Nikhiya Shamsher, P. Chaithanya.
"QuitPuff: A simple method using lipid peroxidative changes in saliva to assess the risk of oral precancerous lesions and oral squamous cell carcinoma in chronic smokers" Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology, issue 5, vol 41, 2020.
Nikhiya Shamsher and P. Chaithanya. “QuitPuff: A Simple Method Using Salivary Lipid Peroxidative Changes to Assess the Risk of Oral Pre-cancerous Lesions and Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Chronic Smokers” Journal of Emerging Investigators, vol 2, 2019.
Nikhiya Shamsher. “QuitPuff: A Simple, Home-based, Salivary Diagnostic Test to Assess Risk of Oral Pre-cancer and Cancer in Chronic Smokers” Columbia Junior Science Journal, 2019.
- Article in Forbes India Magazine and Website
- 3rd Grand Award at Intel ISEF 2019
The QuitPuff Test was showcased at the Intel-ISEF Fair at Phoenix, Arizona in May 2019 and won the 3rd Grand Award in the category of Biochemistry. It also earned an Honourable mention by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and National Institute of Health, USA.
- Research grant by the Government of India through the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards
The grant was given by the Honourable Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan in the presence of Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu at a ceremony held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.
- Grand Award at the Initiative for Research & Innovation in STEM (IRIS) National Fair
- Gold Medal at the National Indian Science and Engineering Fair (INSEF)
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- The JEI Editorial Staff.
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