Higher childhood IQ linked to longer life, says study

Children with higher intelligence have a lower risk of major causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, and smoking-related cancers, scientists say.
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It’s personal

Though personalised medicines have shown potential in revolutionising medical treatment by making them patient-specific, there is still a long way to go before it makes inroads into the Indian healthc

Zika Vaccine A Distant Dream?

The development of the Zika virus vaccine has been hindered by its complexity and doubts over its marketability By Sachin Jagdale

Disturbances in blood cell gene transcription may lead to leukemia

Researchers were able to show that DNA damage associated with leukemia occurs in regions in which the DNA is being transcribed particularly actively

Stem cells improve blood vessel function following spinal cord injury

The current study focused on suppressing damaging inflammation and improving blood vessel function, which may reduce the extent of injury

Resverlogix announces dosing of first two patients in expanded renal and orphan programmes

The commencement of this phase 1 pharmacokinentic (PK) trial in patients with severe renal impairment is the first in a series of planned clinical trials designed with value creation in mind

Social media may help breast cancer patients with treatment decisions

Women who engaged on social media after a breast cancer diagnosis expressed more deliberation and satisfaction about their treatment decision, says a study.

New bio-sensor can detect muscle fatigue

Scientists have developed a sustainable, wearable bio-sensor to detect conditions like muscle fatigue, stress and dehydration by taking advantage of trove of medical information present in human sweat

Researchers find why anti-depressants take so long to work

Researchers have discovered a reason why anti-depressants can take up to two months to work, and their finding could help scientists develop faster-acting drugs in the future.


Music can make beer taste better

Listening to music while drinking can influence how much you like the taste of beer, a new study has found.

The importance of skill from research to delivery of vaccines

Dr Davinder Gill, CEO, Hilleman Laboratories, roots for an educational programme for vaccinators to hone their skills and make them primary providers for vaccine education and administration

We are working on a strategy to cover emerging strains by the broadly protective vaccine

Dr Suresh Mittal, Professor of Comparative Pathobiology at Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, US, gives details of his research on broad range vaccine for avian influenza, i

Blood stem cell self-renewal dependent on surroundings

Blood formation: bone marrow and blood stem cells work in close harmony

NovaLead Pharma completes global phase I /II clinical trial for Galnobax

NovaLead Pharma announced a potential breakthrough in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU)

‘Our TUXEDO study clearly suggests that the new generation everolimus stents are best in terms of efficacy and safety’

Prof Dr Upendra Kaul, Executive, Dean and Executive Director, Cardiology and Academics and Research, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Fortis Flt Lt Rajan Dhall Hospital recently presented results of

‘I wish more pharma companies come forward to support our research’

Dr Yogesh S Shouche, Scientist G, National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) and Principle Investigator,Microbial Culture Collection, Pune, was a part of the team that discovered gut bacteria Clostridium

‘Spiolto will allow patients to lead a more normal life’

Boehringer Ingelheim has recently published a clinical trial data on Spiolto Respimat at ERS Congress in Amsterdam. Prof Dave Singh, Clinical Pharmacology and Respiratory Medicine, University of Manch

Abbott dissolving stent succeeds in pivotal US trial: Study

The bioabsorbable Absorb stent succeeded in demonstrating non-inferiority to Xience up to one year after implantation in the 2,008-patient study called Absorb III

‘IO125 will be in clinics in 2017’

Invictus Oncology’s IO125 molecule is predicted to be one of the most effective treatments for Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC). Dr Shiladitya Sengupta, Director and Co-founder, Invictus Oncolog

Boehringer Ingelheim: Driving new respiratory treatments

Boehringer Ingelheim at the recently held ERS Congress in Amsterdam presents clinical trial data of Spiolto Respimat and OFEV, which will help the company grow in the respiratory segment. Usha Sharma

TC Biopharm to start phase II/III studies of ImmuniCell in October

Currently focused on skin, renal and lung cancer, the platform has potential to treat all types of cancer tumours as well as viral infections like HIV, Ebola and severe influenza. Viveka Roychowdhury

Cattle virus linked to breast cancer

Evidence of exposure to bovine leukemia virus was found in breast cancer cells

‘The grant award provides an important level of validation to our work’

Botanisol, was awarded an NIH/ NCCIM grant to develop a new anti-inflammatory and possible Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID) replacement. P Scott Waterhouse, Chief Executive Officer, Botani

Myth vs reality of stem cell-based products

With stem cell therapy set to become an acknowledged treatment alternative globally for unmet medical diseases, BN Manohar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Stempeutics Research, opines

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