New HIV drug effectively reduces virus, boosts immunity: Study

New York, Aug 16 : A new intravenous HIV drug has shown to be effective in reducing virus, boost immunity among patients with advanced, multi-drug resistant HIV infection, results of a phase-III trial has showed. As the first monoclonal antibody approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2018 to treat HIV, […]

Smoking parents may up kids’ risk of lung disease related deaths

New York, Aug 16 : Are you a chain smoker? Besides harming your own life, you may also be exposing your kids to second-hand smoke, which can increase their risk of death due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adulthood, researchers have warned. The study found that those who have lived with a regular […]

Scientists reverse congenital blindness in mice

Washington, Aug 16 : In a breakthrough, US researchers have reversed congenital blindness in mice by activating cells in the retina, advancing treatment for retinal degenerative diseases which currently have no cure. The congenital blindness was reversed by changing supportive cells in the retina called Muller glia into a photoreceptor cell known as rod. Photoreceptors […]

Mass overdose at US park, one arrested

New York, Aug 16 : Over 40 individuals had overdosed in a Connecticut park in US on a drug suspected of being laced with an opioid. A suspect has been taken into custody, police said. There have been no fatalities reported over the incident, but some of the individuals are in critical condition, the BBC […]

Babies in prams 60% more exposed to pollution

London, Aug 15 : Do you regularly take your baby out in strollers or prams? Beware, it can expose them up to 60 per cent more pollution, causing potential damage to cognitive abilities and brain development, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin. They found that infants in prams breathe in more polluted air since they […]

Brain’s immune cells influence sexual behaviour development: Study

New York, Aug 15 : Immune cells in the brain, that are usually ignored by neuroscientists, play a powerful role in influencing an animal’s sexual behaviour towards male or female, according to a research. The researchers found that oestrogen, which plays a major role in development of masculine traits in rats, activates mast cells — […]