Can exposure to certain viruses lead to diabetes?

New York, Feb 20 : Scientists have identified four viruses that can produce insulin-like hormones that are active on human cells, thereby opening up possibilities of revealing biological mechanisms that may cause diabetes or cancer. Every cell in the body responds to the hormone insulin, and if that process starts to fail, you get diabetes. […]

15 new genes determining our face shape identified

London, Feb 20 : A team of scientists have identified 15 new genes that control the shape of our face. Previously, scientists had focused on specific facial features, like the distance between a person’s eyes or the width of their mouth, and then identified genes corresponding to the feature. While the technique was effective, the […]

Google AI shows how eyes could reveal heart attack risk

San Francisco, Feb 20 : Knowing the risk of a heart attack or a stroke could soon become as simple as an eye test as researchers at Google and its health-tech arm Verily have found that Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) could help identify signals of heart diseases through retinal images. “AI offers […]

Sleep problems in menopause linked to hot flashes, depression

Washington, Feb 20 : A study of middle-aged women by the University of Illinois (UI) found that sleep problems vary across the stages of menopause, yet are consistently correlated with hot flashes and depression. The UI researchers used data from the Midlife Women’s Health Study, which followed 776 women aged 45-54 in the greater Baltimore […]

Reports on Parrikar’s shifting to US baseless: Goa BJP MP

Panaji, Feb 19 : Contrary to Goa Assembly Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo’s statement that ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar could be shifted to the US for treatment if required, South Goa MP Narendra Savoikar said on Monday that news on his treatment abroad were “false and baseless”. “Parrikar is admitted at the Lilavati Hospital in […]