Health

Identity of genes determining hair colour may boost cancer research

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:58

London, April 17 (IANS) An international team of scientists have identified 124 genes that play a major role in determining human hair colour variation, a finding that may pave way for better understanding of conditions linked to pigmentation like vitiligo and skin cancer.

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Ketamine can cut depression, suicidality rapidly: Study

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 17:32

New York, April 16 (IANS) Recreational drug Ketamine is likely to have fast-acting benefits in treating symptoms of depression as well as reducing suicidal thoughts, say researchers, including one of an Indian-origin.

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Graphene can kill bacteria on surgical implants: Study

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:34

London, April 16 (IANS) A tiny layer of graphene flake can act as a deadly weapon in the fight against bacterial infection, particularly during implant surgery, according to researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

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Novel tool may combat HIV transmission in women

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 13:20

Toronto, April 16 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new tool that can potentially help protect women from being infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

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Pentagon to track soldiers' smartphones to spot their health

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:12

New York, April 16 (IANS) The Pentagon is working on an app that will keep track of US soldiers' health and deliver cost-saving treatment by monitoring the data accumulated on their smartphones, the media reported.

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Flesh eating ulcers on rise in Australia

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:00

Canberra, April 16 (IANS) Australian health authorities on Monday issued a warning over the rise of flesh-eating ulcers in the country, calling for an "urgent scientific response".

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Natural product to treat dental cavities

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 18:32

New York, April 13 (IANS) If you dread paying a visit to the dentist, here's some good news. Researchers have designed a convenient and natural product that could rebuild teeth and cure cavities without today's costly and uncomfortable treatments.

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AI turns smartphone microscopes into lab-grade devices

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 17:16

New York, April 13 (IANS) Researchers have demonstrated that deep learning, a powerful form of artificial intelligence (AI), can discern and enhance microscopic details in photos taken by smartphones to such an extent that they can match the quality of images from laboratory-grade microscopes.

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Punjab model to cure hepatitis C infection delivers results

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 14:08

Paris, April 13 (IANS) A decentralised system of care and the provision of free direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) can lead to high rates of cure among people with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, shows a large-scale study in Punjab.

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