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Man Who Overcome his Depression To Solve Global Health Problems – Meet Dr Larry Brilliant

Man Who Overcome his Depression To Solve Global Health Problems – Meet Dr Larry Brilliant

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Dr Larry Brilliant “It takes all of us to bend the arc of moral Universe towards Justice “ Dr Larry Brilliant. May 5, 1944, Detroit, Michigan, a physician , an epidemiologist , a technologist, a writer and a depressed student turned a brilliant doctor and social helper Larry (Lawrence)  Brilliant who is in fact brilliant was born. At the age of 19 Larry was victim of depression and engulfed by grief by the thought of losing his father to cancer. One fine day he gathered the courage to come out and went to listen to a preacher ,Martin Luther King Jr. who was there to talk about hope, justice and truth in an auditorium which saw only 60 presentees. A discussion which was supposed to last for an hour lasted for six log hours and had a magical effect on Larry. The session boosted Larr
IIT-Guwahati Scientists Developed A Nanofibrous Mat That Heals Wound

IIT-Guwahati Scientists Developed A Nanofibrous Mat That Heals Wound

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IIT-Guwahati scientists have developed a nanofibrous wound-healing mat that interacts with cells and helps scar heal faster without scarring. This mat is made of PVA, a non-protein polymer mixed with silk protein and varnished with an antibiotic and epidermal growth factor.  Even the wounds that are 6mm in diameter can be healed from this mat by the smart material that accelerates the healing process. This nanofibrous mat is a boon for people suffering from diabetes for whom the wound-healing process is very slow. The results of this invention were recently published in the Acta Biomaterialia journal. The team under the supervision of Professor Biman B. Mandal from the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)- Guwahati, and the author