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Omega-3 fatty acid can suppress lupus, autoimmune disorders

Consuming an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid -- commonly found in fatty, cold-water fish, has the potential to suppress signalling pathways of lupus as well as other autoimmune disorders, researchers have found.

Chinese scientists discover molecule to repair organs

Chinese scientists discover molecule to repair organs

Chinese scientists have discovered a small molecule that can regenerate tissue, which in the future could potentially eliminate transplants of some organs.

Only 0.08 per cent of Indians donate their organs

Only 0.08 per cent of Indians donate their organs to the needy as compared to 70-80 per cent of Spaniards and Belgians, health experts said on Saturday.

Brain dead driver gives new lease of life to seven people

While the liver and kidneys were transplanted to patients at KMCH, the heart was sent to a private hospital in Chennai.

Green corridor helps transport liver 210km in 3.30 hours!

It took the ambulance a mere 3.36 hours to transport the liver from Nashik's Rishikesh Hospital to Pune's Sahyadri Hospital. 

Scientists grow human organs inside pigs to tackle organ shortage!

The embryos are being allowed to mature for 28 days in the sows before terminating the pregnancies for analysis.

'Green corridors' in MP city help quick transport of harvested organs

A resident of Mahidpur in Ujjain district, Vishwas Joshi, 40, was declared brain-dead in Choithram Hospital here on Monday evening.  

New approach to preserving organs for later use

 Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) have discovered a new approach to preserving tissues and even organs for later use.

China makes world's first 3D blood vessel bio-printer

The significant breakthrough has been achieved through its self-developed stem cell bio-ink technology, 3D bio-printer and cloud computing platform.

PM highlights need for organ donations

He said few states have done well "in this regard by cutting short the paper work" while appreciating Tamil Nadu for having done "extremely well" in organ donation. 

New `rare, incurable, difficult to treat` cancer find brings hope

Results of an international trial have shown promise in rare and difficult to treat cancer.

Only one percent Indians donate organs: Experts

 Only one percent of Indians donate their organs after death while in western nations around 70-80 percent of the people pledge their organs, according to health experts.

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.