John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser, Edvard I Moser jointly received the prestigious 2014 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain at a ceremony in Stockholm on Wednesday.
It wasn't just Angelina Jolie who went for a double mastectomy after doctors identified her genetic risk of contracting breast cancer, people in general are today using genetic risk information to make significant medical decisions, a study suggests.
Half of all medicine available on the Afghan market has either been smuggled into the country or made under sub-standard conditions in neighbouring Pakistan, according to a report released on Wednesday.
In order to remove confusion for patients who could be prescribed drugs that appear to be unrelated to their condition, the world's major psychiatry organisations are proposing to completely change the terminology of the drugs used in mental disorders.
In a stern message to private Maharshi Markandeshwar Medical College for not getting affiliation from state-run Himachal Pradesh University, a state minister today said if the management is found guilty of violations "all options are open for the government".
The Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur is considering a tie-up with leading bio-medical research institutes abroad as part of its plans to offer medical programmes without changing the IIT Act, its director said.