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Cracking the COVID-19 Conundrum

By Amartya Pradhan and Manusmriti Agarwal  The outbreak that gained a passport around the world in less than 80 days   Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020, following its outbreak in November 2019. Preliminary studies trace back to a zoonotic transfer

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Wildlife Wet-Trade – The Cauldron of Contagion

Written by Anasuya Chatterjee and Indranil Ghosh                 Wildlife exploitation as the primary origin of viral outbreaks : Mankind has witnessed several deadly viral outbreaks in recent years- the SARS outbreak. MERS epidemic, Ebola virus outbreak, NIPAH epidemic and the worst of them all- the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

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Kanika’s Journey Since 2013

I was a Khorana scholar in the summer of 2013 while pursuing my undergraduate degree in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. During this period, I interned in the lab of Prof. Aseem Ansari at University of Wisconsin, Madison. Simply saying that the Khorana program was a turning point in my

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World War III: Humans Vs. Corona

Written by: -Abhishek Kumar, Khorana 2019 Scholar Chief Editor, Biotechticle Research Group. Originally found here. Coronavirus pandemic has shuttered shops, schools, colleges, transportation and even countries. United Nations has declared that all of humanity is at risk and requested global action [1]. This outbreak has affected billions of people worldwide and is predicted to cause

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COVID 19 Announcement

Hello friends of WINStep Forward! We wanted to reach out to you all regarding the current pandemic of COVID-19. Our team cares about your health and the health of those around you. This global pandemic is in both the United States and India, hitting both countries hard. We hope that you are remaining safe and

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2018 Priya Srivastava Summer Blog

I am Priya Srivastava (Khorana Scholar 2018), I went to the Ohio State University for the internship in 2018 to carry out an 8 weeks research. My life has completely changed from the day I got selected for this very prestigious fellowship. I worked with one of the very cool and great RNA scientist Prof.

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Bhabesh Tripathy Summer Blog 2019

The second week of January will remain forever etched in my memory. I had gone out shopping with one of my friends and somehow felt like checking my mails for once. One of them read “I am pleased to inform you that you have been provisionally short-listed for the prestigious Khorana program for Scholars 2019.

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“Khorana Program helped inspire UW’s Rhodes Scholarship winner Drew Birrenkott”

This entire article has been directly transferred from https://ecals.cals.wisc.edu/2013/11/25/uws-rhodes-scholarship-winner-drew-birrenkott-inspired-by-cals-khorana-program/. Please click this link to see the original source.   “University of Wisconsin-Madison senior Drew Birrenkott of McFarland, Wis. has been awarded a 2014 Rhodes Scholarship. He joins an elite group of students that have received one of the top honors in higher education. Drew Birrenkott “Congratulations

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WINStep Partners with Barefoot College

WINStep Forward has partnered with Barefoot College in support of the work that they do there. Former US Bose Scholar Hannah Lider. Barefoot College is located in Tilonia, India, a voluntary organization that works in the fields of education, skill development, health, drinking water, women empowerment and electrification through solar power for the uplifting of

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Akshina Jindal’s Summer Blog 2019

It was mid April, 2018, when I was having dinner with my college senior and he tells me quietly, “I got the Khorana Scholarship and will be there in the US for the summer!” It was then when it started and exactly 8 months later I call that very senior saying, “I have got a

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