Los Angeles, Dec 24
Students who take breaks while studying may remember their lessons longer than those who cram non-stop for exams, a new study suggests.The study found that mice that ‘cram’ or learn without...
Hyderabad, Dec. 3
Theories abound on how life first formed on Earth. These range from a meteoroid carrying a life form crashing into Earth to the first biological cell evolving in a water body that sprang u...
Hyderabad, Nov. 26
Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu hold the dubious distinction of having the highest incidence rate for profound deafness. As against the global incidence rate of 1-2 for every 1,000 population and na...
Berlin, Nov. 24
Early modern humans inherited an ‘immune gene’ from Neanderthals that greatly improved our immune systems, scientists say.
A research group at Bonn University and international collaborat...
Mumbai, Oct. 1
Drug-maker Sun Pharmaceutical and US-based Intrexon Corporation have entered into an alliance to develop controllable gene-based therapies for the treatment of eye-related diseases that cause part...
Hyderabad, Aug. 18
Early detection of chronic pancreatitis, an ailment prevalent in India, and new methods of treatment based on genetic screening can become a reality within a couple of years.
In a signifi...
Washington, Aug 9
Researchers have designed a novel robot-arm system that reaches deep into the brain to remove fatal clots using steerable needles.
The new image-guided surgical system being developed by...
London, July 21
Bright lights make people more honest, altruistic and ethical, and less selfish, a new study has claimed.
Researchers conducted various experiments and found that people in a brightly lit...
Washington, February 16
For the first time, US scientists have grown human lungs in a lab, an advance in regenerative medicine that aims to address the problem of organ donor shortage.
Growing organs may seem li...
Hyderabad, Dec 20
Nobel laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan on Friday suggested a ban on over-the-counter sales of antibiotics to stop their abuse and increase their effectiveness to fight bacterial infections. ...
Hyderabad, Nov. 27
Austrian medical equipment company MED-EL (Medical Electronics) has received permission from Indian authorities to introduce Bonebridge, a new technology that helps the hearing impaired to hear th...
Hyderabad, Nov. 15
Hyderabad will host the ninth Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implants and Related Sciences (APSCI 2013). The three-day meet will begin on November 26. APSCI president Mohan Kameswara...
Hyderabad, Oct. 12
A molecular analysis of three major tribal populations of Chakma, Marma and Tripura living in the Chittagong Hill Tract of Bangladesh shows they have mainland Indian ancestry.
From a shopping mall in New Jersey to the farm fields of India, experiments show that poverty saps people’s brainpower and may lower IQ by 13 points, scientists said.
The findings in the...
Washington, Aug 11
Woman’s best friend! Researchers have trained dogs to sniff out the signature chemical compound that indicates the presence of ovarian cancer with 100 per cent accuracy.
Ohlin Frank, a tr...
Houston, Aug 6
Although it is rare, men too can get breast cancer and cases are on the rise, according to a study.Researchers at the University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center report on the survey of...
Singapore, July 18
Scientists have discovered a new class of white blood cells in human lung and gut tissues that play a critical role as the first line of defence against harmful fungal and bacterial infections.