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Handheld 'pen' to allow doctors print stem cells during surgery

Friday, 01 April 2016 16:30
Sydney: Australian researchers have designed a small, lightweight 3D printing pen that surgeons can hold with their hand and draw human stem cells just when they need it -- during surgery.Using a hydrogel bio-ink to carry and support living human…

Universal flu vaccine comes a step closer

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 15:53
New York: In a major advance towards a universal flu jab which would protect people against all strains of the virus, researchers have developed a new vaccine that protects against multiple strains of both seasonal and pandemic H1N1 influenza in…

Single shot soon to provide condom-free sex for a year!

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 13:57
New York: The long wait for a durable and yet reversible male contraceptive may finally come to an end soon as researchers have found that a single injection of a new contraceptive called Vasalgel can provide males condom-free sex for…

Enzyme may cut heart disease risk caused by HIV drug

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 17:03
New York: Researchers have identified an enzyme that is likely to lower the risk of heart related diseases caused by antiviral medicines used for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).Approximately 37 million people are living with HIV, according to the World Health…

Brain injury linked to stiffened arteries

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 13:27
New York: Individuals who suffer from stiffening of the arteries and are in their 40s may experience subtle and structural damages in their brains, finds a new study.The condition is also likely to advance towards cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease…

Patients with skin infections hardly complete antibiotic doses

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 11:48
New York: Patients with skin infections are less likely to take all their prescribed antibiotic doses after leaving the hospital, resulting in new infection or needing additional treatment for the existing skin infection, says a study.The researchers found that patients…

New gene linked to cleft lip and palate identified

Friday, 25 March 2016 14:07
London: Opening a new window for development of medical approaches to prevent cleft lip and palate, scientists have identified an important gene that is associated with the disfiguring condition.Increased activity of a gene called GREM1 (Gremlin1) significantly ups the risk…

Our DNA less 'human' than scientists previously thought!

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 14:38
New York: A significant portion of what we think of as our "human" DNA actually came from viruses, and a new discovery suggests that our DNA is even less human than scientists previously thought.Nineteen new pieces of non-human DNA --…

New drug for prostate cancer found promising

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 11:49
New York: Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have created a new molecule for prostate cancer that has shown great efficacy when tested in mice.The findings suggest that the new therapeutic might be a viable treatment for prostate cancer in humans…

Intricate visual tasks may lead to loss of touch

Monday, 21 March 2016 16:51
London: Have you ever failed to notice your phone vibrating or have been pick-pocketed while searching for a friend's face in a crowded place? It is because you were so much engrossed in the visual task that you actually lost…