Chip-based blood test could replace painful bone biopsy

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:02

New York, April 20 (IANS) Days of using painful bone biopsies to diagnose and treat certain cancers may be numbered as researchers have found that a simple blood test that uses a plastic chip about the size of a credit card can do the job.


'India absent from Malaria Summit in London'

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 21:22

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India was conspicuous by its absence from the Malaria Summit in London alongside the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) despite having the third largest malaria cases in the world after Congo and Nigeria, a body partnering in a campaign against the disease said on Thursday.


Human brain grown in rodents to boost treatments for neurological disorders

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:14

New York, April 19 (IANS) In a first, US scientists have grown miniature human brains or human brain organoids, in the skulls of mice, a breakthrough that could boost stem cell research as well as provide insight into neurological disorders such as autism, dementia, and schizophrenia.


Single concussion may up Parkinson's risk by nearly 60%

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:18

New York, April 19 (IANS) Suffering even a mild concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury may be associated with nearly 60 per cent increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a study.


Gene therapy for blood disorder may be effective

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:52

New York, April 19 (IANS) Gene therapy for patients with a severe form of the blood disorder beta-thalassemia could be safe and effective as well as end the need for transfusions, results from the clinical trials show.


Serve in Jharkhand after MBBS or face fine

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:58

Ranchi, April 19 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has made it mandatory for doctors to work in the state for three years after post graduation from state-based medical institutes, an official said on Thursday.


New app to help track diabetes in rural India

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:26

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed an innovative smartphone app that could enable community health workers track the growing burden of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, especially in the rural areas.


Monthly dose of new antibody may halve migraine attacks

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:08

London, April 18 (IANS) In a breakthrough, scientists have found an antibody, a monthly dose of which could halve the number of debilitating attacks of migraine on patients who have exhausted all other treatments.


Gujarat launches magazine on hemophilia to spread awareness

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:16

Gandhinagar, April 18 (IANS) On the occasion of World Haemophilia Day, Gujarat assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi launched 'Haemophilia Jagruti, a magazine to spread awareness about haemophilia, an inherited bleeding disorder, an official said on Wednesday.


Decoded: How HIV evades immune system

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:10

London, April 18 (IANS) Scientists have discovered how HIV virus avoids elimination from the immune system, a finding which could pave the way for the cure for over 40 million people infected worldwide.


Identify TB Champions to raise awareness: Nadda

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:38

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Union Health Minister J. P. Nadda on Tuesday said 'TB Champions' who survived tuberculosis should be identified to raise awareness about the curable disease for a TB free India by 2025.