Bad gut bacteria linked to multiple sclerosis

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 16:00

New York, June 28 (IANS) Bad gut bacteria -- or an insufficient amount of good bacteria -- may have a direct link to multiple sclerosis, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.


New method can wipe out cancerous tumours in two hours

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 15:22

New York, June 28 (IANS) An experimental method that can kill up to 95 per cent of cancer cells in two hours may tremendously help people with inoperable or hard-to-reach tumours, as well as young children stricken with cancer, a study suggests.


Eating salmon, walnuts may lower fatal heart disease risk

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 14:10

New York, June 28 (IANS) Consuming higher levels of fatty fish such as salmon and trout and walnuts and flaxseed oil may increase the levels of omega-3 fatty acids and lower the risk of dying from heart attacks, finds a new study.


Single dose of this drug could improve memory

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 14:08

New York, June 28 (IANS) A single oral dose of a drug that is already being used to treat a type of blood disorder could also improve our memory, suggests new research.


How human spleen filters out diseased blood cells

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 13:28

New York, June 28 (IANS) Researchers including one of Indian-origin have created a new computer model that shows how tiny slits in the spleen prevent diseased red blood cells from re-entering the bloodstream.


Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to gut bacteria

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 12:38

New York, June 28 (IANS) Contrary to common perception, chronic fatigue syndrome may not be psychological in origin as researchers have now identified biological markers of the disease in gut bacteria and inflammatory microbial agents in the blood.


Texting on smartphones can alter your brain rhythm

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:08

London, June 28 (IANS) Sending text messages on a smartphone or iPad can change the rhythm of brain waves in humans -- a finding that has significant implications for brain-computer interfacing, gaming and driving.


CSIR launches ayurvedic anti-diabetic drug

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 19:38

Bengaluru, June 27 (IANS) The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on Monday launched its ayurvedic anti-diabetic drug BGR-34.


'Bad' cholesterol not behind elderly deaths: Researchers

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 17:46

New York, June 27 (IANS) Older people with high levels of "bad" or low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C) cholesterol live as long, and often longer, than their peers with low levels of the same cholesterol, a University of South Florida professor and an international team of experts have found.


Low birth weight ups Type 2 diabetes risk

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 13:56

New York, June 26 (IANS) Children born with low birth weight due to genetic factors are at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, finds a new study.