Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman's Profile

MD, DCP, DNB (Path)

Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman

Lakshmi is an alumni from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Porur, Chennai. She has published an Android App 'drexampill' containing study material for First and Second year MBBS students. She is interested in academics, teaching and enjoys writing. Her hobbies include reading, solving cryptic crosswords, cooking and baking, listening to South Indian classical music.

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Extending Nephron Development In Preterm Babies May Prevent Kidney Disease Later

Extending Nephron Development In Preterm Babies May Prevent Kidney Disease Later

Scientists identify a possible therapeutic target to extend kidney development in preterm babies that would reduce the risk of kidney failure later in life.

Health In Focus
Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS)

Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS)

Kleine Levin (KLS) or sleeping beauty syndrome is a rare neurological disorder that primarly affects young boys, marked by excessive sleep associated with hypersexuality. The rare sleep disorder has no definite treatment.

Disease & Condition
Nanoparticles Produced from Tea Leaves Inhibit Lung Cancer

Nanoparticles Produced from Tea Leaves Inhibit Lung Cancer

Quantum dots, (a type of semiconductor nanoparticle) derived from tea leaves extract were found to inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells in a recent study.

Health In Focus
Latent Autoimmune Diabetes (LADA)

Latent Autoimmune Diabetes (LADA)

LADA or Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adulthood is a form of type 1 autoimmune diabetes that can be mistaken for type 2 diabetes because it develops in older adults.

Disease & Condition
Test Your Knowledge on Sleep Paralysis

Test Your Knowledge on Sleep Paralysis

Sleep paralysis is a condition where one feels unable to move (paralysis) or speak either when falling asleep or on waking up. It is not a serious condition but can be scary. Take this quiz to test your knowledge on sleep paralysis

Health Quiz