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In The News: YOGA Benefits Increasingly Endorsed by Biomedical Research

June 21 is the International Day of Yoga and the whole world is now geared up for celebrating the 3rd International Day of Yoga. The day is very special for India as Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin over 6,000 years ago in India and… 

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Fetal growth trajectories in pregnancies of European and South Asian mothers with and without gestational diabetes, a population-based cohort study

The association between birth weight and later risk of type 2 diabetes is U-shaped. One arm comprise men and women born small, due to maternal undernutrition or other factors. The other arm comprises of individuals born large, due to maternal adiposity and diabetes…

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Glaucoma associated with iridocorneal endothelial syndrome in 203 Indian subjects

The iridocorneal endothelial syndrome is a disease spectrum which includes Chandler syndrome, Progressive iris atrophy and Cogan-Reese syndrome. The clinical variants are distinguished primarily on the basis of the changes in the iris. Progressive or…

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Characterizing Antibody Responses to Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum Antigens in India Using Genome-Scale Protein Microarrays

The burden of malaria in India has halved over the last 15 years, yet India continues to account for over 70% of malaria cases in South East Asia. The ‘National Framework for Malaria Elimination in India 2016–2030’ has two aims: eliminating malaria throughout the country by…

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Asymptomatic leishmaniasis in kala-azar endemic areas of Malda district, West Bengal, India

Visceral leishmaniasis is a vector-borne protozoal disease caused by the Leishmania donovani species complex. Estimated 200,000–400,000 new cases are recorded per year worldwide of which 67% of the total cases are contributed by three Asian countries…

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Study of association and molecular analysis of human papillomavirus in breast cancer of Indian patients: Clinical and prognostic implication

Human papillomavirus is a DNA virus having a 9.2Kb genome. The high-risk subtypes were frequently associated with different cancers, primarily cervical cancer and Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Among the subtypes of…

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Comparison of TST and IGRA in Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection in a High TB-Burden Setting

According to the World Health Organization Global TB report, 2015 approximately one- third of the world population is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Although individuals with LTBI are asymptomatic, however, they constitute an important…

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