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HIV drug may check skin cancer becoming drug-resistant

Tuesday, 15 March 2016 15:23
London: A drug prescribed for patients affected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is likely to prevent skin cancer developing resistance at the initial stages, suggests a new study.The experiment carried out in mice showed that the drug nelfinavir works…

New SARS-like virus could infect humans: Study

Tuesday, 15 March 2016 13:08
New York: A virus found in Chinese horseshoe bats has the potential to jump directly to humans and cause a SARS-like outbreak, warn researchers, including one of Indian-origin.SARS, short for severe acute respiratory syndrome, is a serious form of pneumonia…

Marine turtles gained from decline of crocodile ancestors

Monday, 14 March 2016 12:25
London: Marine turtles experienced an evolutionary windfall thanks to a mass extinction of crocodyliforms - group of animals that comprise modern crocodiles and alligators and their ancient ancestors - around 145 million years ago, say researchers.Crocodyliforms were major predators that…

Scientists create antibody cocktail that cures Ebola-infected monkeys

Monday, 14 March 2016 12:03
Washington: Scientists have created a two-antibody cocktail that was able to cure monkeys infected with the deadly Ebola virus, revealed a new study.The MIL77E cocktail was based on one of the most promising Ebola drugs, a three-antibody cocktail called ZMapp,…

250-million-year-old reptile species discovered in Brazil

Saturday, 12 March 2016 15:14
New York: A team of scientists has discovered a new fossil reptile that lived 250 million years ago in Brazil.The discovery is important because the reptile lived just after the great Permo-Triassic mass extinction event that occurred 252 million years…

Light therapy reduces depression in cancer survivors

Friday, 11 March 2016 16:37
New York: Light therapy -- exposure to artificial light -- can decrease depressive symptoms and normalise circadian rhythms among cancer survivors, finds a study."Depressive symptoms are common among cancer survivors' even years after treatment has ended," said Heiddis Valdimarsdottir from…

Probiotics may help fight tooth cavities

Friday, 11 March 2016 15:37
New York: A team of US researchers has identified a new bacteria that may keep bad bacteria in check and can help prevent oral cavities using probiotics.According to researchers, the findings could lead to the development of a supplement that…

Indian researcher-led team discovers new frog species in Karnataka

Friday, 11 March 2016 14:39
Bengaluru: An Indian-led team of international researchers has discovered a new thumbnail-sized species of a frog near the coastal town of Manipal, Udupi district, in Karnataka.The team from India and the National University of Singapore (NUS) discovered the new species…

Drug combination shrunk breast cancer tumours in 11 days, shows clinical trial

Friday, 11 March 2016 14:27
London: In what could herald a new era to treat aggressive forms of breast cancer, a combination of two targeted drugs shrunk cancerous tumours and even made those disappear within 11 days in a clinical trial.Nearly a quarter of women…

Diabetes treatment likely to reduce breast cancer risk

Thursday, 10 March 2016 12:46
London: Controlling diabetes by diet or pills such as metformin may decrease the mammographic density or high breast density which poses a higher risk of developing cancer.However, taking insulin for the condition may have the opposite effect and increase mammographic…