New pill can improve breast cancer diagnosis

New York, March 21 : Scientists have developed a pill that could significantly improve the imaging techniques involved in breast cancer and can better help in the diagnosis of the deadly disease — the second most common cancer in women. Current diagnostics methods like mammograms — X-rays of breast tissue — often identify a lump’s […]

Weak gut may trigger Type 2 diabetes, obesity

New York, March 21 : A weak ecosystem of bacteria in human gut due to a poor dietary diversity is likely to trigger diseases like Type 2 diabetes and obesity, finds new research, suggesting people to eat a balanced, diversed diet. Changes in farming practices over the last 50 years have resulted in decreased agricultural […]

MRI more accurate than ultrasound to predict preterm birth: Study

London, March 21 : For mothers-to-be, going for an MRI of the cervix area can give more accurate results than ultrasound to predict if some women will give a preterm birth, say researchers. Early dilation of the cervix, a neck of tissue connecting the uterus with the vagina, during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery. […]

Human skin cells hold promise to treat glaucoma

New York, March 21 : Using stem cells derived from human skin cells, US researchers have revealed that these can be turned into retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) — the neurons that conduct visual information from the eye to the brain — to prevent or cure glaucoma. The study, published online in the journal Stem Cells, […]

Google Glass delivers key results for ‘organs-on-chips’ technology

New York, March 21 : Using the eye wearable device Google Glass, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Massachusetts, US, have collected promising results as part of technology known as “organs-on-chips”. Google Glass, one of the newest forms of wearable technology, offers researchers a hands-free and flexible monitoring system. The team first developed […]

Chinese online psychological test as good as traditional one

New York, March 20 : Scientists have found the internet-based Chinese language version of the Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale (IUS), which is used to evaluate a person’s fear of the unknown, is as good as the traditional paper-and-pencil test. A team of researchers from Beijing Forestry University, the Hong Kong Institute of Education and Beijing […]