IANS | November 11, 2017 2:59 PM
Genetics plays a strong role in how people explore the environment visually, says a study.
IANS | November 11, 2017 2:02 PM
US researchers have developed a new gene therapy that may help patients, who have lost their sight to an inherited retinal disease, to see well enough to navigate a maze.
PTI | November 11, 2017 12:15 PM
In a first, scientists have successfully treated a child suffering from extensive skin damage due to a genetic disease using transplants derived from genetically modified cells.
PTI | November 10, 2017 1:36 PM
Exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of bone fractures by causing loss of mineral density, a major study has warned.
PTI | November 7, 2017 7:13 PM
India is facing a serious burden of of malnutrition as well as obesity, according to a global report which shows that while half the country’s women suffer from anaemia, at least 22 per cent of adult women are overweight.
PTI | November 7, 2017 12:38 PM
People with poor social skills tend to experience more stress and loneliness, which can negatively affect their physical as well as mental health, a study has found.
PTI | November 6, 2017 12:11 PM
Online social networks can effectively help smokers kick the butt, especially if users are active participants, a study has found. Researchers from the University of Iowa (IU) and Truth Initiative, a nonprofit organisation in the US, examined the tobacco use of over 2,600 smokers who participated in a social network called ‘BecomeAnEX’, which they created in 2008.
PTI | November 3, 2017 12:48 PM
Cancer cells can be targeted and destroyed with the metal from the asteroid that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs about 66 million years ago, a study claims.
IANS | November 2, 2017 12:49 PM
Genomics and genetic analysis are the most effective ways to manage cancer, not only in India but also across the globe. Hereditary cancers are seen in approximately 10 per cent of the Western population, with a higher incidence in India.
PTI | November 2, 2017 12:15 PM
Blue light emitted by smartphone screens disrupts sleep in children and teenagers, according to a study which found that young people are more vulnerable to the negative effects of the devices than the adults.
PTI | November 1, 2017 4:51 PM
Cigarette smoking can harm the intestines and increase the risk of colitis – an inflammation of the colon resembling Crohn’s disease, scientists warn.
PTI | November 1, 2017 4:25 PM
Long-term intake of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux conditions such as heartburn and ulcers may double the risk of developing stomach cancer, a study warns.
PTI | November 1, 2017 1:48 PM
Long-term exposure to air pollution may not only lead to lung cancer, but also increase the risk of mortality from kidney, bladder and colorectal cancer, a large-scale study warns.
PTI | October 31, 2017 4:05 AM
India topped the list of seven countries, accounting for 64 per cent of the 10.4 million new tuberculosis (TB) cases worldwide in 2016, according to a new report by the World Health Organisation.
PTI | October 29, 2017 2:51 PM
Scientists have developed a novel vaccine candidate that may prevent HIV infection by stimulating an immune response against sugars that form a protective shield around the virus.
PTI | October 28, 2017 6:14 PM
Engaging in high-intensity interval training for two weeks may reduce glucose metabolism in all areas of the brain among people suffering from Type 2 diabetes, a study claims.
PTI | October 28, 2017 12:59 PM
Parents, take note! Children who grow up close to parks and green spaces may develop better attention span, a study suggests.
PTI | October 25, 2017 2:59 PM
Scientists have developed ‘smart’ self-regulating nanoparticles which heat up to a temperature high enough to kill cancerous cells, while too low to harm the healthy tissue.
PTI | October 21, 2017 4:59 PM
Scientists have developed a vaccine that targets dozens of pneumonia causing bacterium strains and anticipates future versions of the bacteria, providing the “most comprehensive” coverage of pneumococcal disease such as sepsis and meningitis.
PTI | October 21, 2017 3:14 PM
Excessive use of smartphones and tablets may be keeping teens awake a night, according to a study that found adolescents who spend more than two hours a day with their gadgets are more likely to be sleep deprived.
IANS | October 20, 2017 5:18 PM
Eating a mushroom-rich breakfast may result in less hunger and a greater feeling of fullness, thereby helping you avoid consuming extra calories later, new research suggests.
IANS | October 18, 2017 12:00 PM
Scientists from India and Russia have crafted star-shaped gold nanoparticles that can selectively destroy cancer cells.
IANS | October 16, 2017 5:37 PM
Researchers have successfully developed an artificial pancreas system that uses an algorithm on smartphone to continuously monitor glucose levels of the user and automatically delivers appropriate levels of insulin — a game changer for diabetic patients.
IANS | October 14, 2017 4:49 PM
The number of deaths due to neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, stroke and epilepsy has increased by 36.7 per cent worldwide between 1990 and 2015, a study says.
PTI | October 14, 2017 1:33 PM
Magic mushrooms may effectively treat depression by ‘rebooting’ the activity of key brain circuits in patients suffering from the disorder, a study claims.
IANS | October 14, 2017 12:42 PM
Want to live a long life? Reducing excess weight and staying in shape may prolong life expectancy by two months, researchers suggested.
Sarthak Ray | October 14, 2017 1:28 AM
A decade ago, the malaria research community was stung by the discovery that a strain of the malaria parasite found in western Cambodia had developed resistance to artemisinin.
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