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When treated, cancer cells can switch to a different mode

Friday, 29 April 2016 14:43
London: When medication is used to shut off the oxygen supply to tumours, the cells adapt their metabolism in the medium term -- by switching over to producing energy without oxygen, new research has found.Medicines can initially slow or even…

Cancer drug may treat sepsis

Friday, 29 April 2016 14:39
New York: Tiny doses of a cancer drug may stop the raging, uncontrollable immune response to infection that leads to sepsis, say researchers.A small dose of topoisomerase I (Top 1) inhibitor can dampen an acute inflammatory reaction to infection while…

Four new genetic diseases within schizophrenia identified

Friday, 29 April 2016 12:38
New York: Researchers have identified four previously unknown genetic diseases that can be brought under the umbrella diagnosis of schizophrenia.Cases associated with changes in each of the four genes were different from each other in terms of symptoms, intelligence level…

Stem cell therapy launched in northeast

Thursday, 28 April 2016 11:19
Guwahati: Following the success of stem cell therapy in curing several types of spinal problems and paralysis, the therapy was launched in India's northeastern region.The city based Nemcare Hospital, which will be the first hospital in northeast to use the…

Scientists build world's tiniest thermometre using DNA

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 13:32
Toronto: Researchers have created a programmable DNA thermometre that is 20,000 times smaller than a human hair.This scientific advance reported in the journal Nano Letters may significantly aid our understanding of natural and human designed nanotechnologies by enabling to measure…

3D-imaging technique to precisely spot deadly lung disease

Friday, 22 April 2016 11:40
London: Using advanced 3D X-ray imaging technology, a team of British scientists has revealed how an aggressive form of lung disease develops in the body.Originally designed for the analysis of engineering parts such as jet turbine blades, the powerful scanning…

Genes linked to happiness, depression discovered

Thursday, 21 April 2016 13:42
New York: In one of the largest studies on the genes involved in human behaviour, a team of over 190 researchers from 140 institutions in 17 countries has found genetic variants associated with our feelings of well-being, depression and neuroticism.The…

3D micro-heart muscle offers cheaper drug tests

Thursday, 21 April 2016 12:50
New York: A team of US scientists has invented a new way to create three-dimensional (3D) human heart tissue from stem cells that offers cheaper and faster method to create heart tissue for testing drugs and modelling disease.The tissue also…

Human limbs may have evolved from sharks' gills

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 12:01
London: Human limbs share a genetic programme with the respiratory organs of fishes such as sharks and skates, reveals a new research, providing evidence to support a century-old, widely discounted theory on the origin of limbs.German anatomist Karl Gegenbaur, in…

Indian-American scientist engineers T-cells to treat pancreatic cancer

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 16:47
New York: In ground-breaking research, an Indian-American scientist has engineered T-cells -- a type of immune cells -- to break the pancreatic cancer's physical and immunological walls using immunotherapy.Dr Sunil Hingorani, member of the clinical research and public health sciences…