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Benefits of National Health Protection Scheme

India recently announced an ambitious plan called the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) to provide government-sponsored insurance to roughly 500 million people or nearly 40% of India’s population.

Since the announcement, there has been much debate about two issues. First, does this plan make sense? Second, if it is a good idea, what should the design of NHPS look like? In this op-ed, we use insights from our prior studies and those of other experts to inform the debate on both of these questions.

cGVHD after Bone Marrow Transplant, Mechanism Uncovered

MicroRNA-17-92 is required for the T-cell and B-cell pathogenicity that drives chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) after allogeneic bone marrow transplant (BMT), report investigators.

Data from cGVHD mouse models showed that, by determining T-cell and B-cell differentiation and function, miR-17-92 is responsible for cGVHD development. Inhibiting miR-17 is a potential therapeutic strategy for preventing cGVHD in BMT patients.