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Ahmedabad: 3.1kg tumour removed from three year-old girl’s stomach, 22% of patient’s weight

July 11, 2021 AHMEDABAD: When a three year-old girl’s stomach started inflating, her parents got worried. Initially, they though that their sedentary lifestyle and excessive eating may have caused bloating. However, when the stomach kept growing, alarm bells started ringing. By this time, the child could barely sit, stand or even breath properly. Her scans … Continue reading Ahmedabad: 3.1kg tumour removed from three year-old girl’s stomach, 22% of patient’s weight

Gujarat: 70% of last year’s organ donation level achieved

Published on July 11, 2021 AHMEDABAD: In the past one and a half months, the state recorded more than seven donations of organs retrieved from cadavers. While the cadaver donation was hit by Covid-19 in 2020, the entire year had recorded 36 such donations. In comparison, the first six months of 2021 have witnessed 25 … Continue reading Gujarat: 70% of last year’s organ donation level achieved

Too hot to handle: High temperature hits mating, reproduction in fruit flies

Published on July 9, 2021 AHMEDABAD: If the current hot and humid weather is making Amdavadis uneasy, a new research from the Ahmedabad University (AhdUni) pointed that rising temperatures due to climate change may be a life and death matter for the tiny insects that are highly susceptible to heat shocks. Two recently-published studies claimed … Continue reading Too hot to handle: High temperature hits mating, reproduction in fruit flies

A jolt from past: A 1,000-year-old Vadnagar earthquake

Published on July 8, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Gujarat shares a long relationship with earthquakes due to its position on the seismic fault-lines. But that’s also the reason that this region’s residents, over the centuries, developed methods to counter the impact of the natural phenomenon, indicated findings from the Vadnagar excavation. Dr Siddharth Prizomwala, a scientist from … Continue reading A jolt from past: A 1,000-year-old Vadnagar earthquake

Gujarat: With skeletons, insights tumble out of history’s cupboard from Vadnagar

Published on July 8, 2021 AHMEDABAD: A set of skeletons and mortal remains – dating back 800 to 2,000 years – found from Vadnagar, PM Narendra Modi’s home town, gives a glimpse of ethnography of the region over the centuries and also customs like burial. Dr Niraj Rai, group head of the Ancient DNA Lab … Continue reading Gujarat: With skeletons, insights tumble out of history’s cupboard from Vadnagar

Gujarat: Finds put Vadnagar at par with major Buddhist sites

Published on July 7, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Vadnagar, now famous as the home town of PM Narendra Modi, has again revealed its ancient treasures to experts from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) – an elliptical (capsule-shaped) structure similar to those at other ancient sites associated with Buddhism, a sealing with the same first words as … Continue reading Gujarat: Finds put Vadnagar at par with major Buddhist sites

Ahmedabad: For last of Covid patients, the 2nd wave still persists

Published on July 7, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Even as the city breathes easy with the second wave of Covid-19 ebbing, the fight for life continues for the 65-year old man who is on ventilator support at Bopal ICU. He is the only one Covid-19 patient on ventilator in Ahmedabad as on Tuesday. “The patient has been … Continue reading Ahmedabad: For last of Covid patients, the 2nd wave still persists