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Novel method to generate stem cells developed

Novel method to generate stem cells developed

Chinese scientists have developed a novel method by mixing two chemicals that help generate stem cells which can self-renew or multiply while maintaining the potential to develop into other types of cells and be used to treat a wide range of ailments.

Apr 09, 2018, 10:13 AM IST
New blood test to predict TB onset two years in advance

New blood test to predict TB onset two years in advance

Researchers have developed a new blood test that can more accurately predict the development of tuberculosis (TB) up to two years before its onset in high-risk patients.

Apr 06, 2018, 12:26 PM IST
Smartphone app better at measuring blood flow

Smartphone app better at measuring blood flow

A smartphone app using the phone's camera has performed better than traditional physical examination to assess blood flow in patients undergoing coronary angiography, scientists said on Tuesday.

Apr 04, 2018, 10:11 AM IST
This new drug could make your blood kill mosquito

This new drug could make your blood kill mosquito

A team of researchers have discovered a new drug that could make our blood kill the mosquito. 

Apr 03, 2018, 14:09 PM IST
Caffeine level in blood may predict Parkinson's disease

Caffeine level in blood may predict Parkinson's disease

The findings showed that people with Parkinson's disease had significantly lower levels of caffeine in their blood than people without the disease, even if they consumed the same amount of caffeine.
 

Jan 04, 2018, 16:50 PM IST
Scientists closer to making exercise in a pill

Scientists closer to making exercise in a pill

The study found that when the heart pumps more blood in the body during physical activity, the Piezo1 protein in the endothelium or lining of the arteries senses the increased pressure on the wall of the blood vessels.

Aug 25, 2017, 23:05 PM IST
This new low-cost portable device may help detect cancer early!

This new low-cost portable device may help detect cancer early!

The device can help diagnose the disease just by detecting tumour cells in blood.

Jul 18, 2017, 21:27 PM IST
Novel ultrasound drill for deep vein blood clots developed

Novel ultrasound drill for deep vein blood clots developed

A new surgical tool that uses low-frequency ultrasound to break down blood clots deep within the veins of the legs, without damaging the surrounding blood vessels, has been developed by US researchers.

Jun 16, 2017, 00:15 AM IST
Watch out for these - Factors that disqualify you from donating blood

Watch out for these - Factors that disqualify you from donating blood

Men can donate safely once in every three months while women can donate every four months.

Jun 14, 2017, 11:11 AM IST
#WorldBloodDonorDay: What can you do? Give blood. Give now. Give often.

#WorldBloodDonorDay: What can you do? Give blood. Give now. Give often.

This year, the World Health organisation (WHO) is emphasising on blood donation in emergencies. Becuase no-one knows when disaster will strike. But every disaster has victims, and many victims need blood. 

Jun 14, 2017, 10:17 AM IST
Vitamin A deficiency may up risk of tuberculosis

Vitamin A deficiency may up risk of tuberculosis

The study has found that people with low levels of vitamin A living with individuals sick with tuberculosis (TB) may be 10 times more likely to develop the disease than others with high levels of the nutrient.

Jun 13, 2017, 23:36 PM IST
World Blood Donor Day: Few things to keep in mind before donating blood

World Blood Donor Day: Few things to keep in mind before donating blood

Blood is an important resource, both for planned treatments and urgent interventions.

Jun 13, 2017, 16:57 PM IST
This is how nanoparticles get into blood and damage heart – Read

This is how nanoparticles get into blood and damage heart – Read

In experiments using harmless ultra-fine particles of gold, the scientists were able for the first time to track how such nanoparticles are breathed in, pass through the lungs and then gain access to the blood.

Apr 26, 2017, 18:49 PM IST
Despite shortage, 6 lakh litres of blood wasted in five years across India: Report

Despite shortage, 6 lakh litres of blood wasted in five years across India: Report

Lack of coordination between blood banks and hospitals has resulted in wastage of blood, including red blood cells and plasma as the life-saving components could not be used before their expiry date, says the report.

Apr 24, 2017, 11:58 AM IST
Blood donations in China rise by over 6 percent

Blood donations in China rise by over 6 percent

The report revealed that last year also saw continued drops in blood wastage and better blood quality due to to improved tests and quality control system.

Apr 17, 2017, 00:14 AM IST
Doctors find no pulse in baby operated for hole in heart – Read what happened next

Doctors find no pulse in baby operated for hole in heart – Read what happened next

Three-month-old Aaradhya Wagh from Dhule, who was born with a hole in heart, miraculously survived after his heart stopped beating for 45 minutes.

Apr 06, 2017, 22:17 PM IST
These signs reveal you might have a blood clot!

These signs reveal you might have a blood clot!

A blood clot, although not that harmful, can become dangerous if it breaks free and travels to your heart and lungs. 

Mar 07, 2017, 20:06 PM IST
Scientists develop new blood test to detect, locate cancer early

Scientists develop new blood test to detect, locate cancer early

Scientists have developed a new method of novel blood test which can easily detect the deadly disease cancer and also locate where the tumour is growing in the body.

Mar 07, 2017, 13:32 PM IST
Your blood test has the answer to how long will you live

Your blood test has the answer to how long will you live

The study, published in the journal Aging Cell on Friday, used biomarker data collected from 5,000 blood samples and analysed it against the donors` health developments over the subsequent eight years.

Jan 08, 2017, 09:24 AM IST
Scientists create artificial human blood from skin cells!

Scientists create artificial human blood from skin cells!

This brings them one step closer to actually making this miraculous discovery. 

Nov 25, 2016, 05:56 AM IST

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