MEDICINE

Stem Cell Models of Diseases: First Model of Albinism Developed

Scientists have developed the first patient-derived stem cell model of albinism. The model will help studying eye conditions related to oculocutaneous albinism (OCA).   Stem cells are unspecialised. They cannot do...

Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) of ISRO: New Insight into Prediction of Solar Activity

The researchers have studied the turbulence in Sun’s corona using radio signals sent to Earth by the ultra-low-cost...

‘‘A living WHO guideline on drugs for COVID-19’’: The Eighth version (Seventh update) Released

The eighth version (seventh update) of a living guideline is released. It replaces earlier versions. The latest update...

….Pale Blue Dot, the only Home We’ve Ever Known

''....astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human...

First Successful Transplant of Heart of a Genetically-engineered Pig (GEP) into Human

Doctors and scientists of University of Maryland School of Medicine have successfully transplanted heart of a genetically engineered...
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First Successful Transplant of Heart of a Genetically-engineered Pig (GEP) into Human

Doctors and scientists of University of Maryland School of Medicine have successfully transplanted heart of a genetically engineered pig (GEP) into an adult patient...

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): Exploiting Bio-active Scaffolds to Restore Function

Self-assembled nanostructures formed using supramolecular polymers containing peptide amphiphiles (PAs) containing bio active sequences have shown great results in mouse model of SCI and holds immense promise, in...

Iboxamycin (IBX): a Synthetic Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic to address Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR)

Development of multi-drug resistance (MDR) bacteria in the past five decades have led to increasing research in search of a drug candidate to address this AMR...

Anti-Malaria Vaccines: Will New Found DNA Vaccine Technology Influence Future Course?

Developing vaccine against malaria has been among the biggest challenges before science. MosquirixTM , a vaccine against malaria has recently been approved by WHO. Although the...

Donepezil’s Effects on Brain Regions

Donepezil is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor1. Acetylcholinesterase breaks down the neurotransmitter acetylcholine2, thereby reducing acetylcholine signalling in the brain. Acetylcholine (ACh) enhances the encoding of...

Selegiline’s Wide Array of Potential Therapeutic Effects

Selegiline is an irreversible monoamine oxidase (MAO) B inhibitor1. Monoamine neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine, are derivatives of amino acids2. The enzyme...
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