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Thursday, February 29, 2024
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Interview

This is a simple Q and A on issues that matter with the experts and practitioners who hold the answers. Interviews are across the various facets of life including politicians, artists, businessmen, academics and social activists.

‘We Have Found Three Inhibitors That Reduce Pain During Cancer’

Dr Muzaffar A Macha has been a ‘golden boy’ throughout. At AIIMS and abroad and now home as head of IUST’s Watson-Crick Centre for...

‘Cancer Continues To Be the Biggest Challenge For Science’

Biochemist Dr Arsheed A Ganaie has worked on Tuberculosis, prostate cancer and pancreatic cancer during his research within and outside India. At Watson and Crick...

‘Saffron Is Anti-carcinogenic; Can Delay Alzheimer’s and is Used in Treating Depression’

A leading plant scientist, Dr Nasheman Ashraf, currently Principal Scientist at CSIR-IIM, was the first to create a data bank of 64000 Saffron genes...

‘KPDCL Is One of the Highest Loss-Booking Companies’

Yasin M Choudhary, the Managing Director of Kashmir Power Distribution Company Ltd (KPDCL) told Iqra Akhoon and Tazeem Nazir that smart metering is vital along with improving distribution...

‘60 Ladakh Spring Bacteria Produce Antibiotics against Different Diseases’

Awarded for his research in microbiology last week, CSIR-IIIM Principle Scientist, Dr Zahoor Ahmad Parray has been primarily working on the drugs involving Tuberculosis....

‘In the Next 10 Years, Genetic Engineering Will Revolutionise Medical Science’

Intervention cardiologist at the Temple University School of Medicine, Srinagar-born Prof Riyaz Bashir has devised a special series of life-saving, clot-removing catheters, some of...

‘In Skill and Speed, Humans’ Can Not Compete The Machine’

As the world has been taken over by AI and ML, science is now chasing the countless benefits that quantum computing will offer in...

‘Genetics May Help Humans Live A Long Life’

From a south Kashmir school to Canada’s Laval University, Dr Abdul Wajid has dedicated his research career to a better understanding of genes. To...

‘Depression Is the Mother of All Diseases’

After working at John Hopkins for 12 years, Dr Shaida Andrabi moved to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where he is currently...

‘During my PhD, I Identified Four Gene’s Vital for Blood Brain Barrier Formation in...

Neuroscientist, Dr Mubarak Hussain Syed is personally amazed by brain development and its evolution in diverse life forms. Leading a laboratory at the University...

‘Right Now, We Do Not Have An Effective TB Vaccine’

Tuberculosis is one of the most investigated diseases on earth but the bacteria-driven malady continues to be one of the major killers. Kashmir microbiologist,...

‘India Nearly Eliminated Malaria in the 1950s, but The Success Was Mismanaged’

Srinagar-born biochemist, Dr Altaf Lal wore many hats in his career. A researcher, and a public health expert, he has been into health diplomacy,...

‘I Am Trying to Unravel How Psychobiotics Communicate with the Brain and Alleviate Mental...

With three post-doctorates in three countries, microbiologist Dr Basit Yousuf has been working on bacteria for almost a decade now. Currently working at the...

‘There Is No Direct Evidence of Making Humans Immortal’

Young Kashmir scientist, Dr Abdul Wajid Bhat is credited for finding the protein Kinase CK2 that regulates chromatin-modulating factors. In a conversation, he offers...

‘All Major Political Parties in India, Congress Included, Voted for Abrogation of Art 370’

After Congress rebel Ghulam Nabi Azad floated his Democratic Azad Party (DAP), Apni Party founder Syed Altaf Bukhari says he lacks any differences with...