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Random Facts: Diabetes

“Diabetes” is the Greek word for “siphon”. It refers to the copious urine flow when the disease is uncontrolled.

Sir Frederick Banting (1891-1941) in 1923, was one of the discoverers of insulin for which he shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine. 107 more words

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Cure Insomnia With Drew Ackerman's 'Sleep With Me' Podcast

Three Americans—Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young—found their lifetime’s work studying sleep in the spotlight last month, when the three scientists were awarded the 2017… 880 more words

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A Woman of Great Importance: Marie Curie

The 7th of November marked the 150th birthday of Marie Curie (née Maria Skłodowska), one of the world’s most remarkable women. Curie grew up in Warsaw in the Russian partition of Poland, where her fiercely nationalist family suffered due to their love of Poland: her father was forced to resign from a teaching position at the university, causing the family to struggle financially. 375 more words

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The Biggest war which we all 'have' to fight in India.Until then we will not attain freedom..

A brief introduction about him:Mr.Kailash Satyarthi (born on January 11, 1954) is a human rights activist from India who has been at the forefront of the global movement to end child slavery.He has led the rescue of over 80000 child slaves and developed a successful model for their education and rehabilitation.He has been awarded with Nobel Peace Prize(which he now has given it away for the nation) in 2014 and other prizes for his contribution to the society.

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Antibiotic abuse is on track to kill more people than cancer and diabetes. Can food help?

England’s Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies recently made headlines around the world when she again warned of an impending “post-antibiotic apocalypse.” Sounding no less disastrous, the World Health Organization has said that we’re “heading towards a post-antibiotic era, in which many common infections will no longer have a cure and once again kill unabated.” How have we arrived here? 739 more words

An Irrational Neuroscientist

This article originally appeared in Mint on Sunday here.  You will find some related pictures there.

An Irrational Neuroscientist

On October 9th, 2017, as the world commemorated the 50th anniversary of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara’s assassination, my mind went back to January 28th, 2008.  3,766 more words

Circadian Clock, and Nobel Prize

(Published in November 2017 issue of Santwanam magazine.)

The Nobel prize in medicine was awarded to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young, this year, for their “discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm”.The Nobel prize in medicine was awarded to Jeffrey C. 407 more words

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