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ICMR: Task Force on Gene Therapy

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will set up a task force on gene therapy in order to encourage research in the field. The purpose of setting up the task force is to explore gene editing based therapeutic approaches that will treat illness. Highlights The task force will work on genetic diseases affecting brain, ..

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Secretagogin: Protein that helps regulate blood sugar levels identified Indian scientists

Scientists at the Hyderabad based Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) have demonstrated the role of a protein Secretagogin (SCGN) in increasing insulin action in obesity-induced diabetes. Currently, the processes regulating insulin synthesis, secretion, signalling and maturation in diabetes were not completely understood by scientists. These findings were ..

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14 November: World Diabetes Day

Every year 14 November is observed as World Diabetes Day (WDD), a primary global awareness campaign focusing on diabetes. The need to create a day for the awareness of diabetes came in response to growing concerns about escalating health threats due to diabetes. As of now about 21,463 people have tested their risk of type ..

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International Diabetes Federation launches 9th IDF Diabetes Atlas

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has released latest figures that highlight the alarming growth in the prevalence of diabetes around the world.  These figures were published on the 14 November, World Diabetes Day in the ninth edition of the IDF Diabetes Atlas.  It shows that Pakistan is now in the top 10 countries for an ..

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National Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy Survey, 2019

On October 10, 2019, at the Conference of Central Council of Health and Family Welfare, Union Minister Harsha Vardhan released National Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy survey, 2019. The survey was conducted between 2015 and 2019. Diabetes and Diabetic retinopathy have been emerging as significant non – communicable diseases that lead to ocular morbidity. The survey ..

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