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Srinagar: Doctors in the valley have strongly opposed the Government of India’s decision of “mixopathy”, which allows postgraduate students in Ayurveda to perform a variety of general surgeries, ENT, ophthalmology, and dental procedures. On November 20, 2020, the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) issued a gazette notification amending the Indian Medicine Central Council (Postgraduate Ayurveda Education) Regulations, 2016, which allows postgraduate Ayurveda students to undergo training for 58 surgical procedures in general surgery, ENT,…

A team of doctors at the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences performed a Stem Cell Transplant for the first time in Jammu and Kashmir. The team of doctors included Dr Sajad Geelani, Dr Reashma Roshan, Dr Afaq Ahmad Khan and Senior Residents, Resident staff as well as Paramedical Staff of Ward 5P, technical staff and office staff of the Clinical Haematology Department headed by Dr. Javaid Rasool. The team created history by performing this life…

Mubarak Hussain Syed, a Kashmir-born neuroscientist in the USA has received the prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. An assistant professor of Biology at The University of New Mexico (UNM), Syed is set to receive $1.8 million over the next five years for his project “Mechanisms regulating neural identity, connectivity and function – From stem cells to circuits.” According to a statement issued on the University of New Mexico NewsRoom website, Syed, a neuroscientist, is…

With states using science and technology in the matters of so-called national security, the current COVID pandemic brings to light how the field has been used as a tool for domination.  In 1962, John F. Kennedy, the then President of the United States of America, made a speech in Rice University. In the speech, Kennedy declared, with utmost urgency, his intentions of putting the first man on moon. Kennedy’s determination to conquer the moon was…