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In June 2020, RECOVERY trial from a group of researchers in Oxford University UK reported use of low-cost dexamethasone1 for treatment of severely ill COVID-19 patients by reducing inflammation. Recently, a protein-based drug, called Aviptadil, has been fast tracked by FDA...
Researchers have reported a new way to treat Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in mice without using antibiotics A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of the urinary system - kidneys, ureters, bladders or urethra. Most of...
Recent study has developed a new potential broad-spectrum drug for treating infections from Herpes Simplex Virus-1 and possibly other viruses in both new patients and who have got drug resistance from available drugs The traditional therapeutic approach in medicine has...
A new study shows an innovative method to tackle food allergy in mice by tricking the immune system into avoiding giving out an allergic reaction response An allergy is when our immune system reacts to a foreign substance -called an...
A novel blood test for pain has been developed which can help to provide objective treatments based on severity of pain A physician assesses a patient’s pain sensation subjectively since it is generally determined by patient’s self-reporting or clinical examination....
Scientists have discovered a safe and non-addictive synthetic bifunctional drug for relieving pain Opioids provide the most effective pain relief. However, opioid usage has reached a crisis point and is becoming a huge public health burden in many countries especially...
Study shows effectiveness of an automated virtual reality treatment to psychologically intervene in reducing a person’s fear of heights Virtual Reality (VR) is a method in which a person can reexperience the recreations of their difficult circumstances in a virtual...
The effects of partial gravity (example on Mars) on our muscular system is still partly understood. Study in rats shows that resveratrol, a compound found in grape skin and red wine, can mitigate muscle impairment in a Mars partial...
In an unprecedented breakthrough, a woman with advanced breast cancer spread in her body showed complete regression of the disease by harnessing the power of her own immune system to fight cancer Breast cancer is the most common cancer in...
Viral proteins are administered as antigen in the form of a vaccine and the immune system of the body forms antibodies against the given antigen thus providing protection against any future infection. Interestingly, this is first time in human history...
Recent twin studies have shown novel ways of regenerating a damaged heart Heart failure affects at least 26 million people worldwide and is responsible for numerous fatal deaths. Due to rise in ageing population, taking care of the heart is...
Researchers have successfully treated hereditary hearing loss in mice using a small molecule of a drug leading to hopes for new treatments for deafness Hearing loss or deafness is caused by genetic inheritance in more than 50 percent of people....
Study has shown bacteria which is commonly found on our skin acts as a potential “layer” of protection against cancer The occurrence of skin cancer has been steadily increasing over the past decades. Skin cancer is of two kinds –...
Study shows first step towards developing a test for measuring Vitamin D status from hair samples More than 1 billion people worldwide are deficient in Vitamin D. This deficiency affects primarily bone health and also increases one’s risk of cardiovascular...
Study suggests a new protein involved in development of gluten intolerance which can be a therapeutic target. Almost 1 out of 100 people suffer from celiac disease, a common genetic disorder which could sometimes also be triggered by environmental factors...
Study shows promise for treating genetic disease in a mammal during foetal development in the first three months of a pregnancy A genetic disorder is a condition or a disease which is caused by abnormal changes or mutations in a...
Study shows a new way to reverse genetic blindness in a mammal Photoreceptors are cells in the retina (back of the eye) which when activated send signal to the brain. Cone photoreceptors are necessary for daytime vision, perception of colours...
A study has successfully developed and tested an external womb-like vessel on baby sheep, generating hope for premature human babies in the future An artificial womb designed and developed with an intent to support fragile premature babies has been successfully...
Animal study describes role of URI protein in tissue regeneration after exposure to high-dose radiation from radiation therapy Radiation Therapy or Radiotherapy is an effective technique for killing cancer in the body and is majorly responsible for boosting cancer survival...
Recent analyses and studies have generated hope towards protecting mankind from antibiotic resistance which is fast becoming a global threat. The discovery of antibiotics in mid 1900s was a significant milestone in the history of medicine as it was a...
A promising new treatment using immunotherapy to treat peanut allergy by building tolerance over time. Peanut allergy, one of the most common food allergies, is when our immune system identifies peanut protein to be harmful. Peanut allergy is most common...
Researchers haves shown an electronic device can detect and end epileptic seizures when implanted into brain of mice Our brain cells called neurons either excite or inhibit other neurons around them from sending messages. There is a delicate balance of...
First womb transplant from a deceased donor leads to successful birth of a healthy baby. Infertility is a modern ailment which affects at least 15 percent of population of reproductive age. A female may face permanent infertility due to underlying...
Computer-based tool has been created and tested for predicting asthma in young children Asthma affects more than 300 million people worldwide and is among the most common chronic diseases putting a high burden on costs. Asthma is a complex disease...
Early nerve transfer surgery to treat paralysis of arms and hands due to spinal injury is helpful in improving function. Post two years of surgery and physiotherapy, patients regained function in elbows and hands leading to improvement in independence...

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