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NSS Conducted Screening of Scoliosis at SMVD University

30102019 newsNSS

SMVDU Katra, October 2019. The National Service Scheme (NSS) at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, conducted a massive screening campaign of Scoliosis- a complex disorder of the spine accompanied with lateral curvature of the spine. Considering that the adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the most common type of scoliosis that occurs during the adolescent age and may progress even after adolescence, the Human Genetics Research Group of the School of Biotechnology at SMVDU have initiated a scoliosis screening program with the help of NSS at the university campus. There was a week screening cum awareness program that has been carried out from 14th to 18th October, 2019, where several students had actively participated in it. The students were informed with the importance of the screening and all other perspectives, including diagnosis, treatment and progression of scoliosis and its after effects. In this program screening of individuals was performed along with the collection of blood/saliva samples with the individual consents. The Human Genetics Group thanked the NSS and the university administration for all the necessary help.


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