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Human skin cells hold promise to treat glaucoma

Monday, 21 March 2016 12:53
New York: Using stem cells derived from human skin cells, US researchers have revealed that these can be turned into retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) -- the neurons that conduct visual information from the eye to the brain -- to prevent…

Improper refrigerated vaccines risk lives in China

Saturday, 19 March 2016 11:58
Beijing: China has been urged by food and drug administration to investigate approximately 570 million yuan ($88 million) worth of improperly refrigerated vaccines sold since 2010, which could put patients' lives at risk.The suspects, a woamn named Pang and her…

Novel nanodrug can help spot early stage cancer

Thursday, 17 March 2016 17:58
Moscow: Russian researchers have developed a nanodrug that can identify a brain tumour during the first stage, and can subsequently be used for the diagnosis of other cancer types as well.The research team led by Alexander Majouga, head of the…

3D technology to help create human nerve cells for transplant in brain

Thursday, 17 March 2016 17:09
Washington: A group of US researchers has developed a 3D micro-scaffold technology that promotes reprogramming of stem cells into neurons and supports growth of neuronal connections capable of transmitting electrical signals.The injection of these networks of functioning human neural cells…

New human stem cells hold hope for humanity

Thursday, 17 March 2016 14:37
London: A team of scientists has succeeded in generating new type of embryonic stem cells that carry a single copy of the human genome instead of the two copies typically found in normal stem cells.The new stem cells can be…

New dengue vaccine passes 'human challenge' test

Thursday, 17 March 2016 14:31
New York: An experimental dengue vaccine can fully protect healthy people who were intentionally infected with a weak form of the dengue virus in a human challenge test, says a study.Forty-one healthy individuals, who have not been previously exposed to…

Novel antibody may slow tumour growth, spread

Thursday, 17 March 2016 13:08
New York: Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have developed an antibody that has the potential to suppress lung tumour cell growth and breast cancer spread to other organs.The antibody, which they dubbed Y4, has been found to…

Higher arterial age linked to risk of cancer, kidney disease

Thursday, 17 March 2016 11:39
New York: High coronary artery calcium score -- a measure of arterial ageing -- puts people at greater risk not only for heart and vascular disease but also for non-cardiovascular diseases such as cancer, chronic kidney disease and lung diseases,…

95-million-year old dinosaur fossils found in Mexico

Thursday, 17 March 2016 11:37
Mexico City: Dinosaur fossils aged between 70-95 million years were discovered in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, the media reported on Thursday.According to the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), 17 different areas with fossils were found scattered…

Novel method to harvest stem cells developed

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 17:39
Sydney: Scientists have developed a new method for harvesting stem cells, which is less invasive and reduces side effects for donors.The new method eliminates the need for the patient to take growth factor injections to increase cell numbers before a…