Brain stimulation technique can boost pilots’ skills

New York, Feb 29 : Neurostimulation, a brain stimulation technique originally developed to help patients with brain injuries such as strokes and depression, can also be used to improve learning and skill retention in pilots, says a study. Researchers from US-based HRL Laboratories used transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to show that the technique can […]

Novel method can improve mental ability in schizophrenia patients

New York, Feb 29 : Targeted suppression of inflammation in the body along with standard therapy can improve cognitive problems of patients with schizophrenia, according to US researchers. Brian J Miller from Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University found that tocilizumab — an immune-suppressing drug regularly prescribed for rheumatoid and juvenile arthritis — significantly […]

3,000 new drug stores, dialysis centres to come up: Jaitley

New Delhi, Feb 29 : The government will set up 3,000 new generic medicine stores across the country to tackle the shortage of drugs in rural areas, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday. “For the better availability of generic medicines in the country, especially in the rural areas, the government has decided to open […]

Pre-labour caesarean section delivery linked to childhood leukaemia

New York, Feb 28 : Children born by pre-labour caesarean section delivery are at an increased risk of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), a type of blood cancer characterised by an overproduction of immature white blood cells. “Our goal was to determine if there was an association between caesarean deliveries and ALL, to identify potential new […]

New malaria vaccine generates robust immune response

New York, Feb 28 : A new malaria vaccine has been found to generate robust immune response although it could not altogether prevent infection, according to a first of its kind in-human study. The vaccine was designed to prevent malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax. P. vivax malaria is challenging to control because it can be […]