• 29 July, 2016
    Kochi hospital transplants both hands of former Afghan soldier
    Kochi-based Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre has successfully performed twin-hand transplant on an ex-Army captain from Afghanistan, who had lost is both hands during de-mining operations. Hospital claimed that it could be the first case of twin-hand transplant in Afghanistan. Four months back, another twin-hand transplant was done at the hospital, which was claimed as the first such transplant in India.
  • 12 July, 2016
    Biosimilar Bevacizumab for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Launched in India
    One of the generic Indian pharmaceutical companies, Hetero Drugs has launched a biosimilar for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) in India. The drug called as \"Bevacizumab\" has been approved by the Drug Controller General of India as the first-line of treatment for this type of cancer and will be marketed under the brand name \'cizumab\'.
  • 09 July, 2016
    Indian Scientists Develop World’s First Oral Vaccine for Hepatitis B
    Researchers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have developed nanoparticles loaded with antigen protein which could lead to the first oral hepatitis B vaccine in the world. The oral vaccine could become a reality by 2021, doing away the need for injections and booster doses which are administered by the way of syringes, according to Dr Amit Dhinda, Professor of Pathology at AIIMS. ‘The hepatitis B vaccine developed by scientists at AIIMS would be a cost effective and no...
  • 24 June, 2016
    Doctors at All India Institute of Medical Science Remove Rod from Man\'s Body
    A 30-year-old man fell from the fourth floor of an under-construction building in south east Delhi to the second floor where some iron rods were placed. As he fell a rod pierced his body. Doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences have saved his life by removing that iron rod. \"As he fell, a rod pierced his body between arms and chest, and then came out from the back after breaking the shoulder blades. He was lucky as none of his main arteries got affected,\" AIIMS spokesper...
  • 11 June, 2016
    Indian Scientists Develop World’s First Oral Vaccine for Hepatitis B
    Researchers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have developed nanoparticles loaded with antigen protein which could lead to the first oral hepatitis B vaccine in the world. Indian Scientists Develop World’s First Oral Vaccine for Hepatitis B The oral vaccine could become a reality by 2021, doing away the need for injections and booster doses which are administered by the way of syringes, according to Dr Amit Dhinda, Professor of Pathology at AIIMS.

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