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Study reveals poor state of medical research

According to the study published in ‘Current Medicine Research and Practice’, only 25 (4.3%) of the institutions produced more than 100 papers a year and these accounted for 40.3% of the country’s total research output. A handful of institutes, a majority of them publicly-funded, account for the bulk of research output from medical institutions in … Continue reading

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Download new EBioMedicine app

Download our new app! Get updates on the move with the new EBioMedicine app You’re not always in front of a computer screen to stay current with the latestEBioMedicine research. You can now download our new app on all your devices – for free. Available on iTunes and Google Play, the app lets you: Read … Continue reading

Free Online Medical Image Database

National Library of Medicine Announces MedPix® The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the launch of MedPix®, a free online medical image database originally developed by the Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics at the Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. The URL is https://medpix.nlm.nih.gov/. The foundation for MedPix was a radiology study tool that … Continue reading

Li-Fi: A green avatar of Wi-Fi

Li-Fi is not expected to completely replace Wi-Fi, but the two technologies could be used complementarily to create more efficient, green and future-proof access networks. Li-Fi, or light fidelity, invented by German physicist and professor Harald Haas, is a wireless technology that makes use of visible light in place of radio waves to transmit data … Continue reading

Help just a touch away – Dr Geek MBBS, MS, FRCS, App

They help people connect, keep you informed, and now they guide scalpels to save lives While technology increasingly finds its way into operation theatres, surgeons are hooked to their gizmos for help to direct their surgeries. From fine-tuning their surgical skills to calculating the risks involved in a procedure and keeping them updated on the latest … Continue reading

Will India ever get Nobel for medicine?

We need more Medical Research   We need to take clinical research forward   We, in India, are obssessed with comparisons with China, especially when it comes to economic growth. What about the intellectual growth that fuels economic growth? Now that a Chinese scientist, Tu Youyou, has shared the Nobel Prize in medicine, 2015, should … Continue reading

BMC to add more seats in its medical colleges

The BMC decision follows after the state medical education department’s recent announcement to tackle the problem of shortage of doctors in the state-run hospitals by starting medical colleges at the district level on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model, while increasing the number of seats for students in the already existing colleges. There is good news … Continue reading

Happy Librarians’ Day!

12th August is celebrated as National Librarian’s Day in India Dr. S R Ranganathan (1892-1972) Ranganathan, born on 9 August 1892, came from a moderate background in British-ruled India. He was born in the small town of Shiyali (now known as Sirkazhi), in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. Ranganathan began his professional … Continue reading

Medical experts will be able to share skills

Soon, experts working in medical colleges will be able to share their surgical and interventional skills with one another, with the ministry of health proposing to set up telemedicine infrastructure in all medical colleges and institutions to network each other under a new scheme — “e-health, including telemedicine”. The Central-sponsored scheme of `103.99 crore for … Continue reading

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