Saturday, July 13, 2024


Study identifies thousands of high-risk cancer gene variants

Cambridgeshire , July 7 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered over 5,000 genetic variations that allow some malignancies to grow, as well as a possible therapeutic...

49,000 in every million kids & teens in India have impaired kidney function — 1st nationwide survey

India's prevalence rate 4.9%, global avg 1-2%. Study by researchers of International Institute for Population Sciences, George Institute of Public Health etc published in Springer Nature.

HIV drug trial shows promising results—twice-yearly injection to prevent infection

A large clinical trial in South Africa and Uganda has shown that a twice-yearly injection of a new pre-exposure prophylaxis drug gives young women total protection from HIV infection.

FSSAI proposes move to have salt, sugar & fat related info in bold, bigger font on packaged foods

Amendment to the regulations aims to empower consumers to make healthier choices. Draft notification will now be put in public domain to invite suggestions and objections.

Climate change behind 32% heat-related neonatal deaths in 29 countries — Nature Communications study

The study is among the 1st to look at impact of ambient temps on neonatal mortality in low & middle income countries in tropical environments like South Asia or sub-Saharan Africa.

Most packaged food brands depend on ‘deceptive' ads that hide crucial nutrient info — Delhi think tank

Nutrition think tank NAPi releases report based on study conducted over past 7 months, as part of which print, TV ads of 50 popular brands of packaged food and beverages were analysed. 

IISER researchers discover potential for colorectal cancer treatment in enzyme that ‘plays dead’

An IISER Kolkata team pieced together how autoinhibition of surface receptor protein VEGFR1 works to prevent a cell from becoming malignant. Study published in Nature Communications.

New chemical compound ‘368' could help reverse opioid overdose effects, reduce withdrawal symptoms

Study published in Nature finds that 368 works alongside commonly known naloxone drug used to treat opioid overdoses, acting in a more modulated manner in the body.

Study finds how neurological symptoms associated with aura, migraine

Rochester , July 5 (ANI): For the first time, new research explains the relationship between the neurological symptoms of aura and the ensuing migraine,...

India gets 1st guidelines for managing lipid levels, the biggest risk factor for heart attack, stroke

For the first time, the guidelines are aimed at clinicians, individuals and medical laboratories. The cut-off for various lipid markers was modified based on risk factors.

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NATO has fallen—from winning the Cold War to protecting itself from Trump

NATO's 32 member countries gathered in Washington to prevent their alliance from being disturbed by one individual—not China’s Xi Jinping or Russia’s Vladimir Putin, but the ex-US president who may return to the White House.

‘Robot tax' for AI-induced job loss & ‘wealth tax' on vacant land — RSS-affiliate SJM's Budget wish list

In pre-budget meeting held in June with Finance Minister Sitharaman, Swadeshi Jagran Manch suggested incentivising those generating more employment & measures to control food inflation.

BrahMos a wonderful symbol but Philippines lacks capability to operate, says Ashley Tellis

If a country did not have C4ISR capability, having a missile was a wonderful symbol but not of much operational use, says former senior adviser to US state department.

A ‘jai jawan, jai kisan' trap awaits Modi. In a 5-year Test match with revived Opposition

Modi govt will need to address massive challenges without the total power it got used to, in the face of relentless electoral challenges, one after another.