Padma Vibhushan cardiologist B.K. Goyal passes away

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:18

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Renowned cardiologist B.K. Goyal and Honorary Dean of the Bombay Hospital passed away here at the Breach Candy Hospital on Tuesday, a family member said. He was 82.


Can exposure to certain viruses lead to diabetes?

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:12

New York, Feb 20 (IANS) Scientists have identified four viruses that can produce insulin-like hormones that are active on human cells, thereby opening up possibilities of revealing biological mechanisms that may cause diabetes or cancer.


India building digital health ecosystem: Nadda

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 21:56

Canberra (Australia), Feb 19 (IANS) Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J.P. Nadda on Monday said India is committed to reforms in health services delivery using Information and Communication Technology (ICT).


Portable paper-based DNA test can rapidly diagnose diseases

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 18:48

New York, Feb 19 (IANS) A team of researchers has developed a mini, portable paper-based DNA test that can rapidly diagnose diseases as well as display results that can be seen with the naked eye, working just like common pregnancy tests.


Scientists grow sheep embryos containing human cells

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:28

Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) In a breakthrough, scientists from the US and Japan have transferred human stem cells into sheep embryos, an advance that may pave the way for growing transplant organs inside animals.


Novel blood, urine tests may predict autism in kids

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:38

London, Feb 19 (IANS) In a first of its kind, scientists have developed novel tests that can indicate autism in children, a finding that could lead to earlier diagnosis of the developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact.


Post stroke, babies use opposite side of brain for language

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 18:32

New York, Feb 18 (IANS) A stroke in a baby -- even a big one - may not have the same lasting impact as it could in an adult. Researchers have found that they regain language function in the "opposite side" of the brain if they experience a stroke around the time of birth.


Scientists develop human intestinal lining on chip

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 17:30

New York, Feb 17 (IANS) In a breakthrough, scientists have successfully replicated a human intestinal lining using patient-derived cells inside an organ-chip, a finding that has potential to advance personalised treatments for gastrointestinal diseases.


Giant bronze hot pot unveiled in China

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 14:52

Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) A giant bronze hot pot, over two storeys high, has been unveiled in Datong in China's Shanxi province.