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Columbia Asia launches campaign to encourage organ donation

Columbia Asia Hospitals, Bangalore has launched its #LeaveLifeBehind initiative on August 13 to encourage organ donation and emphasise its importance.

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Breakthrough study captures polygenic risk scores for CAD in South Asia

MedGenome Labs, leading genomics research and clinical data-driven diagnostics company, in collaboration with experts from Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and others, conducted a first-ever study on Indian population that validates a novel ‘CAD-PRS’ (coronary artery disease-genome-wide polygenic risk score) to precisely predict the risk of developing a coronary artery disease/myocardial infarction (MI) using a person’s genetic makeup.


India fourth highest in COVID-19 deaths worldwide; Case tally close to 2.4 million

With 942 new COVID-19 deaths reported on Wednesday, India’s total fatalities jumped to 47,065, making the country with the world’s fourth-highest COVID-19 fatalities


COVAX for equitable access to vaccine

As global efforts to develop a vaccine to blunt the COVID-19 pandemic has started bearing fruits, it is now clear that some populations are bound to get vaccine supplies before others.


India starts dosing desi vaccine

India has started administering the indigenously developed vaccine candidate for COVID-19 among volunteers at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.


Countries stake billions of dollars to lock up vaccine doses

Wealthier countries are already pouring in billions of dollars hoping to build manufacturing ability even before a vaccine is developed.


Gene-based strategies hasten COVID-19 vaccine development

While cautioning that data from a safety trial is no guarantee that the vaccine will work in protecting an individual from infection, vaccinologists are excited to see multiple, innovative strategies in play to bring about an effective vaccine.