Dr. Namitha Kumar's Profile

MA - English, PhD (Psychology)

Dr. Namitha Kumar

Her deepest passion is working on human experience of disability. She holds a PhD in Psychology. She is also interested in experiences of chronic and genetic illnesses.

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Sperm-driven Systems for Targeted Drug Delivery in Cancer

Sperm-driven Systems for Targeted Drug Delivery in Cancer

Scientists have developed a sperm-driven micromotor system that uses the sperm as a carrier for targeted drug delivery to cervical cancer cells.

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Novel Drug Brings New Hope for Hemophilia A

Novel Drug Brings New Hope for Hemophilia A

Investigational drug emicizumab shows promise in children with bleeding disorder, hemophilia A.

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First Targeted Drug Therapy for Huntington’s Disease

First Targeted Drug Therapy for Huntington’s Disease

The first human trial involving a novel drug that lowers the levels of the deadly Huntington’s disease protein proved to be highly successful.

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Salk Scientists Tweak CRISPR for Epigenetic Therapies in Diabetes, Kidney Disease and Muscular Dystrophy

Salk Scientists Tweak CRISPR for Epigenetic Therapies in Diabetes, Kidney Disease and Muscular Dystrophy

A research team at the Salk Institute of Biological Studies, La Jolla has modified CRISPR/Cas9 system to treat diseases like diabetes, kidney disease and muscular dystrophy

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Small Molecule AC1903 Stops the Progression of Kidney Disease in Animal Models

Small Molecule AC1903 Stops the Progression of Kidney Disease in Animal Models

Researchers have identified a small molecule compound which impedes the loss of kidney filtration cells thus restoring kidney function in animal models.

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