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The company says its stents are made of biodegradable material, and are an alternative to the traditional metal stents (Bloomberg)
The company says its stents are made of biodegradable material, and are an alternative to the traditional metal stents (Bloomberg)

Expert panel to review Meril’s price exemption bid for stent

  • NPPA verified the company’s submissions and decided that the matter be sent to an expert body for re-examination
  • The company says its stents are made of biodegradable material, and are an alternative to the traditional metal stents

ISRO selects the kind of rocket to be used based on the weight of satellites it carries. Photo: Reuters
ISRO selects the kind of rocket to be used based on the weight of satellites it carries. Photo: Reuters

India will launch electronic intelligence satellite Emisat on April 1

  • 'It is a special mission for us. We will be using a PSLV rocket with four strap-on motors,' said ISRO Chairman
  • ISRO will also be launching two more defence satellites sometime in July or August with its new rocket SSLV

The latest technologies in laparoscopic procedures not only handle the cosmetic aesthetics of women but also offer great comfort and curtail hospital stay. (Pixabay)
The latest technologies in laparoscopic procedures not only handle the cosmetic aesthetics of women but also offer great comfort and curtail hospital stay. (Pixabay)

Gynaecological Laparoscopy widely available; women subjected to open surgeries

  • The open surgeries not only leave ugly post surgical scars but also cause discomfort throughout the process
  • The scenario in terms of laparoscopic surgeries is worst in smaller cities in India

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Opinion | The weight of the Milky Way is in the whirling

Combining data from 46 globular star clusters, astronomers arrived at a figure for the mass of the Milky Way: about 1.5 trillion times that of the Sun

Health minister J.P. Nadda said all support will be extended to Kerala in the disease prevention. (HT)
At present, there is no mechanism for scientists to gain access to facilities needed for experiments, which are not available in their labs. (HT)
At present, there is no mechanism for scientists to gain access to facilities needed for experiments, which are not available in their labs. (HT)

Govt to launch portal of publicly-funded research facilities

  • The web portal ‘I-STEM’ has been developed by scientists from the Indian Institute of Science-Bengaluru
  • I-STEM will allow researchers to identify the specific facility they need, located closest to them and available at the earliest

People with HIV are at high risk of developing TB and are 20 to 37 times more likely to move from latent infection to active TB.
People with HIV are at high risk of developing TB and are 20 to 37 times more likely to move from latent infection to active TB.

HIV patients can be given new, shorter TB treatment: study

  • Weekly administration of rifapentine and isoniazid (3HP) for 3 months in adults with HIV taking DTG was well-tolerated, with no need for dose-adjustment
  • The regimen is already approved for the treatment of TB infection by the US Food and Drug Administration

The estimated number of people living with cancer in India is around 2.25 million as of March 2018. (iStock)
Musk, who founded SpaceX in 2002, thanked the launch team. Photo: Bloomberg
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The group now has 250 approvals and has so far filed over 350 abbreviated new drug applications.
The group now has 250 approvals and has so far filed over 350 abbreviated new drug applications.

Zydus receives USFDA nod for Phytonadione and Colchicine

  • The company has received final approval from USFDA to market generic Phytonadione tablets USP in the strength of 5 mg
  • The group also received the final approval for generic Colchicine tablets USP, 0.6 mg

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The fascinating, unexpected appearances of π

Value of π appears while solving a physics problem involving blocks and a geometry question on strings, thus establishing a link between the sciences

FILE -- An image provided by NASA shows an artist's rendering of the Opportunity rover on the surface of Mars. The rover, which landed in January 2004, was designed for 90 days of exploration but remained functional for more than 5,000 Martian days. (NASA)
FILE -- An image provided by NASA shows an artist's rendering of the Opportunity rover on the surface of Mars. The rover, which landed in January 2004, was designed for 90 days of exploration but remained functional for more than 5,000 Martian days. (NASA)

Mission complete: NASA announces demise of Opportunity rover

  • The nostalgia extended across the generations of scientists who have handled the plucky little adventurer
  • Opportunity sent back 217,594 images from Mars, all of which were made available on the internet

India has recorded a total of 6,701 H1N1 cases. (Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
IDSP and its state units have enhanced surveillance for influenza like illness  Photo: PTI