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VARIEDNESS OF THE MIND

6 minutes read

Why don't we sit on the chair (for typing on the computer on the desk), in exactly the same fashion everyday? Why don't we wear our same-sized T-shirt in exactly the same fashion every morning? Why dont 2 soccer matches between 2 teams with each having the same players on the 2 occasions, and played on identical grounds yield the same result? 

Translation between programming languages

4 mins read

A very common application of Natural Language Processing is Machine Translation. Machine Translation is a field which investigates the use of software to translate text from one language to another. However, the usual application we have seen is a translating app, Google Translate, or another software. These applications translate from one Natural Language to another. 

Rescuing and Repurposing/Repositioning of Drugs for Cancer

The consortium is actively involved in execution/planning and development of the projects and involving individual scientists and teams that are active in repositioning of old drugs to yield a better cost effective treatment therapy. OHSL provides a common global platform for various related individuals to come together, interact and work on various related issues using modern technology thereby by overcoming geographical limitations. OHSL plans to build a frame work around few areas by collaborative effort that leads to re tasking of these molecules. These are collaborative approaches would bring researchers from different walk of life such as computational, structural, Data mining scientists, preclinical and clinical researchers, to work together on drug repositioning for cancer. In future OHSL hopes to expand its network and provide services which could enable researchers an easy access to not limited to data banks but also, on site aid with respect to laboratory resources, collaborations and grants.

Joint Design of Advanced Computing Solutions for Cancer (JDACS4C)

The Joint Design of Advanced Computing Solutions for Cancer (JDACS4C) program was created in 2016 to accelerate cancer research using emerging exascale computing capabilities (capable of a billion billion calculations per second). Announced as part of the Cancer Moonshot, it is an innovative cross-agency collaboration that is designed to equally benefit NCI and the Department of Energy (DOE).

My Interest in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

Researching Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) wasn’t exactly what I had written as my dream job when I was in the second grade, but ten years later, I was excited to make it the center of my first internship project. When I was sixteen, I was diagnosed with POTS following a concussion and several months of symptoms include headache, nausea, and vision problems that the doctors realized were separate from the concussion. Before this happened, I was playing multiple sports, doing well in school, and considering a career in engineering. I was content and not at all interested in a medical career or in conducting research. However, during the painful months that followed the concussion, I could barely put one foot in front of the other and tolerate the intense pain and other symptoms that choked my senses. I stopped thinking about engineering and spent my energy on going to doctor’s offices, attending physical therapy several times a week, and trying several medicinal and non-medicinal ways of improving my symptoms. I did not feel like myself at all, but I did latch onto one thing- the information I was able to gain through exposure to the medical world. 

Cognitive Database for Neuro-oncology

3 min read
In neurooncology we deal with a variety of diagnoses like glioma, ependymoma, medulloblastoma, pinealoblastoma, PNET, etc. The treatment of each of these cancers are different. Presently, the treatment is largely based on evidence from literature. During our discussion with patients we quote the results of standard studies.  These results are from idealized conditions associated with clinical trials, routinely conducted in non-Indian setting. These results may differ in real world clinical environments. Many institutions will have enough patients of each diagnosis that could be used to augment literature-based treatment plans with local experience We are not realizing the power of data of our own patients. The main reason behind this is lack of computerisation and ignorance.