Switching off a gene may erase unpleasant memories

Friday, 01 July 2016 14:06
London: In hope for people suffering from dementia, accidents or traumatic events, a team of researchers has managed to erase unpleasant memories in mice using a "genetic switch."The team from KU Leuven (Belgium) and the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (Germany)…

Air pollution may cause kidney disease

Friday, 01 July 2016 14:03
Beijing: Long-term exposure to air pollution, which has risen to alarming levels in the past years, is likely to cause damages to the kidneys, irrespective of age, warns a study.The findings showed that air pollution increased the chances of developing…

Stem cell therapy helps muscle regeneration in patients with burns

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 12:08
New York: Scientists have discovered a new way to potentially treat muscle regeneration in patients with severe burns.Severe burns results in profound skeletal muscle atrophy -- wasting away of muscles. This persistent muscle loss combined with weakness are major complications…

Stem cell therapy is effective in spinal injuries treatment, says study

Monday, 13 June 2016 11:33
New Delhi: Stem-cell therapy can play a revolutionary role in the medical treatment of chronic spinal cord injuries, says an article published in 'Clinical and Translational Science' journal."Stem cell transplantation is a promising technology that has the potential to replace…

Flu vaccine during pregnancy can protect newborns

Friday, 03 June 2016 12:12
New York: Immunising mothers against flu can decrease the risk of their infants getting influenza during the first four months after birth by 70 percent, a study says."These results are an important early step toward implementing maternal immunisation against influenza…

Researchers create protein that kills cells linked to cancer

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 15:00
New York: A protein designed by researchers at Georgia State University has been found effective in killing cells linked to the development and progression of a number of diseases, including cancer.The protein ProAgio, which is created from a human protein,…

Marine life in Antartica too was killed during dinosaur extinction

Friday, 27 May 2016 17:15
London: The mass extinction event at the end of the Cretaceous Period -- about 65 million years ago -- that killed the dinosaurs was sudden and just as deadly to marine life in Antartica, finds new research.Previously, scientists had thought…

Long-term use of antibiotics could disrupt brain function

Friday, 20 May 2016 11:54
London: Treatments involving long-term use of antibiotics have the potential to disrupt brain functions, suggests a new research which found that healthy gut bacteria is crucial to keeping the mind sharp.A special kind of immune cell serves as an intermediary…

New method may preserve fertility during cancer treatment

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 16:49
New York: Researchers have developed a novel method that may help preserve fertility in female cancer patients receiving treatments like radiation and chemotherapy."The good news is that more young women are surviving cancer. But many cancer treatments increase the risk…

Implanted coils can help some lung patients breathe easy

Monday, 16 May 2016 11:44
New York: A novel minimally invasive therapy that involves implantation of tiny coils into the lungs can improve exercise ability and quality of life for some lung patients, results of a large international trial have shown.Aimed at tightening diseased tissue…