Three new genes responsible for regulating body clock identified

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 13:56

Tokyo, March 21 (IANS) Scientists have identified three new genes that allow cells to adapt to daily changes in environmental conditions by adjusting their internal "body clock" or the circadian clock responsible for regular sleep-wake cycles.


Five lakh suffer from ankylosing spondylitis in Kerala

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 13:42

Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 (IANS) The Kerala Assembly was informed on Wednesday that five lakh people suffer from ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in the state and a detailed survey would be done to identify and treat these patients.


Nine new osteoarthritis genes discovered

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 18:48

London, March 20 (IANS) Researchers have discovered nine novel genes for osteoarthritis that may open the door to new targeted therapies for this debilitating disease in the future.


'Diabetes drug can cut build-up of liver fat'

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 17:36

Gurugram, March 20 (IANS) A drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes could potentially help in reducing liver fat in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and high blood sugar, according to the results of an early trial.


New human antibody may improve malaria prevention efforts

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:30

New York, March 20 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a new human antibody that, when tested in mice, prevented malaria infection by binding a specific portion of a surface protein found in almost all strains of the malaria parasite worldwide.


Cancer survivors get more easily fatigued: Study

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 15:22

New York, March 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that adults who have undergone successful cancer treatment may become fatigued more quickly than their peers who do not have a history of cancer.


Urological cancer linked to increased risk of suicide

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 11:04

London, March 18 (IANS) Patients with urological cancer such as prostate, bladder or kidney cancer are five times more likely to commit suicide than people without cancer, new research has found.


New nano fibre material may prevent infectious diseases

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 18:22

New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Scientists have developed a highly efficient and durable bacteria-and virus-killing material which may be integrated into personal protective equipment (PPE) in the near future to prevent the outbreak of emerging infectious diseases.


Experimental obesity drug may prevent kidney stones

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 15:54

Tokyo, March 17 (IANS) Japanese scientists have found that an experimental obesity drug can potentially prevent the formation of kidney stones in mice, a finding that paves the way to develop medications to prevent the condition in at-risk individuals.


Pentavalent vaccine: Doctors raise red flag

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 12:22

Bengaluru, March 17 (IANS) Pentavalent vaccine (PV), that was introduced by India a little over six years ago, doubled the deaths of children soon after vaccination compared to the DPT (Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus) vaccine, according to a new study that calls for a "rigorous review of the deaths following vaccination with PV".


Early detection key to treat neuroendocrine tumour: Expert

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 18:10

New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Neuroendocrine tumour -- a rare disease that came into the spotlight with Bollywood star Irrfan Khan revealing on Friday that he has been diagnosed with it -- is treatable if detected early, a city-based neurologist said.


Centre to adopt state health policies

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:52

New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Centre will be adopting the policies and best practices of the states which have been successful in reducing malnutrition and improving health conditions for the National Nutrition Mission (NNM) titled Poshan Abhiyaan.


Platypus milk may help combat superbugs

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 18:22

Sydney, March 15 (IANS) A protein present in the milk of the platypus can potentially save thousands of lives by effectively killing superbugs that has become increasingly resistant to antibiotic drugs, researchers say.