23 September, 2020

Mahaveer Golechha

A promising Indian researcher, on getting the prestigious Alzheimer's Young Scientist Award

Mahaveer Golechha

What's so special about the Alzheimer's Young Scientist Scholarship?

It's an honour bestowed by the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation to 25 resea­rchers across the world for significant contributions towards Alzheimer's drug development.

You're the only Indian to be honoured?

Yes. The other scientists who received this award this year are from the US, UK, Canada, Switzerland and Taiwan among others.

What did your research focus on?

I discovered the anti-Alzheimer's pot­ential of Naringin, a bioflavonoid in citrus fruits. It has antioxidant, anti-inflamm­atory, anti-beta amyloid and anti-apoptotic properties.

Why choose Alzheimer's for research?

Neurodegenerative disorder is a neglected field. There are several drugs for cardiovascu­lar and other diseases; a handful for diseases such as Alzheimer's and hardly any treatment.

Where did you do your research?

At AIIMS and the Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical...



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