Starfish squeezes foreign bodies out through the skin

Giving fresh insights into how certain animals can quickly heal themselves, a study reveals that starfish are able to squeeze foreign bodies along the length of their body cavities and out through their arm tips.

Scientists grow forelimb in lab for first time ever

Scientists were recently able to grow a fully functional forelimb in a laboratory for the first time ever.

Why lone kidney grows large when other is lost

Scientists have given an explanation to why in case you end up with just one kidney, the lone organ gets bigger.

39-year-old brain dead woman gives life to five persons

A 39-year-old brain dead woman has given a fresh lease of life to five persons by donating her organs.

How cancer cells trick the body to spread

Swollen lymph nodes are often the earliest signs of spread of cancer cells. Swedish researchers have now discovered how cancer cells can infiltrate the lymphatic system by "disguising" themselves as immune cells (white blood cells).

23 organs harvested in a day at Chennai hospital

In a rare operation, the Chennai-based Apollo Hospitals has harvested 23 different organs from five brain-dead donors to give a new lease of life to needy patients, an official said on Wednesday.

Organs of brain dead woman donated

A 21-year-old teacher training student, declared brain dead after a road mishap, has given a new lease of live to seven persons, with her family donating her organs.

Indian priest to help Britain's ailing health service

Father Davis Chiramel, chairman of the Kidney Federation of India popularly known as "Kidney Father From Kerala", has launched a voluntary charity organisation in Britain to add more organ donors from the South Asian communities, especially Indians.

DNA 'smart glue' may help build tissues, organs

DNA strands can act as a glue to hold together 3-D-printed materials that could someday be used to grow tissues and organs in the lab, a new study has found.

DNA 'glue' can help grow tissues, organs

DNA molecules can act as a glue to hold together 3D-printed materials that could be used to grow tissues and organs in the lab, researchers report.

Protein responsible for sepsis identified

Enhanced levels of a protein that induces the creation of fatty acid can lead to sepsis, a leading cause of death for patients in intensive care units, new research has found.

Way found to make self-folding 3D structures

Inspired by the Japanese art of origami, researchers have found a way to make reversibly self-folding 3D structures.

How some cancer cells migrate to distant locations

Some cancer cells transform themselves from "economy model to a fast sports car" and breakaway from cells traffic jam to migrate to distant locations, aggravating the disease in the process, says a study.

Mother`s milk vital for premature babies

Incorporating human milk fat supplement into premature infants` diets improves their growth outcomes in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), says a new study.

Raj govt working on registration cell for donation of organs

Rajasthan government has initiated work on forming a state-level registration cell for donation of organs like eye and kidney.

Scientists can now 3D print human blood vessels

Scientists have figured out how to create blood vessels in 3D printed organs, a breakthrough that may eventually lead to artificial organs.

How organs coordinate their development with body

Believe it or not, during growth our organs do not develop synchronously with the body`s development.

Coming soon: 3D-printed blood vessels

One of the major challenges in building lab-grown organs out of a patient`s own cells has been making blood vessels that deliver essential nutrients and dispose of hazardous waste from the system to keep our organs working properly.

NSG commandos pledge organs

Commandos of the National Security Guard (NSG) on Saturday pledged their organs as part of their social responsibility and duty to the country.