Editor in Chief Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee                                                                               Dated:21 June,2020

New research on blood cancer raises new treatment hopes

Brisbane : A new research from QIMR Berghofer has identified an early genetic change in blood and bone marrow cells paves the way for the development of some blood cancers.
The discovery provides a new target for the treatment of the blood cancers myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). MDS is often a precursor cancer to AML, a highly aggressive form of leukaemia.,The research findings have been published in the prestigious international journal Nature Communications.
Lead researcher and the head of QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute's Cancer Program, Associate Professor Steven Lane, said his team engineered the transcription factor Cdx2 into normal mouse blood cells, and this resulted in the development of MDS and AML....read more

CMAAO Corona Facts and Myth Buster: GI symptoms

With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
951: Four in 10 Patients with Coronavirus Infection Shed Virus in Stool
Reuters Excerpt: About 12% of COVID-19 patients experience gastrointestinal symptoms [diarrhea, nausea and vomiting]. Nearly 40.5% have viral RNA in their stool.
A meta-analysis of 29 studies including over 4,800 patients, revealed that gastrointestinal symptoms are common and fecal shedding may reflect an important transmission risk. The report is published in JAMA Network Open....read more

World COVID Meter 20th June 213 Countries, Doubling Rate 8 days

Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8, 5M May 20, 6M May 30, 7M June 7, 8M June 15
Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity
Doubling time India 17 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days, France 49 days, Turkey 37 days
Likely minimum deaths (4632995 + 54793 x 15 = 8219) = 464434,Coronavirus Cases: 8,756,757,Deaths: 462,501,Recovered: 4,624,777 ....read more

Aastik vs. Nastik

Traditionally, people believe that Nastik are the persons who do not go to temples or related places of worship. They also do not believe in God.
To differentiate between Astik and Nastik, we need to first understand the concept of Sanatan Dharma and Arya Samaj Dharma. People who believe in Sanatan Dharma consider God as separate from the self and worship him in the form of an idol. They believe in Dualism theory. ....read more

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