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Indian scientists craft portable diagnostic kit for sickle cell anemia

Indian scientists craft portable diagnostic kit for sickle cell anemia

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 14:02

In a significant step towards improving the treatment of sickle cell anemia (SCA), scientists in India are developing a portable and affordable diagnostic kit, a lab-on-a-chip, that could be used by untrained health workers.

Scientists spot 108 genes linked to Schizophrenia

Scientists spot 108 genes linked to Schizophrenia

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 22:49

A team of researchers has found 108 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia, a finding that may lead to innovations in treating the psychiatric disorder.

Heart attacks kill younger women faster than men: Study

Heart attacks kill younger women faster than men: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:11

Aakriti Gupta, an Indian-origin researcher at the Yale School of Medicine, has found that women have longer hospital stays and are more likely than men to die in the hospital after a heart attack.

New cell study might help fight cancer

New cell study might help fight cancer

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 21:31

A new cell study has mapped one of the most important proteins in cell division that has a fundamental process in life and the development of cancer, which might also help fight against it.

Cancer therapy cures two Australian patients of HIV

Cancer therapy cures two Australian patients of HIV

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 20:18

In a piece of good news after the sad announcement a few days ago about HIV virus rebounding in the "Mississippi Baby", scientists have uncovered two new cases of HIV patients in whom the virus has become undetectable.

`Common` rare genetic factors responsible for developing autism: Study

`Common` rare genetic factors responsible for developing autism: Study

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 14:53

A recent study has proved that 60 percent of the risk for developing autism is caused by genetics and a major portion of that risk is caused by inherited variant genes that are common in the population and present in individuals without the disorder.

Gene behind benign breast tumours identified

Gene behind benign breast tumours identified

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 14:41

Researchers have identified a critical gene that could help clinicians distinguish fibroadenomas cases from breast cancer. Fibroadenomas is the most common benign breast tumour in women of reproductive age.

Oral cancer claims one life every six hours in India

Oral cancer claims one life every six hours in India

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 11:24

One person dies every six hours due to oral cancer in the country, signalling an alarming rise in the incidence of the disease, according to a top orthodontist.

Is low-dose aspirin unsafe for heart patients?

Is low-dose aspirin unsafe for heart patients?

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 19:00

A new study has revealed that even the daily low-dose of aspirin might be harmful for some heart patients due to a common genetic variation.

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