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.

Oct 26, 2015, 14:20 PM IST

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. 

Oct 25, 2015, 20:22 PM IST

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.

Sep 27, 2015, 16:08 PM IST

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.

Aug 09, 2015, 23:30 PM IST

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.

Jun 17, 2015, 16:12 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

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.

May 28, 2015, 15:44 PM IST

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.

May 13, 2015, 21:18 PM IST

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).

May 11, 2015, 18:07 PM IST

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.

May 06, 2015, 18:14 PM IST

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.

Mar 23, 2015, 00:11 AM IST

Keep off those salty snacks if you want your organs to stay healthy

Love to munch on those salted chips? 

Mar 11, 2015, 10:45 AM IST

Indian priest to help Britain's ailing health service

Father Davis Chiramel, chairman of the Kidney Federation of India popularly known as "Kidney Father From Kerala", has launched a voluntary charity organisation in Britain to add more organ donors from the South Asian communities, especially Indians.

Feb 02, 2015, 18:08 PM IST

DNA 'smart glue' may help build tissues, organs

DNA strands can act as a glue to hold together 3-D-printed materials that could someday be used to grow tissues and organs in the lab, a new study has found.

Jan 15, 2015, 16:47 PM IST

DNA 'glue' can help grow tissues, organs

DNA molecules can act as a glue to hold together 3D-printed materials that could be used to grow tissues and organs in the lab, researchers report.

Jan 15, 2015, 13:28 PM IST

Protein responsible for sepsis identified

Enhanced levels of a protein that induces the creation of fatty acid can lead to sepsis, a leading cause of death for patients in intensive care units, new research has found.

Jan 10, 2015, 16:23 PM IST

Way found to make self-folding 3D structures

Inspired by the Japanese art of origami, researchers have found a way to make reversibly self-folding 3D structures.

Jan 09, 2015, 13:46 PM IST

How some cancer cells migrate to distant locations

Some cancer cells transform themselves from "economy model to a fast sports car" and breakaway from cells traffic jam to migrate to distant locations, aggravating the disease in the process, says a study.

Aug 18, 2014, 15:27 PM IST

Mother`s milk vital for premature babies

Incorporating human milk fat supplement into premature infants` diets improves their growth outcomes in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), says a new study.

Aug 17, 2014, 16:38 PM IST

Raj govt working on registration cell for donation of organs

Rajasthan government has initiated work on forming a state-level registration cell for donation of organs like eye and kidney.

Aug 13, 2014, 17:34 PM IST