Dr. Meenakshy Varier's Profile

BAMS, Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Management

Dr. Meenakshy Varier

A doctor who qualified in complementary medicine but has worked in clinical research area and keeps herself abreast with what is latest in the medical field. Her other interests include reading, writing, cooking and photography.

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Alternating Sleep Patterns Affect Attention, Creativity

Alternating Sleep Patterns Affect Attention, Creativity

Alternating skimpy sleep with longer sleep hours affects attention, creativity in young adults

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Gut Bacteria Determines the Effectiveness of Colorectal Cancer Treatment

Gut Bacteria Determines the Effectiveness of Colorectal Cancer Treatment

The human microbiota plays a role in deciding the effectiveness of colorectal cancer treatment.

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Gene Therapy to Reverse Retinitis Pigmentosa, Restore Vision

Gene Therapy to Reverse Retinitis Pigmentosa, Restore Vision

Advanced gene editing tool, CRISPR/Cas9, was used to reprogram photoreceptor mutated rods to functioning cones and restore vision in retinitis pigmentosa.

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"Connshing Syndrome" : New Cause of High Blood Pressure

Conn syndrome is associated with co-secretion of stress hormone cortisol in addition to aldosterone, that contributes to the associated metabolic risk.

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Should Pregnant Women Limit Cell Phone Use?

Should Pregnant Women Limit Cell Phone Use?

Maternal cell phone use during pregnancy increases risk of behavioral problems in the offspring.

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