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Four Indian scientists receive William Harvey Award 2015

Four Indian scientists from the Aligarh based Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) under Aligarh Muslim University have jointly awarded the prestigious William Harvey Award 2015. They were selected for this award in the field of Hematology for their work in the rare Hemoglobin C (Hb C) disease. Recipients of Award are Saeedul Hasan Arif Kafeel Akhtar. ..

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First 3D anatomic heart model printed using multiple imaging techniques

Team of heart experts including an Indian-origin surgeon Dr. Joseph Vettukattil for first time have printed three dimensional (3D) anatomic heart model using multiple imaging techniques. This hybrid 3D model of heart was successfully printed using integration of 3D transesophageal echocardiography (3DTEE) and computed tomography (CT). The team had used specialised software to register images ..

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World's first 'feeling' prosthetic leg fitted in Austria

World’s first prosthetic (artificial) leg capable of simulating the feelings of a real limb and fighting phantom pain was unveiled by researchers in Vienna, Austria. The first of its kind medical innovation is the result of a two-fold process which is developed by Professor Hubert Egger at the University of Linz, Austria. This prosthetic leg ..

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Doctors from Texas State of US successfully perform world's first skull-scalp transplant

Doctors from Texas State of United States have done the world’s first partial skull and scalp transplant from a human donor. This rare medical feat which opens new frontier in transplant surgery was achieved by team of Doctors from Houston Methodist Hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Center. The recipient patient was Jim Boysen, a 55-year-old ..

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BSF launches nationwide tele-medicine programme for troops

Border Security Force (BSF) on 14 April 2015 launched nationwide satellite-based tele-medicine programme for its troops. The programme will address medical and health-related problems of its troops deployed in far-flung frontier areas and difficult regions in the hinterland in case of an emergency or illness. Facts about Tele-medicine programme It will be operated and hosted ..

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