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Wednesday 29 June, 2016

India’s first ‘Harlequin Baby’ born in Nagpur

Harlequin Baby

In what is described as the country’s first, a female infant with a severe genetic disorder and near-total missing external body skin, was born here early on Saturday, a doctor said. Harlequin ichthyosis is a severe genetic disorder that mainly affects the skin. Infants with this condition are born with very hard, thick skin covering most of their More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, June 11th, 2016
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Diet deeply affects your sleep quality

An individual’s caloric intake and body weight can deeply influence the time spent in specific sleep stages, says a new study. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania analysed sleep patterns among More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, July 16th, 2015
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Sleep-deprived brain can put you at risk

Sleep deprivation hampers our ability to accurately read facial expressions and can put us at various risks in daily life, shows a study  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, July 16th, 2015
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Workshop for kids undergoing cancer treatment

The Delhi Metro museum on Thursday organised a workshop for children undergoing treatment for cancer  More...

NHGRI scientists are homing in on specific genes in zebrafish to help them better understand the function of genes in people. Image Credit: Darryl Leja, NHGRI/NIH
By BioNews On Saturday, June 6th, 2015
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Scientists develop new ways for larger scale gene function studies in zebrafish

A relatively new method of targeting specific DNA sequences in zebrafish could dramatically accelerate the discovery  More...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
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Have green tea and apple daily for good health

A compound found in green tea and apples can help reduce the risk of heart attacks and cancer, says a new research.  More...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
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Smart Insulin: turned on when blood sugar levels are too high

For patients with diabetes, insulin is critical to maintaining good health and normal blood-sugar levels.  More...

PLAGUE ANALYSIS: Barbara Bramanti is looking for remnants of old plague bacteria in a plague victim from Florence who died during the Justinian Plague in the mid-500s AD. Photo: Dr. Elsa Pacciani
By BioNews On Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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Bacterial DNA from the Black Death found in teeth

Remnants of the genetic makeup of plague bacteria have been found in thousands of victims of the Black Death and the major plague epidemics at the end of the Iron Age.  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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Diabetes treatment should be localised: Study

The factors behind the prevalence of diabetes may be affected by the geography and hence the prevention and treatment should be based on the local factors  More...

Smartphone dongles performed a point-of-care HIV and syphilis test in Rwanda from finger prick whole blood in 15 minutes, operated by health care workers trained on a software app.
Image credit:  Samiksha Nayak for Columbia Engineering
By BioNews On Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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$34 smartphone dongle that can detect HIV, syphilis in 15 mins

A team of researchers has developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a “point-of-care” test  More...