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Science Sparks @ ACTREC
Date Image 24 July 2023 Vol. No. 12; Issue No. 588

1. Kumar M, Moiyadi A, Rangaraj N, Noronha S, Shetty P, Singh VK, Choudhari AK (2023). Implications of use of different intraoperative ultrasound modalities during glioma surgery – a comparative study of factors affecting outcomes. International Journal of Medical Informatics.

2. Sivaranjini K, Oak A, Cheulkar S, Maheshwari A, Mahantshetty U, Dikshit R (2023). Role of education and income on disparities of time-to-treatment initiation and its impact on cervical cancer survival. Indian Journal of Public Health. 67(2):235-239.

3. Shaikh MR, Singh B, Halder R, Singh R, Shaikh MR, Agarwal N, Bansal N, Ahmed R, Mirgh SP, Bhurani D (2023). FLAG based v/s Standard 3 + 7 induction therapy in treatment naïve Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Time to think "beyond anthracyclines". Leukemia Research. 132:107346.

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Pujals M, Mayans C, Bellio C, Méndez O, Greco E, Fasani R, Alemany-Chavarria M, Zamora E, Padilla L, Mitjans F, Nuciforo P, Canals F, Nonell L, Abad M, Saura C, Tabernero J, Villanueva J. RAGE/SNAIL1 signaling drives epithelial-mesenchymal plasticity in metastatic triple-negative breast cancer. Oncogene. 2023.

Legends of Science
Kartar Singh Thind Kartar Singh Thind

Kartar Singh Thind obtained his PhD from the University of Wisconsin, USA, in 1948. He made pioneering contributions in the fields of mycology and plant pathology. He explored the new microflora of the Himalayas and new taxa of fungi. He was a member of the Mycological Society of America, British Mycological Society, Botanical Society of America and International Mycological Association. He was elected fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore and the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad; Indian Phytopathological Society, Indian Mycological Society, and Society for Developing Asiatic Tropical Mycology.

Kolar Ramakrishnaiya Krishnaswami Kolar Ramakrishnaiya Krishnaswami

Kolar Ramakrishnaiya Krishnaswami received his DSc from the University of London, UK, in 1930. His major work involved chemical analysis and laboratory-scale industrial operations concerning the utilization of various raw materials. He did several investigations on the recovery of precious metals from ores. He was a member of the Chemical Advisory Committee, Atomic Energy Commission, and Ores and Raw Materials Committee, BIS. He was a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore and the Royal Institute of Chemistry of Great Britain and Ireland.

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Cancer News
Some people with rectal cancer can skip radiation before surgery

19 July 2023, National Cancer Institute

In the trial, called PROSPECT, nearly 1,200 people with locally advanced rectal cancer were randomly assigned to receive either a chemotherapy regimen called FOLFOX or chemoradiotherapy, which uses just one chemotherapy drug, before surgery...

Signaling between cancer and mesothelial cells promotes ovarian cancer tumorigenesis, immune evasion

19 July 2023, MedicalXpress

The study demonstrates how cancer cells reprogram normal mesothelial cells into cancer-associated mesothelial cells (CAMC) that have a pro-tumoral function...

Selective light treatment could more accurately kill breast cancer cells

20 July 2023, Technology Networks

This photodynamic therapy is a useful addition to the arsenal of existing therapies for breast cancer. When used alongside conventional treatments, photodynamic therapy can possibly reduce disease burden and indirectly help to lessen treatment-related toxicities with conventional therapies...

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