Brain Implant Puts the Brakes on Epileptic Seizures in Mice

Brain Implant Puts the Brakes on Epileptic Seizures in Mice

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Experiments in mice have shown that an implanted electronic device in the brain can detect — and deliver drugs to stop — impending epileptic seizures. Potentially, a similar device might help people with epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and brain tumors who have failed standard treatment. So far, the technology […]

Mapping trees can help count endangered lemurs

Mapping trees can help count endangered lemurs

The vast majority of lemur species are on the edge of extinction, experts warn. But not every lemur species faces a grim future. There may be as many as 1.3 million white-fronted brown lemurs still in the wild, for example, and mouse lemurs may number more than 2 million, a Duke-led study has shown. “For […]

Scientists clone virus to help stop overwhelming grape disease

Scientists clone virus to help stop overwhelming grape disease

A new discovery by Washington State University scientists could help grape growers roll back a devastating virus that withers vines and shrivels harvests. Named for how it curls the leaves of infected plants, grapevine leafroll disease costs growers millions of dollars in lost vines and productivity. Until now, no one has been able to replicate […]

Chemotherapy may lead to early menopause

Chemotherapy may lead to early menopause

New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): A new study found out that women with lung cancer may have early menopause lead … New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): A new study found out that women with lung cancer may have early menopause lead by acute amenorrhea if Chemotherapy is done. The study talks about amenorrhea rates in […]

‘We need to take action’: Study finds even low exposure to heavy metals increases risk for CVD

‘We need to take action’: Study finds even low exposure to heavy metals increases risk for CVD

Environmental metals like arsenic, copper, cadmium and mercury could be contributing factors to cardiovascular disease—even at low levels of exposure and in developed countries, Cambridge researchers reported in the BMJ Aug. 29. Toxic heavy metals have been a point of concern for environmentalists for years, first author Rajiv Chowdhury, PhD, and colleagues at the University […]

New genetic marker could help diagnose aggressive prostate cancer

New genetic marker could help diagnose aggressive prostate cancer

Scientists have discovered a link between certain genetic mutations, the aggressiveness of prostate cancer, risk of developing the disease and poorer survival rates of patients. The gene, called ANO7, could play a vital role in improving diagnosis of prostate cancer patients. There is currently no clear way to diagnose aggressive prostate cancer at an early-stage. […]

Calif. scientists one step closer to developing acne vaccine

Calif. scientists one step closer to developing acne vaccine

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego say they are one step closer to developing an acne vaccine. Scientists at the University of California, San Diego say they are one step closer to developing an acne vaccine. Photo: Zero Creatives/Getty Images/Image Source GALLERY: 12 Ways to Cure Adult Acne at Any Age In Your 20s […]

Make RK Studio museum: Congress

Make RK Studio museum: Congress

The iconic film studio, located at Chembur, has been put up for sale by the Kapoor family. Mumbai: Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam has demanded that the state government acquire RK Studios and convert it into a film museum. The iconic film studio, located at Chembur, has been put up for sale by the Kapoor […]

Fatima, Sanya all for carefree, fun breaks

Fatima, Sanya all for carefree, fun breaks

‘Dangal’ actors Fatima Sana Sheikh and Sanya Malhotra are all for breaks in their otherwise fast-paced lives. Both the actresses, brand ambassadors of a chocolate , feature in its new campaign which reiterates the importance of breaks in people’s lives and encourages them to not have fear of judgements during breaks. Fatima said in a […]