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New chip could make treating metastatic cancer easier and faster

12 August 2022, MedicalXpress

The chip's unique design means CTC clusters are filtered in microwells and can later be accessed for further analysis. Even a single CTC can contain a significant amount of data on the patient and their specific cancer, which can be critical for managing the disease...

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