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Friday, 20 May 2016

Indian-American, Pakistani-American honoured by Obama

US President Barack Obama has felicitated an Indian-American scientist and a Pakistani- American doctor with the nation's top honors in the field of science, technology and innovation respectively. 

65-year-old Rakesh K Jain of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital was presented with the National Medal of Science for his role in developing novel strategies for manipulating tumors and translating those strategies into improved cancer detection, prevention, and treatment in humans.

53-year-old Humayun, who is a grandson of personal physician of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation for invention, development, and application of bioelectronics in medicine, including a retinal prosthesis for restoring vision to the blind, thereby significantly improving patients' quality of life.

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