No surgery: IIT researchers create device that treats oral cancer

Oral cancer is said to be one of the most deadly type of cancer among Indian men. This device can be a crucial game-changer because it will treat oral cancer in less than RS 10,000. The device will be using polymer gold nanoparticles as an agent to remove the tumorous cells. The heat emitted will kill the cancer cells, carefully by excluding the healthy cells

Researchers in Mumbai have initiated a crowdfunding campaign in order to conduct a clinical trial. The clinical trial will be used to test a medical device that will be a one-stop treatment for oral cancer. This device will help treat oral cancer without the requirement of surgery. The device is called ‘Oranano C’ as it […]

Beware: Pigments from tattoos may reach the lymph nodes

According to researchers, microscopic particles from tattoos can travel within the body and reach the lymph nodes,

Along with pigments, tattoo inks contain preservatives and contaminants such as nickel, chromium, manganese and cobalt. “When someone wants to get a tattoo, they are often very careful in choosing a parlor where they use sterile needles that haven’t been used previously. No one checks the chemical composition of the colors, but our study shows […]

Titanium oxide, used as a food additive may harm your intestine

The oxide is also used in some chocolate to give it a smooth texture; in donuts to provide colour; and in skimmed milks for a brighter, more opaque appearance which makes the milk more palatable

Titanium oxide, used as a food additive may harm your intestineA common food additive found in chewing gums, chocolates and breads may significantly reduce the ability of small intestine cells to absorb nutrients and block pathogens, a new study has warned. “Titanium oxide is a common food additive and people have been eating a lot of it for a long time,” said Gretchen Mahler, a […]