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Newborns` genetic `tweet` can spot bacterial infections

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 19:33

In a first, researchers have detected and decoded a signal generated from a newborn`s DNA that can tell doctors about presence of bacterial infection in the bloodstream.

New method for early detection of tumours

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 18:44

Beating cancer is all about early detection and new method holds the promise to catch the disease early.

Medicinal soaps effective against deadly superbugs

Last Updated: Friday, May 31, 2013, 15:36

Using germ-killing soap and ointment on all intensive-care unit (ICU) patients can reduce bloodstream infections by up to 44 percent and significantly reduce the presence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in ICUs, a new study has found.

Nanosponges soak up toxins released by bacteria and venomous snakes

Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013, 17:31

A "nanosponge" invented by engineers at the University of California, San Diego can safely remove a broad class of dangerous toxins from the bloodstream - including toxins produced by MRSA, E. coli, poisonous snakes and bees.

Antiseptic baths cut risk of bloodstream infections in kids

Last Updated: Sunday, January 27, 2013, 15:07

Daily baths with an ordinary antibacterial cleanser can reduce the risk of dangerous bloodstream infections in critically ill children, scientists claim.

`Injecting oxygen into blood could help keep people alive`

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 01, 2012, 12:04

Scientists claim to have found a new way of injecting oxygen into the blood to keep patients alive even when they can`t breathe during complex operations.

Genes that help regulate sex hormones in bloodstream identified

Last Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2012, 16:47

Researchers have identified genetic markers that influence a protein involved in regulating estrogen and testosterone levels in the bloodstream.

Drug-secreting blood vessels to combat anaemia!

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 19:25

Researchers have created blood vessels from genetically engineered cells that could secrete drug on demand directly into the bloodstream to combat anaemia.

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