Drug treatment could combat hearing loss

Each of us is born with about 15,000 hair cells per ear, and once damaged, these cells cannot regrow. However, researchers at MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts Eye and Ear have now discovered a combination of drugs that expands the population of progenitor cells (also called supporting cells) in the ear and induces

2017-02-22T10:36:43-06:00Tags: , |

New antibiotic from bacteria found on Kenyan ant could help beat MRSA

Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the John Innes Centre (JIC) discovered a new member of the Streptomyces bacteria family, isolated from the African fungus-growing plant-ant Tetraponera penzigi. They have named the new species Streptomyces formicae and the antibiotics formicamycins, after the Latin formica, meaning ant.

Lab tests have shown these new antibiotics

2017-02-15T15:05:42-06:00Tags: , |

The state of the world’s health: Global Burden Of Disease 2015

This week, The Lancet publishes a wide-ranging report assessing the state of the world’s health. Overall, 1,870 experts from 127 countries have combined their efforts to produce the Global Burden of Disease, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2015 study collaboration.

Designed to inform global leaders and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) about the state of global health, the report

2017-01-21T13:52:32-06:00Tags: |

NGO gives free medicines to poor cancer-stricken kids

Nagpur: To ensure that no child is left out of getting full treatment of cancer in the two Government Medical Colleges (GMCs) in city, a Delhi-based NGO Cankids-Kidscan, is offering medicines to them, absolutely free of cost. Besides medicines, the NGO also gives the children nutrition supplements, biscuits, toys, books, etc and holds some activities

2022-07-05T09:44:30-05:00Tags: , |

HIV cure hope thanks to collaboration

Researchers are hopeful of a cure for HIV after treating the first patient with a promising new treatment that could kill all traces of the virus.

A partnership sparked by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is behind this collaborative UK effort for the new treatment, which is a first-of-its-kind.

Six years ago this month, a

2017-01-21T13:52:35-06:00Tags: |

Where You Live Shapes Your Immune System More than Your Genes

Like fingerprints, immune systems vary from person to person. And although we all inherit a unique set of genes that help us respond to infections, recent studies have found that our history and environment—like where and with whom we live—are responsible for 60% to 80% of the differences between individual immune systems, while genetics account

2017-01-21T13:52:36-06:00Tags: |
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