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First human antibodies to fight all Ebola viruses found

First human antibodies to fight all Ebola viruses found

Health May 19, 2017 at 7:33 pm 0 comments

New York, May 19 The first natural human antibodies that can neutralise and protect animals against all three major disease-causing Ebola viruses have been discovered by scientists, including one of Indian origin. The findings, published in the journal Cell, could lead to the first broadly effective Ebola virus therapies andRead More

Your saliva may predict Alzheimer’s disease risk

Health May 19, 2017 at 7:33 pm 0 comments

  Washington, May 19 Your spit may hold clues to future brain health, say scientists who have found that small molecules in saliva can help identify those at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease, a degenerative brain disorder with no cure and few reliable diagnostic tests, is predicted toRead More

Lonely teens may have troubled sleep: study

Lonely teens may have troubled sleep: study

Health May 17, 2017 at 5:16 pm 0 comments

London, May 17 Teenagers who are lonely may have poor quality of sleep, according to a new British study. In the study, lonelier people were also 24 per cent more likely to feel tired and have difficulty concentrating during the day. Researchers from King’s College, London, in the UK sampledRead More

In future, kids may be born from ‘3D-printed ovaries’

Health May 17, 2017 at 5:15 pm 0 comments

Washington DC Infertile women have been offered new hope after a team of researchers 3-D printed ovary structures that, true to their design, actually ovulated. The study by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and McCormick School of Engineering found that by removing a female mouse’ ovary and replacing itRead More

Bathroom scales can warn about life threatening conditions

Health May 17, 2017 at 5:15 pm 0 comments

London, May 17 Scientists have designed a multi-functional body weight scale which may help measure more than 20 health parameters and warn us about potentially dangerous life conditions such as arteriosclerosis. Researchers from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in Lithuania developed a prototype of multi functional body composition scales, andRead More

Tomato extracts can fight stomach cancer

Tomato extracts can fight stomach cancer

Health May 14, 2017 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

London, May 14 Tomato extracts can inhibit the growth and malignant cloning of stomach cancer cells, according to a new study that paves the way for novel therapies to treat the deadly disease. Researchers analysed whole tomato extracts for their ability to tackle gastric cancer cell lines. “Their antitumoral effectRead More

3D mini organs mimic features of full sized lung

Health May 14, 2017 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

New York, Scientists have developed three dimensional (3D) mini organs in a lab which mimic the features of a full-sized lung. The advance could help increase the understanding of a variety of respiratory diseases, researchers said. Researchers from Columbia University in the US created the lung “organoids” in a labRead More

Volunteering may help prevent dementia

Health May 14, 2017 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

Toronto Regularly engaging in volunteer work after retirement may significantly reduce the risk of developing dementia, a new study has found. “We found that the people who did volunteer work for at least one hour a week on a regular basis were 2.44 times less likely to develop dementia thanRead More

Antibiotic-resistant microbes evolved prior to dinosaurs

Antibiotic-resistant microbes evolved prior to dinosaurs

Health May 12, 2017 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

New York The earliest relatives of “superbugs” — resistant to virtually all antibiotics — known as the enterococci, had evolved 450 million years ago, even before the dinosaurs, scientists say. Currently, antibiotic resistance is a leading public health concern worldwide as it threatens nearly five per cent of patients withRead More

Potential Zika virus vaccine developed

Health May 12, 2017 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

NEW YORK: Scientists have developed a potential Zika virus vaccine that may offer safe and effective protection against the infection as well as its serious effects such as microcephaly. Microcephaly is a birth defect where a baby’s head is smaller than expected when compared to those of the same sexRead More