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Ebola virus disease: Know all about the fatal illness

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 12:43

Ebola virus disease (EVD)or Ebola haemorrhagic fever is a severe and often deadly illness in humans, caused by the Ebola virus. The disease has high mortality rate, killing upto 90% of people who are infected.

Injection to control diabetes without side effects

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:18

Dealing with diabetes could soon be a lot easier as researchers have developed an injection that can restore blood sugar levels to normal for more than two days without any side effects.

19,000 protein-producing genes in humans: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 16:21

In a new research, scientists have found the number of protein generating genes in humans to be 19,000 - 1,700 fewer than the most recent annotation and well below the initial estimations of 100,000 genes.

Why we fear things approaching us

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 18:37

Researchers have found a general tendency for humans to fear things approaching, even if non-threatening.

Poor brain function leads to glaucoma: Study

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 23:18

Glaucoma is one of the world`s leading causes of irreversible blindness. Now, scientists have discovered that the brain controls the cellular process that leads to glaucoma and not the eye.

Did humans swap brains for brawn?

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 16:11

Why humans are far more intelligent than their closest living relatives like monkeys and apes may be because our ancestors swapped brains for brawn, a study has suggested.

Stop growth of animal farms: Activists

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 19:04

After a WHO report highlighted that use of antibiotics in animal farms poses a danger to the health of humans, an animal rights group launched a campaign to stop the proliferation of animal farms.

Pig heart transplants for humans comes closer to reality

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 14:28

Scientists have said that using hearts from genetically modified pigs to help patients waiting for transplants is a possibility in near future.

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