London, Aug 24
Scientists have confirmed that the neurotransmitter serotonin plays a key role in pain management.
Researchers at Champalimaud Foundation in Lisbon have established the effect of serotoni...
Washington, Aug 22
Your smartphone can now help detect if you suffer from atrial fibrillation, the most common form of abnormal heart rhythm which has mild or non-existent symptoms.
AliveCor in San Francisc...
London, Aug 20
Stimulating nerves in your ear could improve the health of your heart, researchers have found.
A team at the University of Leeds used a standard TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stim...
Washington, Aug 19
It may not just be the X and Y chromosomes which decide the sex of a baby, a subset of very small genes could also play a key role!
Scientists at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL)...
Boston, Aug. 19
A new study by neurologists indicates astronauts are getting too little sleep before, and during, space missions.
The findings have been published in the professional journal The Lancet N...
Washington, Aug. 14
Scientists, led by an Indian—origin researcher, have identified a master gene responsible for sleep and wake cycles, offering hope for a drug that could help reset sleep.
The discovery of...
Washington, Aug. 12
Scientists have developed a novel molecule that can cause cancer cells to self-destruct by ferrying sodium and chloride ions into the tumour cells.
The advance could lead to new anticance...
New Delhi, June 2
Drug firm Ipca Laboratories has inked an agreement with US-based Oncobiologics Inc to develop and manufacture biosimilar products targeting various diseases, including cancer.
Under the f...
London, Aug 25
In a first, scientists have treated common elastic bands with graphene to create inexpensive body motion sensors that can measure a patient’s breathing, heart rate or movement.
London, Aug 24
The onset of Alzheimer’s disease can be slowed and some of its symptoms curbed by a natural compound found in pomegranate, a new study has found.The painful inflammation that accompanies...
Washington, Aug 22
Researchers have used a specialised laser to measure blood sugar, an advance that could allow diabetics to check their condition without pricking themselves to draw blood.
Toronto, Aug 19
Taking antibiotics at an early age can increase the risk of contracting specific diseases down the road, a new study has warned.
The research by the University of British Columbia (UBC) a...
Berlin, Aug. 19
Regular, moderate exercise such as jogging, swimming, aerobics and cycling can slow down the advance of arthritis, according to a leading German sports doctor and professor, Klaus Boes.
Washington, Aug. 15
A single enzyme promotes the obesity—induced oxidative stress in the pancreatic cells that leads to pre—diabetes and diabetes, scientists have found.
The action of the enzyme 12—LO is the...
Chicago, Aug 13
Bee, snake and scorpion venom could be used in fight against cancer after lab trials by an Indian- origin scientist-led team showed that the toxins can kill tumours.According to a paper pre...
Hyderabad, June 30
A new low-cost portable device to test antibiotic sensitivity has been developed by Suman Kapur, a scientist at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad campus here.
The technology is being transferred to...
Bethesda (US) Jun 2
Aricca Wallace knew she was nearly out of time.For more than three years, she had suffered cramping and irregular bleeding, which her doctor thought was a side effect of her birth control i...