First human kidney tissue capable of producing urine developed

London :  In a first for medical science, scientists have successfully produced human kidney tissue within a living organism that is able to produce urine, a significant milestone in the development of treatment for kidney disease. Using stem cells, scientists from the University of Manchester, created mini-kidneys that were implanted into mice. Tests revealed they […]

Decoded: ‘Anxiety cells’ reside in your brain

New York : A team of US neuroscientists has identified “anxiety cells” in the brains of mice, an advance that may boost the treatment of humans suffering from anxiety disorders. The researchers found the cells inside a structure called the hippocampus, a region of the brain vital for learning and memory. But the cells probably exist […]

Breast cancer treatments may up heart failure risk

New York : Treating breast cancer patients with chemotherapy and radiation may increase their risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, the American Heart Association has warned. With the advances in treatment, there has been a growing number of breast cancer survivors. However, survivors above the age of 65, were more likely to die from heart disease […]

Rs 600 cr earmarked for TB patients

New Delhi, Feb 1 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday allocated Rs 600 crore for nutritional support to tuberculosis (TB) patients in India. In his budget speech for the fiscal 2018-19, Jaitley said: “A sum of Rs 600 crore has been allocated for the nutritional support of the TB patients.” “Rs 500 will be […]