Doctors develop shield for health workers

Published on April 24, 2020 Ahmedabad: World over, the doctors and paramedical staff treating Covid-19 patients are getting infected with the virus. Primary reason for the phenomenon is proximity of the anaesthetists and surgeons to the patients’ head and neck area where viral load and presence of aerosols is more.A team of Dr Atul Gaur, … Continue reading Doctors develop shield for health workers

Use the AC but with caution this summer, say experts

Published on April 19, 2020 AHMEDABAD: As the maximum temperature this summer has already breached 41 degrees celsius in Ahmedabad, and with the lockdown extended to May 3, it is difficult for many Amdavadis to sweat it out without airconditioners. Many homes and some corporate offices have cut down on air-conditioning (ACs) following health advisories … Continue reading Use the AC but with caution this summer, say experts

Gujarat University team working to build non-alcohol sanitiser chamber

Published on April 3, 2020 AHMEDABAD: With the Covid-19 epidemic, the first thing one has to do wherever they go is to sanitize hands with an alcohol-based solution. While the lockdown has resulted in a severe cut in social visits, even for doctors this is painful, with complaints of drying skin. What about a sanitizer … Continue reading Gujarat University team working to build non-alcohol sanitiser chamber

‘India cannot relax its guard; needs to ramp up testing strategy’

Published on April 2, 2020 Chirantan Chatterjee, ICICI Bank Chair Professor at IIM-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) is the chairperson of the Centre for Management of Healthcare Services (CMHS) at IIM-A, and is a visiting fellow at Hoover Institution, Stanford University. In conversation with Parth Shastri, Prof Chatterjee said that the current situation is both a bane and … Continue reading ‘India cannot relax its guard; needs to ramp up testing strategy’

‘Treated waste water turns bacteria drug-resistant’

Published on February 29, 2020 AHMEDABAD: “What does not kill you, makes you stronger,” said renowned German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. This ode to resilience ironically applies to micro-organisms which are apparently not even seen by naked eye. A joint study by researchers from India, Sri Lanka and Japan on three wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in … Continue reading ‘Treated waste water turns bacteria drug-resistant’

Oh deer! Gujarat scientist makes DNA repository for quick identification

Published on February 23, 2020 AHMEDABAD: Wildlife crime investigators usually spend days to know if the seized animal products belong to specie protected under the Wildlife Act. A scientist at Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU) in Gandhinagar has devised a DNA barcode which can tell if the seized meat, nail, fur, horns etc belong to … Continue reading Oh deer! Gujarat scientist makes DNA repository for quick identification

Slowdown keeps IIM-A grads away from entrepreneurship

Published on February 18, 2020 Ahmedabad: In times of slowdown, IIM-Ahmedabad students are shying away from entrepreneurship. In final placements held for the batch of 2020, only two out of 380-plus students chose to be entrepreneurs. In fact, this is the second consecutive year where the number of students opting out of placement process to … Continue reading Slowdown keeps IIM-A grads away from entrepreneurship