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A breakthrough study has shown a way forward to create medicines/drugs which have fewer unwanted side effects than we have today Medicines in today’s times comes from a variety of sources. Side effect in medication is a big problem. Unwanted...
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...
New study in mice shows that getting enough sleep every night could provide protection from cardiovascular diseases Getting enough sleep is a general advice given by doctors as it is associated with maintaining good health. When someone gets adequate sleep,...
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...
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 issue. A fully synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic, Iboxamycin, provides hope to treat both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria...
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...
Doctors and scientists of University of Maryland School of Medicine have successfully transplanted heart of a genetically engineered pig (GEP) into an adult patient with end-stage heart disease. This surgery was patient’s only option left for survival after being...
Tildrakizumab is being marketed by Sun Pharma under the trade name Ilumya, and has been approved by FDA in March 2018 after analysis of data from Phase III multi-centre, randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trials reSURFACE 1 and reSURFACE 2. Both...
Successful development of mRNA vaccines, BNT162b2 (of Pfizer/BioNTech) and mRNA-1273 (of Moderna) against the novel coronavirus SARS CoV-2 and the important role these vaccines played recently in mass immunisation of people against COVID-19 pandemic in several countries has established...
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...
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...
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....
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...
A novel study based on nanotechnology generates hope for treating acute kidney injury and failure. Kidney is an essential vital organ which performs critical functions in the body. It removes wastes and extra water from our blood stream to produce...
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...
Scientists have found a new way in mice to get relief from the chronic neuropathic pain Neuropathic pain in humans is a chronic painassociated with nerve damage like neuropathy. This is very difficult to treat chronic type of pain which...
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...
New study shows a method to individually distinguish cells in the body in order to advance precision medicine or personalised therapeutic treatments. Precision medicine is a new model of healthcare in which genetic data, microbiome data and overall information on...
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 unique immunotherapy-based antibody approach has been developed which targets cancers consisting of solid tumours. Ovarian cancer is the seventh most common cancer in women globally. Ovaries are the two reproductive glands that produce eggs in a female and also...
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...
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 efficacy of this vaccine is about 37%, yet this is great step forward as this...
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...
Study describes a novel mechanism involved in progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and highlights protein Mitofusin 2 as having the potential to be a possible treatment model Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common liver condition which affects...
Study shows that a person’s body weight influences the effects of low-dose aspirin in preventing cardiovascular events Daily aspirin therapy according to body weight Studies published in The Lancet has shown in a randomized trial that effects of common medicine aspirin in preventing...

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