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Chandrima Shaha to be first woman president of Indian National Science Academy

Dr. Chandrima Shaha is set to be the first woman president of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA). She is currently Professor of Eminence at the National Institute of Immunology (NII) of Delhi. As a biologist, Ms. Shaha has focussed on apoptosis (or programmed cell death). Her laboratory uses the uni-cellular leishmania parasite as a ..

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Kala-azar

Kala-azar or visceral leishmaniasis (VL), also known as black fever and Dumdum fever is most severe form of leishmaniasis. It is slow progressing indigenous disease caused by single-celled parasite of Leishmania family. It belongs to Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) family of diseases which affect poorest populations. Its infection is transmitted by sand fly (Leishmania donovani), ..

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Kala Azar

Kala-azar is a slow progressing indigenous disease caused by a protozoan parasite of genus Leishmania. Kala-azar also known as black fever and Dumdum fever. It is most severe form of leishmaniosis. It is parasitic infection transmitted by sand fly (Leishmania donovani), a blood-sucking pest, which is found in moist (humid) mud and sand and in close ..

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