Diabetes Current Affairs - 2020

8.8 Crore People have availed Healthcare Services under Ayushman Bharat Yojana in last 5 Months

At the Health and Wellness Centres across the country under Ayushman Bharat Yojana, in between 1st February 2020 to 30th June 2020, about 8.8 crore Indian Citizens have availed healthcare services. The Health and Wellness Centres functioning across the country at the time of the COVID-19 Lockdown have organized 6.53 lakh sessions of Yoga and Read More…

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw: EY World Entrepreneur of the year

On June 5, 2020, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw was named the EY World Entrepreneur of the year 2020. Highlights She was selected among 46 other entrepreneurs from 41 countries. Kiran is the second woman to win the award after Olivia Lum of Hyflux, Singapore. She is also the third Indian to win the award after Uday Read More…

Injectable Silk-Fibroin based Hydrogel developed by JNCASR

The JNCASR (Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research) has developed injectable silk-fibroin based hydrogel to deliver sustained insulin to diabetic patients. The fibroin-based hydrogel was developed using biocompatible additives. The gel developed will ease insulin delivery in diabetic patients. The gel was first tested in rats and was successful. Highlights The researchers have found Read More…

ICMR: Task Force on Gene Therapy

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will set up a task force on gene therapy in order to encourage research in the field. The purpose of setting up the task force is to explore gene editing based therapeutic approaches that will treat illness. Highlights The task force will work on genetic diseases affecting brain, Read More…

Secretagogin: Protein that helps regulate blood sugar levels identified Indian scientists

Scientists at the Hyderabad based Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) have demonstrated the role of a protein Secretagogin (SCGN) in increasing insulin action in obesity-induced diabetes. Currently, the processes regulating insulin synthesis, secretion, signalling and maturation in diabetes were not completely understood by scientists. These findings were Read More…