Monday, 5 December, 2022

Topic: Organs

China’s putting its prisoners of conscience to use — execute them, force organ transplant

China's using incarcerated prisoners of conscience as organ donors for transplants for patients. It's the only country to do it on an industrial-scale level.

‘Self-styled Phunsukh Wangdu’, anaesthesiologist — the men behind Delhi ‘kidney racket’

Police have identified Kuldeep Ray Vishwakarma, described as an OT technician with 20 years’ experience, as the prime accused in the alleged kidney racket. 

‘Tough call but felt right’ — Delhi couple watched their 20-month-old die, & then save 5 lives

After a fall from a balcony, Dhanishtha Gupta, nearly two years old, was declared brain dead. Her parents decided to donate her organs, making India's youngest cadaver donor.

‘Don’t take your organs to heaven with you’ — Govt urges Indians on Organ Donation Day

On Organ Donation Day in India, a look at the status of organ donations in the country and why only 3% of the population is willing to donate.

This is why we are trying to make organs in the International Space Station

My lab studies how the human brain is formed inside the womb. Part of that work includes growing brain cells in space.

Kerala doctors can now take brain-dead patients off life support — family nod not needed

With an order issued earlier this month, Kerala has become the first state in India to have well-defined clinical protocols for brain-death certification.

IIT Guwahati scientists using Muga silk to create 3D-printed human organs, implants

IIT-Guwahati scientists have been working with silk proteins to create artificial implants that mimic biological architecture of real tissues & bone cartilage.

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PM Modi pays tribute to Dr Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary

What explains Modi’s silence as states fight on, relations with Centre worsen

Whether it's Karnataka-Maharahstra or Assam-Meghalaya, Modi govt's reluctance to get dragged into border disputes is self-defeating.
A cashier checks Indian rupee notes inside a room at a fuel station in Ahmedabad | Reuters file image

Rupee falls to 81.75 against dollar, loss on stop losses and dollar outflows

The rupee was down 0.5% to the dollar and has been an underperformer among Asian peers. The offshore Chinese yuan was up 0.9%, leading Asian currencies higher.


Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo Credit - Reuters)

In western arms sanctions on Russia, China’s arms industry could stand to gain

The arms export embargoes on Moscow could create an opportunity for Beijing to supply arms to countries like Myanmar, which are heavily dependent on Russian arms.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.