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India may become `world capital of liver diseases`

India may become `world capital of liver diseases`

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 18:42

A sedentary lifestyle, increased alcohol consumption and obesity are contributing towards making India the "world capital of liver diseases" by 2025, a health expert said Saturday.

`Smart` device that engineers cells to kill cancer

`Smart` device that engineers cells to kill cancer

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 17:08

In a path-breaking discovery, biologists have created a new technology for modifying human cells to create therapeutics that could travel the body and selectively target and kill cancer cells without disrupting healthy cells.

Chronic inflammation associated with aggressive prostate cancer

Chronic inflammation associated with aggressive prostate cancer

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:24

The presence of chronic inflammation in benign prostate tissue has been found to be linked with high-grade, or aggressive, prostate cancer, and this association was found even in those with low prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels.

Cardiff University scientists make major breakthrough in Leukaemia treatment

Cardiff University scientists make major breakthrough in Leukaemia treatment

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 09:45

In a major breakthrough in the treatment of Leukemia, Cardiff University scientists have developed drugs which target the disease at a molecular level.

Obesity can aggravate bone and muscle loss

Obesity can aggravate bone and muscle loss

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 17:30

Did you know that obesity may result in deterioration of bone density and muscle mass? If not, pay heed, a study warns.

New method to fight Malaria drug resistance discovered

New method to fight Malaria drug resistance discovered

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 13:42

An anti-malarial treatment that lost its status as the leading weapon against the deadly disease could be given a new lease of life, with new research indicating that it simply needs to be administered differently.

Dengue fever could soon be history

Dengue fever could soon be history

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 13:02

New research by a University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher and colleagues may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue fever, West Nile virus, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses.

New drug to combat measles developed

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 19:16

Scientists have developed a novel antiviral drug that may protect people infected with the measles from getting sick and also prevent them from spreading the virus to others.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome linked to breathing problems

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome linked to breathing problems

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 18:11

In a major breakthrough, researchers claimed to have found the leading cause of the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

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