Scientists discover link between hallucinations, dopamine

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 13:40

New York, Feb 17 (IANS) People with schizophrenia, who experience auditory hallucinations, tend to hear what they expect an exaggerated version of a perceptual distortion that is common among other people without hallucinations.


Briton completes 20,000-mile pub adventure

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 13:34

London, Feb 17 (IANS) A Briton has driven a sports car across 21 countries, starting at the most northerly pub in the world and ending at the most southerly, a media report said on Saturday.


Copper-coated uniforms may cut infection outbreak at hospitals

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 16:10

London, Feb 16 (IANS) Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals can help reduce the spread of bacterial and viral infections at hospitals by wearing a uniform brushed with tiny copper nanoparticles, new research has found.


Heart surgery in infants may cause deafness

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:34

New York, Feb 16 (IANS) Children who have undergone heart surgery as infants may risk hearing loss by the age of four, in addition to poor language skills and cognitive problems, researchers have found.


Snag slows down Delhi metro's Yellow line

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:50

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) People travelling on the Yellow line of the Delhi Metro had a tough time on Friday as trains were running slow due to a "signalling issue".


'Namocare' to make India largest drug maker: Union Minister

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:48

Bengaluru, Feb 15 (IANS) The Central government's 'Ayushman Bharat' health insurance scheme, or 'Namocare' as it is popularly known, would make India the largest drug maker in the world, said Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Ananth Kumar on Thursday.


This wearable sensor can track your eye movement

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 15:56

New York, Feb 15 (IANS) Using cheap toilet tissue, scientists have developed a novel disposable band aid-sized wearable sensor that can detect a pulse, a blink of an eye and other human movements.


Alzheimer's disease reversed in mouse model

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 15:26

New York, Feb 15 (IANS) In a breakthrough, scientists have successfully reversed the formation of amyloid plaques -- crucially involved in Alzheimer's disease -- in the brains of mice with the neurodegenerative disorder, thus improving their cognitive function.


Scientists in Sweden find new tool to fight cancer

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:02

Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Small molecules that specifically restrain a selenium-containing enzyme in the human body may become a tool to fight cancer, a new study by Swedish scientists has said.


Lab-grown human liver model may help advance treatment

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:50

New York, Feb 14 (IANS) Scientists have developed the most sophisticated functional model of a human liver in the laboratory, an advance that can potentially help scientists improve treatment for liver diseases.


CMFRI to launch nutraceutical product to treat thyroid disorder

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 17:12

Kochi, Feb 14 (IANS) After having developed nutraceutical products to treat diabetes, arthritis, and cholesterol from marine organisms such as seaweeds and green mussel, the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) is all set to launch a natural product from the sea to tackle thyroid disorder.


This 'selfish' gene may prevent heart disease

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 15:16

New York, Feb 14 (IANS) Scientists have identified a "selfish" gene that can potentially remove cholesterol from blood vessels and help prevent heart disease.