Gitanjali Rao is a Kid of the Year

Gitanjali Rao was awarded the Top “Health” Pillar Prize for the TCS Ignite Innovation Student Challenge in May 2019 for developing a diagnostic tool based on advances in genetic engineering for early diagnosis of prescription opioid addiction.[1] Rao is the first person to receive TIME magazine's Kid of the Year designation. [2] More updates and helpful links at:

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Immortal Cells of Henrietta Lacks/HeLa

Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman. Her cancer cells are the source of one of the most active and known cell lines. These incredible cells— nicknamed "HeLa" cells, from the first two letters of her first and last names — are the first immortalized cell line and still one of the most important cell lines in medical research. They even travelled by Russian Sputnik-1 to space in 1960 and to the Moon orbit by Sonde-5 in 1968. — Read how John Hopkins hospital discovered the HeLa cell line at


MedEd Day| Yale School of Medicine

Yale faculty, residents, fellows, students, and staff are invited to submit abstracts for posters and/or oral presentations about their educational projects. Categories for both posters and oral presentations are "Medical Education Research" and “Innovation in Education." — Read on


The 2018 European Guidelines on Syncope

Syncope (Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of) The 2018 Guidelines on Syncope consist of a Full text, a  supplementary data document giving further explanation on specific points and the Web Practical Instructions, advice is given on how to evaluate patients with loss of consciousness (LOC) and how to perform and interpret tests properly; tracings, videos, flow-charts, and check lists are provided. While the Full Text is mainly aimed to give formal evidence-based recommendations according to the standardized rules of the ESC, this new supplementary data document allows expansion of the content to practical issues and aims to…