Field investigators of the Virus Research Centre(VRC) in Pune came to Shimoga district in Karnataka in 1957 to follow up on the mysterious death of tens of monkeys. The investigation would begin a decades spanning search for the origins of a baffling disease that would go on to afflict humans. Even as the researchers were […]

Xeroderma pigmentosum(XP) is a rare genetic disorder in which the skin lacks the ability to repair damage caused by ultraviolet light. If the condition is extreme, it’s necessary to cut of all exposure to sunlight. The disease is seen in both the genders and people belonging to all races. However, Japanese people have 6 times […]

In 2015, the number of premature deaths from diabetes, lung diseases, heart ailments and cancer has increased to 70 percent of all global deaths compared to 42 percent in 2012. As per WHO’s most recent assessment of non-communicable diseases, this poses a huge threat to the sustainable developments of nations. As for India, one in […]