Stem cells are the foundation of each specialized cell in our body. They are the base in the formation of each tissue and organ. Professor G.V. Shivashankar, who teaches at the FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology (IFOM) and National University of Singapore (NUS) in Italy, has found out in his recent research that the mature cells can be conditioned into re-deployable stem cells without any help of generic modifications. The
Compulsive video game playing could now be counted among mental health issues, said WHO in its recent edition of a disease classification manual. The UN health agency also said spending excessive amount of time playing video games should be checked for avoiding dangers in the real world. This confirmed the concerns of few parents but also pushed critics to give a warning of the risk of stigmatizing numerous young gamers.
A startup company which is made up of scientific people and Academy researchers I have recently invented a sorting system which is also a new cell identification system, called as ghost cytometry, which combines and imaging technique with artificial intelligence for identifying as well as sorting cells with high throughput speed. The team has built this system with the hope that this technique can be used for identifying and sorting
Every day there are new advancements and breakthroughs in the medical sector and of late there has been another breakthrough in the medical fraternity. This new development is that of a blood test which can test liver damage within an hour. This new test can detect liver damage even before the symptoms start appearing and the credit goes to a team from the UCL and Massachusetts University. This test can
For parents who are deaf, it is very difficult to know when their baby is crying and need their attention. Delbert Whetter, a deaf father has helped test a new app called ChatterBaby, which is helpful for cases where parents are deaf. They have been rely on cameras and remote monitoring of noise if they are in one room and they baby in another. However, this technology is not efficient.
Whole genome sequencing’s first randomized trial in healthy adults – the MedSeq Project – was leveraged by New York Blood Center, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) investigators in a new study. The aim was to create and approve a computer program that could cost-effectively and comprehensively identify differences in blood types of individuals having an over 99% accuracy. It is expected of whole genome sequencing to
A new kind of stain and pressure sensor which is implantable has been developed by researchers from Stanford University. This new kind of implantable strain and pressure sensor harmlessly decomposes when it stops being a useful. The standard procedure up till now which most people know in order to recover from orthopedic surgery is a physical rehabilitation. However when a patient goes to Rehabilitation Center there is no way of
A vital discovery has been made by researchers from the University of Minnesota that is expected to hold significance in the development of a strategy to arrest the spread of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1). This highly infectious virus carries infection rates of more than 40% among central Australia adults. It is said to cause lymphoma and leukemia. Virus production is required for cell to cell spread of
A new study conducted by the University of Michigan’s Department of Psychiatry has suggested that depression patients should be given more access to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), a modern form of treatment, if they do not find relief with other approaches such as talk therapy or antidepressant medications. Today, shock therapy involves much milder form of electrical impulses unlike decades ago. The cost-effectiveness of ECT is closely looked at in the
Researchers at the McLean Hospital, and Oxford University have found that early sign of Parkinson’s disease can be detected through elevated levels of lipids in the brain. This finding is extremely important for those people who might be at the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease and can allow for early treatment of the disease and might even prevent the person from getting Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is characterized by the