Dental Prof convicted in USA
A retired Virginia Commonwealth University dental professor almost got away with stealing more than $100,000 from the VCU Dental Faculty Practice Association, authorities said.The association was created to allow professors to both teach and have a private practice, Jung said. MORE HERE
DCI – IGGDC, Jammu granted recognition
Collge was established in 2004. Indira Gandhi Government Dental College Jammu finally gets recognition.
Sources within the College administration said that the recognition was outcome of the “serious efforts of Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and Minister for Medical Education, J&K, Taj Mohi-ud-Din”. NEWSLINK
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The term of the Medical Council of India’s Board of Governors has ended, rendering the apex medical regulator headless.
Sources said the Cabinet gave its approval to the note for the draft ordinance in this regard which is likely to be issued by the President soon.
The need for issue of an ordinance came as the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2013, which allows for an elected apex medical regulator, is yet to be passed by Parliament even though it has been approved by the Cabinet. MORE HERE
PG seat prices go up becos of NEET confusion
The race for that coveted post-graduate medical seat in Karnataka just got tougher. Two years ago, a PG seat in orthopedics in a prestigious private medical college in Bangalore cost Rs 1 crore. This year, it has touched Rs 2 crore. The price of an MD (Radiology) seat available for Rs 2 crore last year is likely to go up to Rs 2.75 crore this year.
The spike in the PG seat prices is the result of the chaos caused by the flawed introduction and implementation of the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET). MORE HERE ======also read full NEET MESS
Why dentists need oversize dental chair
Britain’s obesity crisis is forcing dentists to buy supersized chairs capable of supporting patients weighing up to 71 stone (450 Kg).
The £25,000 recliners are four times the price of standard seats.
A study published in the British Dental Journal said the cost implications of replacing equipment to cope with overweight patients would have a ‘very serious’ impact on NHS resources. MORE HERE
FDI’s 2014 congress to take place in India
GENEVA, Switzerland/NEW DELHI, India: Last week, the FDI World Dental Federation announced that its 102nd Annual World Dental Congress will be held in New Delhi from 11 to 14 September next year. The event will be organised in collaboration with the Indian Dental Association. NewsLINK
Ramadoss illegally allowed admission in medical college: CBI
New Delhi: CBI on Friday told a Delhi court that former union health minister Anbumani Ramadoss, who along with others, is accused in a graft case, had “illegally” allowed an Indore-based medical college to proceed with the admissions without having sufficient faculty and clinical material.
During arguments on framing of charges, the agency told Special CBI judge Ravinder Kaur that Ramadoss, in conspiracy with the co-accused, had given approval in permitting Index Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (IMCHRC) to take admission for second year despite the fact that Medical Council of India (MCI) and a committee, appointed by the Supreme Court, recommended against it. MORE HERE
Educational institutions may have to pay services tax for aux services – with the changes in service tax rules in 2013, educational institute may have to pay service tax on auxiliary services such as eg. hostel revenue, canteen revenue, renting out premises …and so on MORE HERE
COMEDK Fee refund, Important RTI proceedings
The Commission said, whereas by AICTE’s rules the fees of students should be refunded if the seat (which they refuse after payment of fees) is allotted to another student, the front COMEDK refuses to refund the fees. FULL NEWS with RTI judgement copy ..LINK
Impersonating for writing medical entrance exam
Ten persons were on Sunday arrested for allegedly impersonating as candidates appearing for the Assam Medical College Entrance examinations and writing answer scripts for them, the police said. These students from Bihar, have arrived in the state to write the entrance examination for some candidates appearing in the examination after taking money. LINK
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Exam as cause for tooth decay
As pupils across the country settle into the new term, revision for SATs, GCSEs and A-Levels might not be the only cause for stress.
A recent scientific study has suggested academic stress, often as its highest during exams, could cause tooth decay, with younger students at greater risk than older students. MORE
Alligator Stem Cell Study Gives Clues to Tooth Regeneration
Alligators may help scientists learn how to stimulate tooth regeneration in people, according to new research led by the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
For the first time, a global team of researchers led by USC pathology Professor Cheng-Ming Chuong, M.D., Ph.D., has uncovered unique cellular and molecular mechanisms behind tooth renewal in American alligators. Their study, titled “Specialized stem cell niche enables repetitive renewal of alligator teeth,” appears in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the official journal of the United States National Academy of Sciences. LINK
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