Monthly Archives: December 2015

Global Profiling of Carbohydrate Active Enzymes in Human Gut Microbiome

Human gut harbours more than 1000 microbial species. These species, along with their approximately 4.2 million genes, constitute the gut microbiome. A close symbiosis between our cells and the…

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Raw Sap Consumption Habits and Its Association with Knowledge of Nipah Virus in Two Endemic Districts in Bangladesh

Nipah virus (NiV) infection is an emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease in both animals and humans. Several human Nipah virus outbreaks have been reported in Bangladesh since 2001 with a case fatality of…

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Case Study: Appropriate Care for an 80 Year Old Man from India with Dementia

By: Dr. P. Lal Arora
I have known of an 80 years old business man in India who started with memory loss a couple of years ago and was diagnosed with…

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Quercetin Suppresses Twist to Induce Apoptosis in MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells

It is estimated that there are nearly 1.5–2 million cancer cases in India. The mortality rate in India is huge (1 in 2 newly diagnosed cases), irrespective of the…

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Phylogenetic and Molecular Clock Analysis of Dengue Serotype 1 and 3 from New Delhi, India

Dengue is a mosquito-borne acute viral infection prevalent in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. It is caused by an RNA virus belonging to the family Flaviviridae genus Flavivirus. Dengue virus (DENV) exists as…

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Virological Characteristics of Acute Hepatitis B in Eastern India

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a global health threat affecting about 350 million people across the world. HBV leads to a wide spectrum of clinical presentations ranging from acute…

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Piloting Upfront Xpert MTB/RIF Testing on Various Specimens under Programmatic Conditions for Diagnosis of TB & DR-TB in Paediatric Population

India has the world’s largest burden of tuberculosis (TB) and accounts for one-fifth of the global TB incidence. While, globally the exact burden of childhood TB is not well documented, it is estimated that…

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