Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicJohns Hopkins university

Topic: Johns Hopkins university

Why family of US woman, whose cells spurred countless breakthroughs, are suing biotech firm

Henrietta Lacks’ cells were extracted by doctors from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, US, without her consent. Her family has now sued a biotech firm for selling her cells for profit.

As world learns to live with Covid, it may also stop counting every positive case

If hospitalisations & deaths stay low, Covid could begin to look less like an unmanageable pandemic & more like a seasonal disease like influenza. For policy-makers, that’s the goal.

Countries with higher overweight population have more Covid deaths, finds report

Report by World Obesity Federation demonstrates how being overweight is a ‘highly significant predictor’ of developing complications from Covid-19.

Indian-origin doctor is Johns Hopkins’ new director of heart failure & cardiac transplantation

Dr Kavita Sharma is also an assistant professor of medicine at the advanced heart failure/transplant cardiology in Johns Hopkins' cardiology division. 

US becomes first country to register over 2,100 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

With over 500,000 cases of coronavirus, the US records the highest number of positive Covid-19 cases in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

Johns Hopkins to Peking — Universities are at forefront of COVID-19 fight. But not in India

Look at the website of any top science and medicine college in India, and you won’t see coronavirus updates. DU wants students to wash hands, but taps run dry.

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India has debated sedition at length but it won’t go without the overhaul of justice system

Preventive Detention has stayed its course because India didn’t invest much in the investigative competence of the police, or legal acumen of the prosecutors.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


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As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.