Health

World’s first gene therapy operation to halt common form of vision loss

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of 50 and affects millions of people...

Colon cancer: Different Wnt signaling pathways lead colon cells astray

Inherited gene mutations that increase the risk of colon cancer can be passed through families, but these inherited genes are linked to only a...

New study may help address drug resistant pneumococcal diseases

Indian researchers have identified three drug target sites in the genome of Streptococcus pneumoniae, paving the way for developing newer drugs to treat Pneumococcal...

This sensor may help detect early stages of diabetes

Early detection of diabetes may become possible with a new sensor developed by Indian scientists to detect low levels of Retinol Binding Protein 4...

Urine test detects organ transplant rejection

The early detection of the onset of transplant rejection is critical for the long-term survival of patients. The diagnostic gold standard for detecting transplant...

Heavy smoking can damage your vision, study

Everyone is aware that smoking is indeed bad for the health. Still, some people do it anyway. Smoking has been proven a cause of numerous...

Smoking may limit body’s ability to fight skin cancer

Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that arises when pigment-producing cells—known as melanocytes—mutate and become cancerous. The immune response to melanoma improves the survival...

Social media can improve lives post-disaster: study

Social media plays a major role in our health and well-being following a disaster. It can increase happiness and nurture your social circle. But depending...

Vertical drugs can protect the child from the dangers of intramayotic infections

Tissue infections or inflammations can be hazardous to both mother and baby. The infection could often lead to premature childbirth with a high risk...

Self-reported sleep duration as a useful health measure in children

Parent report and child report of total sleep time and other sleep parameters is commonly used in research and clinical practice. In general, parent report...

Exposure to chemical in Roundup increases risk for cancer

Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide and crop desiccant. It is an organophosphorus compound, specifically a phosphonate, which acts by inhibiting the plant enzyme...

Selenium nanoparticles may act like antibacterial agents

Scientists have found that nanoparticles of selenium, an essential micronutrient, can be used as an antibacterial agent. Selenium is found naturally in wheat, eggs, cheese,...

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