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Borrowing immune cells can help fight cancer

Borrowing immune cells can help fight cancer

London: A team of international researchers has found that if an individual's own immune cells cannot recognise and fight tumours in the body, borrowing immune cells might help. The findings showed that adding deficient DNA from cancer cells of an individual into the immune stimulating cells from healthy donors could create an immune response in […]

Mice experiments show how Zika invades placenta, fetus

Mice experiments show how Zika invades placenta, fetus

Washington: Experiments using lab mice show how the Zika virus travels through the bloodstream, multiplies in the placenta and invades the brain of the developing fetus, stunting growth or causing death, researchers said today.A pair of studies, one published in the journal Cell and the other in Nature, could help scientists better understand the mosquito-borne […]

Painkiller Combiflam Runs Into Trouble, Some Batches Withdrawn

Painkiller Combiflam Runs Into Trouble, Some Batches Withdrawn

New Delhi: The popular painkiller Combiflam is being withdrawn in batches in India after the country's drugs regulator found the lots were substandard, said the local unit of French drugmaker Sanofi. Some batches of Combiflam were found to be "not of standard quality" as they failed disintegration tests, said the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation […]

'Sextortion,' a new cyber crime, is common: study

'Sextortion,' a new cyber crime, is common: study

Washington: Sextortion -- using nude photos of someone to press for even racier content or other goods -- is surprisingly common, a US think tank says in what it calls the first in-depth study of another danger lurking in cyberspace. Most victims are minors, the predators are almost always men who prey on multiple targets, […]

New malaria vaccine shows protection for more than a year!

New malaria vaccine shows protection for more than a year!

New York: At a time where there is no specific medication to cure malaria, a new experimental vaccine has shown promising results when tested in varying doses in humans. As per a new study, the new vaccine, known as the PfSPZ Vaccine, gives 55 percent protection for more than one year to a few healthy […]

How Zika virus causes microcephaly finally decoded

How Zika virus causes microcephaly finally decoded

Los Angeles: Scientists have for the first time found that Zika triggers cell suicide in the developing brain, a finding that may explain how the virus causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads, and also help develop new therapies against the infection. The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention recently concluded that […]

Insomnia and ageing: How to get good night's sleep as you age!

Insomnia and ageing: How to get good night's sleep as you age!

New Delhi: We have heard that lack of sleep double the signs of ageing. As we age, our sleep patterns tend to change. So, getting uninterrupted good sleep of about 7-8 hours seems imposible. This keeps many older adults, not all though, awake at night or spend more time in the lighter stages of sleep […]

'Global sleep crisis' looming over people of world say scientists

'Global sleep crisis' looming over people of world say scientists

Washington: Social pressures are forcing people to cut back on their sleep, contributing to a "global sleep crisis," according to a new study based on research collected through a smartphone app. It enabled scientists from the University of Michigan to track sleep patterns around the world gathering data about how age, gender and the amount […]

Sex with a stranger! People reveal their personal stories

Sex with a stranger! People reveal their personal stories

Mumbai: A lot can happen over a cup of tea, in this case, over a drink. There are all kinds of drinkers in this world; the sloppy crier, the game changer, the dance floor Queen/King and the list goes on. With few drinks on a fun night comes great stories. While talking about great nights, […]

Dengue costs the world USD 8.9 billion annually: study

Dengue costs the world USD 8.9 billion annually: study

Washington: Dengue, a major public health threat in countries like India, is estimated to cost the world a whopping USD 8.9 billion annually, higher than several other major infectious diseases such as cholera, canine rabies and rotavirus gastroenteritis, scientists say. A group of health economists at Brandeis University in the US has published a comprehensive […]

Watch: How condoms have evolved through history

Watch: How condoms have evolved through history

You might be surprised to know that condoms are not exactly a recent invention. In fact, people have been using earlier versions of the condom for centuries. From animal skin in the prehistoric period to linen sheaths in the Middle Ages, condoms have come a long way to reach their present-day latex avatar. Even people […]

For first time, scientists grow two-week-old human embryos in lab

For first time, scientists grow two-week-old human embryos in lab

London: Scientists have for the first time grown human embryos outside of the mother for almost two full weeks into development, giving unique insight into what they say is the most mysterious stage of early human life. Scientists had previously only been able to study human embryos as a culture in a lab dish until […]

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