Saliva may reveal deadly diseases early

Saliva has tremendous medical and scientific value and a simple saliva test could lead to early detection of diseases such as diabetes and cancer, and perhaps neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases, a research shows.

Global infection outbreaks, unique diseases rising since 1980

The number of infectious disease outbreaks and the number of unique illnesses causing them appear to be increasing around the globe, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found.

Depression and ageing linked to single gene

A group of researchers from Germany and the US has found that both ageing and depression are associated with changes in a single gene.

Virus threat may make amphibians disappear
Virus threat may make amphibians disappear

A team of European researchers has found that viruses are causing severe diseases and mass deaths in many amphibians including frogs and salamanders.

Retina protein could prevent blindness

A protein found in the retina plays an essential role in the function and survival of light-sensing cells that are required for vision, researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, have found.

Smoking ganja at early age hits immune system in adulthood

A new research has revealed that smoking marijuana during adolescence can lead to immune-related diseases in adulthood.

Men have 400 more active genes in muscles than women

Scientists have found that men have approximately 400 more active genes in their skeletal muscle than women.

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Flood-ravaged Kashmir was once heaven on Earth

Flood-ravaged Jammu & Kashmir was once heaven on Earth.

Know the latest advances in cancer treatment!

Despite its high prevalence rate, it's a huge concern that the country’s healthcare infrastructure is poorly prepared to deal with all facets of cancer care – prevention, early detection, treatment and palliative care. 

Diabetes epidemic may hamper TB control in low and middle-income countries

A new study has revealed that the rapid increase in rates of type 2 diabetes in low- and middle-income countries where tuberculosis (TB) is endemic could hamper global efforts to control and eliminate TB.

How to 'turn off' autoimmune diseases revealed

In a new study, scientists have reached a step further in the battle against autoimmune diseases by discovering how to put a stop to the cells attacking healthy body tissue.

Watch your diet to reduce diabetes risk

What you eat and drink, and not just the number of calories, is a significant factor in diabetes risk, a study showed.

Now, 'electronic nose' to detect diarrhoea

In what could lead to faster diagnosis of diarrhoea and stomach cramps, researchers have developed an "electronic nose" that can sniff the highly infectious bacteria that causes these diseases.

New mice study may help in studying Epilepsy, Alzheimer

A new study on mice may help in understanding how brain works, which could open doors in studying epilepsy, alzheimer's and other diseases.

Pomegranate peel may cure deadly brain disorders

Do not throw that pomegranate peel in the garbage bin. In the near future, it may be a source of drugs for two incurable diseases that affect the elderly.

Five reasons why one should eat vegetables

Vegetables provides a range of health benefits to the body. They are a good source of nutrition like vitamins, minerals, fiber, and good carbohydrates.

Monsoon leads to spurt in water-borne diseases in Mumbai

Though the monsoon brings cheers by filling up parched lakes and dams and boosting up farming, it also leads to a spurt in water-borne diseases, say experts.

New `virus-like particle` may offer protection against chikungunya

A new study has revealed that a new vaccine developed using non-infectious virus-like particles (VLP) appears likely to offer protection against chikungunya virus.