Dr. Kaushik Bharati's Profile
Dr. Bharati obtained his PhD in Physiology with specialization in Vaccines in 2001 from the University of Calcutta. He carried out his doctoral work at the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine. He did his post-doctoral training at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK, specializing in Molecular Biology and Immunology. He has subsequently been working in various scientific capacities at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi and the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad, Delhi NCR. His major research areas include Infectious Diseases, Virology, Public Health, and Health Policy. Dr. Bharati has recently become a member of the Indian Public Health Association (IPHA). He has a passion for writing on medical topics and has published extensively. He spends his leisure time reading and listening to music.
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Wilms’ tumor is a childhood kidney cancer and it’s root cause has been discovered. It is caused by a DNA change in a single renal cell. The discovery can help develop screening tests before cancer manifests.
Children born to diabetic mothers exhibit increased rates of early-onset heart disease, depending on the extent of exposure to diabetes in the uterus. It could be prevented by treating diabetic women before pregnancy.
Gene therapy could be used as a targeted treatment for pulmonary edema. Delivery of specific genes into lung tissues stops the lung membrane leakiness, thereby reducing the progression of pulmonary edema.
Obesity can now be reduced with the new drug called ‘CAGE.’ The drug binds to fat molecules, prevents fat absorption, and reduces fat deposition in the body tissues. This helps in cutting down excess body weight.
World AIDS Day is celebrated on 1st December every year. It aims to raise global awareness about AIDS. The 2019 focus is on the vital contribution of communities for making the global AIDS response successful.