Scientists have developed a nanowire device that can detect microscopic levels of cancer markers in the urine, an advance that could help non-invasively diagnose the deadly disease.
Scientists have developed a skin patch that can deliver drugs to regulate blood sugar in diabetics for days at a time.
Regularly consuming a Western-type diet, which are high in fats and sugars but low in fibre, may increase the risk of inflammatory bowel diseases, weight gain, as well as diabetes, researchers say.
Exercise can stop accumulation of a harmful protein which is believed to play a central role in the brain cell death associated with Parkinson’s disease, new research has found.
The brains of adolescents react more responsively to receiving rewards, according to a study that shows it can make learning easier. “The adolescent brain is very sensitive to feedback.
Scientists analysed the DNA of over 300,000 people and found many genes linked to neuroticism – characterised by feelings of anxiety, worry and guilt. The genes are also linked to depression.
Even a short, one-time burst of exercise can boost parts of the brain responsible for executive function such as decision-making and focus, a study suggests.
Small bacterial infections that may go unnoticed can start a chain of events that leads to chronic inflammation and potentially life-threatening colitis, a study has found.
Combining the treatment for the most deadly form of skin cancer with a common anti-rheumatic drug could provide more effective results, new research has shown.
In a first, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved a novel gene therapy to treat children and adult patients with an inherited form of vision loss that may result in blindness.
Avoid obesity and its related health problems like diabetes, hypertension and hormonal disorders by changing few habits.
Higher levels of air pollution may increase the risk of delinquent behaviour among teenagers, a study has warned.
Scientists have identified seven key classes of characteristics of bipolar disorder, according to a finding that explains why every patient’s experience of the condition is different.
Using light-emitting nanoparticles, scientists, including those of Indian-origin, have developed a highly effective method to detect tiny tumours and track their spread, potentially leading to earlier cancer detection.
Scientists have identified a brain region that can be stimulated to correct social impairments in autistic children.
Infants born to mothers within three kilometres of an industrial site may be at an increased risk of asthma and early death, a US study warns.
Microscopes enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI) may help clinical microbiologists diagnose potentially deadly blood infections and improve patients’ odds of survival, according to a study.
Children who eat healthy food may have better self-esteem and fewer emotional problems, according to a European study.
Addictive party drug ketamine may be effective in reducing suicidal thoughts in depressed people, a study claims. Researchers found that administration of low-dose ketamine reduced anti-suicidal thoughts within hours.
The next flyby target of NASA’s New Horizons’ mission, which is a peanut-shaped object a billion miles past Pluto, might have company in the form of a small moon, astronomers say.
Scientists have developed a high- dose cholera vaccine for controlling outbreaks. The vaccine, named Vaxchora, is a single-dose, live- attenuated oral vaccine.
Frequent travelling that causes jet lag could increase your risk of cancer because it tends to disturb our body clocks that are controlled by the same mechanism that causes tumours, finds a study.
Scientists have identified five new categories of mental illness that cut across the current more broad diagnoses of anxiety and depression.
Watching TV or using smartphones before going to bed may lead to weight gain in kids, a study warns.
Canola oil – one of the most widely consumed vegetable oils in the world – may be harmful for the brain, according to a study which found that it can worsen memory and learning ability.
Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a low-cost blood test that can detect iron and vitamin A deficiency in just 15 minutes.
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