Ultrasound, blood test together may boost liver cancer detection

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 13:48

New York, Feb 11 (IANS) Earlier detection is important to improving survival of patients with liver cancer, and combining an ultrasound imaging with a blood test can help achieve that, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.


Physicians may be co-located for better patient care: Minister

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 22:50

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Jitendra Singh, the Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DONER), on Saturday said that physicians of any system of medicine may be co-located for addressing patients' requirements better.


Novel tool may identify drugs for asthma, hypertension

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 16:24

New York, Feb 10 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new tool that could evaluate new drugs for diseases associated with abnormal levels of cell strength, such as asthma, hypertension and muscular dystrophy.


Stem cell transplants bring new hope for lung patients

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 15:44

Beijing, Feb 10 (IANS) Chinese scientists, in a breakthrough, have regenerated a patient's damaged lungs using stem cell transplants, a development that can lead to treatments for chronic lung diseases.


This 'e-skin' is malleable, self-healable, recyclable

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 14:42

New York, Feb 10 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable "electronic skin" that can be used in biomedical devices like artificial limbs and prosthetics.


First human kidney tissue capable of producing urine developed

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 13:08

London, Feb 10 (IANS) In a first for medical science, scientists have successfully produced human kidney tissue within a living organism that is able to produce urine, a significant milestone in the development of treatment for kidney disease.


Autism, schizophrenia share gene activity in brain

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 19:20

New York, Feb 9 (IANS) Researchers have found that certain psychiatric disorders like autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder share some physical characteristics at the molecular level, specifically, patterns of gene expression in the brain.


Mumbai students win 'Enable Makeathon 2.0'

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 20:16

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Mumbai students have emerged as winners for their innovative solution for the hearing-impaired at the second edition of "Enable Makeathon" -- an intensive innovation programme organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross.


First hip joint replacement surgery in Jammu region gives youth new life

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 19:44

Jammu, Feb 8 (IANS) In the first such surgery at a government hospital in Jammu region, a 23-year-old youth suffering from Avascular Necrosis (AVN) -- interruption in blood supply to the bone -- was given a new lease of life through total hip joint replacement surgery.


Oracle launches new cloud-based eClinical solution

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 18:50

Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Technology giant Oracle on Thursday announced the launch of a new holistic, unified cloud-based eClinical solution intended to bring new drugs to the market in a timely manner, while maintaining quality and safety.


New drug therapy may hold promise for asthma patients

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 15:58

New York, Feb 8 (IANS) A team of American and Chinese scientists have developed a new non-toxic treatment that could lead to more effective drug therapy for millions of individuals with asthma and other respiratory disorders.