eMedinewS25th July 2014, Friday

Dr K K AggarwalPadma Shri, Dr B C Roy National Awardee and DST National Science Communication Awardee

Dr KK Aggarwal

President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Senior Consultant Physician, Cardiologist & Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Editor in Chief IJCP Group, Senior National Vice President, Indian Medical Association; Member Ethics Committee Medical Council of India, Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council, Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR; Limca Book of Record Holder in CPR, Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy (March 10–13); Hony Director IMA AKN Sinha Institute (08–09); Hony Finance Secretary National IMA (07–08); Chairman IMA Academy of Medical Specialties (06–07); President Delhi Medical Association (05–06), President IMA New Delhi Branch (94–95, 02–04);
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The MCI Ethics Committee, Executive Committee and the GBM passed the following amendments in the Ethics Regulations and the same are due to be notified in the official gazette.

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi,the …May,2010

No.MCI-211 (1)/2010(Ethics)/–In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 33 of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (102 of 1956), the Medical Council of India with the previous sanction of the Central Government, hereby takes the following Regulations to amend the "Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct,Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations,2002:–

  1. (i) These Regulations may be called the "Indian–Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics)’ (Amendment) Regulations, 2010".

    (ii) They shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
  2. In the "Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Et
    hics) Regulations, 2002", the following additions/modifications/deletions/substitutions shall be, as indicated therein: -
  3. (i). The title of Section 6.8, as amended vide notification dated 10112/2009, shall be further amended by deleting the words "and professional association of doctors" as under:-

    "6.8 Code of conduct for doctors in their relationship with pharmaceutical and allied health sector Industry."
    (ii). Section 6.8.1.(b),as amended vide notification dated 10112/2009, shall be substituted as under:–

    b) Travel Facilities: A medical practitioner shall not accept any travel Facility inside the country or outside, including rail, road, air, ship, cruise tickets, paid vacation, etc. from any pharmaceutical or allied healthcare industry or their representatives for self and family members for vacation or for attending conferences, seminars, workshops, CME Programme, etc. as a delegate.

    (iii). Action to be taken by the Council for violation; of Section 6,8, as amended vide notification dated 10/12/2009: shall be prescribed by further amending the Section 6.8.1 as under:–

SECTION

ACTION

6.8.1 In dealing with Pharmaceutical and
allied health sector industry, a medical
practitioner shall follow and adhere to the
stipulations given below:–

 

a )Gifts: A medical practitioner shall not receive any gift from any pharmaceutical or allied health care industry and their sales people or representatives

Gifts more than Rs. 1,000/– upto Rs. 5000/–:Censure

Gifts more than Rs.5000/– upto Rs. 10000/–: Removal from Indian Medical Register or State Medical Register for 3(three) months

Gifts more than Rs. 10000/- to Rs.50.000/-: Removal from Indian Medical Register or State Medical Register for six months.

Gifts more than Rs. 50,000/– to Rs 1,00,000/–: Removal from Indian Medical Register or State Medical Register for One Year.

Gifts more than Rs. 1,00,000/–: Removal for a period of more than one year from Indian Medical Register or State Medical Register.

b) Travel facilities: A medical practitioner shall not accept any travel facility inside the country or outside, including rail, road, air, ship, cruise tickets, paid vacations etc. from any pharmaceutical or allied healthcare industry or their Indian representatives for self and family members for vacation or for attending conferences, seminars, workshops, CME programme etc as a delegate.

Expenses for travel facilities more than Rs. 1,000/–upto Rs. 5000/–: Censure

Expenses for travel facilities more than Rs. 5,000/– upto Rs. 10000/–: Removal from Indian Medical Register or State Medical Register for 3(three) months

Expenses for travel facilities more than Rs. 10000/– to Rs. 50,000/–: Removal from Indian Medical Register or State Medical Register for six months

Expenses for travel facilities more than Rs. 50,000/–: to Rs 1,00,000/–: Removal from Indian Medical Register or State Medical Register for One Year

