If like most people, you also imagine a scientist as a pretty serious, reserved, nerdy and introvert, Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, popularly called “PK” from IIIT Hyderabad will prove you wrong! Chatty by nature and active on social media, Prof. PK loves the academic life which gives him the freedom to choose the problems he wishes to work on. To entice future generations towards research, he exhibits the perks of academic life on social media platforms under the hashtag #ProfGiri.
No two individuals are alike! So, how can we expect them to respond similarly to drugs or treatment? This thought is unveiling a new age in healthcare, an era of precision or personalized healthcare where treatment is tailor-made depending on the genetic composition of a patient. Prof. Vijay Tiwari, a Professor at the UK-based Queen’s University and the Southern University of Denmark, also believes that precision healthcare is a way to go.
I hope you would agree that we cannot do without our mobile for long! This is the reason why we prefer a mobile that can be charged rather quickly so that we can continue our work or mindless scrolling on the phone. But do you know that fast charging can be detrimental to the life of the phone battery and can in extreme cases lead to battery explosion as well!