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AI system learns to diagnose, classify intracranial haemorrhage

As Artificial Intelligence is under major focus for clinical practice, critics are questioning over algorithms that lacks justification for decisions.


Dec 24, 2018, 13:13 PM IST

This smartphone device tests male fertility with 98% accuracy - Watch

The new test utilises the advancements in consumer electronics and microfabrication. A disposable microchip with a capillary tip and a rubber bulb is used for simple, power-free semen sample handling.

Mar 23, 2017, 15:41 PM IST

Weight loss surgery can alter your brain by reducing your obsessive urge to eat

A team of researchers has found that a weight loss surgery can not only make your stomach smaller but can also reduce your obsessive urge to eat.

Feb 07, 2017, 21:07 PM IST

Implantable device may soon shrink pancreatic tumours in humans

 In pioneering research, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a small, implantable device that delivers chemotherapy drugs directly to pancreatic tumours.

Apr 15, 2016, 11:28 AM IST

Sniff your way to `slimmer` you with `love hormone` spray

Results in 10 overweight and obese men suggest that one way oxytocin lowers food intake might be by improving self-control, said co-investigator Franziska Plessow of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

Apr 03, 2016, 11:13 AM IST

Avoid the sun to look young

This gene was also more active in women who said they loved the sun and in those who looked older.

Mar 07, 2016, 09:09 AM IST

Single whole-body scan can detect blood clots

A new method, tested on rats, may someday enable doctors to quickly scan the entire body for a blood clot.

Aug 17, 2015, 17:45 PM IST

This is how teens can now effectively manage stress, build resiliency

A new study has revealed that a novel resiliency training program can help teenagers effectively manage stress and increase productivity.

Jun 23, 2015, 17:35 PM IST

Kerry released from hospital after broken leg surgery

US Secretary of State John Kerry was discharged from a Boston hospital yesterday, 10 days after undergoing surgery on a broken leg he sustained in a bicycle accident in France. He declared he had not missed a tick on key foreign policy issues during his recovery.

Jun 13, 2015, 13:33 PM IST

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.

Jun 08, 2015, 21:47 PM IST

John Kerry's surgery on broken leg successful

 US Secretary of State John Kerry underwent a successful surgery to have a fracture in his right leg repaired, an official said.

Jun 03, 2015, 10:24 AM IST

New system may soon make sleep disorders history

A team of researchers has come up with a system to accurately track the dynamic process of falling asleep, which may help in diagnosing sleep disorders.

Nov 21, 2014, 11:54 AM IST

How brain processes spoken language decoded

Ever wondered why most English speakers pronounce the Sanskrit word `sri` as `shri` - a combination of sounds found in English words like shriek and shred? It all comes down to how our brain recognises speech sounds.

May 01, 2014, 17:23 PM IST

Researchers find molecule behind benefits of exercise

Researchers have discovered the reason behind why exercise is beneficial for good health.

Jan 08, 2014, 16:52 PM IST

Traffic lights bring unhealthy food to a halt!

Labelling food items with traffic light colours and positioning healthy products at eye level in a retail store can infuse healthy choices among customers, says a study.

Jan 07, 2014, 18:41 PM IST

New device helps in ovarian cancer treatment

Scientists have developed a microchip-based device that helps easy monitoring of patients` response to certain malignancies, including ovarian cancer, says a study.

Dec 08, 2013, 16:51 PM IST

Gene-expression-based biomarker can identify people at risk of breast cancer

Researchers have found that the breast cancer index (BCI) can accurately identify patients who continue to be at risk after five years of treatment with either tamoxifen or the aromatase inhibitor anastrozole.

Sep 12, 2013, 21:57 PM IST

Artificial ear built from living tissues

Scientists have created an artificial human ear by combining living tissues extracted from cows and sheep.

Jul 31, 2013, 15:18 PM IST

How meditation and yoga help reduce stress and enhance wellness

A new study has found that elicitation of the relaxation response produces immediate changes in the expression of genes involved in immune function, energy metabolism and insulin secretion.

May 04, 2013, 17:51 PM IST

World’s first lab-grown kidney implanted into rat

In a step that may aid scientist to get closer to being able to grow kidneys for humans, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, USA, have created a kidney in the laboratory, which works successfully when implanted into animals.

Apr 16, 2013, 23:54 PM IST