Expenses for travel facilities more than Rs. 1,00,000/–: Removal for a period of more than one year from Indian Medical Register or State Medical Register

c) Hospitality: A medical practitioner shall not accept individually any hospitality like hotel accommodation for self and family members under any pretext

Expenses for Hospitality more than Rs. 1,000/-upto RS.5000/–: Censure

Expenses for Hospitality more than Rs. 5,000/– upto RS.10000/–: Removal from Indian Medical Register or State Medical Register for 3(three) months

Expenses for Hospitality more than Rs. 10000/– to Rs. 50,000/–: Removal from Indian Medical Register or State Medical Register for six months

Expenses for Hospitality more than Rs. 50,000/– to Rs 1,00,000/–: Removal from Indian Medical Register or State Medical Register for One Year

Expenses for Hospitality more than Rs. 1,00,000/–: Removal for a period of more than one year from Indian Medical Register or State Medical Register

d) Cash or monetary grants: A medical practitioner shall not receive any cash or monetary grants from any pharmaceutical .and allied health care industry for individual purpose in individual capacity under any pretext. Funding for medical research, study etc. can only be received, through approved institutions by modalities laid down by law I rules guidelines adopted by such approved .institutions, in a transparent manner. It shall always be fully disclosed.

Cash or monetary grants more than Rs. 1,000/– upto Rs.5000/–: Censure

Cash or monetary grants more than Rs. 5,000/– upto Rs.10000/–: Removal from Indian Medical Register or State Medical Register for 3(three) months

Cash or monetary grants more than Rs. 10000/– to Rs. 50,000/–: Removal from Indian Medical Register or State Medical Register for six months

Cash or monetary grants more than Rs. 50,000/–: to Rs 1,00,000/–: Removal from Indian Medical Register or State Medical Register for One Year

Cash or monetary grants more than Rs. 1,00,000/–: Removal for a period of more than one year from Indian Medical Register or State Medical Register

e) Medical Research: A medical practitioner may carry out, participate in, work in research projects funded by pharmaceutical and allied healthcare industries. A medical practitioner is obliged to know that the fulfillment of the following items (i) to (vii) will be an imperative for undertaking any research
assignment/ project funded by industry –for being proper and ethical. Thus, in accepting such a position a medical practitioner shall–
(i) Ensure that the particular research proposal(s) has the due permission
from the competent concerned authorities.
(ii) Ensure that such a research project(s) has the clearance of national/State/Institutional ethics committees/bodies.
(iii) Ensure that it fulfils all the legal requirements prescribed for medical research.
(iv) Ensure that the source and amount of funding is publicly disclosed at the beginning itself.
(v) Ensure that proper care and facilities are provided to human volunteers,’ if they are necessary for the research project(s).
(vi) Ensure that undue animal experimentations are not done and when these are necessary they are
done in a scientific and a humane way. (vii) Ensure that while accepting such an assignment a medical practitioner shall have the freedom to publish the results of the research in the greater interest of the society by inserting such a clause in the MoU or any other document/agreement for any such assignment.

First time censure, and thereafter removal of name from Indian Medical Register or State Medical Register for a period depending upon the violation of the clause.

f) Maintaining Professional Autonomy:  In dealing with pharmaceutical and allied name from Indian Medical Register or State healthcare industry a medical practitioner shall always ensure that there shall never be any compromise either with his/her own professional autonomy and/or with the autonomy and freedom of the medical institution,

First time censure, and thereafter removal of name from Indian Medical Register

g) Affiliation: A medical practitioner may work for pharmaceutical and allied’ healthcare  industries in advisory capacities, as consultants, as researchers, as treating doctors or in other professional capacity. In doing so, a medical practitioner shall always:,
(i) Ensure that his professional integrity and freedom are maintained.
(ii) Ensure that patients interest are not compromised in any way.
(iii) Ensure that such affiliations are within the law.
(iv) Ensure that such affiliations/employments are fully transparent and. disclosed.

