Say goodbye to dialysis, as scientists develop world’s first artificial kidneys

The world’s first bionic kidney can be inserted in a body by a common surgical procedure and it has proved to work efficiently. It is now proving to be the perfect replacement for a damaged kidney. The bionic kidney consists of several microchips which are moved by the heart. The bionic kidney also filters out toxins from the blood in the same way as a normal kidney

Say goodbye to dialysis, as scientists develop world’s first artificial kidneysThe National Kidney Foundation estimates that over 100,000 patients are on the waiting list for a donor kidney, and over 3,000 are added list each year. The average patient spends 3.6 years waiting for a viable transplant, and may be treated with dialysis while they wait, but only one in three dialysis patients survives longer […]

Scientist save ‘butterfly’ boy with life-threatening disease by using experimental gene therapy  

During the pioneering surgery doctors took a sample of skin just four centimetres square from the child and corrected a disease-causing gene defect within its cells. The tissue was then grown into grafts that were used to replace 80 per cent of the boy’s skin over three operations

Scientist save ‘butterfly’ boy with life-threatening disease by using experimental gene therapy  In an induced coma after losing 80 per cent of his skin to a rare genetic condition, seven-year-old Hassan was close to death. But now doctors have saved him after growing an almost completely new skin for him in the laboratory. Hassan, whose family’s full name has not been released, suffered from ‘butterfly disease’, which […]

Daytime wounds heal faster than injuries at night, discover researchers

The key to accelerated daytime wound healing, the scientists found, was that skin cells moved more rapidly to repair the wound and there was also more collagen, the main structural protein in skin, deposited around the wound site

Daytime wounds heal faster than injuries at night, discover researchersOur internal body clocks cause wounds such as cuts and burns sustained during the day to heal around 60 per cent faster than those sustained at night, scientists have discovered in a finding that has implications for surgery and wound-healing medicines. It found burns sustained at night took an average of 28 days to heal, […]

Artificial intelligence used to detect breast cancer

The research is being conducted by scientists at Harvard Medical School, the Massachusetts Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, and Massachusetts General Hospital

Artificial intelligence used to detect breast cancerUS scientists are using artificial intelligence to predict whether breast lesions identified from a biopsy will turn out to cancerous. The machine learning system has been tested on 335 high-risk lesions, and correctly diagnosed 97% as malignant. It reduced the number of unnecessary surgeries by more than 30%, the scientists said. One breast cancer specialist […]

Is your kid hooked on smartphones? Here are 5 tips for parents

Electronic gadgets such as tablets, iPhones, iPads, mobiles phones have become addiction among children. Children as young as two years old are expertly using these devices which are having an adverse impact on their mental and physical health.  Here are five tips from those who have studied kids and technology

Is your kid hooked on smartphones? Here are 5 tips for parentsThere is growing concern among parents, educators and mental health experts that excessive smartphone use may be contributing to the recent surge in adolescent depression and suicide. But what qualifies as “excessive”? At this point, no one’s sure. Specific, evidence-based guidelines take time to determine—years, and sometimes decades. And the pace at which kids have […]

New study reveals, nearly 80 per cent of schizophrenia risk down to genes

Psychosocial, environmental, and genetic factors are known to contribute to the risk of developing the disease, but to what extent? New research - carried out by scientists at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark - suggests that almost 80 per cent of the likelihood of having schizophrenia may be genetic

New study reveals, nearly 80 per cent of schizophrenia risk down to genesThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) define schizophrenia as a “chronic, severe, and disabling mental disorder” that affects 1.1 per cent of all adults in the United States. Although the average age of onset for the disease has not been determined, symptoms of schizophrenia usually appear between the ages of 16 and 30. Psychosocial, environmental, […]

Mark Zuckerberg’s wife, Priscilla Chan invests $50 million to create a ‘planet without disease’

Each of the CZ Biohub researchers will receive a five-year appointment and up to $1.5 million in funding to conduct life science research in their respective areas of expertise

Mark Zuckerberg’s wife, Priscilla Chan invests $50 million to create a ‘planet without disease’Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan’s non-profit medical research organisation has announced it will be investing $50 million in its first class of 47 disease investigators in an endeavour to help cure all diseases in our children’s lifetime. The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub (CZ Biohub), which aims to create a “planet without disease”, […]