Injectable 3D vaccines to fight cancer, HIV

Injectable 3D vaccines to fight cancer, HIV

New York, Dec 9 (IANS) An injectable three-dimensional vaccine that works by triggering an immune response could help prevent a whole range of deadly diseases, including as well as cancer, finds a research. The non-surgical injection of programmable biomaterial spontaneously assembles in vivo into a 3D structure. “We can create 3D structures using minimally-invasive delivery […]

Space research to help humans fight illnesses on Earth

Space research to help humans fight illnesses on Earth

London, Dec 8 (IANS) Space travel may help scientists strengthen our bodies’ ability to fight threats to our health, says a study. When an astronaut goes to space, his immune system does not work as well in microgravity as on Earth. “Knowing about the astronauts’ health may lead to new treatments on Earth for those […]

Weight-loss surgery may improve urinary problems

Weight-loss surgery may improve urinary problems

London, Dec 8 (IANS) A new research has shown that bariatric surgery, or the weight loss surgery may lessen the frequency and severity of lower urinary tract symptoms among obese people. Lower urinary tract symptoms related to urinary frequency and urgency, bladder leakage, the need to urinate at night, and incomplete bladder emptying are associated […]

These moves will keep you looking rested and vibrant

These moves will keep you looking rested and vibrant

Los Angeles, Dec 4 (IANS) From lifting eyebrows to slimming down the double chin can make you look beautiful and 10 years younger to your real age.Experts of different cosmetic brand share tips to look younger all the time, reports huggingtonpost.com.* Lift your brows: High, full brows look youthful and help define all your features. Use […]

Germany unveils special jet to transport Ebola patients

Germany unveils special jet to transport Ebola patients

Berlin, Nov 28 (IANS) The German government unveiled Thursday at Berlin’s Tegel Airport a special medical evacuation plane, which is designed to transport patients infected with Ebola. The aircraft “Robert Koch” is equipped with special “isolation units”, which are connected to a separate exhaust system to prevent the spread of the virus, Xinhua reported. The […]

Brain mapping can spot reading disorders

Brain mapping can spot reading disorders

New York, Nov 27 In what could help better diagnose reading disorders such as dyslexia, researchers have now mapped brain regions responsible for the affliction.“We have these wonderful brain maps that describe where in the brain you are thinking about a wide variety of things,” said Tom Mitchell from Pittsburg’s Carnegie Mellon University.For the study, […]

One-third of Libyans suffer mental health problems: Report

One-third of Libyans suffer mental health problems: Report

Tripoli, Nov 26 (IANS) Human rights violations in Libya have left nearly a third of the population suffering from mental health problems, according to a new report.Research by the Danish Institute Against Torture (Dignity) reveals human consequences of violence and lawlessness in the north African country since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi three-and-a-half years ago, The […]

‘Young adults in Indian cities not concerned about obesity’

'Young adults in Indian cities not concerned about obesity'

Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) Young adults in Indian cities are blissfully unaware of the dangers of obesity, a survey report here said Wednesday.“The problem is a serious one as over 58 percent of young adults do not consider obesity as a disease and thus have a casual approach about the problem,” said bariatric surgeon Jayashree Todkar, […]

Excess of a protein may trigger schizophrenia

Excess of a protein may trigger schizophrenia

New York, Nov 24 (IANS) Overabundance of a protein in the brain cells during brain development may cause abnormalities in its structure and lead to schizophrenia, says a study.Too much of the NOS1AP protein resulted in the dendrites – tree-like structures that allow cells to talk to each other and are essential to the functioning of […]

Permanent stress may lead to mental disorders

Permanent stress may lead to mental disorders

London, Nov 24 (IANS) Permanent stress can activate immune cells that can cause changes in the brain, leading to mental disorders such as schizophrenia, shows a study.The researchers focused mainly on a certain type of phagocytes, namely microglia. Phagocytes are large white cells that can swallow and digest microbes and other foreign particles.Under normal circumstances, microglia […]