Tag Archives: Wellcome Trust

Personalised medicine on way for prostate cancer patients?

Kolkata (IANS): Paving the way for personalised medicine, Indian scientists have identified for the first time various genetic alterations found in prostate cancer patients in the country, a development that could aid clinicians diagnose, decide and select the most effective and precise therapy for the person.

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Artemisinin-resistant malaria close to Myanmar-India border

London: Resistance to the antimalarial drug artemisinin is established in Myanmar and has reached within 25 km of the Indian border. Artemisinin resistance threatens to follow the same historical trajectory from South-east Asia to the Indian subcontinent seen in the past with other antimalarial medicines.

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This doctor has all the ingredients to be a MedTech Entrepreneur

Picture this. You are a doctor who thoroughly enjoys treating his patients but somewhere yearns to innovate something that can make diagnosis and treatment easier as well as improve the lives of his patients.

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Imaging study shows dopamine dysfunction not the main cause of ADHD

London: A University of Cambridge study questions previous suggestions that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the result of fundamental abnormalities in dopamine transmission, and suggests that the main cause of the disorder may lie instead in structural differences in the grey matter in the brain.

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Researchers win award for developing self-screening strategy for HIV

Toronto: A research team of The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has received the 2013 Accelerating Science Award Programme (ASAP). The team, led by Dr Nitika Pant Pai, won the recognition for developing an innovative self-test screening strategy for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

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New gene discovery for babies born with hole in the heart

London: A new gene associated with a form of congenital heart disease in newborn babies – known as “a hole in the heart” – has been discovered by researchers.

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Parkinson’s drug helps older people to make decisions

London: A drug widely used to treat Parkinson’s disease can help to reverse age-related impairments indecision making in some older people, a study from researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging has shown.

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Scientists get closer to developing vaccine against kala azar

Sydney: An international collaboration including researchers from Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has identified a critical genetic risk factor for a potentially fatal parasitic disease that affects up to 400,000 people a year, mostly children.

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Promising new technique for creating stem cells using a routine blood sample

London: Scientists have discovered a patient-friendly and efficient way to make stem cells out of blood, increasing the hope that scientists could one day use stem cells made from patients’ own cells to treat cardiovascular disease. Their research is published in the journal Stem Cells: Translational Medicine.

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Researchers develop technique to focus light inside biological tissue

Washington: Engineers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a technique that could allow doctors to perform surgery without having to cut through the skin or diagnose cancer by seeing tumours inside the body with a procedure that is as simple as an ultrasound.

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