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Medical News Bulletin Edition 11

Mar 27, 2023

Medical News Bulletin Edition 11

Whether it is your NEET SS preparation or keeping up with the latest developments in the medical world, we are here to help you stay one step ahead in everything field! Welcome to the 11th edition of the Medical News Bulletin where you’ll discover some of the most interesting medical news that made the headlines recently. 

In today’s edition, we are going to see what the result of an RTI application filed by a PG aspirant unearthed, insightful results by scientists studying muscle health and degeneration, facts from the 13th edition of Reticon organized by Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospitals and the new COVID variant that is behind the recent spike in cases across the country. 

Let’s begin! 

No State Quota For DNB Seats In Chandigarh

Despite Government of India’s permission to grant state quota for 25 DNB seats in Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, all the seats have been allocated through All-India Quota, leaving no seats for Chandigarh-based medicos. 

The information came to light following an RTI application filed by a PG aspirant asking why there were no state quota seats for DNB despite other states allocating 50% seats for state quota. 

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How Muscle Health Depends On Lipid Synthesis?

A research team at IMBA and the UBC revealed that the mutations affecting PCYT2, or its reduced activity, are conserved hallmarks of muscle degeneration across vertebrates. And its deficiency in muscles affects mitochondrial function and the physicochemical properties of the myofiber membrane.

The research was carried out by the scientists at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and their findings were published in the Nature Metabolism journal. 

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Retinal Diseases Cause Preventable Blindness?

Dr Amar Agarwal, chairman of Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospitals said that the Retinal diseases which are the major cause of preventable blindness, gets lower priority in blindness prevention than cataracts. However, they can easily be managed if diagnosed on time. 

This was a statement by Dr Amar Agarwal, chairman of Dr Agarwal’ Eye Hospitals. The Hospital organized the 13th edition of Reticon, an annual retinal conference organized to share the latest technologies and techniques for the management of vitreoretinal disorder. 

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New COVID Variant XBB1.16 Found In India

A total of 76 samples of COVID-19's XBB.1.16 variant have been found which might be the reason behind the recent rise of cases in the country.

The XBB 1.16 variant was first found in January when two samples tested positive for the variant. In February next month, 59 more samples were found. 

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Don't forget, you can catch up on our previous editions of medical news bulletins too! So, let's dive in and see what the latest developments are in the world of medicine.

Also read: Medical News Bulletin Edition 9

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