Mouth-watering truffles not contaminated by radioactivity: Study

London, Feb 26 : Burgundy or summer truffles – fungi that range among the most expensive foods in the world – are safe to eat, say researchers, suggesting that these truffles found mostly in central Europe contain only negligible amounts of radioactive compounds. The 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine released substantial quantities of radioactive […]

Cancer patients suffer from sleep disturbances

London, Feb 26 : People with cancer significantly suffer from sleep disturbances and insomnia prior to undergoing radiotherapy treatment, finds a study. According to researchers, sleep disturbances are linked to progression of cancer, prior treatments — chemotherapy and other psychosomatic symptoms — anxiety and fatigue. “Insomnia-related problems were significantly higher in patients with a more […]

Single antibody from human survivor show promise against Ebola

New York, Feb 26 : In an important advancement towards an effective treatment against the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD), researchers have found that a single monoclonal antibody isolated from a human survivor completely protects monkeys from lethal infection with the virus. The study, published online in the journal Science, showed that the antibody, known […]