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REPORT: Inclusion of Anti-Corruption in health syllabus critical for improving health and wellbeing

At an international dialogue on “Collaborative Academic Action for Good Health and Well-Being,” conducted online by IIHMR University, Jaipur on Mar 5,  it was said that anti-corruption, transparency and accountability approaches to control corruption for advancement of Universal Health Coverage are needed. “We must continue an initiative program of continuing education on corruption that must go beyond universities and healthcare …

IIT Guwahati discovers new ways to prevent memory loss due to Alzheimer

A research team from IIT Guwahati team has found that application of low-voltage electric field, and the use of ‘trojan peptides’ can be a method to arrest aggregation of neurotoxic molecules in the brain. The team was studying the neurochemical principles of Alzheimer’s, and explored new ways to prevent accumulation of neurotoxic molecules in the brain that are associated with …

Scientists shed light on action of key tuberculosis drug

Called ethambutol, the drug against the tuberculosis (TB) has been a mainstay in the fight against TB since its discovery in 1961. Despite this, the drug’s ‘mode of action’ – the way it kills the bacterium – has not been fully confirmed by scientists. In a study, published in the journal Science, which sheds fresh light on how a key front-line …

NEET Remedy: A common national entrance test for world’s largest medical education system

The phase two of NEET for those who couldn’t sit in NEET-1 is scheduled on July 24. NEET-1 was held on May 1. The combined result would be declared on August 17 so that the admission process can be completed by September 30. The window for online application would be open between May 21 and June 20. After recalling its …

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