Should Western companies adopt jugaad innovation? Jugaad is a Hindi word that translates to finding a low-cost, creative, quick and alternative way of solving or fixing problems. It promotes constructive and different thinking about innovation and strategy. It’s an Indian way of improvising, sometimes expressed as, “making do with what you have”. In India, the concept of jugaad is […]

Few would have though it possible when former US president Jimmy Carter announced in March that the deadly cancer that had been found in his liver and brain last year had disappeared. A few months earlier, in August 2015, 90-year-old Carter had declared that he had melanoma, a form of skin cancer, and that it had already spread. Soon […]

Do you know your body is a self-healing organism? Do you know that you can tap into your mind’s power to heal your body? This means you can use your brain to control your body’s self-healing mechanisms. According to Lissa Rankin, a medical doctor, you can help heal yourself, using your mind over medicine. Doctors learn in medical […]

Founded in 1936 by Sir Henry Wellcome, the Wellcome Trust‘s vision is “to achieve extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. In pursuit of this, we support the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities.” As heard on the BBC just a few days ago, “One of the world’s largest research charities, the Wellcome Trust, […]

Two concomitant pieces of good news provide fresh impetus towards the genetic understanding and control of a crippling ailment. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder responsible for a painful contracture and agitation of muscles at rest and a serious impediment to safe and proper locomotion. The lifetime incidence is in the order of 2.5% […]