‘Mini-tumours’ offer help for cancer treatment

Scientists from the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in the UK have successfully grown mini versions of patients' tumours in a lab - and tested them...
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Plasticell receives EU funding to advance neurodegenerative disease research

Plasticell Ltd, a developer of stem cell technologies and regenerative medicines, announced that the Advanced Stem Cell Training Network (ASCTN), a European research consortium...

Synergia develops neurostimulation device for epilepsy

Synergia Medical has raised $10 million to develop a neurostimulation device for the treatment of epilepsy. The device uses optical fibers, photovoltaic cells, and a rechargeable...

Nanotechnology can help controlling cardiac malfunctions

According to the National Bureau of Health in India, cardiovascular diseases, especially Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), are an epidemic in the country. The Registrar...

3D imaging to facilitate complex surgeries, especially brain surgery

According to a report in the New York Times, various medical centres in the US are testing a new device that transmits high-definition, three-dimensional...

Cancer-fighting nanorobots can target and destroy tumours

Scientists from Chinese Academy of Sciences have successfully developed nanorobots using DNA origami that can starve tumours by cutting off their blood supply, paving...
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Omega 3 could boost baby brain and vision

Women could enhance the development of their unborn child's eyesight and brain function by regularly eating omega-3 rich fatty fish during pregnancy, say researchers...

Pocket-sized ultrasound device provides accurate diagnosis

A study presented today at The International Liver Congress™ 2015 in Vienna Austria, demonstrated that the use of a pocket-sized ultrasound device (PUD) helps...
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New Lab test to spot heart attacks faster and detect future risk

A new method has come up to diagnose heart attacks faster in patients already in the emergency department, which is also more accurate than...

Pancreatic stem cell discovery opens door to regenerative treatments for diabetes

A team at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine's Diabetes Research Institute finds the source of pancreatic stem cells that can turn into...