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December 2015

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EqualHealth Opens up Social Medicine Course

From the EqualHealth website: Beyond the Biological Basis of Disease: The Social and Economic Causation of Illness is offered by EqualHealth in collaboration with SocMed, an organization that advocates for and implements global health curricula founded on the study of social medicine. EqualHealth is excited to expand upon SocMed’s well-established curriculum to focus on the specific… Keep Reading

Infectious Diseases

Dengue Vaccines: A Quick Overview

The rising tide of dengue has slowed down in Delhi as the temperatures have started to dip. In the mean time, Mexico has created a ripple by approving the use of Dengvaxia, a tetravalent vaccine against dengue a few days ago. So, I was drawing up a summary of the different vaccines in play, and… Keep Reading

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ICMR STS 2016 Declared: BDS Students Supported No Longer

The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has opened up calls for its Short Term Summer Research Studentships (STS). The details are available on their website. The ICMR-STS is one of the premier and most widely sought after student research grants for medical students interested in undertaking a short term research project. According to the… Keep Reading

The Apocalypse is HERE: Transmissible Resistance to Last Resort Antibiotic (Colistin)

Polymyxins are a group of bacterial origin cyclic polypeptides with antibacterial properties. It was isolated by a Japanese researcher in 1949 from a jar of fermenting bacteria. Colistin, also known as Polymyxin E, which is produced by the bacteria Paenibacillus polymyxa var. colistinus, is a polypeptide antibiotic, which is effective against almost all gram-negative bacilli. Owing to its nephrotoxocity and… Keep Reading

Infectious Diseases

Anthelminthic Drug Donation in the Epoch of Drug Resistance

The Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance has published an interesting review article discussing the impact of scale up of drug donations to control neglected helminthiasis in the developing countries through aid-assisted preventive chemotherapy of vulnerable populations. The highlights of the article include: Scale-up in drug donations for control of Neglected Tropical Diseases subject to Preventive… Keep Reading

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Student BMJ Opens Call for Clegg Scholarships for 2016

The Student BMJ hosts one of the most sought after and competitive medical journalism scholarships for medical students, lasting for 8 weeks, called the Clegg Scholarship. This year, the call has opened and there are four positions, each with a funding of 1,200 GBP. The Student BMJ is looking for one scholar each in the… Keep Reading

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