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Monday, 17-December-2018

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FREE KNEE REPLACEMENT IN GOVT HOSPITALS

37 weeks ago
With lot of debates happening across the country over the health insurance scheme announced by finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Union budget, here is a unique offering by the Karnataka government. From April this year, all govt hospitals in the state will offer free Total Knee Replacement (TKR) procedure to everyone, irrespective of the individual’s status. With this announcement, the state government has come to the rescue of thousands of orthopaedic patients, who have been waiting for the expensive Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgeries.  All government hospitals will offer TKR procedures absolutel...
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JUMPING GENES RELATED TO AGEING

40 weeks ago
Aging is a complex phenomenon. Scientists have been trying to figure out mechanisms underlying changes that occur in behaviour and cognition processes due to aging. Among various possibilities, the role of retrotransposons - popularly known as jumping genes - is suspected to be critical in the process of aging. Now a group of Indian scientists have found that a jumping gene known as LINE-1 retrotransposons becomes highly active with age in different anatomical regions of the human brain like frontal cortex, hippocampus and basal ganglia. This indicates that alteration of neuronal genome occurs as age advances. The group i...
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CSIR AUTHORISES PRIVATE PATH LAB FOR GENETIC TESTS

40 weeks ago
New Delhi:  Officials said that the CSIR's Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) has entered into partnership with Dr Lal PathLabs, a private chain of labs, and licensed it with technology. These tests are expected to be launched over the period of one year. "Genetic diseases, though are individually rare, cumulatively affect a large number of individuals -- an estimated 70 million Indians. It is anticipated tha...
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DRUGS MADE FOR INDIVIDUALS, NEW FRONTIER OF MEDICINE

42 weeks ago
One size does not fit all. This applies to medicine, as much as for garments. Some medicines might work on some but not on others. The key to unravel this secret lies in the uniqueness of cells of each one of us. However, unlike garments, the consequences can be quite serious when we do not respond favorably to the drugs. Could we then have a test run of the drug on a body double and pick only the ones that work for ourselves? Recent developments in life science research have led to a novel solution for this problem. Scientists can now convert ordinary cells extracted from a patient’s body into what are called pluripotent stem cells and use these to develop a variety of or...
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Cancer-Fighting Nanorobots Can Shrink Tumours

43 weeks ago
In a major advancement in nanomedicine, an international team of scientists has successfully programmed nanorobots for the first time in mammals, that potentially shrinks tumours by cutting off their blood supply. Each nanorobot is made from a flat, rectangular DNA origami sheet that is 90 nanometres by 60 nanometres in size. Once bound to the tumour blood vessel surface, the nanorobot was programmed to deliver its unsuspecting drug cargo in the very heart of the tumour, exposing an enzyme called thrombin that is key to blood clotting. The nanorobots worked fast, congregating in large numbers to quickly surround the tumou...
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New Way To Predict Chemo Outcomes

43 weeks ago
n SSB BUREAU Scientists have developed a new optical imaging system that uses red- and near-infrared light to predict response to chemotherapy by as early as two weeks. “There is currently no method that can predict treatment outcome of chemotherapy early on in treatment, so this is a major advance,” said Andreas Hielscher, professor at Columbia University.  The novel dynamic “optical tomographic breast imaging system” generates three-dimensional (3-D) images of both breasts simultaneously.  The images also enable the researchers to look at blood flow in the breasts, see how the vasculature changes, and how the blood inte...
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First Urine Producing Kidney Tissue Developed

43 weeks ago
In a first for medical science, scientists have successfully produced human kidney tissue within a living organism that is able to produce urine, a significant milestone in the development of treatment for kidney disease. Using stem cells, scientists from the University of Manchester, created mini-kidneys that were implanted into mice. Tests revealed they were able to filter and excrete waste. In the study, published in the journal Stem Cell Reports, kidney glomeruli – a constituent microscopic parts of the organ – were generated from human embryonic stem cells grown in plastic laboratory culture dishes. These were combined with a gel like substance, which ...
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LAB-GROWN LIVER MODEL HELP ADVANCE TREATMENT

43 weeks ago
New York: The liver organoids, made with human cells, are less than one-third inch in diameter. These will also help advance scientists understanding about bile duct formation. This model better mimics foetal development and function of the human liver," said lead researcher Shay Soker, Professor at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, US. "We expect these organoids to advance our understanding of how liver diseases -- especially congenital diseases -- start and pr...
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SCIENTISTS USE SILK TO DEVELOP ARTIFICIAL VERTEBRAL DISC

45 weeks ago
Degenerative disc disease is a major cause of low back pain affecting mobility of people. A group of Indian scientists have developed a silk-based bio-artificial disc that may find use in disc replacement therapy in future. At present, therapeutic treatment for degenerative disc disease can only provide symptomatic relief of pain without restoring the functions of discs, while disc replacement surgery is very costly. The use of a silk bio-polymer to fabricate a biocompatible disc can reduce the cost of artificial discs in future, claim researchers from the Department of Biomaterial and Tissue Engineering at Indian Institu...
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BIRTH DOSE OF HEPATITIS B VACCINE MAY NOT BE NECESSARY: STUDY

46 weeks ago
A new study by a group of Indian Pediatricians shows that many newborns are protected from Hepatitis B infection by antibodies they receive from the mother and therefore hepatitis B vaccination at birth may not be necessary. Hepatitis B, a viral infection which causes liver cirrhosis or liver cancer, is a cause of one lakh deaths per year in India. This disease spreads by contact with infected blood or body fluids and can pass from mother to baby, child to child, through blood transfusions and unprotected sexual contact. Over 40 million Indians are chronically infected with Hepatitis B. Many people can live without sympto...
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PRESIDENT KOVIND RECOMMENDS VIPASSANA

47 weeks ago
Vipassana meditation purifies the mind and its practice leads to increased concentration, resulting in beneficial effects on body and mind, and in turn to the entire society, President Ram Nath Kovind said here. He said Vipassana comprises three simple precepts -- morality, concentration and self-realisation -- through awareness and insight, and is a non-sectarian meditation technique that applies equally to all human beings irrespective of caste, religion, language, gender or age. The Vipassana meditation technique, taught by Lord Buddha, has attracted people in large numbers not only from Maharashtra but all over...
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WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY MAY CUT HEART DISEASE RISK

48 weeks ago
Bariatric surgery may minimise the risk of heart diseases in adolescents who went through the procedure, claimed new research. The findings showed that bariatric or weight-loss surgery performed during adolescence may provide unique benefits later in life by minimising the development and progression of impaired glucose metabolism, atherosclerosis heart failure and stroke. “This is the first large-scale analysis of predictors of change in cardiovascular disease risk factors among adolescents following bariatric surgery,” said Marc P Michalsky, Professor at the Ohio State University College in the US.