Nirmal Kumar Mandal

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A community-based, cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted during June-July 2008 to assess the infant- and young child-feeding (IYCF) practices in Bankura district, West Bengal, India. In total, 647 children aged less than two years selected through revised 40-cluster sampling using the indicators of the Integrated Management of Neonatal and(More)
Protocorm-like bodies (PLBs) were induced directly at high frequency from wounded surface of Anthurium andreanum cv. CanCan shoot tip-ends, used as explants. In order to obtain PLB directly, the influence of different types and concentrations of cytokinins were evaluated. Amid the cytokinins, N6-(∆2-isopentenyl)-adenine (2-iP) at a concentration of 15 μM(More)
The present review illustrates the pharmacological properties and production of planting materials through in vitro organogenesis of Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni). The plant is native to Paraguay; however, the main producers of stevia are Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, Brazil, Malaysia and India. This plant is recorded as having a non-caloric natural(More)
OBJECTIVE The World health organization (WHO) has accepted Keith Edward scoring system for the diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis (TB). In the present study, we evaluated this scoring system. METHODS AND RESULTS We included 53 children with confirmed TB involving different organs, admitted in NB Medical College, during two years period as cases; and 50(More)
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