In a breakthrough, a team of researchers from the University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland say they’ve invented a machine that can preserve the human livers from organ donors for a week.  This vital technology could increase the number of livers available for transplantation and offer new approaches to treating diseases such as liver cancer. The […]

Can a doctor from the earth be able to treat an astronaut out there in space? Well, a new study suggests it is possible! According to a new case study, an unidentified astronaut aboard the International Space Station had a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clot in the jugular vein of their neck. Two […]

A new warning from the US FDA has put the top-selling drugs, gabapentin and pregabalin, sold in India to treat neurological disorders under the blacklist. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned serious breathing difficulties may occur in patients using gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise, Horizant) or pregabalin (Lyrica, Lyrica CR) who have respiratory risk […]

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women. One of the painful facts is that of most women died of breast cancer, the reason was either late diagnosis or lack of access to affordable treatment. Now, WHO has prequalified its first biosimilar medicine ‘trastuzumab’, a move that could make this expensive, life-saving […]

In a breakthrough, the researchers have cleared a major obstacle in the development of an HIV vaccine, proving in animal models that effective, yet short-lasting antibodies can be coaxed into a fighting force against the virus.  The study was led by a team of researchers at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) and Boston Children’s […]

A new blood test which could save lives in the treatment of the sepsis marks progress. Researchers from several children’s hospitals in the United States have been developing the test – which they call PERSEVERE – for more than ten years. Recently, they evaluated it in two ways. The findings of the study have been […]

Five-year-old Harley Bond forgot his mom and dad after he was diagnosed with Sanfilippo syndrome when he was just three. But Harley, with a rare type of dementia, can finally recognise his parents again. Sanfilippo syndrome is a rare genetic condition that causes fatal brain damage. It is a type of childhood dementia and most […]

In a significant step towards creating grafts that are more like the natural skin, a team led by an Indian origin scientist has developed a novel way to 3D print living skin complete with blood vessels. The study is published in the journal Tissue Engineering Part A. Three-Dimensional printing or 3D bioprinting combine cells, growth […]