Can herpes virus cause Alzheimer’s disease?

New York, June 23 : Scientists have found up to two times higher level of human herpes virus among people with Alzheimer’s disease, suggesting the potential role of the viruses in the development of the progressive brain disorder. Herpes virus causes contagious sores, most often around the mouth or on the genitals. The study found […]

Wireless device to detect heart dysfunction in cancer survivors

New York, June 23 : Scientists have designed a novel wireless device which may accurately detect heart dysfunction in children who have survived cancer. Childhood cancer survivors are advised to undergo screening for the detection of heart dysfunction because of known anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity. However, screening with echocardiography — the standard of care for monitoring heart […]

Foetal immune cells respond to infection even in adulthood: Study

New York, June 23 : Scientists have claimed that foetal immune cells that are present in adults have specialised roles during infection. In fact, the first immune cells made in early life are fast-acting first responders to microbes in adulthood. According to the authors, these immune cells — called CD8+ T cells — originate in […]

Robotic surgery as effective as open surgery for bladder cancer: Study

New York, June 22 : The outcome of robotic-assisted surgery and traditional open surgery are equally effective in treating bladder cancer, say researchers, led by one of an Indian-origin. The results, published in the journal The Lancet, may help patients and doctors to make informed decisions on the use of robotic surgery, which is not […]

Drug to stop cancer from spreading developed

New York, June 22 : Scientists have developed a drug compound that may freeze cancer cells and kill them, thus keeping them from spreading throughout the body. The study found that the compound named KBU2046 is highly effective and can slow down cell motility in the cancers of breast, prostate, colon and lungs in the […]

Probiotics can halve risk of bone loss in elderly women

London, June 22 : Apart from keeping your gut healthy, consuming a diet rich in probiotics — also called as “good” or “helpful” bacteria — may cut the risk of osteoporosis, an age-related bone loss condition that causes fractures among one in three women over age 50 worldwide, finds a study. In the study, older […]