Scientists Simplifying Science


Global oncology – Equitable global health

Cancer care – not only for the rich On addressing cancer control, the WHO’s website says: “The key mission of WHO’s work in cancer control is to promote national cancer control policies, plans and programs that are harmonized with strategies for noncommunicable diseases and other related health concerns. Our core functions are to set norms… Keep Reading


MedNess – The highs in cancer and sickle cell anemia treatments

MedNess is back with big news from the pharma companies. CAR-T therapy is getting closer to the market and sickle cell anemia sees a new yet ‘not-so-new’ therapeutic development. Stock prices of Indian pharma giant Biocon  soar to a record high with a recommendation for a biosimilar that can be used for treating breast cancer.… Keep Reading

Reporting from the Lab

The human vs mouse conundrum

Editor’s note : Most researchers endeavor to translate their basic findings into the clinic. While we have successfully cured diseases in mice, our struggle to generate similar positive results in humans continues. Preclinical animal models are poor predictors of successful clinical trials, as they often do not encompass the physiologically relevant features of the disease.… Keep Reading

Face à Face

Geospatial Technology – bridging space machinery and geography

Geospatial technology encompasses a broad range of tools including remote sensing imagery, GIS software for data analysis and map making, GPS satellites for precise location and positioning, and Internet mapping applications such as Google Earth. An internet search can overwhelm us with information, yet a conversation with an expert yields the best knowledge. Prof. Arup… Keep Reading


The Patent Chronicle

July 11, 2017: Your weekly dose from the world of patents. The Patent Chronicle is led by Syam Anand, who has been at the core of CSG’s development and an entrepreneur himself. This section is your go to destination every week for a capsule dose on the hottest happenings in the patent world. Syam has clinically dissected out every… Keep Reading

Let’s start with the first stepping stone

Editor’s Note: Enrico Fermi said, “There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you’ve made a measurement. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you’ve made a discovery”. In her career transition tet-a-tete with Rituparna, Riya Binil reveals how her leap of faith from the ivory tower of academia… Keep Reading

That Makes Sense

Here and There

  There was a smile on my face and a song in my heart.   It was my first trip to India after eight months in the US, the longest time I had ever been away from home, from my country. The earthy scent of rain greeted me as soon as I stepped out of… Keep Reading


Bosch on LSD

Hofmann’s bad trip   Inadvertent of its consequences, Albert Hofmann, a chemist working for the Sandoz Laboratories (now Novartis), meticulously wrote these lines in his journal: 4/19/43 16:20: 0.5 cc of 1/2 pro mil aqueous solution of diethylamide tartrate orally = 0.25 mg tartrate. Taken diluted with about ten cc water. Tasteless. 17:00: Beginning dizziness, feeling of… Keep Reading

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