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Omega-3 fatty acids may cut breast cancer risk

Thursday, 25 February 2016 13:14
New York: Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids are likely to reduce the risk of breast cancer in women who are obese and in post-menopausal phase, suggests new research.The study revealed that increasing levels of Omega-3 in the blood were…

How sugar can help detect cancerous tumours

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 16:45
London: Swedish researchers have developed a new magnetic imaging technique that utilises sugar to assess the malignancy of tumours in cancer patients.The new imaging technique has been combined with the testing of natural sugar as a replacement for metal in…

HIV drug that can adversely affect infant development identified

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 15:36
New York: An anti-retroviral (ARV) drug sometimes included in treatments to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission during pregnancy may have adverse effects on infant development, new research has found.The researchers found that one-year-olds whose mothers took the drug atazanavir during pregnancy…

New insight into cardiac stem cell therapies

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 14:21
New York: A new study provides useful insight into the behaviour of stem cell-derived heart muscle cells which have interested researchers for many years as potential replacement for damaged cardiac tissue following a heart attack.Researchers Yvonne Aratyn-Schaus and Francesco Pasqualini…

New Ebola-fighting antibodies from outbreak survivor identified

Saturday, 20 February 2016 15:18
New York: Researchers have identified a new group of powerful Ebola-fighting antibodies from the blood of a survivor of the 2014 outbreak of the deadly disease.Because these are human antibodies, not modified mouse antibodies, researchers potentially could quickly use them…

Simple blood test to diagnose people with active TB

Saturday, 20 February 2016 15:18
New York: A team of US researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, has developed a simple blood test that can accurately diagnose active tuberculosis (TB) - a disease that globally infects 9.6 million people each year and kills 1.5 million.Researchers at…

New mechanism helps bone cells regenerate in fractures

Saturday, 20 February 2016 12:59
London: Researchers from Belgium have discovered a mechanism for the better survival of implanted cells that improves in the healing of bone fractures.The bone cells, which earlier had dim chances of survival because of not being prepared for lack of…

How genetics regulate ageing

Saturday, 20 February 2016 12:25
New York: Scientists have shown that a hormone instrumental in the ageing process is under genetic control, introducing a new mechanism by which genetics regulate ageing and disease.Previous studies have found that blood levels of this hormone, growth differentiation factor…

Autoantibodies may lead to early detection of lung cancer

Thursday, 18 February 2016 12:46
New York: Researchers have identified autoantibodies - immune proteins found in the blood that fight one's own proteins - that can potentially detect lung cancer early by distinguishing between smokers with or without lung cancer.Worldwide, lung cancer causes 1.6 million…

New non-surgical, painless treatment to reduce weight in a day

Thursday, 18 February 2016 10:52
New Delhi: A new non-surgical, painless medical procedure which reduces fat from the body within a day or two was launched here on Wednesday.According to doctors, under the procedure termed BTL Vanquish ME, skin is heated up to 42 degrees…