First time censure, and thereafter removal of name from Indian Medical Register or State Medical: Register for a period depending upon the violation of the clause.

h) Endorsement:A medical practitioner shall not endorse any drug or’ product–of.the industry ‘publically. Any’ study conducted on the efficacy or otherwise’ of such products shall be presented to and/or through appropriate scientific bodies or published in appropriate scientific journals in a proper way"

First time censure; and thereafter removal of name from Indian Medical Register’ or State Medical Register."

(Lt. Col (Retd.) Dr. A.R.N. Setalvad)
Secretary
Medical Council of India

Foot Note:       The Principal Regulations namely: "Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) ‘Regulations, 2002" were published in Part – III, Section (4) of the Gazette of India on the 6th April, 2002, and amended vide MCI notification dated 22/02/2003, 26/0512004& 10/12/2009

News Around The Globe

  • A study presented at the 20th International AIDS Conference has suggested that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) protects against HIV in men who have sex with men and transgender women in the real world, even without perfect adherence. The study results were simultaneously published online in the Lancet Infectious Diseases.
  • The first –in–class kinase inhibitor idelalisib has been approved by the US FDA for use in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and for two types of lymphoma in patients who have relapsed after previous treatment.
  • An article published in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown that the new interleukin 17 receptor A (IL–17RA) inhibitor, brodalumab, is effective for patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). ACR20 rates (20% improvement in American College of Rheumatology response criteria) at 12 weeks were 37% and 39%, respectively, for patients receiving low–dose and high–dose brodalumab vs. 18% for the control group.
  • Findings from a recent study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, revealed that more than 70% of patients with Cushing's disease receiving long–term treatment with mifepristone experienced at least a 2–fold elevation in plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) levels. Researchers noted that ACTH elevations stabilized in most patients, produced no adverse effects, and did not correlate with tumor growth.
  • A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has revealed that raltegravir is no better than nucleoside reverse–transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) when used in combination with a protease inhibitor (PI) as second–line HIV therapy. Study authors noted that therapy with ritonavir–boosted PI (lopinavir) plus 2 NRTIs was similarly to a PI plus raltegravir for achieving good HIV disease control at 96 weeks (60% vs. 64%).

Rabies News (Dr A K Gupta)

Can a vaccinated dog transmit rabies? How effective is dog vaccine?

If a potent veterinary vaccine is given correctly as per pre–exposure schedule, it will mostly prevent rabies in the vaccinated dog, unless the exposure is severe. Ideally, its sera should be tested for protective antibody titre level but this is rarely practicable due to scarce facilities in our country. Consequently, PEP vaccination is recommended following bites even by vaccinated dogs. It has been noted that:

  • 6% of dogs found rabid have a reliable pre–exposure rabies vaccine history
  • 40% of dogs vaccinated only one time lost most of their immunity 4–6 months later.
  • Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) vaccination is not very successful in dogs.

Cardiology eMedinewS

  • A meta–analysis evaluating the clinical benefit of fibrates, niacin, and cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) inhibitors has shown that raising HDL–cholesterol levels with these drugs does not really translate into a reduction in CV events. The meta–analysis was published in the British Medical Journal.
  • A study published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has pointed that women have longer hospital stays and are more likely than men to die in the hospital after a heart attack. Researchers stated that younger women could benefit from more aggressive control of modifiable cardiovascular risk factors, including early identification and treatment of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, and diabetes.

Pediatrics eMedinewS

  • New analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005 to 2012 has reported that approximately 30% of children between the ages of 8 and 15 years misperceive their weight status. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Center for Health Statistics is published in a news brief online July 23.
  • Smoking during pregnancy and use of nicotine replacement products have been linked to a higher risk of attention–deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the offspring. Compared to children with nonsmoking parents, kids with two smoking parents were 83% more likely to develop ADHD. The findings were published online July 21 in Pediatrics.

Dr K K Spiritual Blog

Neti–Neti (Not This Not This)

The Main Principle of Knowing the Truth

The main figure in the Upanishads is sage Yajnavalkya, known as one of the greatest philosophers. Most of the great teachings of later Hindu or Buddhist philosophy are derived from him. He taught the great doctrine of neti–neti, the view that truth can be found only through the negation of all thoughts about it.

