New 5D tech may help diagnose diseases from cell phone images

Called "Hyper-Spectral Phasor" analysis, it is much faster and far less expensive than current techniques, and may be useful for diagnosing and monitoring diseases by using cell phone images

New 5D tech may help diagnose diseases from cell phone imagesScientists have developed a new 5D technique for analysing images, an advance that may make it easier to quickly find tell-tale signs of diseases from pictures taken using cell phones. Called “Hyper-Spectral Phasor” analysis, or HySP, it is much faster and far less expensive than current techniques, and may be useful for diagnosing and monitoring […]

Researchers inch closer to regenerating the heart wall using stem cells

The group's method of generating epicardium cells – cells that cover the external surface of a human heart – could be useful in clinical applications, for patients who suffer a heart attack

Researchers inch closer to regenerating the heart wall using stem cellsA process using human stem cells can generate the cells that cover the external surface of a human heart – epicardium cells – according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers. “In 2012, we discovered that if we treated human stem cells with chemicals that sequentially activate and inhibit Wnt signaling pathway, they become myocardium muscle […]

9th grade students expose harmful effects of Wi-Fi with science experiment

Effects of Wi-Fi include increased cancer risk, a rise in harmful free radicals, genetic damage, structural and functional changes to the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and a negative impact on our general well-being

9th grade students expose harmful effects of Wi-Fi with science experimentWe have long encouraged students to find ways to connect with their school work, making it interesting and personal, holding their attention longer and allowing them to see more success. This was the case at a school in northern Jutland, where a group of 9th-grade students recently embarked on a biology experiment inspired by their […]

20 minutes of exercise beneficial to combat inflammation

Inflammation is a necessary part of the body's immune response, but too much inflammation can lead to disease

20 minutes of exercise beneficial to combat inflammationThe long-term health benefits of physical exercise are numerous; they include reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, improving metabolism and weight control, as well as generally strengthening the heart, muscles, and bones. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, a regular dose of physical activity also lowers blood pressure, and reduces […]

Mumbai Marathon: Organ donation awareness via film dialogues

There are millions in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of people waiting for a transplant is getting larger. Owing to which, Mumbai’s Apex Kidney Foundation created awareness on organ donation through Mumbai Marathon by flashing boards regarding the same. The kidney transplant patients participated in the marathon

Mumbai Marathon: Organ donation awareness via film dialoguesDialogues of the superhit movies like Dangal, Bahubali and Dabangg were used for this organ donation campaign. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Shibani Gulati, who participated in the Mumbai Marathon said, “Even after kidney transplantation, I do not consider myself as a patient. Since the year 2014, I am running 21Km marathon. My husband has […]

New discovery of thousands of rare cancer-related gene mutations will help a new approach in treating cancer

Protein domains are distinct units within proteins - each domain carries out specific functions independently from the other domains that make up the same protein. Proteins, even if they are coded by different genes and carry out completely different physiological roles, can share common protein domains

New discovery of thousands of rare cancer-related gene mutations will help a new approach in treating cancerCancer begins when a genetic mutation produces abnormal cell growth. These somatic variants – which are changes to DNA that occur after birth – can eventually spark the growth of a tumour. Modern pharmaceutical interventions have been designed to exploit our knowledge of certain cancer-related mutations; they target proteins that are altered due to the […]

Woman breaks rib due to severe bout of whooping coughing

The 66-year-old, from Massachusetts, went to her doctor suffering pain in her right side when her cough wouldn't subside

Woman breaks rib due to severe bout of whooping coughingLaughing so hard your sides split is one thing, but one woman has actually coughed so hard she broke a rib. When the 66-year-old woman, from the US state of Massachusetts, who has not been named in the report published in the New England Journal of Medicine, first went to see her doctor, it was […]

Doc safely delivers baby at 35,000ft on international flight

Dr Sij Hemal who was travelling form India to the United States, delivered baby on international flight. This definitely wasn't what Dr Sij Hemal was expecting when he booked a flight

Doc safely delivers baby at 35,000ft on international flightAn off-duty doctor sprung into action on a long-haul flight when a woman sitting next to him suddenly went into labour on the plane. For Dr Sij Hemal, who works at Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, The eight hour Air France flight from Paris to New York was the second leg of his […]

Sitting for hours every day speeds up ageing in women

As people age, their cells age, causing DNA protectors to shorten and fray. But health and lifestyle factors may speed up the process, researchers say

Sitting for hours every day speeds up ageing in womenWomen who lead a sedentary lifestyle have faster-ageing cells than those who exercise every day, research suggests. Research on 1,500 women aged 64 to 95 found those who spent many hours sitting and exercised for less than 40 minutes a day had cells that were biologically eight years older. As people age, their cells age, […]

How acid reflux leads to coughing

Heartburn that occurs more than twice a week can be gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which can cause ulcers and permanent damage if untreated. It also increases risk of oesophageal cancer

How acid reflux leads to coughingAcid reflux is a condition that occurs when acid from the stomach moves upward into the food pipe. The acid causes irritation of the tissue lining, which leads to heartburn – a burning sensation in the chest. The American College of Gastroenterology estimate that over 60 million Americans experience heartburn a minimum of once a […]