Dehradun, July 4
The two-day national symposium on biomarkers being held at SGRR Institute of Medical and Health Sciences concluded here today. In the symposium, specialists presented research papers on modern models of biomarkers.

Today, on the last day, HP Pande gave a lecture on ''Status on Breast Cancer Metastasis.'' He explained that by means of clinical science using modern techniques, the various stages of breast cancer can be known.
T. Malati of Hyderabad explained the topic “Screening of Early Prostrate Cancer and Benign Prostrate Hyperplasia.” He said that the differentiation between prostrate cancer and prostrate enlargement can be easily understood by means of prostrate specific antigen protein which acts as bio indicator.
He informed that in case of prostrate cancer this protein’s level shoots up very much. In case of prostrate enlargement it's level does not increase so much. Rakesh Kumar Singh of Beneras Hindu University threw light over the topic “Recent Advancement in Diagnosis of Visceral Leishmaniasis”. He said that the disease of kalazar was more prevalent in eastern UP.
Ankit Khanduri of Microbiology Department of SGRR Institute of Medical and Health Sciences delivered a lecture on ''Diagnosing Sepsis: Role of Biomarkers.''
Earlier yesterday, emphasis was laid on irregular lifestyle and carelessness towards health, which could lead to devastating results in the future. The health experts invented certain parameters that are named Biomarkers. Biomarkers were certain such indicators of any disease that alerted the person far before the disease attacked the person. This was the common opinion expressed by renowned medical exponents of the country at the national symposium.
The national-level symposium was organised in collaboration with Medical Council of India, Government of India and Indian Council of Medical Research. The topic of the symposium has been “Biomarkers in Health and Disease: Bench to Bedside”. V M Katoch, Secretary to Government of India, Department of Health Research (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare), and Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, inaugurated the symposium and was also the chief guest. Prior to the beginning of the programme, the participants observed two minutes' silence and prayed for the peace of the departed souls in the recent natural calamity that hit Uttarakhand.
VM Katoch in his address said that from the point of medical science, the subject of biomarkers is very significant. In the coming days, the researches over the various types of biomarkers will play a significant role in the treatment of various diseases. He also expressed deep condolence over the recent natural calamity that hit the state.
He appealed the country men to assist in the making of a new strong Uttarakhand. Shri Mahant Davendra Das ji Maharaj in his message congratulated the organisers and participants of this national symposium. He said that research works should be motivated more and more in the country.

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