Scientist discover enzyme that can be used against Parkinson’s disease

The findings could point to a new target for a potential anti-Parkinson's drug. Trials in animal models have already shown that an AEP-inhibiting drug preserves memory and may have a preventive effect against Alzheimer's disease

Scientist discover enzyme that can be used against Parkinson’s diseaseIt is currently estimated that more than 5 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and as many as 1 in 3 elders are said to die with the condition, or another form of dementia. Parkinson’s disease also affects approximately 60,000 U.S. adults every year. Both diseases are neurodegenerative, meaning that […]

What causes itchy eyes?

What is known today about the science of itch comes mostly from studies on skin. Here, the purpose of itch is thought to be to encourage us to scratch, and, by doing so, dislodge any potential parasites that have attached themselves to our skin. Once itch nerve cells in the eye have been stimulated, they send signals to the brain along the spinal cord. Then, your brain then tells you that your eye is itching

What causes itchy eyes?In a person with allergies, the body has become hypersensitive to harmless substances, including pollen and grass, so the immune system must treat them as if they are pathogens The front of the eye, much like the outer layer of the skin, protects us from environmental harm. When potentially harmful substances come into contact with […]

This coffee shop challenges the notion of disability

Today, the store employs 40 people with disabilities, as well as two managers who have degrees in special education. The team works like a well-oiled machine. All the profits from the coffee shop go to Wright's non-profit, Able to Work USA. But she's most proud of the bridges it's built in the community

This coffee shop challenges the notion of disabilityCoffee shops are cool, but in Wilmington, North Carolina, Bitty & Beau’s Coffee is known for its warmth. At the heart of the shop’s popularity is its unique staff: Almost everyone who works there has an intellectual or developmental disability, ranging from Down syndrome to autism to cerebral palsy. For many employees, it’s their first […]

UK’s first artificial heart pump moves a step closer to be accessible to patients

It is the first British pump to be built for this purpose: to treat blood which is flowing through the pump extremely gently and not to do any damage to the blood. There are other pumps that have been built that do cause some damage to the blood and, as a result, patients have adverse events that diminish the impact of the implantation and the treatment

UK’s first artificial heart pump moves a step closer to be accessible to patientsThe UK’s first artificial heart pump has moved a step closer to being used on patients, scientists have said. It has been developed at Swansea University’s Institute of Life Science 2 by Calon Cardio, and clinical trials are due to begin in late 2018 with the aim of a full rollout two years later. The […]

KEM hospital stroke unit gives a new lease of life to 38 patients

This is a first of its kind unit, wherein a BMC run hospital has managed to treat thirty-eight patients successfully since its inception. It has helped make stroke treatment available to a lower socio-economic class of people

KEM hospital stroke unit gives a new lease of life to 38 patientsKEM hospital’s stroke unit has successfully treated thirty eight patients in the last two years.  The BMC run hospital had started a first of its kind service for stroke management in public hospital in October 2015 with the aim to help a stroke patient during the golden hour. “A Stroke is one of the leading […]

That’s bizarre – Chinese man inserts 15 needles into his penis for sexual pleasure

The patient is now recovering from his operation at the General Hospital of Shenyang Military Region, where he admitted himself after his family urged him to seek help for his fetish.

That’s bizarre – Chinese man inserts 15 needles into his penis for sexual pleasureThe 35-year-old man, who has not been named, had to have an operation to remove the four inch pins from his manhood after being admitted to hospital in severe pain. Doctor Cao Zhiqiang said the patient from Shenyang City, capital of north-eastern China’s Liaoning Province, had been putting them inside his genitals over the course […]

Bengaluru’s Reena Raju first Indian woman organ recipient to take part in World Transplant Games

Reena, who underwent a heart transplant in 2009, will compete in women’s 100m (30-39 years category) and hopes to see more organ recipients from the country play competitive sports

Bengaluru’s Reena Raju first Indian woman organ recipient to take part in World Transplant GamesLife begins with organ transplant surgery – this is the message Reena Raju is set to spread when she represents India in the World Transplant Games 2017 in Spain later this year. The Bengaluru resident will compete in women’s 100m (30-39 years category) along with badminton mixed doubles player Balveer Singh (a kidney recipient). “I […]

An emotional reunion: Dad bikes 1,400 miles to hear deceased daughter’s heartbeat

The dad decided to travel 1,400 miles -- from his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Father's Day to visit Broward Health Medical Center, the hospital that recovered Abbey's organs for donation back in January. Abbey donated four organs, allowing four males, ages 20 to 60, to live, Conner said. She also donated her eyes and other tissues

An emotional reunion: Dad bikes 1,400 miles to hear deceased daughter’s heartbeatIt had been five months since Bill Conner suddenly lost his 20-year-old daughter, Abbey, and he felt like he had to do something to honour her short life. So, on May 22, a day after his son, Austin, graduated from college, Conner hopped on a bike and began riding across the country. “This is what […]

Girl encourages seven family members to fight obesity

Sonali Bhusari was obese and underwent bariatric surgery, encouraged her family members many of whom were obese themselves to do the same. Now her mission is to spread awareness about obesity in rural areas

Girl encourages seven family members to fight obesitySonali Bhusari, a 27 year old from Ahmednagar, who underwent bariatric surgery in February this year in Pune convinced seven members from her family to go for bariatric surgery. Now she wants to spread awareness on obesity related treatments in her district by becoming ambassador for people with obesity. Sonali’s sister, brother and cousin sisters, […]

Their one mistake can cause irreparable damage; how Surgeons stay focused for hours

Organ-transplant surgeons have skills most of us can only dream about. One of them, concentrating for hours straight, is something we can aspire to emulate

Their one mistake can cause irreparable damage; how Surgeons stay focused for hoursOrgan-transplant surgeons have skills most of us can only dream about. One, concentrating for hours straight, is something we can aspire to. Transplanting a liver can take eight to 10 hours. Surgeons are on their feet the whole time, hunched over the operating table. They minimize breaks for the bathroom or refreshments. And they need […]