Brhadaranyaka Upanishad is the oldest and the most important of all the Upanishads. Its name actually means the great forest–book.

Sage Yajnavalkya’s dialogues with his wife, Maitreyi are featured in the Muni Kanda or Yajnavalkya Kanda. The doctrine of neti–neti suggests the indescribability of the Brahman, the Absolute. Yajnavalkaya attempts to define Brahman.

Atman is described "neither this, nor this" neti–neti. The Self cannot be described in any way. Na–iti– that is Neti. Through this process of neti–neti you give up everything &ndash the cosmos, the body, the mind and everything–to realize the Self.

Once the Atman is defined in this manner are you become familiar with it, a transformation takes place as realization dawns that the phenomenal world and all its creatures are made up of the same essence of bliss.

Brahman is infinite, amorphous, colorless, characterless and formless Universal Spirit, which is omnipresent and omnipotent, and like cosmic energy, is pervasive, unseen and indescribable.

  • Neti–neti Meditation: The principle of neti–neti has been used in meditation involving gnana yoga. Whenever a thought or feeling comes to mind that is not the goal of the meditation, or is not the soul or the inner self, the meditator simply has to say, "Not this, not this," and dismiss the thought, image, concept, sound, or sense distraction. Any thought, any feeling, is patiently discarded –again and again if necessary, until the mind is clear and the soul/or the self is revealed.
  • Neti–neti and the mind: When you get into the habit of neti–neti, you can also discard thoughts of worry, doubt, or fear, and become established in the light of your inner self. You can, then, look back at worries and fears with deep insight and handle them.
  • Neti–neti and the medical profession: One of the basic medical teachings is to diagnose a condition by way of excluding other similar conditions. This is called differential diagnosis and this is the mainstay of allopathy. This also makes one investigative–oriented but is the only scientific way of knowing the truth.
  • Neti–neti and multiple–choice questions: In any modern exam today, the principle of neti–neti is used. A question has about four nearly similar answers and the student has to answer the correct one. He can only answer by the principle of negation.
  • Neti–neti and police investigations: This principle is also used while handling a criminal case. Everyone is a suspect in the crime initially, till a process of elimination clears them.

Wellness Blog

Lifestyle can prevent 50% of common cancers

More than 50% of cancers can be prevented if people simply change lifestyles, according to data presented by Graham Colditz, PD, DrPH, from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri at the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) World Cancer Congress 2012.

Among the "biggest buys" from lifestyle intervention is smoking cessation. One third of cancer in high-income countries is caused by smoking.

Being overweight or obese causes approximately 20% of cancer today. If people could maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI), the incidence of cancer could be reduced by approximately 50% in 2 to 20 years.

Poor diet and lack of exercise are each associated with about 5% of all cancers. Improvement in diet could reduce cancer incidence by 50% and increases in physical activity could reduce cancer incidence by as much as 85% in 5 to 20 years.

Eradicating the main viruses associated with cancer worldwide by implementing widespread infant and childhood immunization programs targeting 3 viruses–human papillomavirus and hepatitis B and C– could lead to a 100% reduction in viral–related cancer incidence in 20 to 40 years.

Tamoxifen reduces the rate of both invasive and noninvasive breast cancer by 50% or more, compared with placebo, at 5 years.
Raloxifene has been shown to reduce the risk for invasive breast cancer by about 50% at 5 years.

Bilateral oophorectomy in women carrying the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, although rare, has been associated with a 50% reduction in breast cancer risk among high–risk women.

Aspirin is associated with a 40% reduction in mortality from colon cancer.

Screening for colorectal cancer has a similar magnitude of mortality reduction (30% to 40%). Tobacco, alcohol, and diet, lack of physical activity, and obesity– accounted for more than half of all cancer.

