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End of road for drug-resistant malaria?

End of road for drug-resistant malaria?

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 19:16

Malarial parasites resistant to existing drugs may have a difficult time soon, as researchers have now developed a compound that blocks the action of a key `gatekeeper` enzyme essential for malaria parasite survival.

New target for treating pancreatic cancer

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 23:24

In a new ray of hope for the deadly pancreatic cancer patients, scientists have identified a protein that can be targeted for treating the disease.

Genes that may cause sudden cardiac death

Genes that may cause sudden cardiac death

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 23:18

Most sudden cardiac deaths are caused by abnormal heart rhythms called arrhythmias and researchers have uncovered new information about genes that may increase the risk of serious cardiac arrhythmias.

Malaria makes you smell delicious to mosquitoes

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 13:41

Malaria may alter the way people smell to make them more alluring to mosquitoes, according to a new finding that can help detect the deadly disease non-invasively through body odour.

22 die of scrub typhus infection in Mizoram

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 13:27

At least 22 people have died due to scrub typhus infection from ticks since 2012 in Mizoram, a state health department official said today.

Mice study helps calculate aggressiveness of human oral cancer

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 10:30

Researchers can now foresee the aggressiveness of cancer tumors in people, thanks to a study which was being done on mouth cancer in mice.

US approves inhaled insulin to treat diabetes

US approves inhaled insulin to treat diabetes

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 19:09

US authorities have approved a fast-acting inhaled insulin to improve glycemic control in adults with diabetes.

Government funding only hope for patients with rare diseases

Government funding only hope for patients with rare diseases

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 16:45

LSDs are a group of around 45 rare genetic disorders caused by deficiency of a specific enzyme in special compartments (lysosomes) of the cells.

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