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Monday, 25 September 2017

Science News

  • 3D heart tissue created for drug testing

    Science |  News | 0 Comment | 08 Jun, 2017

    Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology of A*STAR Singapore have engineered a three-dimensional heart tissue from human stem cells to test the safety and efficacy ...Read more

  • Novel way to track dengue infection

    Science |  News | 0 Comment | 08 Jun, 2017

    A team from Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) and Singapore General Hospital (SGH) has found a new use for an 'old' technology in the field of infectious diseases research. Using positron...Read more

  • A wireless pacemaker introduced

    Science |  News | 0 Comment | 06 Jun, 2017

    A wireless, battery-less pacemaker that can be implanted directly into a patient's heart has been designed by researchers from Rice University and their colleagues at the Texas Heart Instit...Read more

  • Gene editing technology for Parkinson’s disease

    Science |  News | 0 Comment | 06 Jun, 2017

    A team of researchers at the University of Central Florida is using breakthrough gene-editing technology to develop a new screening tool for Parkinson's disease, a debilitating degenerative...Read more

  • A promising ovarian cancer treatment

    Science |  News | 0 Comment | 06 Jun, 2017

    A team of scientists, one of them of Indian origin, has developed a new targeted treatment for ovarian cancer that shrinks tumours without causing any side effects. Researchers believe the...Read more

  • A new approach to drug development

    Science |  News | 0 Comment | 05 Jun, 2017

    A research team at the University of Redlands, California has advanced a new approach to a critical process in pharmaceutical drug development that could reduce the time and cost of bringin...Read more

  • Gene therapy to protect from allergies

    Science |  News | 0 Comment | 05 Jun, 2017

    A single treatment giving life-long protection from severe allergies such as asthma could be made possible by an immunology research conducted at the University of Queensland. The main cha...Read more

  • A tissue scanner for Psoriasis patients

    Science |  News | 0 Comment | 02 Jun, 2017

    A newly developed tissue scanner by a team of researchers from the Technical University of Munich allows looking under the skin of psoriasis patients. This provides clinically relevant info...Read more

  • New technique for easier cervical cancer screening

    Science |  News | 0 Comment | 02 Jun, 2017

    Duke University researchers have developed a handheld device for cervical cancer screening that promises to do away with uncomfortable speculums and high-cost colposcopes. The "pocket colp...Read more

  • ICGEB scientists identify key enzyme for biofuel production in fungal gene

    Science |  News | 0 Comment | 01 Jun, 2017

    Scientists at New Delhi-based International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) have peered into a fungal gene to identify enzymes that break down cellulose into simple...Read more

  • New plasmonic sensor for early cancer detection

    Science |  News | 0 Comment | 01 Jun, 2017

    A new plasmonic sensor developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will serve as a reliable early detection of biomarkers for many forms of cancer and eventua...Read more

  • A lightning-fast flu virus detector

    Science |  News | 0 Comment | 31 May, 2017

    Researchers have developed a new, rapid biosensor for the early detection of even tiny concentrations of the human influenza A (H1N1) virus. Such early-stage diagnosis is crucial for averti...Read more

  • New biomarkers for predicting diabetic retinopathy

    Science |  News | 0 Comment | 31 May, 2017

    Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is one of the late complications of diabetes and usually it affects people who have had diabetes for considerably longer duration. Research from the Madras Diabete...Read more

  • Scientists identify 40 genes that shed light on biology of intelligence

    Science |  News | 0 Comment | 31 May, 2017

    Researchers have made a major advance in understanding the genetic underpinnings of intelligence by uncovering 52 genes of the trait, 40 of which are new discoveries.They also found that ma...Read more

  • New gene sequencing study has unleashed the spread of Zika virus

    Science |  News | 0 Comment | 31 May, 2017

    The research led by the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford in partnership with FioCruz Bahia, the University of Sao Paulo with the support of the Brazilian Ministry of Health, has found ...Read more

  • Researchers design an injectable antibody that help in reducing cholesterol level

    Science |  News | 0 Comment | 31 May, 2017

    The researchers from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found a new strategy, an injectable antibody for lowering blood lipids and thereby potentially preven...Read more

  • Chemists develop a technique for reducing toxic effects of cigarettes

    Science |  News | 0 Comment | 31 May, 2017

    Chemists at Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany have developed a technique that reduces the toxic effects of commercially available cigarettes. Tobacco smoke contains almost 12,000 diff...Read more

  • A new combination of drugs for combating hepatitis C

    Science |  News | 0 Comment | 30 May, 2017

    Drugs that prevent entry of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) into the host cells are equally effective as other drugs, finds a new study from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru. ...Read more





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