  • For men who have never smoked, heart disease presents their greatest risk for death at any age, exceeding the odds of dying from lung, colon and prostate cancer combined.
  • Male smokers face a lung cancer risk that is greater than the odds of heart disease taking their lives after age 60, and is tenfold higher than the chance of dying from prostate and colon cancer combined.
  • The chances of dying from heart disease and breast cancer are similar for nonsmoking women until age 60, when heart disease becomes a greater risk.
  • For female smokers, dying from lung cancer or heart disease is more likely than dying from breast cancer after age 40.

 

Inspirational Story

A man must constantly exceed his level!

This inspiring story is about Bruce Lee, a legendary martial art master.

"Bruce had me run up to three miles a day, really at a good pace. We’d run the three miles in 21 or 22 minutes. Just under eight minutes a mile (Note: when running on his own in 1968, Lee would get his time down to six–and–a half minutes per mile).

So this morning he said to me "We’re going to go five." I said, "Bruce, I can’t go five. I’m a helluva lot older than you are, and I can’t do five." He said, "When we get to three, we’ll shift gears and it’s only two more and you’ll do it."

I said "Okay, hell, I’ll go for it." So we get to three, we go into the fourth mile and I’m okay for three or four minutes, and then I really begin to give out. I’m tired, my heart’s pounding, I can’t go any more and so I say to him, "Bruce if I run anymore," –and we’re still running–" if I run any more I’m liable to have a heart attack and die." He said, "Then die." It made me so mad that I went the full five miles. Afterward I went to the shower and then I wanted to talk to him about it. I said, you know, "Why did you say that?"

He said, "Because you might as well be dead. Seriously, if you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level."

From The Art of Expressing the Human Body

By Bruce Lee, John Little

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Heart Care Foundation of India to focus on youth health education during the 21st MTNL Perfect Health Mela

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Make Sure

Situation: A patient with diabetes shows deteriorating kidney function.

Reaction: Oh my God! His HbA1c is very high?

Lesson: Make sure that strict glycemic control is maintained in patients with type 2 diabetes in order to delay vascular complications.

eMedinewS Humor

More Words

A husband looking through the paper came upon a study that said women use more words than men. It read, "Men use about 15,000 words per day, but women use 30,000."

Excited to prove to his wife that he had been right all along when he accused her of talking too much, he showed her the study results.

The wife thought for a while, then finally she said to her husband, "It’s because we have to repeat everything we say."

The husband said "What?"

Quote of the Day

The only force that can overcome an idea and a faith is another and better idea and faith, positively and fearlessly upheld. Dorothy Thompson

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ePress Release

Heart Care Foundation of India to focus on youth health education during the 21st MTNL Perfect Health Mela

Heart Care Foundation of India, a leading national non-profit organization committed to making India a healthier and disease free nation, today announced its focus on youth education during the 21st Perfect Health Mela 2014. The mass community health event, which is scheduled to be held at the Talkotora Indoor Stadium New Delhi, from 15th –19th October, 2014 will feature a series of interactive consumer based modules focused on educating over 4000 school and college students about the importance of preventive health and hygiene.

The underlying reason behind this is the belief that by educating the youth from the very beginning, several life-threatening and lifestyle diseases can be prevented in the future. The various activities planned will be spread across five days and will include a series of inter school and college music, art, creative writing, sports and dance competitions; workshops, lectures and entertainment shows all themed around healthy living. In addition to this, all students who have symptoms of suspected heart disease will be provided free screening and consultation through the Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund, an initiative by the NGO to ensure that no person dies of heart disease because they cannot otherwise afford treatment.

Addressing a press conference, Padam Shri, Dr B C Roy & DST National Science and Communication Awardee and the President Heart Care Foundation of India, Dr. KK Aggarwal said, "Heart Care Foundation of India is committed to raising awareness about the various health issues in the country and providing solutions for them. As a part of this endeavor we have been successfully organizing the Perfect Health Mela for twenty years now. In its 21st edition, the Perfect Health Mela will lay an increased focus on youth education, for early and timely awareness about preventive healthcare can help reduce the disease burden in our country drastically. A leading example of this is the fact that a heart attack takes about 15-20 years to manifest. So if a person wishes to avoid becoming a victim to it at the age of 45, he must start taking preventive measures in school itself. I am extremely thankful to all our sponsors, partners and the participating schools and colleges for without their support none of this would be possible."

