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human retina grown from scratch in a lab for the first time ever

Human retina grown from scratch in a lab for the first time ever

A team of biologists from the Johns Hopkins University are working on treatments for eye diseases like colour blindness and macular degeneration have grown whole retinal tissue in a lab trying to understand how colour vision works.........

e cigarette flavours are just as bad for lung inflammation as smoking study

E-cigarette flavours are just as bad for lung inflammation as smoking: Study

According to a new study, E-cigarette liquids sweetened with flavourings like vanilla and cinnamon can lead to wide range of lung problems including fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, and asthma even when they don’t contain nicotine.........

too much sleep bad for brain study says

Too much sleep bad for brain, study says

Preliminary results from the world's largest sleep study have shown that people who sleep on average between seven to eight hours per night performed better cognitively than those who slept less – or more – than this amount.........

global warming will hike mental health woes study finds

Global warming will hike mental health woes, study finds

The researchers said that over five years, a 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degree Fahrenheit) increase in average temperature is associated with higher rates of mental health issues.........

scientists find a gene that could lead to erectile dysfunction

Scientists Find A Gene That Could Lead to Erectile Dysfunction

Scientists say they’ve finally found a gene implicated in erectile dysfunction, a discovery that could help illuminate how the condition occurs on the most basic level. The condition is widespread among older men — some estimates put it at 40 percent or higher for men over 40.........

stem cells reveal how hearts are made and broken cosmos

Stem cells reveal how hearts are made – and broken | Cosmos

Australian scientists have induced about 40,000 skin-derived human pluripotent stem cells to develop into cardiomyocytes – heart cells – in order to map the intricate interplay of the 1700 genes that influence the development of the organ. The result an extraordinary mat of rhythmically beating tissue represents the most in-depth study ever completed into the genetic forces ........

95 swine flu cases reported in national capital so far

95 swine flu cases reported in National Capital so far

The latest Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), a report by the Health Ministry reveals that a total of 95 swine flu cases have occurred in the National Capital till September 30.........

zika virus officials destroy 29 000 breeding grounds in jaipur

Zika virus: Officials destroy 29,000 breeding grounds in Jaipur

The number of positive Zika virus cases in Jaipur, confirmed after laboratory tests, has risen to 29. Health department officials have collected 450 samples from people with fever. More than a third of the samples belong to pregnant women who are believed to be vulnerable to the ailment. ........

rajasthan declares alert over zika virus outbreak

Rajasthan declares alert over Zika virus outbreak

A private TV channel reported that Rajasthan Health Minister Kali Charan Saraf confirmed an alert has been declared. At least 6 to 7 cases found positive regarding Zika Virus. People have been told to immediately inform if any such cases found.........

study links individual hpv types to hiv infection

Study links individual HPV types to HIV infection

An international research team led by a scientist at the University of California, concludes that a person with any HPV type, more than one HPV type, or high-risk HPV is more likely to acquire HIV. The study found the following HPV types are linked to HIV: HPV16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 52, 58. ........

signs of type 2 diabetes appear 20 years before diagnosis

Signs of type 2 diabetes appear 20 years before diagnosis

According to the recent study, dangerously high blood sugar levels and insulin resistance can be seen two decades before a person is eventually diagnosed with the condition.........

modern humans inherited viral defences from neanderthals study

Modern Humans Inherited Viral Defences From Neanderthals: Study

Neanderthals mysteriously disappeared about 40,000 years ago, but before vanishing they interbred with another human species. As a result of these ancient trysts, many modern Europeans and Asians today harbour about two per cent of Neanderthal DNA in their genomes.........

even light drinking increases risk of death

Even light drinking increases risk of death

The researchers found that consuming one to two drinks four or more times per week—an amount deemed healthy by current guidelines—increases the risk of premature death by 20 percent, compared with drinking three times a week or less. The increased risk of death was consistent across age groups.........

child abuse leaves molecular scars in victims dna

Child abuse leaves 'molecular scars' in victims' DNA

A recent study says victims of childhood abuse carry an imprint of the trauma in their DNA, which are detectable years later and could be used as evidence in court. The researchers found a distinctive methylation difference between victims and non-victims in 12 regions of the men's genomes.........

at least three batches of polio vaccines containing 1 5 lakh vials have been found

At least three batches of polio vaccines containing 1.5 lakh vials have been found

At least three batches of polio vaccines containing 1.5 lakh vials have been found contaminated with type 2 polio virus, putting at risk India’s “polio free” status as children born after April 2016. The vaccines were manufactured by Ghaziabad-based firm Biomed.........

south african lion cubs conceived artificially in world first

South African lion cubs conceived artificially in world first

These are the first ever lion cubs to be born by means of artificial insemination, the first such pair anywhere in the world. The breakthrough could be repeated, with scientists hoping the technique can be used to save other endangered big cats.........

world s first human case of rat disease found in hong kong

World's first human case of rat disease found in Hong Kong

A Hong Kong man has developed the world's first ever human case of the rat version of the hepatitis E virus. He could have contracted the illness through food infected by rat droppings, researchers said.........

bird flu switches from chickens to ducks cosmos

Bird flu switches from chickens to ducks | Cosmos

The H7N9 pathogen that triggered the 2013 global bird flu pandemic has pivoted away from chickens and has now colonised ducks. Chinese researchers say its absence in chickens is evidence that a new vaccine is successful – and they are confident that a vaccination campaign in ducks will be similarly effective.........

new allergy vaccine for hay fever shows promising results

New allergy vaccine for hay fever shows promising results

Researchers have developed a new vaccine for hay fever that may reduce treatment times and increase the effectiveness of treatments. The vaccine, which is still at the earliest research stage, has been tested on mice. The method can potentially also be used to develop different forms of vaccines, for example, vaccines for autoimmune disorders.........

study limiting children s screen time linked to better cognition

Study: Limiting children's screen time linked to better cognition

Limiting a child's use of screen time to less than 2 hours a day can have a positive effect on cognition, a new study found. The combination of sleep time, screen time and physical activity when considered together have the biggest impact.........