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Common blood test could predict risk of stroke recurrence

Thursday, 03 March 2016 12:14
New York: A common blood test already used to measure people's risk of developing heart disease could also predict a patients' risk of having a second ischemic stroke, new research has found.Ischemic strokes result from blockages preventing blood flow to…

New snake genus, species discovered in Gujarat

Thursday, 03 March 2016 12:03
Mumbai: A team of young Indian researchers and naturalists have recently discovered a new snake genus and species in Gujarat, it was announced here on Thursday.The snake genus has been named Wallaceophis in honour of the legendary 19th century British…

Russia creates filter to protect respiratory organs

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 14:49
Moscow: Russian scientists have created a perfect filter for the protection of respiratory organs and other purposes.Weighing only 10-20 mg/m2, the fabric made of nylon nanofibers allows 95 percent light transmission and shows low resistance to airflow and efficient interception…

Indian-origin physicist discovers material better than graphene

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 15:40
New York: An Indian-origin scientist has developed a new one atom-thick flat material that could upstage the wonder material graphene for having properties allowing it to be used in advance digital technology.Discovered by Madhu Menon, physicist at the University of…

Gene linked to colon cancer found in 18th century mummy

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 14:16
New York: Often thought to be a lethal product of modernity, colon cancer may actually have its roots in pre-modern days as researchers have discovered a genetic mutation implicated in this debilitating disease in a 18th century Hungarian mummy.The modern…

New cancer drug candidate may treat Alzheimer's disease

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 12:54
New York: Opening a new window of opportunity for treating dementia, researchers have found that a drug compound created to treat cancer can restore memory in mice with Alzheimer's like disease.Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia that causes…

Genes linked to stroke risk identified

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 11:31
New York: In what is believed to be the largest study of its kind, an international team of researchers has identified new genes that predispose people to ischemic stroke, the cause of approximately 85 percent of all strokes.A comprehensive review…

Diet key driver of microbiome composition in humans

Saturday, 27 February 2016 16:51
New York: Researchers have found an intermediate gut microbiome in a community of a traditional population that incorporates some westernised lifestyle practices and throws light on why modern humans suffer from lifestyle diseases.“This is one of the first studies to…

New drug candidate for Alzheimer's shows promise

Friday, 26 February 2016 15:58
London: A team of researchers from India, Switzerland and Germany has developed a substance that blocks the pathogenic function of an enzyme that drives the course of Alzheimer's disease."The specific efficacy of our inhibitor opens up a promising way to…

Single antibody from human survivor show promise against Ebola

Friday, 26 February 2016 11:44
New York: In an important advancement towards an effective treatment against the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD), researchers have found that a single monoclonal antibody isolated from a human survivor completely protects monkeys from lethal infection with the virus.The study,…