Washington, March 13 (IANS) A new study has found that stem cells from the patient's own body fat could help seek out and destroy cancer cells in a type of brain tumour. Johns Hopkins researchers say they have found the stem cells from body fat may have the potential to deliver new treatments directly into the brain after the surgical removal of a glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of brain tumour. According to investigators, the mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have an unexplained ability to seek out damaged cells, such as those involved in cancer, and may provide clinicians a new tool for accessing difficult-to-reach parts of the brain where cancer cells can hide and proliferate anew
Los Angeles, March 13 (IANS) In a finding that could provide a new tool in cancer therapy, researchers have shown that the juice of bitter gourd (karela) effectively kills pancreatic cancer cells.
Accra/Lagos, March 13 (IANS) At a time the Indian pharmaceutical industry is attempting to brand itself to counter allegations of exporting counterfeit drugs, Ghana's Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has accused three local companies of distributing fake drugs from India. The clampdown on the three companies came just days after 62 companies, under the umbrella of India's Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council (Pharmexcil), ended an exhibition in neighbouring Nigeria. The exhibition, Pharmexcil said in a statement, was intended to "live up to the challenges of increasing market share in existing and new markets and countering the negative publicity in some countries by vested interests"
Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) Research students in West Bengal will soon be able to avail guidance from scientists and teachers of any university of the state through the 'State-wide University Network' or SUN. "All the universities will be linked up through SUN. If researchers want some help related to their work and they want to approach a specific scientist in the state, then they can do so via SUN," West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS) vice-chancellor Amit Banerjee said here Wednesday
London, March 13 (IANS) A study has suggested lifelong exercise is the key to keep one's brain healthy into the old age. In the study by King's College London (KCL), scientists proved how people who keep fit as a child and adult, through activity three or four times a week, improve dramatically cognitive functioning at 50, Daily Express reported. It found even training just one day a week offered major benefits
Bangalore, March 12 (IANS) The Kerala government will soon provide last mile connectivity by air to draw more tourists to its scenic destinations across the state and showcase its legendary Muziris port in Thrissur district, officials said Tuesday. As a nodal agency, the state-run Kerala Tourism Infrastructure Ltd will implement the "seaplane project" to provide the last mile connectivity by air to as many holiday destinations across the state. "Plans are underway to provide air service in the priority circuit, connecting Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode with prime tourist destinations like Astamudi, Punnamada, Kumarakom, Bolgatty and Bekal during this year," Kerala Tourism director Rani George told reporters Tuesday at a road show here on promoting tourism in "God's own country"
Shanghai, March 12 (IANS) The number of floating dead pigs found in a river in the Chinese metropolis has increased to 5,916, officials said Tuesday. Workers have been busy collecting the pigs' corpses since Friday from the Huangpu river, Xinhua reported. Municipal officials said the corpses will be disposed of safely
Hanoi, March 12 (IANS) Over 10,000 Vietnamese have been affected by the hand-foot-mouth disease, a contagious viral illness that affects mostly infants and children, the health ministry said Tuesday. Nguyen Van Binh, head of the ministry's Preventive Health Department, said the disease has spread to 60 of the country's 64 provinces, Xinhua reported
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) To cater to the growing number of elderly people living alone in urban cities, a personalised telecare service which helps senior citizens to manage their health and safety while staying connected with family was launched here Tuesday. 'HelpSOS' offers services like medication and doctor appointment reminders as well as informing the family of an elderly living alone in case of an emergency through automated calls, SMS or email on a daily basis.
Tripoli, March 12 (IANS) As many as 51 people have died and at least 40 others have lost their eyesight here in the Libyan capital after drinking a contaminated locally-made alcohol called "Bokha", officials said Tuesday.
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