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Novel way to cook rice by Percolating Technology Remove Inorganic Arsenic

  • Posted on: 4 August 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The European Food Standards Authority has warned that people who eat a lot of rice, are exposed to worrying concentrations. Chronic exposure to inorganic arsenic has been linked to developmental problems, heart disease, diabetes, nervous system damage, and cancer. Researchers in Northern Ireland have now found a way to remove the inorganic arsenic by cooking rice the way coffee is brewed.

Effective vaccines against dengue in the offing

  • Posted on: 4 August 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

In a finding that could lead to the first effective therapies and vaccines against dengue, scientists have determined the structure of a human antibody which can fight the deadly virus. Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the National University of Singapore determined the structure of the human monoclonal antibody which, in an animal model, strongly neutralises a type of the potentially lethal dengue virus.

Mobile Phones Harmful Radiation may cause cancer

  • Posted on: 3 August 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

Study find a metabolic imbalance caused by radiation from your wireless devices could be the link to a number of health risks, such as various neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. This imbalance, also known as oxidative stress, is defined as "an imbalance between the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and antioxidant defense". The study  published in the journal Electromagnetic Biology & Medicine.

Simple sniff test could detect autism

  • Posted on: 3 August 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

The way children sniff different aromas could form the basis of a test to accurately detect autism, a new study has found. Researchers have found that autistic children go right on sniffing in the same way, no matter how pleasant or awful the scent is. The findings suggest that non-verbal tests related to smell might serve as useful early indicators of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the researchers said.

Diabetes drug may help fight obesity

  • Posted on: 3 August 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

A drug to treat diabetes can help obese people who don't have the disease lose weight and keep it off, a new study has found. Researchers found that 63 per cent of study participants given the drug liraglutide for 56 weeks lost at least 5 per cent of their body weight whereas just 27 per cent of the placebo group lost that much.

Prescription Glaucoma drugs may treat tuberculosis

  • Posted on: 1 August 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

Researchers discovered that ethoxzolamide, a sulfa-based compound found in many prescription glaucoma drugs, actually turns off the bacterium's ability to invade the immune system.  In a breakthrough discovery, Robert Abramovitch, a Michigan State University microbiologist, along with a graduate student have suggested that a common medication used to treat glaucoma could also be used to treat tuberculosis (TB). The study has been published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

Placebo may Treat Drug Addiction, Pain Management

  • Posted on: 1 August 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

A study conducted at the University of Colorado Boulder suggest even a placebo with no medical value can ease pain in research participants. The study found in The Journal of Pain.

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