Getting less than 8 hours of sleep can lead to depression, anxiety

Regular sleep disruptions can increase the difficulty in shifting attention away from negative thoughts. These negative thoughts can more easily expose people to different types of psychological disorders, such as depression or anxiety

Getting less than 8 hours of sleep can lead to depression, anxietyPeople who sleep less than the recommended eight hours a night are more likely to suffer depression or anxiety, a new study suggests. The study, conducted by researchers at Binghamton University of New York State and published in the recent edition of journal ScienceDirect, compared the timing and duration of sleep in individuals with moderate […]

Interspecies transplantation a viable treatment for Type 1 diabetes?

Scientists have advanced possibility of producing human transplantable tissue for type 1 diabetes treatment, after successfully reversing condition in mice transplanted with cells from rat-grown pancreases

Interspecies transplantation a viable treatment for Type 1 diabetes?Researchers from Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, CA, and the University of Tokyo in Japan reveal how they transplanted functional, insulin-producing cells grown in rats into mice with type 1 diabetes. Dr. Hiromitsu Nakauchi, of the Department of Genetics at Stanford, and colleagues recently reported their findings in the journal Nature. For more […]

India: Researchers discover a molecule to stop degeneration

Now Indian researchers have made headway towards finding a molecule that can stop degeneration as well as promote regeneration of articular cartilage. The results of the study have been published in the journal, Development. Experts give their opinion to My Medical Mantra regarding the same

India: Researchers discover a molecule to stop degenerationOsteoarthritis is a joint inflammation that results from cartilage degeneration. Osteoarthritis can be caused by aging, heredity, and injury from trauma or disease. Deterioration of articular cartilage in joints causes osteoarthritis. Researchers are engaged in developing new strategies for osteoarthritis treatment based on regenerative medicine, tissue engineering and gene therapy. As per Amitabha Bandyopadhyay, who […]

Pune: Doctors seek eye donations from cancer patients for research

Eyes of deceased people who were suffering from cancer during their life can be used for research activities, as their eyes cannot be used to give vision to a blind person

Pune: Doctors seek eye donations from cancer patients for researchDoctors suggest that the incidence of corneal blindness has declined and Pune does not see any shortage of eye donations these days. Although, awareness is still needed so as to not reverse the trend on eye donations. Also while there is no dearth of cadaver eye donations, donations of those dead people who were suffering […]

Criticising, fat shaming has adverse effect on health, reveals study

Findings showed that after being subjected to fat shaming, people were more likely to experience increased heart rate and blood pressure, in addition to weight gain

Criticising, fat shaming has adverse effect on health, reveals studyA new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has found that fat shaming someone who is battling obesity doesn’t actually encourage them to get healthy — in fact, it has the opposite effect. Results showed that after being subjected to fat shaming, people were more likely to experience increased heart rate and blood […]

Researchers pin hope on shark-inspired drug to treat fibrosis

Australian scientists hope a drug that mimics part of a shark's immune system may help treat an incurable lung disease

Researchers pin hope on shark-inspired drug to treat fibrosisIdiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) scars lung tissue, causing breathing to become progressively harder. It kills more than 5,000 people each year in the UK alone, according to the British Lung Foundation. Researchers hope a new drug, inspired by an antibody in the blood of sharks, can begin human trials next year. The drug, AD-114, was […]

Shocking: Perils of work from home higher than its benefits

Researchers find stay-at-home employees tend to blur boundaries between personal and work time, and end up putting in more hours, which affects their health

Shocking: Perils of work from home higher than its benefitsWorking remotely is every office worker’s dream. You get to beat the long commute, stay in your pajamas and avoid in-office drama. But it turns out that working from home isn’t as great as it seems. The benefit is linked to higher levels of stress, insomnia and unpaid overtime. The United Nations International Labour Organization […]

The truth behind childhood trauma and how it affects the brain

Previous research has pointed out those individuals who experienced neglect and abuse as children have decreased volumes of white matter in various areas of the brain. The volume and structure of white matter correlate with an individual's capacity for learning, and this component of the brain keeps on developing throughout early adulthood - unlike grey matter

The truth behind childhood trauma and how it affects the brainIt is not news that people abused as children are more exposed to clinical depression, anxiety, and a higher risk of death from suicide. But now, researchers have begun to reveal what happens in the brain following this kind of trauma. According to data provided by the Children’s Bureau of the United States Department of […]

First-of-its-kind: Fellowship for undergraduate medical students

The curriculum for undergraduate medical students does not provide any scope for research activities, but, the fellowship started by Indian Public Health Association, (IPHA) Maharashtra Branch, aims to provide this scope through its research activities. The medical students have welcomed this initiative

First-of-its-kind: Fellowship for undergraduate medical studentsIndian Public Health Association, (IPHA), Maharashtra Branch started first-of-its kind research fellowship for undergraduate medical students. When curriculum for undergraduate medical students does not provide any scope for research activities, this fellowship aims to provide scope through its research activities. The aim of this fellowship is to inculcate research orientation among students in the undergraduate […]

Is there any way to prevent scars?

Despite many scientific advances, there is no definitive way of preventing or treating scars yet. But there are things that doctors and patients can do to reduce the extent of scar development

Is there any way to prevent scars?Scars are caused by the body’s inability to regenerate the complex connective tissue in our skin after injury. An anonymous researcher shared his own personal experiences, when it comes to talking about scars, he explained saying, “During my years as a research scientist, and I became very familiar with the sight of scars. From the […]
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