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About ksparthasarathy

I am a former Secretary of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board. I am a former Raja Ramanna Fellow in the Department of Atomic Energy. Free lance journalism is my hobby

Adult heart contains no stem cells

IMAGE: THE SCAR IN THE MURINE HEART AFTER MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION. SCAR TISSUE IS SHOWN IN RED. HEART MUSCLE CELLS ARE SHOWN IN GREEN. view more  CREDIT: © HUBRECHT INSTITUTE Scientists know a lot about human body and the cells, tissues and organs that … Continue reading

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India’s Tryst with Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine as a discipline and a medical practice has been developing in India for over 64 years. I could locate a reference to  radioisotopes in medicine in India in a lecture Dr Subodh Mitra, former Director Chittaranjan Cancer Hospital … Continue reading

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Radio-iodine treatment of low risk thyroid cancer ; lower dose is enough

I am very happy to report that many news outlets and dailies reprinted this special news article of mine, published by the Press Trust of India .    The good news is that researchers in the UK have shown that … Continue reading

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Tributes to Dr K A Dishaw, an Eminent Specialist

Dr K A Dinshaw, an eminent radiation oncologist died on August 26, 2011 .She was 67. I  had  opportunity to work with her while we were together in an exploratory mission in the field of medical radiology to Italy organized … Continue reading

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Pumpkins and Halloween

On December 31, 2018, I wrote an article titled “Pumpkins and Halloween” in  Eurasia Review. I am reproducing the link and the article below https://www.eurasiareview.com/31102018-pumpkins-and-halloween-oped/   Pumpkins And Halloween – OpEd  October 31, 2018 Dr. K S Parthasarathy  0 Comments By Dr. K … Continue reading

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Heavy metals in Ayurvedic medicines

On January 9, 2005, I wrote a PTI feature titled “Heavy metals in Ayurvedic Medicines.”  Some dailies reprinted it. Unfortunately I could not get a copy of my article on line. The topic is still alive. I did some follow … Continue reading

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Some controversies in radiological protection

The uses of radiation in industry, medicine, agriculture and research have increased many times over the past few decades. Radiation is also present in nuclear installations such as nuclear power plants.In 1960-1961, the radiation dose measuring programme in India covered … Continue reading

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