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By Nihit on August 26, 2009
Ralph Weissleder, from Harvard Medical College, has developed magnetic nano particles that can identify tuberculosis-causing bacteria in sputum. This has made it possible to diagnose tuberculosis in half an hour. The traditional method for diagnosis takes about two weeks, as the bacteria is first spotted in sputum under the microscope, and then the suspect samples [...]
By devadutta on August 21, 2009
A while ago, we had published an article about Sankara Eye foundation and their awesome feat of conducting more than 250,000 free eye operations in India. A few days ago, I met their chairman – Mr. Murali Krishnamurthy. He is an incredibly down to earth and simple guy who agreed for an impromptu interview. Thanks [...]
By Nihit on August 10, 2009
The concept of the village, or ‘gram’ forms the core of India. Over seventy percent of her population is rural. There are more than half a million villages across the country, as opposed to five thousand or so urban settlements. And still many of us, such as me, have no direct experience of life in [...]