Pharma News

Scientists discover electrical control of cancer cell growth

  • Posted on: 25 August 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

The molecular switches regulating human cell growth do a great job of replacing cells that die during the course of a lifetime. But when they misfire, life-threatening cancers can occur. Research led by scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has revealed a new electrical mechanism that can control these switches.

Insulin may help treat Alzheimer's: Study

  • Posted on: 25 August 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Insulin delivered high up in the nasal cavity goes to affected areas of brain and helps improve memory, claims a new study that may lead to new treatments for Alzheimer's and similar forms of dementia. "Before this study, there was very little evidence of how insulin gets into the brain and where it goes," said William Banks, University of Washington (UW) professor of internal medicine and geriatrics.

Positive Bioscience launch genomic tests in India

  • Posted on: 25 August 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

United States-based Myriad Genetics, the world's largest molecular diagnostic company, announced a strategic partnership with Positive Bioscience to offer the first of its kind molecular genomic testing in India. Genomic testing is still at an early stage in India and this partnership could revolutionise genomics testing in this country.

In Women Breast Cancer Chances may Raise due to A glass of wine a day

  • Posted on: 25 August 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

Woman who drink a glass of wine a day are at increased risk for developing breast cancer, says a new research. A daily glass of wine increased the chances of breast cancer for women significantly, whether or not they smoked, since smoking is not linked to breast cancer. The research was published online by the British Medical Journal.

In India OXXY launch hospital chain

OXXY, with over 1 lakh medical centres already tied up under its belt, is all set to launch its hospital chain in India. OXXY, valued over USD 2 billion, is all set to launch hospitals in the metros and a few other cities under its belt in next few months. These hospitals will be from 50 bedded to 500 bedded capacity. No other model currently exists in India and its success will purely depend on the affordability of quality treatment and services directly in comparison with the global standards.

Ebola vaccine found safe, Effective in Monkeys

  • Posted on: 24 August 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

A single dose of an experimental Ebola virus (EBOV) vaccine, currently undergoing testing in humans, completely protects monkeys against the current outbreak strain, when given at least seven days before exposure, scientists have found. The vaccine partially protects the cynomolgus macaques against the EBOV-Makona strain if given three days prior, researchers said.

75 Percent of Indian Population unaware of Hepatitis

  • Posted on: 24 August 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

With over 75 per cent of people in India being unaware about the existence of Hepatitis, the leading gastroenterologists of the country have decided to start an online data registry detailing the rising number of hepatitis patients. "The need of setting up a registry was felt as over 75 per cent of the people in India do not even know that a disease like hepatitis exists," said a senior doctor at AIIMS. "The aim is to keep a record of the number of people suffering from hepatitis and other liver diseases caused by it in the country," the doctor said.

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