Adding to this, Chairman of the Standing Committee South Delhi Municipal Cooperation and President of BJP Delhi, Mr. Satish Upadhaya said, "We congratulate the Heart Care Foundation of India on this noble initiative and hope to keep continue supporting the Perfect Health Mela in the future as well. Young children are the future of our country and it is our duty to educate them about the importance of health and hygiene from their school days itself."

The Perfect Health Mela caters to people from all age groups and walks of life and is attended by over 200 organisations each year including those from the State and Central government, PSUs, leading corporates amongst others. This year’s Mela is being organized in association the NDMC, MCD, Health Department Government of Delhi and MTNL and will feature a series of mini-events being organized starting September 2014 as a build up to the Mela.

Speaking at the press conference renowned Bharatnatyam dancer and Padma Shri awardee Geeta Chandran said "With more and more young people being diagnosed with lifestyle disorders in todays day and age it has become extremely important to raise awareness about preventive measures from the onset of ones education and what better a way to do so than through music, dance and art. I am extremely proud to support the Heart Care Foundation of India in their endeavor to make India a healthier nation and wish them all the best for the future. "

Adding to this the Medical Officer of Health– NDMC, Dr. PK Sharma; Director of Education – NDMC, Ms. Vidushi Chaturvedi and the Medical Officer of Health SDMC, Dr. NK Yadav in a joint statement said, "Health and hygiene are an extremely important part of a person’s life and must be taught at an early stage, for it is extremely difficult to make a person unlearn his habits and acquire new ones once people are older. We are extremely happy to be associated with the 21st MTNL Perfect Health Mela and hope that through our joint efforts we can help make our country a healthy one"

Others present at the occasion included the Consultant, Birla Vidya Niketan Ms. Tapati Singhi and GM Marketing Corporate– MTNL, Gunjan Sinha.

For more information about the event please visit our website: www.perfecthealthmela.com. Entry to the mela is free for all.

––Ends––

About Heart Care Foundation of India

Initiated in 1986, the Heart Care Foundation of India is a leading National NGO working in the field of creating mass health awareness among people from all walks of life and providing solutions for India’s everyday healthcare needs. The NGO uses consumer based entertainment modules to impart health education and increase awareness amongst people. A leading example of this is the Perfect Health Mela, an annual event started in 1993 that is attended by over 2–3 lakh people each year. The Mela showcases activities across categories such as health education seminars and check ups, entertainment programs, lifestyle exhibitions, lectures, workshops and competitions. In addition to this, the NGO conducts programs and camps to train people on the technique of hands only CPR through its CPR 10 mantra for revival after a sudden cardiac arrest. They currently hold three Limca book of world records for the maximum number of people trained in hands only CPR in one go. Keeping article 21 of the Indian constitution in mind, which guarantees a person Right to Life, Heart Care Foundation of India has also recently initiated a project called the Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund to ensure that no one dies of a heart disease just because they cannot afford treatment.

eMedi Quiz

The substances present in the gall bladder stones or the kidney stones can be best identified by the following technique:

1. Fluorescence spectroscopy.
2. Electron microscopy.
3. Nuclear magnetic resonance.
4. X–ray diffraction.

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: The following separation technique depends on the molecular size of the protein:

1. Chromatography on a carboxymethyl (CM) cellulose column.
2. Iso–electric focusing.
3. Gelfiltration chromatography.
4. Chromatography on a diethylaminoethly (DEAE) cellulose column.

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: 3.Gelfiltration chromatography.

Correct answers received from: Balan balan, Dr. P.C. Das, Dr.K.Raju, Dr.K.V.Sarma, Dr. Jainendra Upadhyay, Dr. Chandresh Jardosh,Daivadheenam Jella, Dr. Avtar Krishan,

Answer for 23rd July Mind Teaser: 1.Glyceraldehyde–3–phosphate dehydrogenase.

Correct answers received from: Dr. Prakash Khalap, Dr. Sushma chawla

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